A Jazz Improvisation Primer
The classic free online jazz education resource
A Jazz Improvisation Primer was one of the very first jazz education resources ever to appear on the World Wide Web, debuting back in the 1990's. It has followed me through several different site designs, servers, platforms, and site redesigns - and survived a number of crashes along the way. It has been offered for free since the very beginning, and has been enjoyed by countless musicians over the years. I am proud to continue making this popular resource available to all here on my Mastering MuseScore School, where I also offer a growing collection of additional resources.
You can access the individual sections of the Primer directly using the Preview buttons below (and be sure to expand the listing to see it all). But even better, click the Enroll button - it's completely free - for a really cool interface that lets you track your progress, leave comments, and more! Plus, you'll be informed of updates and new resources.
As a professional musician and teacher with a background in computer science, I am known as one of the pioneers of online music education. From the launch of my groundbreaking Jazz Improvisation Primer at the dawn of the World Wide Web, to my continuing experience as a music professor at major universities, to my work with MuseScore and the creation of Mastering MuseScore, I have dedicated my life to helping as many musicians as I can. Now, I look forward to sharing what I know with you, too!