Using the tune "I Love You, For Sentimental Reasons", I show you in this video how to play in the spaces; the places where there is a break in the melody and room for a little ad lib to move the song along and give it some motion and variety. Watch and see when to use piano fills and how to create them!
A clapping audience can be an enthusiastic, driving force to a band on stage, or a disaster waiting to happen. Let's talk about ALL of it!
Ride along with me as I talk about why I think you are already playing what you hear.
Many singers show up to auditions or jam sessions and have no idea which key they sing their song in. This is unacceptable., and is easily remedied. Let me teach you how to choose your key, so this situation stops happening. If you'd like to support me, you can do so at this link: https://www.paypal.me/AimN
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Air Date: 4/12/2018 on WNMUFM 90 out of Northern Michigan University for the NMU jazz festival that I headlined.
A very simple explanation of what a tritone is, how it functions as a substitute on dominant chords. Complete with examples from tunes you know!
If you have ever wondered what to do in the situation where there is more than one comping instrument, this video will give you some ideas! Really, your mother taught you what to do when you were three. Take turns! :-)
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