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  Luna de Xelaju

"Luna de Xelaju" is the most representative song from Guatemala. I invite all of you to see this video of my performance in solo piano of my own...

10/19/2010, by 0 replies
  Musical Scales

Albetan I thought you might be interested in a free scales program. Musical Scales. It can be a nice utility for your students and any member of LJP ...

10/05/2008, by 0 replies
  Thank you so much!

Thank you so much teacher! I shall go try it! :D :D :D...

08/08/2008, by 0 replies
  Augmented 4ths pattern

Hi Albetan... I saw a great jazz pianist today play a solo. Among the many patterns he used, I noticed that he did some kind of descending augmented-4th...

07/30/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 41822

ei jazzer... your files have been really helpful.. thank you. -"I see the Lord Jesus, seated on the throne... exalted!"...

06/29/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 41731

Dear friend Rudy: There is not opportunity to transform pdf-file to mus-file, because mus-file is an exclusive format of Finale.

06/22/2008, by 0 replies
  transform pdf to mus

Hi Prof Is there any opportunity to transform pdf-file to mus-file Many thanks in advance Best regards Rudy...

06/22/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 41063

Hi Gordon: See some performings of [i]Manha de Carnaval[/i] in

04/14/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 41062

Hi hillbilly: If I don't know a melody, I can not discover the melody line from chord symbols given in the lead sheet. If You know the melody line, p...

04/14/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 41046

Hi Alberto, Thankyou for your lesson in how to play Bossa. It has got me started in playing this lovely music. I would like to learn to play a *solo pi...

04/10/2008, by 0 replies
  Lead Sheet/Chord interpretation

My question was a rather awkward one. I meant to ask how to discover the melody line in, "I Can't Get Started With You" from the chord symbols g...

04/08/2008, by 0 replies
  Lead Sheet/Chord interpretation

Sr. Albetan. I am a beginner at piano and ardent jazz fan. A special request: The chords for "I Can't Get Started With You". Key of C, First lin...

04/08/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 40984

Hi Lobito: Now I'm living in Guatemala. You may play any jazz standard with A/B voicings, and it sounds good. If you feel A/B forms something weak, pe...

04/02/2008, by 0 replies
  ab voicings

Hola Profe, como esta? estoy estudiando las AB voicings, y quisiera que por favor me recomendara una pieza que suene bien con estos voicigs, he probado ...

04/02/2008, by 0 replies
  ALBERTO Muchas gracias por su respuesta!

Mis dudas discipadas, muchisimas gracias por su tiempo y dedicación en este excelente sitio.

03/23/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 40840

[sf] Recuerde que en cada acorde hay una posición A y otra posición B. Puede elegir la posición más próxima para evitar ese salto interválico gra...

03/21/2008, by 0 replies
  Muchas gracias por la respuesta, me queda una duda

Soy nuevo en esto, asi que por ahi haga un par de preguntas tontas, sepan disculpar, me queda todavia la duda , si se estila invertir este tipo de acordes,...

03/20/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 40759

Precisamente las formas A/B son para interpretarse dentro de un rango limitado, evitando así los saltos. Practiquelas en todas las tonalidades: I - V...

03/17/2008, by 0 replies
  inversiones de las formas a y b

HOla, estoy estudiando las formas a y b que tome del archivo .mus que publica LJP. Mi pregunta es la siguiente: se pueden invertir los acordes de estas...

03/17/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 39534

Hola Mestizzo: En Personal Rooms busca "Albetan's area" "Jazz en Español" o "Latin Corner". Picas luego arriba en "...

01/08/2008, by 0 replies
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