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  4 Improv Flows on ATTYA w/Dave Frank (All the Things You are)

The unusual video is from Dave Frank's YT master class- Using the 15 Jazz Piano Elements, Plus a Few More:) Dave improvises 4 improv flows over the changes...

08/25/2013, by 0 replies
  Autumn Leaves.. second take

I'll start by saying... if you've never done a workshop, or received instruction from a jazz heavyweight... it's worth the experience.. a little intimidati...

08/23/2013, by 5 replies
  Giant Steps again

My last Giant Steps discovery had to do with moving down in whole steps alternating M7 with m7, starting on the BM7, the first chord of the tune. This wor...

07/20/2013, by 5 replies
  re: Want to get a Jazz Piano Masterclass for birthday gift

Hi all, My dad turns 70 on Saturday. He has had no formal piano training, but is an excellent jazz pianist (in my opinion) who has a great ear. I want to...

08/20/2013, by 2 replies
  Dave Frank in Seattle next week

I'll be spending 3 days next week, 21st-24th, teaching private lessons and workshops in Seattle, if anyone would like to connect out there I'll be bringing...

08/16/2013, by 2 replies
  George Duke - RIP

Man, they are dropping like flies. One of the funkiest keyboard/piano players out there has passed away at age 67:

08/06/2013, by 0 replies
  Mulgrew Miller style

Anyone know any good transcriptions and where I can get them for Mulgrew Miller? Full transcription including chords would be great. I want to analyse his ...

08/03/2013, by 2 replies
  Gary Burton free online improvisation course

Hi everyone, Just learned from a friend that Gary Burton is offering a free online jazz course on improvisation through Coursera (free website for online ...

08/04/2013, by 2 replies
  Jazz Piano Summer School

Jazz Piano Summer School 2013 Aug 17th-21st 2013 Led by Tim Richards, with John Crawford and Nikki Yeoh This exciting and intensive five-day course is su...

08/01/2013, by 6 replies
  *New* Master class - "Using the 15 Stylistic Elements, Plus a Few More:)

Join Dave for a spinoff of his popular YT video "15 Stylistic Elements for the Advanced Jazz Pianist". New elements include Ghost Notes, 2 level LH, Smashc...

08/01/2013, by 3 replies
  2-5-1 excercises more interesting

[sf]Hi everybody! I'm a beginner in jazz piano and I'd be thankful for some advice from you! At the present I'm working on 2-5-1 progressions, learning t...

07/22/2013, by 4 replies
  Requesting readers for my new book release: Jazz Piano Notebook, Volume 2

Hi folks, I need a two or three people who want to go through my new Jazz Piano Notebook, Volume 2, and give me some feedback I can use for marketing (you...

07/30/2013, by 0 replies
  Articulation, at last.

Hey All, I just wanted to mention something that's hit me recently. A few months back I realised I was experiencing major satisfaction with the repertoi...

07/29/2013, by 5 replies
  Good sight reading important in jazz?

[sf]Hi everybody! I'd like to have you opinion on sight-reading in jazz improvisation. Here's my personal background: I've had some basic piano lessons a...

07/25/2013, by 3 replies
  How would you characterize Beegie Adair's playing style?

check this out: So for serious jazz listeners and players, I'm not sure where Beegie Adair fits in. But frankl...

02/26/2013, by 7 replies
  block chords

Hi, Just a question regarding the use of block chords if anyone could help. In general, every second block chord for any scale is diminished. Say if a bar ...

07/14/2013, by 4 replies
  I can't improvise...

I've started learning jazz piano for six months, and I've been practicing bebop improvisation for almost four months. I had played music and the piano (tho...

06/06/2013, by 16 replies
  Playing Music and Holding a Computer-Intensive Job

Hey Scot (and anyone else who would know). I remember that your other main gig is computer programming. Do you have any problems with strain/RSI's in you...

05/28/2013, by 5 replies
  Music reviewing/blogging

Hi All, this might be slightly off topic. But I thought this is a good place to get advice on the matter. Increasingly over the last few years, and more ...

07/10/2013, by 2 replies
  15 Stylistic Elements for the Advanced Jazz Pianist

Something to do until the verdict comes in:

07/12/2013, by 0 replies
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