Counterpoint and improvisation

I found a great interview with Simone Dinnerstein where she discusses why Bach Inventions are as wonderful as they are. So I followed up and  downloaded her recording of the Inventions and the Sinfonias. One reason I did so was because as someone who teaches others...

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Jazz Piano Lesson #2: Essential Resources

Jazz Piano Lesson #2: Essential Resources

Recipe for a jazz piano lesson: Gather questions, formulate answers, expose underlying philosophy of said questions, leave space for more questions, and allow room for natural growth processes. Perhaps that's a recipe for any kind of learning process? Related to...

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Jazz Piano Lesson #1: Begin to improvise here!

You want to play jazz at the piano. Or, jazz piano, as it's usually called. In so doing you'll be moving from the written page to complete guidance from the ear. So where to start? How to begin? Well, the place to begin is at the gateway. In which case: Where's...

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Teaching the Maple Leaf Rag

Teaching the Maple Leaf Rag

The Maple Leaf Rag: Teaching Tempo and Tonality The Maple Leaf Rag. How fast? Where are the patterns? What's the tempo of the Maple Leaf Rag? Where the bit and pieces that show up more than once? Prelude I was collaborating with a new student on Skype not long ago. He...

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