This was discussed yesterday in class with a student who is a bass playing retiree. He is not a beginner. I'm his jazz teacher. We compared notes on what to practice by comparing what he is currently doing with my suggestions. He started us off.
Jazz Practice session
Music practice suggestions.
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- David Story, Online Piano Lessons from Toronto
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.