Joe Sample & Randy Crawford – Street Life

Joe sample is one of my favourite pianist of all time. His improvisation is the most melodious I heard so far compared to other pianist. He can really make the piano sings! The video shows one of his live recording session. Drummers, double-bassist, Joe Sample himself playing the piano and Randy Crawford singing Joe’s composition…

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Duet of the fastest jazz pianist: Chick Corea & Hiromi Uehara – Spain

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZaOd-fvWU0] I believe there is no need to tell you more about Chick Corea, the fastest jazz pianist known to me. I wonder how his mind think of the notes — 100 notes per second??? I really have no idea! It is simply too fast! Let’s hear something about Hiromi Uehara Hiromi Uehara first mesmerized…

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Learn Jazz standard: All of me

check out my own solo piano version on this popular jazz standard “all of me”. the first mp3 is all of me with a bit of my own re-harmonization, while the second mp3 is my solo over the standard progression of this standard. http://www.esnips.com/doc/6606f183-f31f-4f6a-a326-13d409413bfc/all-of-me-(rewsnat) http://www.esnips.com/doc/32484ccc-a0c2-4821-abeb-8140ec0bc8b5/all-of-me-(rewsnat-solo) also check out this transcription of my own playing I…

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Learning Jazz Standard: How High The Moon

This is my transcription of the solos in the song “how high the moon”, dee dee bridgewater version. Attached to this post are the vibraphones, trumpet and saxophone solos in that song. Plenty of 2-5-1 turnaround in that tune, will be very useful to any jazz learners out there. check out the technical review attachments…

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How I arrange “Speak” ??????

Many hours were spent to do the arrangement of this song. The video shows all the tracks involved. Virtuální kancelá? . Every track consumes about 1-2 hours to programme. My PC is under power so some of track had to bounced before proceeding. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZB71sebKV8] I previously recorded a live video singing this song. To listen…

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Learning blue scales

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBtGyGe2jbA] It amazed me when I realized the fact that most musician in the US learn blue scale first before major scale. I learn classical piano for 10 years and I never touched or played blue scale ever in my classical lesson. Most guitarist also learn blue scale as the basic. According to www.learnjazzpiano.com, The…

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The secrets of pop music arrangement

Click the link below will download a power point file.I prepared the file to share about music arrangement during a song writing camp year 2006. It is in Chinese languange. Secret of Pop Music Arrangement

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Peace Piece (Bill Evans) – solo jazz piano

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0iZ1j00wSU] I found this great instruction video at youtube. There are commentary on the video screen. website load testing . However, it is very hard to read the commentary while listening and watching Doug McKenzie play the piece. You might want to pause the video from time to time.

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MV – Hyacinth ???

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UEGhFVapZQ] This MV is included in the CD of my 2nd album – Simple Melody. But the song itself is only available in my 1st album – Kite Shepherd. I love the music arrangement. There are many live instrument recorded – clarinet, violin, guitar. dedicated server . Look out for the augmented chord I used…

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