Playing rhythm from the body and soul

The ability to play rhythmically comes from a natural inner feeling in our body and soul. It feels good and we know when we're engaged with it. Letting go to play and express ourselves from that place of rhythmic freedom takes practice.

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Learn to hear harmony

To be fluent tonally, to handle harmony and melody with effortless ease, you need to know all your harmonic blocks as unified structures plugged into the whole keyboard map. We tend to focus on the musical surface, often simply the melody, using our "karaoke" sense....

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Why I never practise scales and arpeggios

Scales and arpeggios are considered good practice and to question something that is so normal and ubiquitous might seem almost sacrilegious. But the truth is I don't practise them or teach fluent keyboard musicianship using them because I find that they encourage a...

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How to get a free technique

In this video, I introduce the first and most important step to having a free technique, which is to feel the natural, flowing rhythm and groove of the music in your body.

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Playing from your inner musician

In order to play fluently, we must connect our minds and our fingers to our inner musician. Rhythm and particularly the underlying groove of music are the main skills to practise in order to make this connection.

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