Pogcast Episode 5: Summer Bytes 1

We’ve got a new look and format here at the Nanoversity of Jazz Pogcast! Each episode, I’ll be reviewing 4, “byte-size” practice exercises. Episode 5 introduces the “Summer Bytes” series (we’ve still got a few weeks of summer left…), with exercises based on bars 12-13 of a common jazz standard.

“Summer Bytes” iRealPro track available on Google Drive here (requires app to be installed on device).

To download “Summer Bytes 1” cards (samples below), support NOJP on Patreon ($12/month suggested donation, but cards are available to supporters at any level).

Feel free to ask questions, request material, and share your own practice exercises. Thanks for watching!

Pogcast Episode 4: 4-Minute Practice for Summertime (Session 1)

In this episode, you’ll learn a 4-minute practice routine for bars 12-13 of “Summertime.” For the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to keep my cat/co-host Lola from dying. She’s doing much better, but it’s really driven home the importance of having a way to practice quickly when life gets in the way.

See below for cards (using a fitness deck format), download iRealPro track here on Google Drive, and support the site at Patreon.

Pogcast Episode 3: How to Practice in 4 Minutes

How to use HIIT/Tabata fitness principles to create 4-minute workouts. Also, learn the solo etude for “Ain’t No Sunflower” (covered in Episode 2 of the Pogcast). Stay tuned for more information about workshops and Skype lessons/consultations!

Pogcast Episode 3


Pogcast iRealPro charts on Google Drive

Ain’t No Sunflower Etudes in treble, bass, Bb, and Eb (Patreon supporters will still receive workshop and lesson discounts for $12/month)

Pogcast Episode 2: Melody for “Ain’t No Sunflower”

This week’s episode covers the melody for “Ain’t No Sunflower” – a mashup of “No Quarter” by Led Zeppelin and “Little Sunflower” by Freddie Hubbard (with a nod to “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers).

Pogcast Episode 2

“No Quarter”

“Little Sunflower”

“Ain’t No Sunshine”


Pogcast iRealPro charts on Google Drive

Update (08/01/18): Ain’t No Sunflower Leadsheets in treble, bass, Bb, and Eb (Patreon supporters will still receive workshop and lesson discounts for $12/month)

Pogcast Episode 1: Melody for “Over the Rainbow”

I’ve fallen off the radar for the past month because I’ve been hard at work on this, the first episode of Nanoversity of Jazz Pogcast (thanks to Jeff Baran for brilliantly suggesting the “Pogcast”!):

I’ll post sample Patreon exclusives tomorrow and a related Dear Nano on Thursday, but if you want to be an early supporter, go to patreon.com/nanojazz. Stay tuned for more content – I’m really excited about this series!

Update #1: Patreon exclusives for Episode 1 are here.

Update #2: Dear Nano for this week is here.