19 June 2011
After some thought, I've decided to stop the jazz lessons for the time being.
My initial reason for seeking jazz lessons was to give me a new perspective of
the piano and music in general, and you've done an amazing job of helping me
I was seeking a deeper understanding of the piano and harmony and to be less
dependant on notation, and feel I've now had a taste of all these things.
Although I am fascinated by the ideas behind jazz, to be honest, I find it hard
to get into listening to it, and for this reason was reluctant to go for jazz
lessons rather than more general pop/rock lessons. But considering my
interest was in harmony and in playing in a really pure way without having to
read from notation, jazz seemed like an ideal style to explore. Although I
haven't taken it very far, I feel I've got out of these lessons what I was after
and now want to focus on writing electronic music along with occasional piano
Just to reiterate, you've been a real inspiration in helping me rediscover the
piano in a refreshing light and musical concepts in general, which has changed
the way I listen and compose, as well as perform music.
See you on Tuesday!
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