i bought the jamey aebersold how to improv vol.1 and just messing around with it. can i get some advice on my improv skills? i don't really care if you bash my playing, i have thick skin so negative comments or whatever is fine with me.  
my fingers keep stuttering because i don't know what i'm doing when i improv. am i suppose to play chords with my left hand while i'm improvsing? i just played my right hand only, but don't know if that is the proper way of playing with the aebersold play along.  
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does the organ sound crappy?
hey, isn't it true that jazz piano is part classical?  

i always thought that if i add more classical phrases and runs to my stride piano playing, i could make myself sound a whole lot better than just playing little phrases, and thus more swingin'.
i don't know man. sorry
first 1/3 ok, second 1/3 seemed like you were practicing scales.
last 1/3 was best of all.
i wasn't keen on switching to the lead synth, since i favor your hammond organ sample.
since you had good backing fom the aebersold recording i wouldn't worry about the left hand.  when you are more comfortable improvising you could work some shell chords in at that point.  the better organ players will work the pedals as well for a bass line.
how about something with a piano sound so we can hear your accents?
i think the piano sucks on my keyboard. the organ seemed cooler. i'm not good at playing accents, but i never focused on playing with accent.
jmkarns, what is a shell chord?
simply put a shell is a two note chord that is made
up of notes 1,3 or 1,7.
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