The first in a series of me, playing my arrangements of tunes that other people have already recorded. If you'd like to support me, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn
Can You Hear The Difference between my 5'3 Baby Grand and this 7'4 expensive Bösendorfer? Using my Rode NT4 stereo condenser microphone record,, I play you two examples and quiz you to see if you can tell the difference between expensive and well...cheaper. Thanks to Keyboard Concepts of Santa Monica for the opportunity to play this beast! It was so fun.
In honor of MLK day, I made a little arrangement of this Marvin Gaye classic. Thanks to Farnell and JOTW for the motivation. Also, to Bob James for some added inspiration and 70s vibes. If you'd like to support my channel, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn
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We don't play the root cos we're jazz players!
This is the exercise that my daughter Ella is playing in her video "Ella's Rootless Voicing Dice Game" and the philosophy behind why I taught it to her.
Shot from Keyboard Concepts in Santa Monica, CA, I met up with UCLA vocal jazz major, Katie Ward to have a lesson on this 7' 4" Bösendorfer 225 that retails for $175,000 but is ON SALE for $138,000. I watched Gerald Clayton give a recital on this piano, recently and was blown away by the EXTRA 4 notes added to the bottom to make this a 92 key piano. If you'd like to donate to support my channel, please do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn
By using 3 simple elements, you can take nearly any jazz standard and arrange it for solo piano. Hang out and see how by playing a simple bass line, the melody, some 3rd and 7 comping rhythms, and harmonizing in 3rds and 6ths can transform your playing. Bluesette is a jazz standard, composed by Toots Thielemans. It was composed in the key of B-flat major. First recorded by Toots Thielemans in 1961, with lyrics added by Norman Gimbel, the song became an international hit.
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I play piano and sing during my YouTube live streams. Here is the gear I use and how I set it up. Panasonic Lumix G85 1:40 Sunpack Ultra 7000 Tripod 1:50 Logitech HD Pro Webcam c910 2:05 Presonis Studiolive AR8 Mixer 2:52 Lention 3.1 Type C USB Converter 3:25 AKG P220 Vocal Condenser Microphone 3:47 Rode NT4 Stereo Condenser Microphone 4:03 Audiotechnica ATH-M40X Headphones 5:51 Insignia 2.0 USB To Ethernet Adapter 7:36 Diva Ring Light Nova 18 Inch 8:08 Thanks once again to everyone who donated to make these purchases possible.
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