Old message # 42324

So much good advice and encouragement. Thanks, as always.

08/13/2008, by 0 replies
  You don't even need to know note names!

Most melodies seem to repeat simple patterns of just 4 or so notes. Listen for them in Autumn Leaves. Then,notice in the following measures, only the final...

08/04/2008, by 0 replies
  Old message # 41719

Yes, it just takes time. Start with very easy things, listen to simple jazz music and try to play it. Your ears will grow the more you do this. Don't g...

06/20/2008, by 0 replies
  Old message # 41649

It definitely comes with practice. I always recommend starting with simple tunes like Twinkle Twinkle and Mary Had A Little Lamb. For example, knowing th...

06/11/2008, by 0 replies
  Am I missing the core skills/aptitudes?

I have dabbled with the piano during a long working career and now am near retirement want to devote more time to learning to play jazz piano. No plans to...

06/11/2008, by 0 replies
  To Scot and Les

Thanks very much for the email help regarding emailing Ralph Patt pc...

08/07/2006, by 0 replies
  Old message # 29152

Even easier is to right click on the email link and select the "copy email" menu item that comes up. Then use your regular email program and copy...

08/07/2006, by 0 replies
  Old message # 29122

When you hover your mouse over the link it should display something like Mailto: xxxx@yyyyyyy in the feedback bar at the bottom of your browser and the xxx...

08/06/2006, by 0 replies
  Ralph Patt

I'd like to email Ralph Patt - his website leads me to microsoft outlook (for email) which I don't do. Do you have an email address for him. pc...

08/06/2006, by 0 replies
  Old message # 25147

Click on the "list files" link above.

03/13/2006, by 0 replies

How do you access the files in this room??...

03/13/2006, by 0 replies
  Midi Uploads

Midi files for Monthly Standards, "Out of Nowhere" have been uploaded here.

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