Monday, July 11, 2005

Jazz for a classial pianist

Jayita and I attended one of the sessions at the Stanford Jazz Workshop entitled "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Jazz (But Were Afraid To Ask)". The pianist had some interesting advice for me: He said that when he was training, his teacher would have him take a section of a classical piece, and break it down to it's most basic melody. This brings up the interesting notion of starting with an involved piece, and deconstructing it so that one is painfully aware of any embellishments.

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