Jay Oliver’s Piano Solo on Dave Weckl’s “Heads Up”

Transcription of Jay Oliver’s piano solo on Dave Weckl’s “Heads Up”, with brief theoretical analysis. Jay Oliver did a wonderful piano solo on this tune “Heads Up” from drummer Dave Weckl’s album. Here’s the youtube clip : [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1WY5KuFyE4] Here’s the transcription of the piano solo in PDF format : jay-oliver-piano-solo-transcription-on-heads-up The basic harmony during the…

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Transcription of Chick Corea’s Solo on Got A Match

Free Transcription and Video of Chick Corea’s Solo on “Got A Match” , with theoretical analysis. “Got A Match” is a very catchy bebop style composition by the great Chick Corea. I stumbled upon a video of it on youtube, with Chick doing a solo that’s totally out of this world. Here’s the video:  …

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Leadsheet Playing

Having recently inquired into Pianologist.com and corresponding with KCLau, the opportunity to share some experiences and teachings, spanning several years, has arisen. Concerning leadsheet playing I have seen and played from many different fake books through the years. I have seen them compiled from various cultural backgrounds and periods of time; some without any indicated…

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Pianologist Live in Penang

Did a wedding gig in Penang, Malaysia recently. Had a wonderful line up, blessed with some wonderful talented musicians on stage. Here’s a youtube clip of us doing the famous Grover Washington Jr tune, just the two of us. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoiFNAupOLw] One of my aim, when performing that song, was to find a comping pattern that…

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Transcription of Chick Corea on Armando’s Rhumba

Transcription of Chick Corea’s solo piano playing of Jazz Salsa tune Armando’s Rhumba Chick Corea did a nice solo piano version of his own composition called Armando’s Rhumba on Legends of Jazz. Here is the youtube video : [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnSC0tRmya4&feature=related] Here’s the transcription of the video from roughly 0m44s to 1m33s : armandos-rhumba-by-chick-corea-part-1 A few points…

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Pianologist Live!!!

Just bought a new sony viewcam, here’s a trial run with me playing the popular standard “On Green Dolphin Street” with a salsa feel [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gp9FeVWZDE]

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Use Multitrack Spectrum Analyzer to Mix Accurately

Music is all about hearing. But sometimes, it is just too difficult to hear that specific frequency that is lacking or boosting too much in your final mix. Here is where a visual application of spectrum analyzer comes into great assistance. It lets you “see” the music.

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Top 14 Tricks to Play Bass with Keyboard

This articles show you the 14 tricks how to play a better bass line track using keyboard.

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Building in Piano and Violin Shape

I saw this picture at PTG Blog. The photo shows building in violin and piano shape. But there is nothing around except a big tree in front of the buildings. You have to walk through the “violin stairs” to get into the black piano. Pretty amazing. I am still wondering when can I buy a…

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