Tag: oscar peterson

  • The COMPASS: Montréal, QC

    The COMPASS: Montréal, QC

    Montréal is a live music town through and through. It’s also a hockey town. And sometimes, it’s both at once! People are likely to know this city by its music due to break-out indie rock sensations like Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Mac DeMarco, and the Barr Brothers; major electronic acts such as A-Trak, Grimes, and Kaytranada; […]

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  • 4 Tips for Technique and Posture on the Piano

    As Oscar Peterson once said, “technique is something you use to make your ideas listenable.” Until you’ve built up a bit of pianistic muscle memory, trying to play with good technique can feel super awkward. If you’ve taken private lessons, you’ve probably rolled your eyes at a few reminders to relax your wrists and play […]

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  • 4 Secrets from the World’s Best Improvisers That Will Make You a Better Musician

    4 Secrets from the World’s Best Improvisers That Will Make You a Better Musician

    + Wanna learn how to turn the intersections between jazz and modern hip-hop into creative gold? Soundfly’s new course with jazz pianist and beat producer, Kiefer, on keys, beats, and chord changes, comes out this October! Hop on our mailing list now. When most people hear the word improvisation, they immediately think of jazz, but limiting improvisation to the […]

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