How to accompany yourself or a soloist on this Van Morrison classic.
Here is a jazz tutorial to help improve the way you think about arranging standards. Using Have You Met Miss Jones, we build a solo piano arrangement, incorporating moving inner voices and using chromaticism. There is a work sheet to go along with this video: Have You Met Miss Jones For Solo Piano (with moving inner voices)
Let's examine how Bill Evans could use a very few amount of notes to evoke an immense amount of emotion. Blue In Green.
How to make your band sound like you have practiced together when in actuality, you never have. Here is a little trick that I use when I am in that situation, to make polished endings that sound like you had planned them.
The lesson where we sing the CRAP out of Autumn Leaves! I play the role of your personal karaoke machine and give you lots of room to try your own solo in this video. We use our ears and talk about note choice and beautiful, fluid, melodic lines.
As promised, a lesson about how to lay down a good funk groove on this classic pop tune: Just The Two Of Us - a 1981 R&B single written by Bill Withers, William Salter and Ralph MacDonald, and recorded by Grover Washington Jr. and Bill Withers. The song originally appeared on Washington's album Winelight (1980) - This video follows my Aimee's Mini House Concert: Just The Two Of Us - a concert video from yesterday where I perform in this exact style. Se also What Do You Think About When You Improvise
I love this song. There's a scat solo in the middle and an instructional video for how to play the piano part in my next video - Funk Piano Tutorial: Just The Two Of Us!
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CD REVIEW: Fans of Norah Jones will love this chill "What if Diana Krall had sat in with Bill Evans and Jim Hall" release from Aimee Nolte. Aimee's voice is at once cool, soulful, widely expressive, and agile. Her keyboard chops are outstanding, with great lines and solid time feel. Her compositions are stand-out, check out the standard worthy "Just Us", or the pop friendly "Reverance".
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