Piano Prodigy Plays Boogie

Watch this video clip from the Movie: Love Me or Leave Me, 1955. A piano prodigy, plays boogie like a pro! Amazing… [HTML1]

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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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Live Piano Performance

Did a rough video recording of my live performance, check out this compilation video: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lt7alOafqY]

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Learn Bossa Nova, with Piano Transcription

Learn Basic Bossa Nova Comping Styles, with Piano Transcription of 7notemode on The Dolphin 7notemode did a wonderful youtube clip on this bossa nova tune, The Dolphin. Here is the piano transcription of the head: piano transcription of the dolphin by 7notemode (PDF) The basic bossa nova pattern looks something like this   Of course…

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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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Learn Stevie Wonder’s song Overjoyed

Transcription and Video of Overjoyed by Stevie Wonder   Stevie Wonder, a very talented singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist, wrote this beautiful song titled “Overjoyed”. Here’s the video clip. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edxYCXaQLaw] And here’s the transcription of Stevie Wonder’s Overjoyed in PDF format: Overjoyed-Stevie-Wonder-Transcription A simple song with some nice harmony and beautiful modulations. Do keep in mind…

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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” [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXgd3hh76oQ] 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…

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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” [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXgd3hh76oQ] Observe 1m21s of the video, what I was doing there is this: THE TRICK – Superimpose a Diminished 7th chord half step above the…

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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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