LJP Journal: g11ndje

  • 10/16/2008 - II V or not II V, that's the question

    I found another teacher more in the neighbourhood. He can learn me a lot of theory and he showed me all kind of II-V-I exercises. I learn them in all keys. So that's a lot of work. I hope I can soon practice them in jazz standards. For now I like to listen to Hiromi Uehara. She played once here in Holland and I was there. She's great. On Youtube you can see some video's. I hope some day we play together :)) I should have given her my number.

  • 09/05/2008 - The jazz goes on ...

    I agree with pink_liquorice: It's not easy to find a good teacher. Even when just finished their study at a conservatorium it's hard to teach in jazz and improvisation. For now I have found one but I notice that I don't know much about jazz/music harmony or that theoretical stuff. Since last week I noticed a conservatorium what is specialy meant for people who have a full time job and want to study piano. The first year is only theoretical and that's what you can do at home. You got homework, sent it to ...

  • 06/20/2008 - Introduction

    Hai, I am Joshua from Holland - 28 years old - married. Two kids, two boys of 2 years old. A twin. Work at a laboratory for cancer-research and I play piano for ~12 years now. Always had classical lessons but now I think I'm ready to spread my wings so I got lessons in Jazz and Improvisation. It openened my eyes to a whole new world of music. I see so many things I want to play .. It's hard to stay focussed. I play piano in a band for 6 years now. We play a lot of 'opwekkingen' and they start hearing me ...


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