When it comes to tips for practicing and improving your jazz piano skills, one thing you must always remember is to do it a little bit slow. Yes, this is not the time to be in a hurry since you will want to learn everything slowly but surely. Also, you must avoid all the distractions that would come with practicing your jazz piano skills.
In fact, it would be ideal to do it in a closed-door so that nobody would be able to come in and suddenly disrupt you from what you are doing. If possible you can also silent your smartphone so that there will be no text messages or calls that would interrupt you from what you are doing. It is never a good feeling to be suddenly distracted and you will suddenly feel like you will need to go back to where you once were. When that happens, you would feel like you lost concentration.
Also, it’s best to practice everything from the voicing and scales up to the improvisation and songs. You are not just practicing one or two of them but all of them until you get them all perfect. Besides, you will want to take note of how you are going to do things your way when the time comes when you would want to perform in front of so many people.
While you are practicing it slowly, you may think about the patience of your audience. Thus, better build up the speed gradually each day until it is at a speed when you think is right for what you are doing to the jazz piano. It may take a lot of time to do this but you will need to be patient so that you will get to perfect it one day. We all know nobody was born to be good at this so you should sit back, relax, and see what you can do in the time given to you.
It won’t be long before you will want to show everyone what you got. In the beginning, you can’t be too confident yet of what you are about to do. The thing here is that you should really be in the midst of doing your daily practice routine. it would be better if you set an ideal time for the practice session and not make any excuses as to why it should not continue.
After all, you would want to be good at it and if it is in your passion to excel then you will even find a way to squeeze it right into your schedule. If that happens, then there is nothing anybody else can do about it. Also, don’t forget to enlist the help of experts who have been there and done that. If you give them the amount that they are seeking then they would not hesitate in trying to help you get over to another side of the road when it comes to being good at playing jazz piano.
Mike is a musician and teacher. He teaches various schools and workshops. He also offers online classes.