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  • 12/09/2007 - Part 4 - My Way - Jazz Pianist - Video Blog

    Part 4 of my way to becoming a jazz pianist. It is christmas time, so I played a few christmas tunes and gave a little "present". My free website to learn the circle of fifths. Enjoy and have a peaceful holiday season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTHMW_5OWX8...

  • 11/17/2007 - Just in between

    Long time no posting... Several reasons for this: 1) I was busy creating a website for learning the circle of fifths. Take a look at http://www.circle-of-fifths.net 2) Summer was very busy with lots of friends visiting, so no time to play. Since 1st of October I'm practising regularly again. With a top of 11h 45min 2 weeks ago :) 3) It is hard to simultainously play, sing the notes, count and foot action to stay in rhythm, never did that before... 4) I wrote an e-mail to Oscar Peterson if I...

  • 02/25/2007 - Video Blog Part 3

    Part 3 of my video blog about learning Jazz Piano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd55R5RnB8w Comments are most appreciated. You can also check it out at my myspace account: http://www.myspace.com/yourmovenow Thanks for watching and now go and practise ;-)...

  • 11/06/2006 - Video blog part 2

    Hello again, video blog part 2 online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2r3Ef80sCo The last 2 weeks I was searching for a jazz piano teacher in exchange for creating a website. I tried several websites but couldn't find someone. If you know one, please let me know :) Otherwise I will spend the next 2 weeks with working out a schedule to teach myself... Lot's of good material to be found on the Internet and especially here. Once I worked my way through the site, how it works, I have to admit prett...

  • 10/23/2006 - Start of my video blog

    Please check out the start of my video blog about learning Jazz Piano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE1N5Pc15_c Thanks for your time and please let me know what you think. Yours, Jan...

  • 10/22/2006 - Looking for a teacher in exchange for website

    I can offer to create a website for you and teach you how to maintain it. In return I would like to get advice on where to start, which exercises to do, what to memorize. A teacher telling me what to do, would be most appreciated. You find the contact information in my profile. Hope to meet you soon. Yours, Jan...

  • 10/20/2006 - My road to playing without sheet music.

    Start of my weblog: My road to playing without sheet music! Ok, after I put up my introductional message in the forum, I looked a bit deeper what this website has to offer and found this: [i]Jazz Lessons[/i] Welcome to the world of jazz. Before you get started you need to think about a few things and be prepared in a few ways. * You should be able to play all of the major scales [b](No idea about that, put that on my list)[/b] * You should have a rudimentary understanding of harmony [b...

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