Learning jammer

One does not say "learning a piano". Perhaps a person might spell it out: "I'm learning to play the piano", but commonly one simply says: "I'm learning piano'. Thus, this page is entitled "Learning jammer". It is appropriate, as learning the jammer is in some ways akin to learning the language of Music.

I assume, dear reader, that you are not interested in learning to play perfectly.
I assume that you want a combination of these three things:
  1. Fast learning;
  2. High skill
  3. Low-cost (in terms of hours practice)
Sorry, it's a universal dictum: of the three keys items above, you can only have two, never, never all three, although with we are totally expecting that we will have much better results than if you'd sat down with a piano.

What we're looking for here, is a way to get the best balance, presenting options, so you can make the choice.

So what this page will talk about and provide links to is:
  • What to learn, based on a music tradition for fast effective results

    What practice gives what skill; what gives the fastest learning per hour of practice

  • Ways to learn

  • Information from music education research: some useful work has been done in the last decade

  • What exercises are useful

    • Scales? which kind?
    • MusicScienceGuy's special brew for the jammer
    • Classical Hannon 
    • Arpeggios
    • etc.
  • Good books to read.