Jazz improvisation is notoriously complicated – but it doesn’t need to be. Developing a jazz ear requires a range of techniques and practices, so when we recently compiled our Jazz Ear Training Experts Guide the experts offered a variety of advice. To help you get started easily we’ve boiled it down to the core advice in five areas which you can think of as the “master tools” used by the experts in jazz improvisation.

We invited thirteen of the leading jazz improvisation educat