Between Practice and Instinct


Discover a simple and functional approach to improvisation, Maestro Bedetti will help you decipher and synthetize the reasoning behind a well-constructed solo.

Who is the video course for?

Improvising is the great stumbling block that every musician encounters when approaching jazz, but how to overcome this difficulty?

Youjazz presents the new course "Improvisation: Between Practice and Instinct" in collaboration with Stefano Bedetti, where you will learn to improvise starting from a few elements that you can immediately manage independently.

Maestro Bedetti will help you decipher and synthesize the reasoning behind a well-constructed solo.

The course is divided into 4 chapters:

1. Playing on the Major mode;
2. Playing on the Minor mode;
3. The whole tone scale and the diminished scale
4. Application of the topics covered

The masterclass is suitable for all musicians who have basic harmonic knowledge, such as the construction of scales and chords.

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Included in the course

84 minutes of lessons

PDF With exercises and transcripts

Certificate of attendance

Practical examples


English Subtitles




PDF Transcriptions

Certificate of attendance


English Subtitles


1.1 Using notes of the scale
1.2 Using the arpeggios
1.3 The passing tones
1.4 Using the major mode to play minor
1.5 The Dorian minor scale with passing tones
1.6 Playing on dominant chords
1.7 Application of the Dorian minor scale on minor chords
1.8 Application of the Dorian minor scale with chromaticisms on II-V-I

2.1 The superlochrian scale
2.2 The minor II-V-I
2.3 The harmonic minor scale
2.4 The harmonic minor scale applied to II-V-I minor

3.1 The augmented arpeggio
3.2 The whole tone scale
3.3 The diminished scale

4.1 Solo on “You stepped out of a dream”




Stefano Bedetti, self-taught musician, began playing the saxophone at the age of 14. He approaches jazz by listening to recordings by Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Cannonball Adderley, Hank Mobley, Sonny Stitt and all the other great musicians of that era. At 19 he is already on the international scene thanks to the drummer Giulio Capiozzo who inserts him in the historic group "AREA": Stefano takes part in the recording of the album "CHERNOBIL7991" (SonyMusic), one of the band's most loved albums. At the same time, an important collaboration begins, which will last almost ten years, with the "JESTOFUNK" group, with which he records three of the most famous albums of the band and allows him to tread the stages and the most important jazz festivals in the world. Since 2004 he has been the saxophonist of the Marco Tamburini International Quintet, a group that sees the participation of Billy Hart on drums and Cameron Brown on bass. With the same training he recorded 2 albums: "FRENICO" (CaligolaRecords, 2005) and "ISOLE" (Emarcy Records, 2007). In 2005, together with his quartet, he won the "PORSCHE GIOVANI & JAZZ", a competition for new talents organized by Veneto Jazz, and in the same year he participated in the international jazz festival in Cuba "HAVANAJAZZPLAZA" invited by Chucho Valdez. In 2007 he released his debut album as a leader, "THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE MOON" (Philology Records), which received excellent reviews from experts and journalists in the jazz sector, published in the international magazines "Musica jazz" and “Jazzit”. The album also receives the nomination for "Best jazz album 2007" at the "Italian Jazz Awards" and affirms Stefano Bedetti as one of the most interesting saxophonists of recent years. In 2009 he moved to New York where he plays in Billy Hart's quartet and gives life to his trio composed by the legendary Victor Lewis on drums and Ed Howard on double bass. He also collaborates with many jazz stars of the New York scene, including: George Cables, Tony Scott, Billy Hart, Antonio Sanchez, Cameron Brown, Dave Stryker, Billy Drummond, Barry Altschul, Ed Howard, George Garzone, Victor Lewis, Lenny White, John Patitucci, Adam Nussbaum, John Riley. In Italy he has collaborated with: Gianni Basso, Dado Moroni, Marco Tamburini, Giulio Capiozzo, Antonio Faraò, Paolino Dalla Porta, Roberto Gatto, Dario Deidda, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Rava, Flavio Boltro.

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The instructional videos are designed for those who want to learn to improvise and deepen their jazz language. The video lessons cover the most important topics with Practical examples to improve in a practical and comprehensive way.

Each course, in addition to the technical insights specific to the instrument, covers general topics of harmony, rhythm and improvisation that are valid for every musician.

A trumpet player can listen to and transcribe piano solos to improve; a drummer can study the rhythm of trumpet players for creative insights.
Stay one step ahead and don't lock yourself into your instrument!

Whatever level you are at, the important thing is to understand the theoretical and practical approaches of established musicians.

Their ideas are important in getting to understand and discover your own sound. You will find the answers and new insights to help you on your path.

You never stop learning. Welcome to the club ;)

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