A Piano Improv Exercise from Keith Jarrett

Wouldn’t you love to study piano with Keith Jarrett?

Believe it or not, he has actually done some private and even occasional group teaching over the years, and as we might expect, he is able to share his deep insights with his few lucky students.

Jarrett has occasionally discussed his teaching methods, and in one interview I once read, he gave a wonderful piano improv exercise. The exercise is simple enough for every pianist to do, and I’ve found it to be a very effective and powerful exercise on many levels.

Watch me demonstrate the exercise on this video, and then give it a try yourself. Remember, this is from Jarrett himself so the benefits of this exercise may go deeper than is apparent at first. Try it for a few days, or months and see what happens to your playing.

The Art of Keith Jarrett: Day Ten

Enjoy the journey, and “let the music flow!”


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