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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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Can Jazz Improvisation Be Taught?

A common question that I have encountered is the issue of whether it is possible to teach...
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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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A Must for Sight-Reading

There is a great tendency for guitarists to bypass learning to read music. Learning to read...

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    I have been teaching piano (classical and jazz) to all ages for over 20 years and really enjoy watching my pupils making progress with their studies. Do you want to pick up where you left? ..all ages welcome..
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    Hello in my Name is Appolonie, in my lessons you will learn about vocal technique as well as developing your creativity and confidence through Jazz, Soul or pop repertoire.
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  • The Altered Pentatonic Scale

    Harry Gould Jazz Improvisation Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture This article is aimed at advanced jazz musicians who are already familiar with chord/scale theory and melodic minor harmony. I will examine an obscure five-note scale sometimes called the 'altered pentatonic scale'. The scale has received relatively little attention in jazz education literature...
  • Constructive Discussions After Performances

    Will Dann Jazz Improvisation Teacher (West Central London) Picture I have recently been thinking about the importance of post-performance discussions with band members. This seems to be an area that is often overlooked within jazz performance, which ultimately leads to many disadvantages. Some view it as taboo, and a possible restriction on the improvisation...
  • Can Jazz Improvisation Be Taught? Editor's Pick

    Sean Gibbs Jazz Improvisation Teacher (North London) Picture A common question that I have encountered is the issue of whether it is possible to teach someone to improvise in the jazz idiom. Whilst the ultimate goal is to be free to play one's original ideas created in the moment, it takes a great deal of preparation to get to this point. This is where I...

 

  • Improvisational Skills for Beginner Musicians

    Robbie Fearon Jazz Improvisation Teacher (Birmingham) Picture As a young clarinet student I learnt notes through reading music, and was not expected to question why the notes were what they were. Later on as I took my graded exams I learnt my scales. Again I wasn't taught their significance to music, and I learnt them by rote without question. I could read...
  • Practising improvisation

    Jazz Improvisation Teacher (South East 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...