Sometimes, it can be really advantageous to choose a song and improvise for a long period of time, with a plan. 20 choruses is quite a bit of time to improvise, and by then end, (if you record yourself), you will learn a lot about your own improvising. You'll notice your habits, what things you need to work on, your strengths and your weaknesses, and you'll be better for it!
Nearly 20 minutes of improvisation over an F Blues backing track from the iReal Pro app. I wish I could have kept going for ten more minutes, but it's the holiday time and my family needed me! My main idea here was to start simply and build toward more complex ideas as I went, but to always be in the pocket and to take my ideas where they lead.
HERE ARE THE TWELVE ALBUMS THAT SHOULD BE ON EVERYONE’S DEVICES
THE DAVID BERKMAN SEXTET - album: SIX OF ONE
TUCKER BROTHERS - album: TWO PARTS
GARZONE · ERSKINE · PASQUA · OLES - album: “3 NIGHTS IN L.A.”
CHARLIE DENNARD - album: DEEP BLUE
MIKE HOLOBER & THE GOTHAM JAZZ ORCHESTRA - album: HIDING OUT
JOEL ROSS album: KINGMAKER
DAN ARCAMONE - album: PSALM
AIMEE NOLTE - album: LOOKING FOR THE ANSWERS
“A simply wonderful album … with teeth!”
JOHNATHAN BLAKE - album: TRION
KENNY WERNER album: THE SPACE
BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET - album: THE SECRET BETWEEN THE SHADOW AND THE SOUL
ANTHONY BRAXTON - album: “QUARTET (New Haven) 2014”
This is a follow up video to my How To Transpose A Song To Any Key video. In which we discuss how to correctly label chords that are "out of the key", but in a slightly easier and "on the surface" type of way. The purpose is still to help you transpose to and play in any key very quickly.
Here's my arrangement of The Carpenter's classic, Merry Christmas Darling. I hope you have a great holiday!
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Learn my stride piano arrangement of this holiday classic. Oh Christmas Tree
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Studio footage from the day I recorded "You Should've" at Oakhouse Studios with Mike Scott (guitar) and Bruce Lett (bass). It's one of the tracks that I decided to record piano and vocals simultaneously on. (Others were "Looking For The Answers", "All Too Soon", and "So In Love," and you can see the partition we built to semi-isolate the vocals from the piano) I was really glad to have gotten this one in one take because it's an emotionally taxing one for me. I'd really rather someone else sing it (Bonnie Raitt would be an absolute dream).
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