The No. 1 Thing Songwriting Guitarists Don’t Think About

The battle between what matters the most in songwriting never ends. Is it the lyrics, or melody? Both of these elements matter, but if you’re a songwriting guitarist there’s one more important thing you should be aware of. It’s the thing that takes your songs to the next level. . . Voicing! Many songwriting guitarists […]

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 […]

Teaching Jazz and Musical Creativity to the Classical Piano Student – Part 1

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 […]

New piano music book released by internationally published pianist/composer/arranger

Renowned pianist Lee Evans, author/composer/arranger of over 100 music books, has released his latest intermediate/upper-intermediate level book, Jazz Baroque:Vivaldi/Bach. The work consists of 13 jazz-tinged piano solo arrangements of music from the Baroque era. Inspired by Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach, selections include music from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, J.S. Bach’s organ preludes, Inventions and Sinfonias, a work […]

Rock and roll legends sign guitar for auction in aid of stroke victim Jerry Donahue

Some of the biggest names in rock and roll, including Sir Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Steve Winwood, Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend, Albert Lee, David Gilmour, Joe Brown, Richard Thomson, and Dave Pegg, have signed a guitar to be auctioned in Great Britain in honor of stroke victim Jerry Donahue. […]