Want To Improve Your Playing? Stop Trying

“Trying is only emphasizing the thing we already know.” F.M. Alexander Musicians often struggle with their technique because they misdirect their energy. Put simply, they don’t always organize their efforts in the most constructive possible way as they play. Too much tension here, not  enough there. Over using one part of their bodies, while not […]

Deepening Your Improvisational Expression By Slowing Down

Ellery Eskelin and Warne Marsh are about as different from each other as can be, both as tenor saxophonists, and as improvising artists. But they share (or shared, in the case of the late Warne Marsh) one practice discipline in common: improvising very slowly. They and many other great improvising artists engage in this discipline […]