Add rhythmic interest to your improvisations

If your rhythm is stale and generic and want to add more interest to your lines-this is for you!

Creatively Target

Find out why aiming at specific notes helps guide your improvisations

Demystify the Process

Have other methods left you feeling confused or not sure how to start? Targeting can help set you on an effective path!

Today Is the Day

Start using Targeting today and see a difference in your improvisations in a shorter amount of time

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More Meaningful Solos

Use proven ideas to help build meaningful solos

Add New Tools

Find some new tools to use to build your improvisations just like the greats

Additional Support

Personalized lessons are also available to walk you through the targeting process


Find what others have found

This book has helped many people like you around the world. Here is what they've said!

I am quite impressed with this book, such a crucial technique for Jazz. Students deserve a thorough and complete book like this one.
David Valdez
Jazz Saxophonist and Blogger at Casa Valdez Studios-Portland, OR
It's given me a different and fresh outlook on how to improvise and walk bass lines.
Corbin Jones
Freelance Bassist and Sousaphone-Los Angeles, CA
I've been using the book for a while and I'm starting to see some great results on the new licks I am adding to my library-targeting works!
Jim Manley
Trumpet Artist-St. Louis, MO
I enjoyed reading your book! Some very nice stuff.
Joe Magnarelli
Jazz Trumpet Artist-Brooklyn, NY

Jason Klobnak

Targeting will show you some of the different ways you can creatively target notes and turn your improvisation into more meaningful communication.

Jason Klobnak is a versatile trumpet player that has been performing as an active musician, author, clinician, composer and educator. His band, The Jason Klobnak Quintet/Quartet (JKQ) is made up of high-caliber musicians known for their professionalism and versatility. The Jason Klobnak Quartet is Denver, Colorado’s premier Soul Jazz Band. Performing infectious originals with a B3 organ centered rhythm section; they blend hard bop, soul, gospel, and other world rhythms to create a memorable Jazz experience.

Besides the JKQ, Mr. Klobnak is a B.A.C. (Best American Craftsman-custom trumpet), Denis Wick (mouthpiece and mutes) and Westone Audio endorsed artist (ES20 and Tru Customs). Mr. Klobnak has played and recorded for numerous groups ranging from jazz, soul/R&B, indie-rock/pop and gospel. In addition to performing, he has also written two improvisation-based books called Targeting: Improvisation With Purpose and Breaking the Monotony and is currently an adjunct professor and brass instructor at Arapahoe Community College. Mr. Klobnak holds a bachelor degree from Drake University (Des Moines, IA) and a Master’s degree from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music (Denver, CO).

You can also take lessons with Jason. Visit the LESSONS PAGE HERE for more info!


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