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Transcribe the Music in Your Head

Your next creative breakthrough may be all in your head. Photo courtesy of...


Do Jazz Players Hear Everything They Play?

A reader sent me a thoughtful series of questions: I've been reading through The...


Playing Changes Part 1: Thinking in Numbers

The Playing Changes series presents effective strategies for internalizing...


How to Play Music from Memory

Do you have trouble committing music to memory—even pieces you have played for...


3 Entry Points for Jazz Improvisation

The late, great trumpeter Clark Terry (a featured soloist in both the Basie and...


Expand Your Ears and Creativity with Drones

A drone is a sustained tone that accompanies a piece of music. Drones can be...


Getting off the Page: Play Music by Ear in 5 Steps

You really have to practice the coordination between the mind and the fingers,...