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Becoming an Improv Star

I used to be afraid of improvisation. And what was worse, people thought that because I could play the piano, I could play anything. I got asked to play jazz, pop, funk, alternative, industrial and more on a regular basis. If I had the music in front of me, great- I’m a sight-reading machine. I have a decent ear too, so I could listen to something and figure it out right away. But improvise something...no!!! I’m classical trained. And the “old style” of conservatory-based learning placed little importance on learning musicianship skills, and included absolutely zero improvisation. Therefore, I was defenceless. It...

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