Doc Jones Teaching jazz improvisation to Alamos middle school recorder learners
Doc’s concept of dual music learning— “learning to improvise” and “learning by ear” —” is recognized as an essential approach to develop musicianship” said Doc Jones . According to the US national music standards, these two principles of music learning are listed as the third and sixth standards respectively. However, they still have not been equally taught in traditional or note-oriented music education. Doc plans to hold 2 or 3 workshops a year in Alamos to teach
improvisation, the core of jazz style to the music teachers.