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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Cool Jazz Tricks #2

Learn Gospel Blues Piano Style of Ray Charles, with Video. Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston, together with guest pianist Milton Ruffin, did a nice analysis on the gospel piano style of Ray Charles. Milton explained how Ray Charles applied the 1 and 2 technique in his playing, a way of switching between the inversion of two…

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Tutorial on Assigning Target Tones in Jazz Solo Improvisation

Forward Motion Application on Jazz Bebop Au Privave Solo Improvisation, with video and analysis. Check out this video of my solo improvisation over popular jazz bebop tune “Au Privave” This is the solo line at 00m16s of the video Improvising a string of eight notes connected over a few bars, would be a difficult task…

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Cool Jazz Tricks #1

Superimposition with Diminished 7th chord in Jazz Improvisation, with video and thorough analysis.  Check out this video of me improvising over the changes of popular jazz bebop tune “Au Privave” Observe 1m21s of the video, what I was doing there is this: THE TRICK – Superimpose a Diminished 7th chord half step above the dominant…

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Acquiring Speed in a Slow Way

According to Hal Galper and his book, Forward Motion, one of the secrets of all those great jazz masters when improvising over fast bebop chord changes, is to count in half time. Here’s an example of the first few bars of popular jazz bebop tune Donna Lee, notated in its usual form. Here’s another example…

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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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