Reviews
This is a great weekly resource with some excellent thoughts, ideas, riffs and exercises. The short time frame makes it easy to keep up with episodes and there's now a huge back catalogue to look at if you have extra time. The content is worthwhile for all instruments. It is a bit more...Read full review »
Cobbyco via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/27/20
I have really started using Nick's info and it is bringing me back to how I played years ago. certainly need to do much more because i have a long way to go. even if i don't play with an episode just listening to the info is educational. I just recently listened to the episode about his...Read full review »
jdm54 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/20
Really happy to have signed up on Patreon. I’ve been playing for 30 years as a decent amateur, but now (at last!) I want to get serious. I have a crazy amount of back podcasts to get through but my playing (alto/tenor saxes) is definitely getting more stylish. Easy listening, well structured and...Read full review »
ostpark67 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/21/20
Too advanced for Me, I’ll be back in a year or two.
valbyvej via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 07/03/19
Thx for your hard work:) These materials help me a lot to learn and improve verious skills week after week .
Amoitaliamisa via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 06/05/19
Just started using these podcasts as a way to ease back in playing after sustained and unplanned absence. The lesson seems to be well structured and clearly demonstrated and voice clarity is clear and articulate. It is mentioned that PDFs are available on "the website" and while this is...Read full review »
Evadgib via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/24/19
Love these lessons. Well crafted and useful. I also signed up on Patrician to get the PDF files. At $3 a month it is a steal, yiu can’t beat that deal. So many good ideas for what to practice.
fordjc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/19
As a beginner this really helps
drumskastu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/05/19
Nick's got great content for those learning to improvise, and he really wants those who listen and put in the effort with their instruments to succeed with their musical goals. His passion and what he has to share keeps me coming back for more.Read full review »
Saxonnomous via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/18
Awesome podcast! Lots of info in just a short time. Cool mixture of heavy jazz topics and light hearted jazz talk.
kalrunner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/18
All weeks pro tips in various Jazz related improv techniques. The Motivation Monday segment of the podcast is a great way to start the week of practicing in all various forms. As (yet) an amateur (but I have 41 years) is just great. Keep the good work!
Nfcbmusic via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 09/11/18
Impressed with this podcast so much. I am an intermediate piano student transitioning from classical to jazz and Nicks info is spot on and not presented with a bunch of sales hype like other similar podcasts.
aprilgrateful via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/18
I just got into this podcast, and it's been great for my comprehension and my playing - keeps me motivated to play!Read full review »
Kris Merrells via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/24/18
I love this podcast. Clear, concise, and well worth $3 a month for accompanying PDFs.
Be brave via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/18
Such a valuable podcast for musicians. He is really good at coming up with topics and giving an oveview of them in a concise and understandable manner . I've been a musician for 30 years, and many of these episodes have been filling in gaps in my music theory knowledge or explained things in...Read full review »
gmaass via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/18
Finally easy to understand lessons in digestible nuggets! Keep it comin'!Read full review »
Arborist69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/18
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Poptrof via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 01/09/18
I find this podcast to be extremely helpful. It gives me new things to work on and helps me find new ways to teach improvisation to my own students.
Arotas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/17
Episode 73 - Contrafacts. This lesson provided straight forward suggestions and explanateions that I can actually put to use. Short and to the point. I am looking forward to part two next week when Nick discussed modifying the changes to fit your new melody.
JohnCUBuffs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/02/17
In the busy day to day grind, I find this podcast motivating and easy to follow. Great Job
Feildrunner fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/17
And I subscribe to the inner circle. Just do it. The guy is worth many times the $10/ mo.
Dendog55 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/17
Nick Mainella's 10 Minute Jazz Lessons are great for all musicians. Precise, to the point, and explained in a simple way for everyone to understand, this is a must-listen podcast.Read full review »
dbrasswind2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/17
love this cast. Bite-sized material that you can really master and incorporate into your playing. My one suggestion--keep all of the podcasts available in iTunes. Right now it seems only the most recent 10 stay on. Those of us who come recently would love to get back to the earlier episodes. Keep...Read full review »
67melee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/17
I am a big time fan of this Cast!!!!im a guitarist with 30 years of experience.I decided to pick up the Tenor&Alto sax,and had No experience with Woodwinds or Jazz(I'm a Bluesman).Starting from scratch,I utilized YouTube and Google for information,and by chance stumbled upon the 10 minute...Read full review »
T.Moody39 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/17
Here for your woodshedding needs are a bunch of short, focused lessons for the aspiring jazz player. I am delighted to have found this podcast.
Fosterdogmusic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/17
Nick Mainella has developed a clear, direct method of explaining and demonstrating building blocks for learning, practicing, and incorporating jazz theory in my playing. He makes it fun and demystifies harmonic concepts. The PDF materials you can download will guide practicing, and build a...Read full review »
AGtheAD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/17
There are many excellent podcast and YouTube broadcasts about learning jazz, but this is the best
Dean N via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/17
I can't afford lessons and can't believe this awesome of a lesson is free! Thank you for the .pdfs.Read full review »
Megan Alder via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/17
Great stuff here! Lots of material, clear explanations, and good pacing. Check this out. Sound quality is top-notch too.
oddthink via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/17
This podcast is a great resource for anybody who is looking for some great jazz theory and improvisation information. Much of the content is pretty fundamental, but is very well done. Check it out!
Bookworm1114 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/17
If you're working on your jazz improvisation, looking for tips and insights and things to work on, you need to hear this podcast. I guaranteer you'll find lots of info, clearly explained, and lots of things to shed. And it's free! You can't afford not to check it out.Read full review »
M. Lucky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/17
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I find the podcast an extremely helpful and interesting resource as I strive to improve my improvisational skills. It's informative, concise and chocked full of practical ideas that I've already started to effectively incorporate into my playing.Read full review »
Altojazz57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/17
bruh its like woo
winknob via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/17
This is an amazing resource for improvisers at all levels! Great information presented in an organized fashion with plain, clear, understandable language. Thank you!
Nhtrombone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/16
Nice, bite sized chuncks of information and jazz improvisation pedagogy that will definitly improve your playing NOW! Looking forward to using this with my own students.
Sdtuba via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/16
So much information but given out in an amount a non-pro player can digest. This podcast can be your weekly lesson especially if one works on applying the concepts to songs. Some weeks it's still too much to retain.Read full review »
Saxamajazz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/16
Thanks for all of your hard work putting this together. Would love to get all the PDFs once you subscribe. Keep up the great work.
Theobone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/16/16
Listen to the podcast on my way to work or in my car. The 10 minutes format is perfect. Just one suggestion: more examples on how to apply the topic of the week on real tunes. Keep posting! Thank you.
Antomiami via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/16
Great Podcast! Love how the lessons are short, concise, and clear on what to work on. Keep up the great work!
Dcjazz77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/16
This podcast is great. The lessons are well thought out and concise and the PDF exercises are a great learning tool. Highly suggest this for anyone that wants to get better at jazz and their instrument!
jazzfanatic872 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/16
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