Jazz Improvisation Lessons

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“Your DKO Lessons website and offerings are really phenomenal Darren! I trust you are having all kinds of success with this. I previewed all the jazz videos and they are exceptionally well done. A lot of thought went into them, they are well-paced and encouraging to the students. I will definitely make my studio and others aware of this!”

Alan Hood
Professor of Trumpet
Lamont School of Music
University of Denver


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ii-V7-I: Diatonic Lick PART 1 (B)
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ii-V7-I: Diatonic Lick PART 2 (B)
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ii-V7-I: Diatonic Lick PART 3 (I)
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Common Blues Licks (B)
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Ideas for Creating a Great Solo (B)
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Approach Tones ScreenshotPatterns: Approach & Encirclement of Major Triad (I)
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Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMIntro to Jazz Improvisation

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMThree Classic Charlie Parker Licks Over I Maj7

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMLearning & Memorizing Jazz Standards

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMImprovising Using Key Centers

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMIntro to Swing Feel

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PM“Autumn Leaves”