well, this is a tricky little tune.  i want to do this tune 'up' (fast) as it's been done that way on many of the recordings i've heard.  the two files already posted here have been ballad-tempo interpretations so i thought i would try a quicker version as a contrast.

the only problem is - it's hard!  i seem to be using a couple of left hand devices such as 2 and 4 feel walking basslines and stride patterns.    whilst i can do it fine when playing the melody, i find it difficult to maintain a 4 feel walking bass at tempo during a solo (around 250bpm).  i then find if i switch to a 2 feel or stride then the music seems to lose its momentum.  walking tenths in a two feel may help but alas, my hands aren't big enough to do tenths.  

does anyone have any suggestions of how to keep the momentum of a walking bass line when soloing.  i know i could either play the head a different way, play the whole thing slower or just keep practicing until i can play the lh at that tempo but are there any other things i should consider?

any advice would be welcome.

cheers

barry
There are no comments, leave a comment.
Please sign in to post.

Jazz Piano Notebook Series
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.

buy pdf version - buy coil binding version - videos

Scot Ranney's Jazz Piano Notebook, Volume 2 - jazz piano tricks of the trade you can use today
"Latinesque"

Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves. Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help.

buy pdf version - buy coil binding version

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.

Tim wrote the well known "Exploring Jazz Piano" and "Improvising Blues Piano" books and has several others to his name.

buy pdf version - buy coil binding version

Jeff Brent's Jazz Piano Notebook - jazz piano tricks of the trade

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.

buy pdf version - buy coil binding version

Most Recent Discussions
Autumn Leaves Jazz Piano Cover
Norwegian Wood/All Blues and modal stuff
Early Jazz vs Modern Jazz Piano​
Dorico Chord Symbols is Here!!!!
Dorico and Chord Symbols
Jan Daleys Smooth Jazz Album to be Released April 1
more...
Articles

Jeff Brent's Jazz Piano Notebook
Fundamentos Físicos del Sonido
Aprendiendo a tocar PIANO gratis con partitura
5 Pro Tips for Practicing Jazz Piano
"Danny Boy" Jazz Leadsheet
Tim Richards' Jazz Piano Notebook
more...

Top Sheetmusic Picks

La La Land
Cocktail Piano
Best Songs Ever, 6th Edition
Beauty and the Beast
Moana Songbook
Late Night Jazz Piano

Jazz piano education is cool.

be the main character in your own story

Rock on. Follow your passion.

Sign In

privacy policyterms of serviceabout • 50,652 messages 63,069 accounts 51,616 logins
LearnJazzPiano.com Copyright © 1995-2017 by Scot Ranney • website software and design by scot's scripts
LearnJazzPiano.com is For Sale - Serious Inquiries Only