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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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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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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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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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    Hi, my name is Nathan and I’m a professional Bass Guitar/Double Bass tutor based in East London. I’m a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a winner of the Academy of Contemporary Music's ‘Outstanding Bass Player’ award.
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    I am a professional musician with years of experience in performing, composing and arranging music of many different styles, as well as teaching in schools, universities and music services.
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  • 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

    Flo Moore 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...
  • Making It All Up Editor's Pick

    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...