WELCOME to Dharmajazz.
My name is Steve Snelling. I’m a life long musician and the creator of Dharmajazz, a collection of tools dedicated to helping you grow as an artist.
The main focus here is jazz piano and improvisation, but you will find that many of these topics carry over into other instruments and to other creative disciplines.
Chances are, you are here because you want to improve as a musician. Dharmajazz is here to help you do just that by answering your questions, from fundamentals like, “What is a time signature?” or “Why is it called middle C?” to more advanced topics like, “What is the different between the major and minor blues scale?” and “How do you spell C7 (#9, b13)?” and “What is the altered dominant scale?”
We will cover music theory and lots more, but the one question that I get asked more than any other, the most important question, the main question most other websites and resources on jazz fail to answer is this:
“How do I practice so that I make steady progress?”
That’s really the crux of the biscuit, isn’t it? How do you take all of this great information you’ve learned in lessons and classes and from the web, and put it to use so you feel you are actually getting somewhere?
This is what I really want to show you: not just what, but how to practice to make steady progress, how to play with more confidence, how to become a better, more creative player, and how to have more fun doing it.
Come on in and explore our content, ask a question, and please sign up to receive regular FREE lesson ideas for practice and performance. We’ve got new content uploading every week, and your input matters. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.