Add to EJ Playlist 'Tenderly' - jazz piano tutorial.
This is one of the best known, and often played of the jazz piano ballads. I played it in the usual key of Eb, and have combined the first chorus in 3/4 with a second chorus in 4/4.
The main purpose of these tutorial videos is to provide other piano players with some ideas, with explanations of the thinking behind them.
I guess that the whole transcription though, could be played as a piano solo. This was improvised from a basic lead sheet, so is not a play through of a fully prepared arrangement. The notation came later, derived from the midi file that was recorded as I recorded the video.
The video and the midi file can be downloaded (free of charge) from my website. I will put the full printable transcription on my DVD, and is available for purchase from my website
Add to EJ Playlist This is another quick one chorus version that I did for the Facebook group 'Jam of the Week' ( #JOTW ). I have also done a much more detailed and lengthy version before here on youtube:
https://www.you tube.com/watch? v=OqIwIr8HwR4
Add to EJ Playlist 'The Thrill Is Gone' (Lew Brown and Ray Henderson) - Michelle Benjamin with Doug McKenzie. We tried some new songs recently in an afternoon home recording session.
This is not the song with the same name by B.B King! We based this one (by Ray Henderson and Lew Brown), on a great version by Mary Stallings - but there are other versions by Chet Baker, Julie London and others.
This is on my DVD, and the printable transcriptions are available from my website http://www.bush grafts.com
Add to EJ Playlist 'The Folks Who Live on The Hill' Michelle Benjamin with Doug McKenzie
We tried some new songs recently in an afternoon home recording session. I have always loved this great tune by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.
This will be on my DVD, and the printable transcriptions are available from my website http://www.bush grafts.com
Add to EJ Playlist Michelle Benjamin with Doug McKenzie. We tried some new songs recently in an afternoon home recording session. I created a backing track using Band in a Box 'Real Tracks' - great for creating a quick backing by just typing in the chords. About as realistic a drum and bass simulation as can be achieved in this sort of program.
I used the same backing track for a solo piano instrumental version that I have previously uploaded to youtube - https://www.you tube.com/watch? v=8Eq45QUvKpg
Both versions are on my DVD, and the printable transcriptions are available from my website http://www.bush grafts.com
Add to EJ Playlist I did this quick one-chorus version of 'September In The Rain' for the great Facebook channel #JOTW (Jam of the Week).
https://www.fac ebook.com/hasht ag/jotw?source= feed_text&story _id=68504846492 5314
Thought that I would add a rolling transcription to the video, with some annotations.
The printable transcription will be added to my DVD, or could be bought from my website (http://www.bus hgrafts.com) for $1.20
Add to EJ Playlist 'I Get a Kick Out Of You' - Jazz piano tutorial. This is a fairly simple to play version. It is in 3/4 instead of 4/4, and I have borrowed some harmonic ideas from the popular Jamie Cullum version.
As usual, I have added a lot of annotations, keyboard view, and scrolling notation. I have taken lots of liberties with the original chords - but kept fairly faithful to the original melody.
On my website, http://www.bush grafts.com along with over 300 tutorial videos to download, you will also find over 500 live played jazz piano midi files
http://www.bush grafts.com/jazz /midi.htm
All can be downloaded for free!
The video of this is free to download on my website, and a printable transcription as on the video is on my DVD. . The transcription is also available for separate purchase at $1.20 - details on my website