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Ideas for Developing Improvising Language in Jazz

Here are a few exercises to work on improvising concepts in jazz. When performing, you should...
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Classical and Jazz cohesion

I began as a Suzuki trained pianist at a very young age being taught with very high levels of...
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Making It All Up

'Improvisation' is a word that seems to strike terror into the hearts of many a pupil, no matter...
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How to Listen to Jazz: a Beginner's Guide

To those unfamiliar with it, jazz music can seem confusing at first. There are often many things...

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    Music is a gift: it is personal, a chance to communicate with others through song. My main instrument is voice but I also teach piano/keyboard/theory/composition, and I tailor my lessons to suit you.
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    I'm an enthusiastic musician, my ultimate aim is to make people happy through music. I'm an inspiring tutor and a charismatic performer, with a classical foundation, a passion for Romani Gypsy music, and a holistic approach to teaching.
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    I've over ten years of professional experience as a performer & teacher of music. I'm a patient & dedicated teacher; I was awarded the LRAM (teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music) with distinction.
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    I am an experienced musician and teacher with a passion for both performing and teaching; I provide fun and exciting lessons tailored to each pupil, whether you would like relaxed, fun lessons, or slightly more pressure to progress swiftly.
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    I'm a London based Film Composer and a former jazz pianist, who recently graduated from the Royal College of Music (MComp).
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  • Practising improvisation

    Flo Moore Jazz Improvisation Teacher (North West London) Picture I studied classical piano as a child and was never taught about improvisation. It was only when I started playing jazz that I began to explore it. I incorporated improvisation into my practise in various ways. I transcribed other musicians by taking certain phrases or motifs, and transposing...
  • Instincts and Improvisation

    Jazz Improvisation Teacher (Brighton) Picture We live in musically amazing times. We've come full circle from the old traditional folk songs of the distant past, through the baroque, classical and romantic era and into the music of the 20th and 21st century, and we have hundreds of years worth of concepts, tonalities and sounds to play...
  • Making It All Up Editor's Pick

    Joe Murgatroyd Jazz Improvisation Teacher (East London) Picture 'Improvisation' is a word that seems to strike terror into the hearts of many a pupil, no matter how experienced and no matter how old. At the age of 10, I had been formally learning music for 2 years before the idea was presented to me, and I remember my incredulous reply, completely unaware of...

 

  • How to Listen to Jazz: a Beginner's Guide Editor's Pick

    James Brady Jazz Improvisation Teacher (East London) Picture To those unfamiliar with it, jazz music can seem confusing at first. There are often many things happening at once, and the music is often not pretty or sweet-sounding. Remember that jazz musicians are usually focused on improvising and tend to value originality and spontaneous creativity over...
  • Classical and Jazz cohesion Editor's Pick

    Dan Nicholson Jazz Improvisation Teacher (South West London) Picture I began as a Suzuki trained pianist at a very young age being taught with very high levels of discipline and fine tuning. Whilst this method has its advantages borne from child developmental theory, in reality its approach is not one that is likely to ever become a blanket pedagogical pathway in...
  • Recommended Books for learning Jazz/Guitar

    Jazz Improvisation Teacher (South East London) Picture I use a number of different books in my teaching, and I would highly recommend the following books for anyone looking to learn Jazz or Guitar: - A Jazz Chord Book - Lionel Grigson - How To Play Jazz and Improvise Vol. 1 - Jamey Aebersold - Ready, Aim, Improvise! - Hal Crook - Brazilian...