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How can a classical pianist learn jazz piano?

I'm a classically trained pianist. Took lessons all through my childhood. I've continued to play and read classical literature all my life. But I never learned anything about jazz piano. I also know a ...
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How does a advanced classical pianist start to play pop music?

I consider myself an advanced classical pianist, being able to play many Etudes, Ballades and Sonatas by Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin, for example. However, I have been struggling to play pop music for ...
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Jazz piano versus classical piano

What are the main differences between a jazz Pianist and a classical Pianist, If there are any. If I play mainly songs of pop artists (e.g: The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, etc.) does this count ...
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Does improvisation in the classical idiom differ significantly from jazz and folk improvisation?

How do musicians who actually improvise in classical music, such as Robert Levine, JS Bach, Edgar Meyer, church organists and classical ballet pianists, compose in the moment? Are there any ...
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As a trained, advanced classical pianist, what is the best way to learn how to improvise? [closed]

I would like to learn to improvise in different styles, including but not limited to jazz. For a classical music pianist with good technique and several years of experience, what is my best place to ...
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How can I learn Cuban/AfroCuban and Latin Jazz piano?

I'm wondering if some people can point me towards some learning material that they may have enjoyed for learning Cuban style Latin Jazz. Ideally I'd like something I can learn on my own time -- ...
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Where can a classical pianist learn how to play jazz ballads?

I have trained in classical piano for 14 years, but I'd love to improvise to play jazz piano...very similar to the above video: calm, melancholic, quiet, smooth jazz. Where can I get started? Do I ...
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Learn music professionally, not classical and not jazz?

I'm a keyboardist with classical training since childhood, and an unresistible urge to play pop (rock, funky, ballad, progressive rock, radio pop, anything non-classical) music. I want to become a ...
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Former classical piano student looking for my new musical path

I used to take classical piano lessons, the Royal Conservatory program, and had an amazing teacher who taught me a lot about discipline and how to play classical music up to about grade 7 or 8 level. ...
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Piano rhythm patterns

What written resources can be recommended to an advanced classically trained piano player looking to learn rhythm patterns for piano chords to accompany jazz/latin/popular music?
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Standard Jazz teaching repertoire

I am a classically trained pianist with many years of teaching experience in the classical repertoire. I would like to expand my horizons and become more knowledgeable about jazz and pop piano music ...
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I am an aspiring worship pianist coming from classical. How do I get started?

Hello to the Music StackExchange community! Pardon me if my post is in the wrong place. I have studied classical piano since I was six years old, and it has been fifteen years since. I have taken RCM ...
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Faster styles to “master” on a keyboard?

I am 30 years old and I recently bought a keyboard. I had not played the piano before, but I took 4 years of accordion when I was a child. I remember some theoretical concept, but I consider myself a ...