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  • Finally Found This Jazz/Funk Fusion Artist Mitchell Coleman Jr. That’s Kickin It Old School

    I finally found a Jazz/Funk fusion artist that’s kickin it old school, just the way I like it. His name is Mitchell Coleman Jr., and the way he plays bass is such a throwback to all my faves like Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, and Stanley Clarke! What can I say; I’m a sucker for the classics. His single “Flow” really takes you back, and it’s no wonder cause it was co-produced by Michael B. Sutton who’s a veteran Motown producer. Listen to it on iTunes here: and you’...

    by yesterday, 0 replies
  • *New* - Beginning Jazz Improvisation w/Dave Frank Pt.s 1+2

    This class CAN TEACH YOU to begin jazz improvisation) Part One is intended to be watched in tandem with Part Two. Designed for all instruments and voice (but especially pianists), Part One explores the 4 basic chord progressions used in common jazz standards and how to improvise over them. Part 2 explains how to improvise over combination progressions and how to begin improvising over complete standards. Blessings and keep swingin from 52nd St...

    by 01/23/2015, 2 replies
  • Jazz Piano Templates

    Hello Everyone! I've been playing piano on and off for the last 10 years while playing bass in a jazz setting and in school but in the last 2 years I've taken more lessons and embarked on learning jazz piano itself and not just to fill in the gaps oy harmonic understanding on bass. I've gotten to the point where I can play all my major scales and modes in all 12 keys, shell and A/B voicings in all 12 keys, and Melodic Major and Harmonic Minor and Super Locrian in all 12 keys. I carry around Mark Levine's...

    by 01/06/2015, 1 reply from 01/13/2015
  • Are there any good Jazz Piano lessons online?

    Hi, I'm looking for lessons on Jazz Piano. Are there any good ones that you know of? I was able to accumulate some real good Jazz Piano lessons on my blog. But I'm looking for other sources. If there's any other good one, will you let me know?...

    by 09/04/2014, 6 replies
  • How do you play plain chords in lead sheets?

    I'm really new to playing jazz piano but not so much to theory. One thing I've really been wondering is how you play straight piano chords, like E- or Db in a lead sheet. For example, in Autumn Leaves, bar 7 calls to play E-.In bar 8 after the repeat of Body and Soul, it calls to play Db. Do you really only play E G B and Db F Ab, respectively? Why are some chords not sevenths? For minors, I suspect that since -7th chords can give a dorian rather...

    by 10/30/2014, 1 reply from 10/31/2014
  • How can I start to learn Jazz Piano?

    I wanna ask what can I do if I want to learn Jazz Piano by myself? while searching online I have find out online jazz clasess video ([url][/url]). I want to know it is best for me as I'm grade 8 in ABRSM, poor skill, poor theory, poor creativity. Only know how to follow the scores.

    by 09/02/2014, 4 replies
  • Digital Piano

    While on vacation recently with friends, one of those friends was lamenting that when he was a younger man, he had spent a few years in London while his father was there for his employer. The home where he lived had a piano that he started to play as he was bored and felt lonely being removed from his friends at school. As he has aged he has decided that he wants to reconnect with this past. He also has decided, or rather his wife decided for him, that he would be better served with a digital piano. I must...

    by 10/21/2014, 3 replies
  • What do jazz piano students most want to learn?

    I'm a jazz piano teacher here in London and would like to know what students would most like to learn? Here are some suggestions but tell me what comes to mind first? Scales Modes New tunes Chords Licks Chord sequences Extensions and alterations Playing the blues Different piano styles Comping

    by 04/04/2014, 6 replies
  • *NEW* - Learn to BURN w/Dave Frank

    Hi fiends, I'm plotzing to inivte you to this new class, intended for intermediate to advanced players, presenting 3 specific exercises to help you to take your playing to BURNSVILLE!! You will LOVE it) Blessings and keep swingin from 52nd St. Dave Frank

    by 08/06/2014, 38 replies
  • massive site update thread

    For anyone who's been here before, you are looking at a system that has basically been rebuilt, recoded, and rescripted from the ground up.   Phase 1 has been in the works since, oh... sometime in April I'm guessing. I did most of the work while I was in Hong Kong, then when I got back at the beginning of July I stepped away from it for two and a half months.  Two days ago I said, "Time to put the new stuff up." and now here we are. Anyway, Phase 1 is complete. The system is good enough...

    by 09/17/2014, 3 replies
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