Eric Barnhill - The Daily Improvisation

Daily piano improvisations in a classical style   ))   San Rafael, United States of America

Hi there! My name is Eric Barnhill. I'm a piano graduate of the Juilliard School, and learned to improvise at the Dalcroze School of New York.

I started the Daily Improvisation about 10 years ago as a way of forcing myself to produce improvisations every day. I was trained as a classical pianist and the classical sound is what is in my blood. So that is how I improvise -- unabashedly classical, but never with an explicit plan, just letting my heart and ear dictate what comes next. However, form emerges naturally with me, and themes in the improv return. That makes me a little different (not better or worse) than some other classical improvisers, who don't return to previously improvised thematic material. I like to recapitulate.

Thanks for joining me on this journey and send any questions or comments my way!

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Hi there! My name is Eric Barnhill. I'm a piano graduate of the Juilliard School, and learned to improvise at the Dalcroze School of New York.

I started the Daily Improvisation about 10 years ago as a way of forcing myself to produce improvisations every day. I was trained as a classical pianist and the classical sound is what is in my blood. So that is how I improvise -- unabashedly classical, but never with an explicit plan, just letting my heart and ear dictate what comes next. However, form emerges naturally with me, and themes in the improv return. That makes me a little different (not better or worse) than some other classical improvisers, who don't return to previously improvised thematic material. I like to recapitulate.

Thanks for joining me on this journey and send any questions or comments my way!

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