Real Jazz Chops In Just 5 Weeks

Blow over real jazz tunes, develop rhythmic vocabulary, play in all 12 keys, and lay the foundation for true harmonic control.

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The 5 Week Jazz Musician

With Jazz Musician & Educator Joel Yennior

A multi-media jazz improvisation course for all instruments. Discover the building blocks of the jazz language as you develop harmonic control, build rhythmic vocabulary and explore time-tested improvisational techniques.

It's not very often you find an effective way of learning how to play jazz that will get you results in just The 5 Week Jazz Musician.

Simply tune into each lesson and watch it on your computer, iPad, etc. You’ll learn from real lessons that are working today for students at The New England Conservatory.

Plus, you will learn from live examples, demonstrations, play-along tracks and much more .

The 5 Week Jazz Musician makes learning to play jazz easy because it breaks the whole thing down into easy to follow, bite size pieces.

Play Over Real Tunes In All 12 Keys

Best of all, even if you’re just getting started with improvisation, you’ll be blowing over real jazz tunes, in any key, in just a matter of a few weeks.

And you can do all that in just 30 minutes a day. (You do have to practice a little!;-) Of course, if you want to go faster and further with the course you can do that too.

Order today and you'll  get The 5 Week Jazz Musician Multi-Media Improvisation Course Including The Core Lesson Videos Plus The  Call & Response Videos, Demonstration Videos, Course ‘Handouts’, Lead Sheets and Even Play Along tracks.

It’s all available instantly online inside your member's area. Of course, it’s all downloadable to, if you choose to do so.

The 5 Week Jazz Musician will give you a comprehensive foundation in jazz improvisation in just 5 weeks.

There is no guess work here.

Everything is laid out for you in easy to follow, step by step fashion. Simply follow the simple steps laid out by Joel and you will be improvising and playing real jazz solos in just 5 weeks.

The 5 Week Jazz Musician is organized by ‘lessons’. There are five lessons in total. Each lesson is the equivalent of what you would get if you were to take a private lesson with Joel at N.E.C. (FYI: Five lessons with Joel at N.E.C. costs $540.00)

Each lesson is also meticulously balanced and touches on each of the core musical areas – Rhythm, Technique, Theory, Improvisation and Ear training. You get demonstrations, call & response sections and the exact step by step methods Joel teaches at The New England Conservatory.

Each lesson also includes a done-for-you practice routine that you can literally just plug-and-play into your daily practice.

The routines will only take you about 30 minutes a day. Thirty minutes a day to play jazz? Not too shabby, eh? Of course, you can take it as far and fast as you want. But 30 minutes a day will get you playing jazz, over real chord changes in all 12 keys.


"With little more understanding of music than I could remember from high school band, Joel’s straight-forward teaching style quickly provided me with the foundation I needed. Joel’s easy going demeanor paired with his obviously extensive knowledge base was a perfect fit for me. I really appreciated how Joel balanced the theory (which can be challenging) with anecdotes from the jazz world such as the one above, and the times he insisted we all bring our instruments so that we could apply what we were learning right then and there "

Charlotte Dumont
Bassist - Stoneham, MA

"When I joined New England Conservatory Prep I began taking lessons with Joel, and he could not have been more helpful. As a virtuosic trombone player, he is also able to explain the methods behind his own playing and impart them on his students. He can also play piano well which was extremely helpful during lessons in terms of understanding harmony, and he has a comprehensive knowledge of all styles of music, theory, and ear-training."

Josiah Reibstein
Jazz Tubist & Composer - Lexington, MA

"Joel is a wonderful, responsible, experienced jazz teacher and has a great personality - I really admire him!"

