My name is Morten Ravn Hansen, a graduate from the Carl Nielsen Academy in Odense, Denmark. I have extensive training and experience in teaching piano, transcribing and composing jazz piano music. Included on this website, you will find some of my original compositions. I hope to create a central network of original jazz piano compositions to encourage the growth and development of this art form.
For many years, transcribing has been a part of my specific training to better understand each musical moment over time and how it relates to the whole of a completed work. This process has been invaluable to my personal study and accumulated benefit. This method of transcribing, studying and playing various sources has been the basic foundation for understanding melodic development, chord progression changes, key modulations and signature harmonics in detail. Each transcription has been thoroughly scrutinized for clarity and accuracy to better analyze the influential tastes, styles and techniques of jazz standards and original compositions by artists of our jazz piano musical heritage.
Over time I have accumulated a small library of transcriptions. My work includes improvised solo piano, intros, outros and lead sheets with chord symbols, pop songs and other genres of such giants of jazz; Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau, to name a few. This study has been a thorough method of understanding these masters, and essential to acquiring the language of jazz piano.
My continuous study and transcription experience is your guarantee of satisfaction.
Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.
Morten Ravn Hansen