Still here in Shanghai. It’s been 4 weeks. Sometimes it feels like months. The feels-like-months isn’t because time stopped. Nor is it because we’re in
NEGATIVE HARMONY. If we have negative harmony do we also have negative counterpoint? Negative scales and negative chords? Negative intervals? Negative everything and anything! Positive
Know in advance where to go? It’s usually easier to get there? How does that work with pianism? With improvisation? Where do we want to go?
To transcribe or not to transcribe? For many musicians–aspiring, accomplished, or both–that’s the question. On the one hand transcription is for everyone regardless of skill
There’s always more to say about experiential learning and improvisation, the subjects I addressed previously in Jazz piano lesson #4. So this post is a