Zuo Wang
Jazz Pianist - China/Boston

Let's Take A Look At What You Get With Each Lesson:

Week 1: Your Jazz Foundation

  • You get 20 Must Know Jazz Rhythms Which Will Give You Rhythmic Vocabulary So You Can Begin Using Real Jazz Rhythms in Your Own Solos and Practice.
  • You’ll discover the difference between ‘straight 8’ feel vs. ‘swing feel’ and how to play and interpret both so you can improve your reading, time feel and improv chops.
  • You get a call and response lesson which will help you develop your ears so you can transcribe, play by ear and be a better all around musician.
  • You’ll find out how to use the ‘circle’ to practice jazz and develop technique & musical fluency all while getting good at maneuvering common jazz chord changes.
  • You’ll discover the foundations of the ‘target practice’ concept. And you’ll get started improvising (using target practice of course) over an original tune, that goes through all 12 keys!
  • And much more…

Week 2: The Building Blocks Of Improvisation

  • Learn about syncopation so you can give your playing ‘forward motion’ and use anticipation & delay to make melodies sound hip.
  • Develop your sense of time and rhythm through call and response exercises so you can pull rhythms you dig off the records.
  • Introduction to intervals and the building blocks of digital patterns & scales.
  • Discover digital patterns that will help you easily improvise in all 12 keys and build your improvisation chops one simple step at a time.
  • How to use the ‘Circle’ to practice digital patterns in all 12 keys so you can get the chops and flexibility to play over real jazz changes.
  • Continue building your improvisation skills using digital patterns, syncopated rhythms and target practice over the original tune ‘Circle Time’.
  • And much more…

Week 3: Making The Changes Like A Pro

  • Discover the ‘wwhwwwh’ formula that will unlock the world of scales for you.
  • How to effectively use and practice with a metronome so you can develop your sense of time and ultimately swing your butt off.
  • One of the hallmarks of a real jazz musician is their flexibility to play tunes in multiple keys. You’ll discover a simple ‘transposition’ exercise that will get you started developing your own harmonic flexibility.
  • Of course, you’ll continue with the next step of the ‘Digital Pattern’ system. As you move through this system you will effortlessly & incrementally develop your improv ability and sophistication.
  • By the time you get through this lesson you will be well on your way to developing the melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and theoretical mastery that is so key to playing real jazz. (And it won’t be overwhelming to do it!)
  • You’ll be learning a new tune in this lesson as well: Sweet Georgia Peach and you’ll be improvising using simple digital patterns and your new rhythmic vocabulary.
  • And Much More..

Week 4: Effortless Improvisation

  • Using target practice to improvise freely with rhythmic motives so you can become fluent, fluid and natural with your rhythmic phrasing.
  • How to use key signatures and the order of sharps/flats to build scales and digital patterns.
  • Introduction to chord scale theory and how to master your major scales so you can unlock all the chord scales, jazz scales, the bebop scale and more exotic scales.
  • Discover the 3 step ear training paradigm that you can use to develop your pitch recognition, learn melodies by ear and transcribe the music you love.
  • How to use free improvisation with the ‘first five’ and the ‘circle’.
  • In case you haven’t noticed we are slowly and effortlessly developing your improvisation chops one simple step at a time. This will make improvisation normal and natural for you. It’s a much better approach than jumping into the ‘deep end’ and ‘just playing what you hear’. And it’s only taken you a few weeks to get to this point!
  • And much more…

Week 5: Rhythmic and Harmonic Control

  • Developing rhythmic flexibility and rhythmic vocabulary with motives and themes.
  • How to use target practice to fix 1 ‘musical variable’ so we can focus on another – this is one of the master keys to becoming a solid improviser.
  • Theory lesson: stacking triads on a major scale. (Once you’re finished with this course you will have a huge chunk of the necessary skills and knowledge to play jazz at a high level. When you learn in a balanced and step by step fashioned it’s not so hard!)
  • Discover the 3 main triad types, how to hear them and how to sing them using Solfeggio (Like you’d learn in Berklee ear training classes for instance.)
  • How to master triads using the circle. This will give you harmonic control and accuracy that wannabe noodlers lack. This is the control that a real jazz musician has.Improvising over the blues using triads – from preparation to improvisation
  • And Much More...

The 5 Week Jazz Musician

With Jazz Musician & Educator Joel Yennior

A multi-media jazz improvisation course for all instruments. Discover the building blocks of the jazz language as you develop harmonic control, build rhythmic vocabulary and explore time-tested improvisational techniques. And you'll do it in 5 weeks.

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What you'll get:

Improv Lesson Videos

In these live action videos Joel will teach you the improvisation concepts and techniques you need to get you started blowing over real jazz tunes in all 12 keys.

Jazz Theory Lessons

Jazz Theory Lesson Videos will show you the theory necessary to take your improvisation chops to the next level and to start blowing over real jazz tunes.

