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  Lots of practice then 'BANG' ... realisation.. foot-tapability?

Ok, some of you will know that recently I had issues with my journey of learning jazz piano (don't we all?) well, I've been into the practice room since th...

03/25/2013, by 13 replies
  I love!!!

I really wanted to spam LJP but all I wound up doing is typing this instead.

05/02/2013, by 1 reply from 05/11/2013
  Jazz is dead..... Not!

Hi All. Just wanted to talk about something I just experienced about two hours ago. There's a hospital in Fulham, London; The Chelsea & Westminster Hospit...

01/24/2013, by 3 replies
  Jazz from the Head and Not from the Heart

Hi Scot and others who were following your recent post 'Practice from the Head, play from the Heart, I thought some of you might find This You Tube Video i...

05/02/2013, by 6 replies
  Jazz Piano title

Hello, I'm trying to find this song please; it's a jazz piano type; and it's embed is here: thx in ...

01/28/2013, by 7 replies
  Jazz Curriculum / Books

Hi folks: So as a refresher, I'm a hobbiest. I taught myself to sheet read and play from Thompson's classical method years 1-4, then took Jazz piano lesso...

02/01/2013, by 4 replies
  Interesting early 40's Sound

My wife and I have been watching Foyle's War on Netflix (highly recommended, two thumbs up!) One of the things I'm in enjoying is the music, early jazz. I...

02/26/2013, by 1 reply from 05/11/2013
  I'm baaack!

Hi folks! It's been a long while since I participated here. While some may not care for this personal anecdote, I thought I'd just share a little bit. My...

01/13/2013, by 5 replies
  Happy Birthday Dick Hyman!

Happy Birthday to the American master Dick Hyman,86 years young today!An all-time jazz master pianist, educator, composer, and American treasure, Dick's 70...

03/08/2013, by 1 reply from 05/11/2013
  Getting Started with Transcription

Dear all, I'm a late beginner in jazz piano who wants to get started with transcribing solos, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what to start with...

08/30/2009, by 14 replies
  For Solo Jazz Piano Lovers Everywhere (except North Korea)

From the 2012 Jazzheads Jazz festival in NYC:

02/23/2013, by 8 replies
  First song for ruth - Charlie Haden

If anyone's interested I transcribed Charlie Haden's First Song for Ruth which is on one of his Quartet West albums, its also on People Time by Stan Getz, ...

05/14/2009, by 4 replies
  Can anyone recommend a good jazz piano book for a semi beginner?!

Ok, I had three years if piano lessons as a kid, so I know how to read sheet music, its just transfering that to actually being able to play what is said t...

02/04/2013, by 7 replies
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05/11/2013, by 0 replies
  *NEW* Master Class -The Use of Dissonance in Modern Music

Join Dave for this unique mini-master class on the dissonance techniques of American composer Charles Ives, from the longer master class "The Piano Music o...

03/03/2013, by 0 replies
  *NEW* -Beginning Improvising using Modal Vamps! w/Dave Frank

This in-depth master class can teach you to improvise) Designed for beginning improvisers, this class focuses on BREAKING THE IMPROV BARRIER using modal va...

02/16/2013, by 0 replies
  Winter NAMM 2013

As usual I'll be at NAMM in Anaheim on Friday the 25th. Let me know if there is any gear you'd like reviewed/critiqued/abused ...

01/12/2013, by 6 replies
  Lessons with Scot in March - I-5 Corridor

There's a conference in San Diego I want to attend the first week of March. I have to do something to help finance this so I wanted to know if there's any...

01/19/2013, by 3 replies
  Chico and Rita- movie for all jazz pianists

Hey folks, I just streamed "Chico and Rita" from netflix. A great animated movie that really touches on many aspects of life as a musician, from the poi...

01/18/2013, by 0 replies
  Note from Scot

Hi folks, My life is seriously precarious right now, at least as far as finances go. So, I pretty much devote my energies to getting through the day, the...

01/12/2013, by 4 replies
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