Before you play anything, pick a range of notes that your right hand (or melody voice) will play. Then you must stay within the range.Read More
A skilled pianist practices one element at a time. He does not focus on playing all elements of music at once, if he wishes to improve rapidly. It is a paradoxical truth, but if one practices in this slow manner, he will be able to learn more quickly, and correctly.Read More
I focused on 4 or 5 things when starting to learn jazz: listening, transcribing, theory, etudes/sheet music based around jazz, and piano technique.Read More
What is Oscar’s fundamental sound? What really separates his sound from other jazz pianists?
First, he digs into the blues. His swing style could be described as very heavy.Read More