A Highly Effective (And Really Fun!) Way To Improve Your Ears

  There are so many resources available now for improving your ear, both for general musicianship, and more specifically for improvisation. One simple little device that can be immensely helpful is a drone. (I’m of course talking about a device that makes a continuous humming sound, not the aircraft.) In the past few months, I’ve […]

Strength, Coordination And Endurance: Avoiding Confusion

Each faculty acquires fitness for its function by performing its function -Herbert Spencer A good number of musicians who seek my help as an Alexander Technique teacher do so because of a problem with endurance. In the simplest sense, they can’t seem to play for prolonged periods without fatigue and/or pain. In many of these […]

New Book: Rhythmic Dissonance

I’m very pleased to announce that my latest eBook, Rhythmic Dissonance: Exercises to Improve Time, Feel and Conception, is now available for purchase and immediate download. Though the work in this book will help you significantly improve your improvisational skills and expression, it is not designed exclusively for the study of improvisation. Instead, it is […]