Walter Norris Advanced Piano Technique for Improvisers

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Much more than a "practice" room, Walter Norris's studio is an experimental laboratory.  There is no place for plain repetition in his work: each run-through, each trial, is unlike the last.

At least one variable is always purposefully manipulated to be different, whether a change of key, a crossing of hands, or another mood. Through concentrated, purposeful listening and active thought, new ideas for practice emerge. Each day becomes a voyage into uncharted territory.

Move the melody to the bass line, play the entire passage without thumbs, count aloud whole bars, transpose the entire piece a half-step down or two octaves up: with a dose of flexibility, it isn’t difficult to be inventive when practicing.

*This is an excerpt from Adina Mornell’s article "Deliberate Practice and the
Three Stages of Expertise

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Walter Norris Advanced Piano Technique for Improvisers
Walter Norris Advanced Piano Technique for Improvisers
Walter Norris Advanced Piano Technique for Improvisers
Walter Norris Advanced Piano Technique for Improvisers
Walter Norris Advanced Piano Technique for Improvisers
Walter Norris Advanced Piano Technique for Improvisers