Message number: 14754

If you have not a bass player, you must perform bass line. While soloing you may play roots in quarters in an easy way. Also you may play with left hand...

06/08/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14733

I'm 16 and I have only been playing piano for a year and a half. I just recently started taking lessons. I really got into jazz these past few months and I...

06/07/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14551

Ah, you see, you said, <i>...almost every time i end up touching the wrong key</i> When you know something like this, then you also know wha...

06/04/2005, by 0 replies
  ooh

now i know what u mean, some salsa players use them in a interlude ( i guess its called like that) u know, wait not interlude, i think what i mean...

06/04/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14515

Arpeggio comes is related to the word "harp". It means to play like a harp. You play a chord either ascending or descending one note after ...

06/03/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14478

Check out this site each day and practice stuff you find here. Also, be sure to have a handle on theory. Scales in all keys (major and minor), ...

06/02/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14476

I'm 20 and just learning jazz piano cuz its on my life list. No, im jp, but i really love jazz. any pointers?...

06/02/2005, by 0 replies
  build an ark

hi, idont know if anyone here would have heard of the group build an ark? i really want to be able to play the tracks 'Japan' and 'peace with every step', ...

06/02/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14411

There really is no one answer to this one. You should go to a local music store and play some. One man's piano is another man's trash - or something like...

06/01/2005, by 0 replies
  New Keys

Hey guys, I'm just starting out on jazz piano after playing a lot of classical piano when i was little... and trumpet/guitar more recently... but piano is ...

06/01/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14349

The best place to get good riffs is from records that you listen to. If you've been messing around with blues stuff, maybe you should check out the recordi...

05/31/2005, by 0 replies
  Yo

Heya Im 16 and I play blues Piano.... I know my technique and I know my scales, But now I seem to be plateuing in my improvement and I tend to just skip ar...

05/29/2005, by 0 replies
  A Great Australian Pianist:

Please visit these sites: http://web.newsguy.com/dougmck/ http://home.wanadoo.nl/dougmckenzie/...

05/27/2005, by 0 replies
  Young Australian pianists

Hello guys, Im from an australian country town, with a very strong musical tradition except a predominantly classical one. Jazz pianists seem to be comp...

05/26/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14190

I'll have to watch for local performance of someone new (that fits the description).

05/25/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14188

I just got an email from her...Randy gave her some contacts before he left town, but she's laying low...she's on a CD that's coming out in the Fall...

05/25/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14165

Nah - she's from St. Louis - I'm not sure whe'd want me blasting her name on the internet - hehe I don't know if she's giggin with Randy or if she just me...

05/24/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14161

Indeed. Great player too. Scot knows him too. Hmm, from the LA area. There's a slim chance I met her. Met this gal (who fits the description so far...

05/24/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14152

hey a friend of mine just moved to the Portland area...she's quite a singer and quite a looker. She asked me if I ever heard of Randy Porter...isn't that ...

05/24/2005, by 0 replies
  Message number: 14144

hmmm...i've not uploaded any midis but there's an mp3 dissected demo of a cd i did at http://www.superlux.us/demo.html It's kind of an easy listening ...

05/24/2005, by 0 replies
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