As Easy As ABA: Understanding Sonata Allegro Form

When the average classical-music listener who has had a basic high school or undergraduate college level music appreciation course hears the term “sonata allegro form” or “sonata form,” what comes to that person’s mind — and what he or she most likely has been taught — is the architectural structure that characterizes the first movement […]

Teaching Jazz and Musical Creativity to the Classical Piano Student – Part 2

In this workshop, Dr. Lee Evans explains the inner workings of jazz in illuminating detail. He demonstrates his procedure for teaching jazz elements and jazz improvisations within the classical lesson, as well as discusses the use of jazz materials for the teaching of technique and sight reading. In the process, teachers become acquainted with a […]