Learn Jazz Standards Podcast
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast
Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
How to End a Jazz Standard
13 minutes Posted Jul 6, 2020 at 8:02 am.
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Welcome to episode 226 of the LJS Podcast where today we cover the very important topic of ending jazz standards.

Ever come to the end of jamming on a standard only for things to fall apart at the end? We all need some stock endings in our arsenal, and in today’s episode, I go over 7 different endings you can use to conclude jazz standards.

In this episode:
1. Take the A Train ending
2. Count Basie ending
3. Ritardando ending
4.  bIImaj7 Ending
5.  Altered I Chord Ending
6.  ii-IV-iii-VI Tag Ending
7.  b5 Chromatic Descending Ending

Important Links:
LJS Inner Circle Membership
Free Guide to learn standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way
LJS 179: Intros to Play on Jazz Standards