a room for those ppl who are just starting to learn jazz...it wud b helpful if more learned or jazzed ppl wud post here so as to help me. i just started learning jazz as well
  new to keyboard/piano and looking for general direction

hello everyone. i have been playing folk singer / song writer guitar for several years as a giging musician.i have no formal training and can only kinda re...

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  Alan Swain anyone ?

I am starting to work my way into cocktail type solo jazz arrangements. I have started taking lessons from someone who utilizes the book ... Four-Way Keyb...

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i am williams from niheria,i am glad to join this network pls i need friends to help me improove on jazz pls add me on facebook via williamstoy2000@yahoo.c...

10/21/2011, by 0 replies
  Message number: 47987

i need help with improvising. it seems as thought when ever someone tries to explain jazz to me they slowly explain the chords and i get it. but after it t...

12/15/2010, by 0 replies
  a neophyte over here...

a neophyte over here...and yet, an ardent musician he is...i wanna learn jazz, get to name it, overcome it, then finally, love it...help me guys...toast to...

11/24/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 42156

Thanks for your reply! I see now that I should expect good playing to come only with much time and practice!...

07/25/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 42143

It's probably not as random as you first think. Listen for patterns that reoccur....learn em and use em. Eventually you'll be making better choices on yo...

07/25/2008, by 0 replies
  Comping...

Hey guys! I play piano for my school jazz band but often take the boring classical 'reading notes' approach to it as I really have little clue about what ...

07/25/2008, by 0 replies
  hi

plz can ne body hook me up on any video file on beginning jazz piano as well as the best fingering for jazz piano...

12/17/2007, by 0 replies
  Oscar Peterson inspired me to play jazz piano. Who inspired you?

[sf]Thinking over today why I want to learn to improv jazz piano. Oscar Peterson is the jazz pianist I really admire so much and his style of jazz is my ve...

11/14/2007, by 0 replies
  Cantaloupe Island

Hi, Im having a really hard time playing the left hand part and the melody at the same time. Any tips on how to practice it? Also I was wondering how every...

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heh heh - thanks:)...

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Nice off -- man, it's nice having you back!...

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  Message number: 32521

What a nice way to introduce yourself. It's no wonder you're frustrated. Why should anyone here help you with that attitude? Now, let's turn that &q...

01/19/2007, by 0 replies
  Message number: 32516

Please do not get frustrated. For me jazz is similar to a different method of thought. Try immersing yourself in some jazz pieces and just let it flow. Re...

01/19/2007, by 0 replies
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i hate this website!?!?!!!!! i really want to learn jazz, and this website is the perfect example of how i see jazz. lots and lots and lots and lots of ...

01/19/2007, by 0 replies
  listen & learn

[sf]In Levine's Jazz Piano Book, he recommends listening to jazz performers and transcribing their music by ear. I am a newcomer to Jazz, though I have be...

01/07/2007, by 0 replies
  Please help extending the reach of fingers

Despite I have really normal size hands, I experience difficulties when practicing for example II,V,I in some (musical) keys: thumb and/or pinkie c...

11/21/2006, by 0 replies
  Message number: 27193

I found this guy through http://musicstaff.com He specializes in Jazz Piano: Rick Bloomquist Mikey's Music, Inc. Miami (Bordering Kendall),...

05/14/2006, by 0 replies
  Message number: 27151

Hi Johi: Click on [b]piano teachers[/b] (upwards) Write [b]Miami[/b] on "Search term", selecting "city"...

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