Expanding your sense of what’s possible with piano improv

We all have our favorite music. This is a good thing in that it gives us musical ideas and keeps us inspired to keep playing piano and learning new songs and techniques.

But, on the other side of the coin, we can unintentionally limit ourselves by listening to the same musical artists over and over, as good as they may be.

We can all benefit by expanding our musical horizons from time to time. Here are some ideas (just click on a name to hear some of that artist’s music):

If you like Adele, listen to some Elton John.

If you like Elton John, listen to some Jamie Cullum.

If you like Jamie Cullum, listen to some Keith Emerson.

If you like Keith Emerson, listen to some Keith Jarrett.

The musicians we listen to have all expanded their own musical horizons at one time or another. Indeed, that’s part of what makes them so good. We can do it too. Enjoy!

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