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    Did you know that Malaria is 100% preventable? Yet, Malaria kills one million people each year; 85% are children under 5. On May 7th, 8th and 9th 100% of all Targeting: Improvisation With Purpose book sales, Skype Lessons scheduled or clinics booked will be going to help fight Malaria.

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    Week #49 is up on my blog today. This week's topic is on shapes and how we can use the shape of our favorite lines to build new ones. Check it out at http://jasonklobnak.com

    Today is also the first day of our fundraiser to help fight Malaria. The response has been great so far! Any book sale, Skype lesson or clinic booked will be going towards buying mosquito nets for children. More information on our fundraiser is also up on the website.
    Last edited by Drklobz; May 7th, 2012 at 09:55 AM. Reason: I put the wrong week number in the post :)
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    Week #50 is up today as we're continuing talking about using the shapes of our favorite lines to construct our own original lines. Check it out at http://jasonklobnak.com

    Enjoy!

    Jason
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    Really good tips you give.
    Just wanna say thanks to you.

    Johan (Sweden)

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    Tack (thank you) Johan! I'm glad you're enjoying them and I hope they add value to your playing in some way.

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    Week #51 is up and we're looking at an additional chromatic targeting tool that I've been utilizing lately in my own playing. I hope it adds some value to yours as well! Check it out at http://jasonklobnak.com

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    We've hit the one-year mark! 52 straight weeks of improv tips. I truly hope they have been adding value to your playing. This week I'm talking about writing your own etudes to help solidify your understanding of tunes. Check it out at http://jasonklobnak.com

    This will be the last of my weekly improv tips, although I will continue to keep posting about various jazz related topics (improv, composition, music business, etc). So I hope you will continue to check it out periodically!

    All the best,

    Jason
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    Thumbs up

    I've only just caught up with this thread, but just wanted to add my thanks for what looks like a fantastic series of tips. I'm certain it will help me improve no end, and keep me going for a long time!

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    Thanks JCUK! I truly hope they add some value to your playing in some way. Keep checking back to the site periodically as I'll continue to update the site and post other tips, etc that have benefited me in some way.

    All the best,

    Jason
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    Starting this week I'm going to include videos for past week tips as well as including some new ones along the way (both video and text). This week I've added a video to the very first weekly tip on Guide Tones and Targets. Check it out at http://jasonklobnak.com

    Enjoy!
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    For this week, I've added a video to week #5's tip on Independence in Improvisation. Check it out at http://jasonklobnak.com

    Enjoy!
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    I just added a video for week #6's tip on Targeting Using Pentatonics. Check the video and original tip out at http://jasonklobnak.com

    Enjoy!
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    There's a new video up for week #7's tip on Targeting Using the Insen Pentatonic scale. Check out the video and the original tip at http://jasonklobnak.com

    Also, my 2nd book Breaking the Monotony is almost finished! It is looking like August 1st will be the drop date.

    Jason
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    I just put up a video for week #8's tip on Targeting Using the Major Pentatonic with the flat-6th. Check out the video and the original tip at http://jasonklobnak.com

    Enjoy!
    Author of "Breaking the Monotony" & "Targeting: Improvisation with Purpose"
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    There's a new video up today on Targeting Using the Dominant Pentatonic Scale. Check out the video and the original tip at http://jasonklobnak.com

    I'm also excited to share that on August 1st, my 2nd book Breaking the Monotony will be available! I'll be posting sample pages on my website each week before the release.
    Author of "Breaking the Monotony" & "Targeting: Improvisation with Purpose"
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