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  Music Theory Software Wishlist?

Hi Folks, I’m thinking about developing a website to help people practice ear training/sight reading/music theory . My goal is to make something that’...

08/05/2013, by 1 reply from 08/07/2013
  sound for keyboards

I don't know electronics - I have a Yamaha S90ES and I'm using a keyboard amp, which has a hum.  What would be better - another amp or monitors?&...

10/21/2007, by 7 replies

Hello everyone there, I`ve playing piano for long now, and Im going to buy a digital piano, because when I go to play with bands I carry my korg X50 and it...

06/23/2012, by 7 replies
  Where to start

What style is better to learn (practice) first within jazz? Bebop? Blues? Gospel? Latin? does it matter is there a foundational style?. Thanks...

11/08/2012, by 2 replies
  Piano recognition for smartphone - what do you think?

Hello fellow pianists :-) I would like to hear your opinion. I am the university student and this year I am working on my bachelor's thesis. I would like t...

10/09/2012, by 1 reply from 10/13/2012
  Band in a Box

PG Music produced this powerful tool, that imho should be in every musicians software library. The ability to insert chords and have a full backing band av...

10/28/2004, by 15 replies
  Doug McKenzie's Instructional Piano DVD

way to go. First of all, Doug is the epitome of the true jazz pianist. Secondly his DVD is chock full of video that illustrates not only the chords a...

03/29/2008, by 3 replies

I recently bought David Sprunger's Rhythmic Pattern Piano and Keyboard Course and I was just wondering if anybody else out there have tried it and what the...

07/17/2008, by 2 replies
  Garritan Jazz and Big Band

I've been on a year-end spending binge and recently acquired JABB.  It's a complete sound library of jazz instrumentation, including rhythm secti...

12/14/2005, by 6 replies
  Which keyboard?

I am thinking of buying a new keyboard.  I would like one with good graded hammer action, a moderate number of voices,the ability to manipulate t...

06/12/2006, by 2 replies
  Roland V piano

Has anyone tried this?  I've spent a few days playing DPs at various music stores and dealers, and I made the mistake of sitting down at this inc...

07/03/2009, by 3 replies
  Best way to create a website for a band

Hello there, I am looking into putting up a website for my band, I’d like to know if any of you had any experience creating a band website? We woul...

03/08/2012, by 1 reply from 03/18/2012
  Piano learning and sight reading software?

Hello everyone I'm a newbie to the site. OK..I played piano as a kid. Once around 7yrs old and then around 12 but dropped it because I wanted to play pop/...

06/16/2011, by 0 replies
  Galaxy Pianos Vintage D

I have been looking for a way to record solo piano for a while. I've tried everything from expensive mics and preamps to very expensive studio time, all wi...

08/31/2010, by 0 replies

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11/17/2009, by 1 reply from 11/17/2009
  ...No Title...

I just got an email from LJP for this software. How is it different or better (if so) than Transcribe! ?  THe website has a lot of text b...

11/14/2008, by 4 replies
  PC Computer Recording

Im looking for a really cheap PC program to record audio. Has anyone here used cakewalk? its about 99 bucks.

08/17/2006, by 5 replies
  Free midi Notation Player

Here's a link to a free midi notation player. It's a nice way to play a midi file. It will display all instruments on their own staff.  So you c...

09/23/2008, by 0 replies
  arpegios and other finger patterns

pls send me some useful patterns i can use to play piano...thnx...

11/09/2006, by 1 reply from 04/26/2008
  speakers, yamaha 90es --help?

I am the proud new owner of a Yamaha 90es. I'm currently running it thru a mono speaker (Fender KXR 60) but am hoping to upgrade soon. Any suggesti...

11/14/2007, by 4 replies
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Scot Ranney's Jazz Piano Notebook, Volume 1 - jazz piano tricks of the trade

Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing.

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Scot Ranney's Jazz Piano Notebook, Volume 2 - jazz piano tricks of the trade you can use today

Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves. Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help.

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Tim Richards' Jazz Piano Notebook - jazz piano tricks of the trade

Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.

Tim wrote the well known "Exploring Jazz Piano" and "Improvising Blues Piano" books and has several others to his name.

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Jeff Brent's Jazz Piano Notebook - jazz piano tricks of the trade

Volume 4 is by Jeff Brent, a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and author of "Modalogy" and other acclaimed jazz theory and education books. In this book Jeff shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances. He covers everything from the shape of the songs to the tricks and licks he uses in improvised lines to the ideas behind his lush chord voicings.

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