hi Greg, Make sure you have javascript and popups turned on. Downloads are managed in a secure way so you need to make sure you have all the bells and w...

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My name is Greg and I've been half ass playing my whole life. I'm 25, located in Los Angeles and self taught. I want to start getting good though and I t...

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Glad you are enjoying the site! Use the forums as they are a deep ocean of jazz information.

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Hi my name is Derek and I'm 28 and have only one year of piano under my belt at this time. I love to play, as do you all, and like many of you I am classic...

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  Hi there from Australia

Hi there group! I've played piano since I was 7 being trained in classical method and studied the same at University. I'm loving branching out into jazz pi...

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Welcome, you'll find lots of help here. Kai...

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Hello, I'm Jenny and I've just signed up (to this website, not the army). I'm 16 and from Scotland, I play mostly piano, trumpet and guitar. While...

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  Jazz teacher (London)

I should have mentioned, i had a great teacher back home but he went travelling, we got on great and i had a nice momentum. Since i have moved to London i ...

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Hey all, I've been playing Jazz piano for around 6 months now and love the freedom of the music. I'm a professional internatiol House DJ and have been f...

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  New url for Santeven's "Open Source" mp3's

Thanks again to those who might have tried the complete url to no avail. I guess I wore my welcome with My thanks to him also.

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looks like the final / is required ... and space is not handled literally...

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  complete url

Thanks for trying ... Seems the link I wrote doesn't get to the santeven virtual directory default index ... the complete url is: http://shakeonthemove.

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Your website seems to be still under construction. Let us know when it's up and running!...

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My thanks to all contributors. I've been lurking for maybe a year or so, and I really appreciate the thoughtful dialog and links. Today I discovered the ad...

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Thanks for your nice opinion, LateStart.

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ohh i also think that Albetans area has been my best resourse, being a beginner and all thanks to all .. lucky again...

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i would score my instructor with a 10 in every category i could thing of he sure isn't a "nose in the air" classical kind of a guy, even though...

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Just a note about your instructor being "over qualified." I'm lucky enough to be in a similar situation. What my teacher, an great jazz profess...

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Better late than never and do not become too frustrated. There are many people here to help you, I especially believe that Albetans Area is an excellent ch...

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