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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#104 -Join The World's Largest Training Center For Gospel Musicians
March 13, 2018
Learn This Great Jazz StandardGreetings keyboard fans!!
The song Autumn Leaves is in AABC form. "Autumn Leaves" offers a popular way for beginning jazz musicians to become acquainted with jazz harmony as the chord progression consists almost solely of ii-V-I and ii-V sequences which are typical of jazz.
Autumn Leaves chords were originally, and are most commonly, performed in the key of E minor, but are also played in G minor and other keys.
I learned the Autumn Leaves Chords as a kid, maybe 15 or 16 years old. I think I had just broken up with my first girlfriend (or should I say she broke up with me) and the mood of the song captured what I was feeling as it is with many of our favorite songs.
Years later I was surprised that it turned up as a lesson in music school at Berklee College of music.
Just a few days ago I arranged a swing version on my arranger keyboard and though it would be a good idea to share it with you.
As stated above it is a great way to teach the 2-5-1 progression as well as piano improvisation.
Take a minute and visit the center by clicking the link below. scroll down to the free video lesson
Dear Fellow Musician,
What if you could pop a CD into your home or car stereo and learn everything you needed to know to start playing beautiful chords on the piano?
I'm talking about all the same chords used to play practically every popular song out there! The ones you grew up listening to... the songs you now enjoy... classic holiday tunes... even your kids' favorite songs... and more!
What if you could learn all the chords that make up those songs in just an hour or so? Would you be excited?
My good friend Jermaine Griggs over at Hear and Play Music is going to reveal an approach that allows you to learn anywhere: at your piano, in your car, on your ipod® while at the gym --- ANYWHERE!
So, if you have a CD player and two hours to spare, then you have what it takes to start mastering chords by ear.
For more info click the link below
You Need to check out this software! Very cool!
Check out this awesome song learning software" I've got to tell you I was truly impressed by this new software and you would do well to check out the worlds first internet powered song learning software. If you can find a song on Google or anywhere on the internet this software will teach you from beginning to end.
I have personally tried this and so have many of my more serious students. Its like having me there as a teacher 24/7..
Check this out for yourself by clicking the link below..
Piano Improvisation starts here!
Have you ever thought: “How excellent would it be to sit at a piano and play any melody that comes into my mind – without any notes?”
Or: What do I do when my band wants me to take a Piano Solo?
Piano improvisation, is the art of spontaneously playing melodies on the piano at the spur of the moment.
You may think it is domain of few very creative, experienced, and gifted musicians and thus unreachable for hobbist musicians or beginners. However......
I believe if you read on and go through some of the suggestion contained in these lessons that you or anyone can begin to learn this awesome skill.
View the whole video lesson by clicking below.
Learn the 12 bar blues progression on piano."
Learning the 12 bar blues progression is basic to understanding the roots of American popular music.
When you see a group of musicians getting together to play everyone seems to know what to do almost magically.
This is because at one time or another they learned the 12 bar blues progression.
While there are lots of variations of this timeless progression the most common is a three chord 12 measure version explained in this lesson.
Have you always wanted to learn to play jazz & blues on the piano but never had the time or money?
Or couldn't find the right person or course to teach you the "real" stuff?
If so, I've definitely found someone who can help you.
I'm talking about James Wrubel, an amazing musician and expert instructor. He's been there and back as a professional jazz musician and has played with some of the top names in the industry.
In two dvds and over 2 hours of step-by-step instruction, he takes you by the hand and shows you how to master tons of jazz & blues tricks and techniques as well as signature soloing secrets that'll have you sounding like you've been playing for years.
Here's some highlights.
Discover: * How to quickly and easily form tons of chord patterns and runs that'll have you sounding pro almost overnight.
* How to accelerate your jazz learning curve by combining 3 secret elements pros don't want you to know!
* How to pack every chord and voicing with just the right amount of flavor to get the job done.
* 7 secrets to playing signature solos without hesitation or even thinking about anything.
* And much more.
Clink the link below to get started!!
I want to remind you that many of the ideas for lessons come from those of you who contact me with questions. I encourage you to let me know what you need.
Also you can find a contact form on the site and suggest a song for a future lesson. Don't be shy. Let me know how i can help!!
I am grateful for all of you, and wish you the best success in your playing!!
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