Tuesday 27 February 2007

Craft is... practicing, practicing, practicing

At a recent jazz workshop, saxophonist Donald Harrison argued for the importance of practicing in laying the craft foundations of a successful career in jazz:

Harrison emphasized the need for musicians to master the basics of their craft, especially by studying their musical forebears and practicing, practicing, practicing.

His advice is interesting because Harrison is known for his free improvisation.

OregonLive.com: A&E Now: Donald Harrison and the foundations of craft

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