The files in this room contain exercises beneficial to jazz pianists (and pianists in general).

  Message number: 42332

Hi, I asked this question not long ago, here it is:

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  dorian and minor pentatonic scale fingering

is there any specific fingering that is best for these scales, and does the ABRSM examining board require a certain formula?...

08/14/2008, by 0 replies
  2/2 time

[sf]Can you tell me please what is the differenc in playing in 2/2 time as opposed to 4/4 time. I understand that it means 2 minims in a bar, but how is t...

08/13/2008, by 0 replies
  Scaley Fingers

Hi folks, 'fraid I'm pretty much a complete newbhead when it comes to scale technique. Question is, could anyone please point me in the direction of a fin...

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05/19/2008, by 0 replies

How do you download files on this site - help...

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  Message number: 39902

Thanks for the advise. Yes, I am finding lots of really good resources in this forum, and, as you said, it takes some time to unearth them. Thanks for al...

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  Message number: 39881

Bad timing is usually a result of not knowing the stuff you're playing. So, turn your metronome on and play something you know really well, f blues or som...

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  Message number: 39838

Tap your foot, that might help a bit...

01/20/2008, by 0 replies
  Timing in Improvisation

Hello all, one major problem I am having is to keep track of the timing during improvisation. Either, I try to concentrate on the timing and therefore on ...

01/18/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 39737

Mestizzo - I'm not sure that there is ONE way to learn the things you want to do since, in this topic, there are so many different learning styles and what...

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Hellooooooo? (And the echo soars out into the emptiness...)...

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  learning all chords in a more natural way

Hello everyone and thank you for all the help you provide jazz lovers, piano lovers or just passionates of music in general like myself. Here's my quest...

01/12/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 39361

All this time I have been looking for a free pdf creator, but I never found one. Thanks, Scot for giving me that free pdf creator! I'll change the files...

12/31/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 39360

I think those new exercises should have been uploaded as pdf files. You can get a good free pdf maker here:

12/31/2007, by 0 replies
  The Next Chord

How do you know whats the best chord to play next when you are composing a song?...

12/09/2007, by 0 replies
  help to start

hi, Ive been studing clasic music by 5 years. My question is how you thik i must start to learning jazz. I play piano...Im not a great pianist but I can re...

12/05/2007, by 0 replies

Hey I'm in a Jazz band in high-school, and I was wondering what all should go good together in a jazz solo. I know this is a very broad question, but im ju...

11/30/2007, by 0 replies

[sf]i'm new piano player. i want to play jazz. but i just started to play 2 months back. i'm 19. i go to a teacher but he make me play exercises. it that r...

11/28/2007, by 0 replies
  scale fingerings

I know some major chords have different fingerings. I am most familiar with 12312345(the fingering for the C Major scale) I have used that fingeri...

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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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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.

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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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