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

  How to increase speed of application

Hello... does anyone have any tips on how to become faster at producing the notes I hear in my mind while doing RH improvisation? Very often when I try ...

10/30/2007, by 0 replies
  Ask for help

[sf]Hi, From where must i start? Can you help step by step? Thank you.

09/26/2007, by 0 replies
  i want to learn

i want to know how to progress chord and to position them.i need someone to train me on that.also prepare lesson for me...

09/19/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 36746

im bored...

09/02/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 36643

Are you looking for finger exercises? I think that there are midi Hanon exercises out there. I'll keep my eyes open or maybe record a few for you when ...

08/29/2007, by 0 replies
  audio files?

Hello. So far i have learned quite a few things from this page. The only issue arises at depending on the expense of playing by ear. AS far as I know, many...

08/25/2007, by 0 replies
  begginer in need

Hey mate - been learning classical piano for 15years and then went on to play funk, reggae, latin, in a band for 5 years. I'm really embracing jazz through...

08/07/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 36109

To compose or play the kind of music you love, there's only one thing you have to do: dedicate yourself to what inspires you. Learn Camilo's tunes, get to...

07/29/2007, by 0 replies
  im new on this

hi my name is edmundo, i am a piano studetn, and i wolud really like to compose like michel camilo, can someone help me?...

07/26/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 35111

The question is a common one. "I love a certain style of music, how do I play it?" If you go to these churches, then you have the best resourc...

05/17/2007, by 0 replies
  Jazz in Church Music

I was just curious to know...they have those musicians playing the backround of preachers when you see em on tv. I'm assuming they are playing some sort o...

05/16/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 34620

You can get some great riffs by listening to Oscar Peterson.

04/19/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 34610

give me some good riffs to practice in all keys!...

04/19/2007, by 0 replies

When I practice arpeggios, what is the proper movement of the wrist while passing the thumb? Let's say for example I play Ab arpeggio. If my 3rd finger...

03/21/2007, by 0 replies
  Hard work pays off


03/19/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 33683

Right- first step is to listen to a lot of jazz recordings and then try to play what you hear.

03/09/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 33629

[sf]hi dear scot i found your great website tonight on google search , i am so pleasured to join yoursite members . i have study music but its has been on...

03/08/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 33527

I'm not familiar with the song, but I think it's important to grasp the key center of the song. Who cares what chord it starts with? Maybe it's the 2, su...

03/05/2007, by 0 replies
  Please help me work this out: Actual Key for Michael Jackson's

Hi Scott I am seeking help from you in regards to understanding a song. Can you please tell me what the actual 'Key' the song 'Rock With You' by Michael ...

03/02/2007, by 0 replies
  good chord formula/ name book

I have been looking for some time for a chord book. The ones I find seem to go into 9th and 13th etc. but leave off there. Is there a book that shows many ...

02/22/2007, by 0 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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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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