Kenny Kirkland Funk Piano Solo Techniques

Brief Analysis and Transcription of Kenny Kirkland’s piano solo on Sting’s “Bring On The Night”, with video samples Ask any jazz pianist about funk piano solo improvisation, and one of the first thing that comes to mind would be Kenny Kirkland‘s piano solo on Sting’s “Bring On The Night” Here’s a video clip of a…

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Transcription of Jason Rebello Funk Piano Solo on “Why Not”

Transcription of Jason Rebello’s Piano Solo on Chris Botti’s “Why Not”, with brief theoretical analysis on superimposed chords and scales. Jason Rebello appeared as a special guest on Chris Botti’s concert, playing some mean piano solo improvisation on the tune Why Not. Here’s the video : Did some transcribing on the solos. Here is the…

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Transcription of Jason Rebello Piano Solo Improvisation

Free Transcription and Video of Jason Rebello Funky Piano Solo on Sting’s Never Coming Home, with brief analysis on transcription. Jason Rebello maybe one of the most underrated pianist in the jazz scene, but he has been one of my favourites for a long time. Here’s a youtube clip of him demonstrating his amazing improvisation…

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Transcription and Lead Sheet of Chick Corea’s Humpty Dumpty

Chick Corea’s Humpty Dumpty piano solo transcription and lead sheet, with examples of polyrhythm application. Chick Corea’s Humpty Dumpty is an interesting and challenging tune the play, mainly because of two reasons: The harmony changes in the tune breaks away from the normal 2-5-1 progression that we expect. The length of the tune is actually…

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Polyrhythm

Polyrhythm is when we have two or more rhythms existing simultaneously. The most commonly used polyrhythms are the “two on three” and “three on two”. Shown below are two examples of  polyrhythms. Figure 1 Figure 2 In figure 1, the left hand is clearly playing the basic pulse of a 3/4 time. The right hand…

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Swinging in sixteenth notes

Sixteenth notes are often neglected by many when improvising over a swing beat. Observe how pianist David Newton demonstrates the use of sixteenth notes in his solo, at 3m33s of this video. The basic rhythm for a swing beat is as shown in diagram 1 below Diagram 1 Thus an improvised melody maybe played like…

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Learn the Piano Effectively in 3 Hours or less!

This article is contributed by Sebastian Mitchell, the author of Learning the Piano More Quickly Report . Learn the piano more quickly in 3 hours or less! Practice at Set Times of the Day In my opinion it’s best to practice at set times of the day. Ideally this should be coordinated to when you…

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What is the Suitable Age to Learn Piano

I started learning the piano since 8-years-old. Is it too late? Ethan Bortnick (the piano prodigy) can play pretty well at only age 6! Sorry that I don’t mean that I might be a genius. I know that I am not in this case. As a parent, what is the suitable age to send your…

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Video Tutorial of Robin Thicke’s “Lost without You” by Jermaine Giggs

I personally love the song by Robin Thicke, called “Lost without You”. It is simple, consist of only 4 seventh chords, and it is so groovy! Jermaine from Hear and Play explained how he dissected the song in this 33 minutes video. [HTML1]

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