Lost beginner!, by bluesbro on 11/06/2006, 15:31:02

Firstly, hello to everybody! i'm sure everyone is going to be a great help to me from now on. I'm a 17 year old pianist from Scotland and i've been playing since i was 7. Although classically trained i have a good aptitude for playing by ear and a good general understanding of simple improv. In the past few years i've tried to move myself in the direction of jazz and blues style piano. So here's my situation...i can do a basic 12 bar blues style progression with a lot of right hand improvisation but only really on the c major blues scale. Although i understand a fair bit of theory i am still entirely an amateur when it comes to naming intervals, playing "jazzy" chords, lead sheets and really anything to do with jazz piano that you all make sound so simple. So i ca't even explain well enough what i can do. I recently got some cds to start me off, fats, duke, bird etc. But id really just like someone to start me off in the right drection and get me out of my rut. You'll all know what its like to hit a wall in your playing, and ive been at this one for a while! Some help please!!

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  • 11/06/2006 - Lost beginner!

    Firstly, hello to everybody! i'm sure everyone is going to be a great help to me from now on. I'm a 17 year old pianist from Scotland and i've been playing since i was 7. Although classically trained i have a good aptitude for playing by ear and a good general understanding of simple improv. In the past few years i've tried to move myself in the direction of jazz and blues style piano. So here's my situation...i can do a basic 12 bar blues style progression with a lot of right hand improvisation but only r...


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