Free Music Transcriptions / Sheet Music by Pianologist

Pianologist has been around for more than a year, frequently posting free transcription / sheet music, with theoretical discussions or live videos. What’s special about the transcriptions / sheet music on Pianologist is: Transcriptions / sheet music are presented in the form of a blog posts, coupled with video or audio clips, and theoretical analysis to…

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Applying Target Note in Mastering Jazz Solo Improvisation

An Article on Inner Target Note/Guide Tone Application in Jazz Solo Improvisation “If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can. ” A quote from the great motivation guru, Anthony Robbins. Here’s another paragraph from the true story of how Ear Training Guru, David Lucas Burge, first acquire his perfect pitch ability, “Once I…

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Tuned Online Piano

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Shakatak Nightbird with Forward Motion

Nightbird, a very catchy tune from the Brit Jazz scene. With a very melodious piano solo, that’s just begging for a transcription. Check out this video of Shakatak playing their Nightbird Here’s the transcription of the piano solo on Nightbird: Shakatak-Nightbird-piano-solo-transcription Again, we see the application of Forward Motion theory in this solo transcription. According…

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Tension and Release Beat

Much has been discussed on Pianologist about the tension and release beat of a bar. This knowledge is crucial when it comes to applying Forward Motion Concept in jazz improvisation.  Most music students have been taught to differentiate the strong and weak beat of a bar, but just to make sure no one is left out,…

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Forward Motion:The Secret Formula to Jazz Bebop Solo Improvisation

“WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??!!” One of the most asked questions among any jazz students, seeing how jazz masters effortlessly improvise beautiful jazzy solo lines even through complicated chord changes. Notice how Bud Powell’s lines melodically weave through the chord changes of Anthropology with ease. You can even hear the changes listening to the solo lines…

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