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Match your card

Locate the card you are ready to practice and place it on your music stand.

How to play a solo in 3 easy steps. #JazzDeck.

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Turn it over 

On your instrument, explore musical ideas playing the color-coded notes.

Music theory made fun and simple. #JazzDeck

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Line 'em up 

Line up your cards side by side as you work through sections in each song.


  • Do you avoid teaching improvisation because it takes away from rehearsal time?
  • Rather than transposing an elaborate description of "what to play when" -- for each instrument -- over every chord, arm your students with JazzDeck and try the following: "Class, find the card that matches the chord above measure one and turn it over.  Solo using the color-coded notes."
  • Each JazzDeck includes teaching cards that illustrate an approach that students can use to interpret the chord changes for themselves.  

Teach how to solo!


  • Are you nervous about an upcoming solo in jazz band?
  • Do you have an audition that requires an improvised solo?
  • Do you open the Real Book and think, "What  am I supposed to play"?
  • Do you wish you could solo on the chord changes and sound great?
  • Wouldn't it be awesome to sound great and learn theory while you play?
  • Have you been excited to attend an improvisation workshop only to leave totally confused?

Learn jazz improvisation!


  • Have you always wanted to play jazz but were intimidated by the chord changes?
  • Do you have a strong foundation in classical music and have always wanted to learn how to play jazz?
  • Are you a proficient guitar player who gave up on jazz when it came time to read music or address concepts that just aren't covered in tab?
  • Have you purchased a number of  jazz theory books and not made it past page 10 in any of them?

Learn music theory while you play!

JazzDeck is the next big thing in Jazz education!

JazzDeck will help students master chord changes faster and with more clarity than traditional music theory books. By breaking down the complex and overwhelming lexicon of jazz into tangible tidbits of musical information, this jazz method book helps students take a systematic and hands-on approach to learning   improvised music.

Learning music theory in an ensemble setting can require a significant investment of class time.  Many directors forgo teaching improvisation in favor of working on concert pieces.  JazzDeck will enable their students to interpret chord changes for themselves with their instruments in their hands.

The multi-dimensional presentation of basic notes necessary to sound good over a given chord, followed by notes to sound great, is suitable for players of all levels.  Those who always wanted to learn how to play jazz but were intimidated by the chord changes will succeed with JazzDeck.