where to begin..., by Caligula on 08/12/2005, 14:56:27

So I'm back into the groove of playing piano after a summer hiatus. And now my main focus will be on jazz. I really have no concept of how to play it, or where to begin. I stupidly gave away my Hanon book at a garage sale, along with "Classics to Jazz". I'm now kicking myself for it. But I guess I just have to work with what I've got.

Starting today, my practice schedule will be such:

1. Major/minor scales 2. Blues scales 3. Preparatory exercises from "Nothin But Blues" book 4. Chords, chords, chords, and voicings 5. Sight-reading 6. Ear-training 7. Messing around / poor attempt at improvising

I'll also try to listen to as much jazz as possible. Seems like a pretty good start to me... now I guess time will tell just how devoted to this I really am.

LJP Journal: Caligula

  • 08/12/2005 - where to begin...

    So I'm back into the groove of playing piano after a summer hiatus. And now my main focus will be on jazz. I really have no concept of how to play it, or where to begin. I stupidly gave away my Hanon book at a garage sale, along with "Classics to Jazz". I'm now kicking myself for it. But I guess I just have to work with what I've got. Starting today, my practice schedule will be such: 1. Major/minor scales 2. Blues scales 3. Preparatory exercises from "Nothin But Blues" book 4. Chords, chords, chor...


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