Here’s another video featured on my blog at JazzPianoConcepts.com.
This short instructional lesson will help you build your arsenal of piano voicings, which can of course be useful for improvisation, composition and arranging. This particular voicing works nicely for navigating 2-5-1 chord progressions.
This short instructional lesson will help you build your arsenal of piano voicings, which can of course be useful for improvisation, composition and arranging. Most of the voicings are fairly easy to work with and they’re nice chords to have under your fingers.
Overuse injuries are particularly common in high-performing athletes and musicians. This article focuses on reducing and eliminating forearm pain, inflammation and tendinitis. A while back, I promised you a guide for how you can deal with these problems, so here it is! I tried to keep it concise and informative. Remember, this is based on my personal experience and I am by no means a doctor, so just as a disclaimer, you are applying these methods at your own risk. That being said, I have dealt with tendinitis for many years and have experimented with a multitude of different methods and techniques for overcoming over it. Much of my experience is not covered in this short guide. For further detail or personal questions, feel free to email me at JazzPianoConcepts@gmail.com.
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Here’s another beautiful free transcription from guitarist Gabe Schnider of Django Reinhardt playing “I’ll See You In My Dreams.” This solo is particularly striking as Django arpeggiates his lines, beautifully leading into each following chord. It is easy to forget how “modern” even an early improviser like Django Reinhardt can sound. Any modern musician and soloist can learn a great deal from this transcription. Enjoy!