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Thoughts on (Piano) Practice

The art of practising is a huge subject that people devote their lives to. Here are some...
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Book Recommendation: The Jazz Ear - Ben Ratliff

I recommend: The Jazz Ear by Ben Ratliff This is one of my favourite books about jazz! It is...
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The influence of place on jazz

One of the wonderful aspects of music is how the locale of a musician directly influences their...
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Memorising the Changes

In this short article for intermediate jazz students, I’ll tackle the problem of memorising...

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  • Practice and the myth of 'the gift'

    Jazz Piano Teacher (East London) Picture As a musician you often get met with the phrase 'Oh you're so lucky to have that gift'. It's an interesting insight into people's misconceptions about what it takes to become good at something. It does seem to be the case that different people are born with certain propensities towards...
  • The Art of Improvisation Editor's Pick

    Jazz Piano Teacher (Manchester) Picture The main problems most students face when they embark on studying improvisation is how to come up with something that sounds convincing in the spur of the moment, and how does one practise this? As a classical student for the first 15 years of study I suddenly found myself becoming more and more...
  • Books, theory and inspiration

    Will Butterworth Jazz Piano Teacher (South East London) Picture Can you learn to play music from books? An excellent book on jazz piano is Mark Levin's Jazz Piano book. This book describes in a relaxed and entertaining way, how jazz harmony works. Unfortunately it can't tell you how to play jazz. In fact no book can. The beauty of jazz is that it is about...


  • Album recommendations

    Alexander Maydew Jazz Piano Teacher (East London) Picture Here's a list of excellent piano trio albums which have inspired me: Marcin Wasilewski - January Bill Evans Trio - Live at the Village Vanguard Keith Jarrett Trio - Life Between the Exit Signs Brad Mheldou - Art of the Trio Volume 1 Cedar Walton - Naima
  • The influence of place on jazz

    James Beckwith Jazz Piano Teacher (South East London) Picture One of the wonderful aspects of music is how the locale of a musician directly influences their playing. This is certainly true in jazz, where many different styles have been captured in various cities throughout the world. Since jazz became a popular artform in the 20th Century, it has seen a...
  • How To Improvise On The Piano

    Sam James Jazz Piano Teacher (South East London) Picture Improvising in the jazz idiom is very much like a language. We learn words and phrases and eventually speak truths to one another. Just in the same way, we learn and listen to the jazz greats of history, taking things we are drawn to (words, phrases) and and making them our own. I strongly...