Improv Demo Lessons

In these Improvisation Demo Videos Joel will walk you through key improvisation techniques and show you exactly how to practice them and put them use.

Call & Response

Finally, the Call & Response Videos will get your ears fired up and tuned in so you can play what you hear, easily recognize pitches & melodies by ear and unlock your own sound.

DFY Practice Routines

Each core lesson comes with a Plug-And-Play Practice Routine so you know exactly what to do next.

Course Handouts

All course ‘handouts’ are available as PDF’s and can be viewed on any device or printed out.

Original Lead Sheets

Lead sheets for all original tunes that our taught and utilized during the course.

Original Play Alongs

Each original tune also comes with a corresponding play-along practice-track so you can practice the concepts over real tunes.

The Book

The book covers the entire method including all of the theory, improv techniques, and exercises you need to get your improv chops in shape.

So, how much does it all cost?

You'll get all the videos, lessons, demos, call & response drills, DFY practice routines, course handouts, lead sheets, play-along tracks, the real jazz method book.
EVERYTHING you need to get a real foundation in jazz improvisation in just 5 weeks
For just one payment of $99.
Get it all today for more than half off the regular price: just $47

A Solid Musical Foundation

By the time you finish The Real Jazz Method you will have laid down a solid foundation for jazz improvisation.

Will you sound like Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery or John Coltrane?

Of course not. But you will have a method and system you can build on and take as far as you like. There’s no replacing the hard work and practice that’s gotta happen in the practice room.

But there is a way to remove the confusion, the overwhelm and the noodling.

And when you’re getting better all the time, it’s easy to find the motivation to practice.

And the best part is that there is no risk to try the course out.

You’ve got 30 days to check out The Real Jazz Method. It’s up to you. You can decide to NOT go through the course and continue doing whatever it was you were doing before. Whether it was working for you or not. And then ask for a refund.

I won’t ask questions. Just shoot us an email (Very clearly marked in the course dashboard) or reply to an email and we’ll give you your money back. No questions asked.

Even if you mess around or get tied up with other things for a week or two, you still have plenty of time to check out the course and decide if it’s right for you and your music right now.

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"I remember that on our first piano lesson, Joel asked me to improvise, but I could barely play. Now I feel I can improvise melodically and not be frustrated like I used to be. I recently played with some other students at a jam session, and everyone said I sound so good!"

Zuo Wang
Jazz Pianist - China/Boston

"It is safe to say that I am a better player and improviser today because of Joel and that studying with him led to my acceptance at Conservatory and a decision to start a career in music. Now, as a gigging musician, we still keep in touch as colleagues and I consider him a great inspiration and mentor."

Josiah Reibstein
Jazz Tubist & Composer - Lexington, MA

"There is no doubt that taking Joel’s course was key to the fact that I was able to start gigging within a couple of years time. Recommendations Joel made during his course still figure into how I structure my practice time. In other words, I definitely apply what I learned five years ago directly into my playing today. Joel’s course has enriched both my ability to communicate musically and also to listen to music in a deeper way."

Charlotte Dumont
Bassist - Stoneham, MA

Trust your gut. Trust your instincts.

Follow in the footsteps of the many successful students of The 5 Week Jazz Musician.

Click the blue button and get started today. Playing jazz and making the changes is closer than you think.

Alrighty then,

Thanks for reading this page. I hope you enjoy The 5 Week Jazz Musician!

I’ll see you on the other side.

Dig it,

Chris Cooke

P.S. And there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. You’ve got 30 days to try it out risk free.

If you’re on the fence and you think this course is what your music needs then now’s the time to take advantage of this offer.

Go ahead and take the plunge.

P.P.S. Is your musical progress where you want it? Are you improving and progressing like you want to? Do you feel like you’re on the right path to becoming the player you want to be?

If not, perhaps it’s time to make  change. What if it’s time to do things differently? To change your musical activities.

But what if you don’t? Will things stay the same? Will you continue to make little to no progress? Will you continue to struggle at jam sessions?

Will you continue to spin your wheels with jazz? Will it become even more frustrating and stressful? Maybe eventually you just end up quitting. Not fun. And not good for you.

If you are ready to make a change and take control of your progress then take that plunge today. Try this tried and true method that has helped so many students before finally learn how to play jazz.


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