This book of etudes was created to fill a gap in the musical resources available to the aspiring jazz musician. Its purpose is to demonstrate the concepts of soloing to those students who know their chords and scales but lack the musical vocabulary to create professional-level solos. I have written twelve jazz etudes that are enjoyable to play, yet present some technical challenges. However, the technical benefits are secondary to the primary purpose of the etudes: to be able to play through the chord changes in a musical manner while clearly expressing the song’s harmonic structure. The etudes are based on familiar chord progressions, including blues, rhythm changes, and a variety of common "standard" 32-bar song forms.