Pianologist ‘Live’ Again

This is a video of pianologist performing on a tune loosely based on Kenny G’s song “G Bop”. I heard this song on youtube sometime ago, and have only a vague memory of how it goes. The bassist in the video hasn’t even heard it before, and was just relying on the bassline and chords…

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How are you playing the piano??

Every piano player, amateur or pro, has their own piano playing posture. What many fail to realize is how each posture could trigger a very different effect in our playing. Here’s a paragraph from Hal Galper in his book Forward Motion – ” One evening a blue-haired old lady came up to the piano and…

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Mambo Influenciado (Take 1)

Jazz Piano Improvisation video and lead sheet of latin tune Mambo Influenciado Mambo Influenciado is a nice and catchy latin tune written by the great Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdes. I first came across this song when listening to the Klazz Brothers performing together with cuba percussions. Here’s the video of the Klazz Brothers doing…

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Live Piano Performance

Did a rough video recording of my live performance, check out this compilation video:   

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A Story your Music Teacher didn’t tell you

“Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything” ~ Chick Corea Chet Baker demonstrates this simple principle perfectly in his playing. Check out this video of his playing.  Chet Baker possesses the ability to scat a similarly melodious solo with his voice. Another proof that he is really playing ONLY…

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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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Pianologist Workstation

Daniel from DailyBlogTips wrote a post titled What Does Your Desktop Look like, detailing the design of his workstation. Of course he was inspired by Darren from Problogger who showed readers the problogger HQ in a video clip. Here is how the Pianologist Workstation looks like: this is a picture of the pianologist blogging HQ…

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Jazz Gigs

It’s holiday season, and pianologist is busy doing jazz gigs night after night after night…

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Love for Music, Music for Love

Words often fail to fully express one’s love , so let music do it for you.

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