Improvisation: Discovering And Defining Your Voice

What is it that makes a particular jazz artist sound so immediately recognizable? Is it tone? Phrasing? Rhythmic conception? Time feel? Articulation? Harmonic vocabulary? Melodic sensibility? Something else entirely….? Perhaps even something undefinable? Truth be told, it’s probably not one single thing. Though there certainly are distinctive qualities some artists possess that immediately stand out […]

Something You Are Always Practicing When You Practice Music (Whether You Know It Or Not)

One of the biggest frustrations that many of the musicians have who seek my help as an Alexander Technique teacher is with consistency. Sometimes this seems to be within the practice cycle itself (some days you have it; others you don’t). And sometimes it seems to be the gap between the practice room and the […]