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'Alone Together' (Version 2)

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

'Tenderly' - jazz piano tutorial

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 http://www.bush grafts.com

'The Thrill Is Gone' - Michelle Benjamin with Doug McKenzie

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

'The Folks Who Live on The Hill' Michelle Benjamin with Doug McKenzie

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

"Close Enough For Love' Michelle Benjamin with Doug McKenzie

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

'September In The Rain'

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

'Let's Fall In Love' - Jazz piano Tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  'Let's Fall In Love' - Jazz piano Tutorial. To see the notation and comments clearly, watch it in HD mode. Another great standard - this one by Harold Arlen....

'I Get a Kick Out Of You' - Jazz piano tutorial

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 idea...

'The Heather On The Hill' - Jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  This is another great ballad by Lerner and Loewe from 'Brigadoon' I played the first chorus as solo piano, then for the second half I created a backing track...

'Falling In Love With Love' (Rodgers and Hart) - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  One of the great songs by Rodgers and Hart. Most play this in Bb, but I played this from a basic leadsheet in F, which is a more comfortable key for most fem...

'Nature Boy' - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  This is a tutorial on a jazz approach to the great song by Eden Ahbez, with some alternative harmonies to try. The basic leadsheet I used was from Sher Music...

'Nobody Does It Better' - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  'Nobody Does It Better'. the theme from the James Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. This is in a slightly different style from my usual. I heard a solo versi...

'I'm Confessin' That I Love You'- jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  I have just completed a one chorus play-through of this song which I posted yesterday on the great site 'Jam of the Week' on Facebook (https://www.fa cebook.c...

'I'm Through With Love' - Jazz piano Tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  'I'm Through With Love'. Lots of solo piano versions around. Keith Jarrett does a wonderfully simple version on his 'The Melody at Night, With You' CD. I pla...

'One For My Baby - And One More For the Road' - Jazz piano Tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  I played this classic bar-room piano song freely. It was played out of tempo without a click track. It was improvised from a basic leadsheet - it is not a co...

'Rain Waltz' (Fred Hersch) - Jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  This is a great song by the wonderful pianist Fred Hersch. This video has had an interesting history! Over 10 years ago, before I started creating these vide...

'Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me' Version 2 - Jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  'Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me' (Version 2) - solo jazz piano tutorial. I recorded this quite a few years ago, and have only now got around to adding a tr...

'Someone To Watch Over Me' - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  This is a fairly simple play-through of this wonderful Gershwin ballad. I started it in Eb (the usual key), then abruptly moved to C Major. I derived the tra...

'My Foolish Heart' - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  This is another 'upgrade' of an earlier video that has been one of my most watched piano tutorials with around 150000 hits. It was derived from a midi file ...

'I Only Have Eyes For You' - solo jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  'I Only Have Eyes For You'. This is another solo piano tutorial with scrolling notation and detailed annotations. The song was played in from a leadsheet. I ...

'In Your Own Sweet Way' Take 3 - jazz piano lesson

Add to EJ Playlist  'In Your Own Sweet Way' - improvised solo jazz piano - Take 3. I am updating some of my earliest videos - taking advantage of the much improved quality avail...

'In Your Own Sweet Way' - improvised solo jazz piano - Take 2

Add to EJ Playlist  'In Your Own Sweet Way' - improvised solo jazz piano - Take 2. I am updating some of my earliest videos - taking advantage of the much improved quality avail...

'(Just) Squeeze Me' - Take 2 - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  DescriptionThis is another much improved re-working of an earlier video - in HD and widescreen. I have done 2 other versions of the song - another with bass ...

'Close Enough For Love' - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  This is another great tune by Johnny Mandel - and terrific words by Paul Williams. I played the first chorus as solo piano, then for the second half I create...

'Far Away Places' - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  'Far Away Places' - jazz piano tutorial. I have always liked this song with its lovely lyrics. I tried to play it very simply - just some minor adjustments t...

'Sweet Lorraine' solo jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  This again was a midi file that I did quite a few years ago. It has been on my website, and has found its way on to other sites over the years. I thought tha...

'Shenandoah' - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  Keith Jarrett's version from his solo album 'The Melody At Night, With You' album, is the piano version that is best known - so simple and tasteful. This is ...

'Bewitched' (from Pal Joey) - solo jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  This is a solo version of another great standard - this one by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart It might give other piano players some alternative harmonic or...

'Nancy (with the Laughing Face)' - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  'Nancy (with the Laughing Face)' - jazz piano tutorial. I have used a different lay-out for this one. in the past, I have most often filmed the keyboard dire...

'A Foggy Day' - Solo jazz piano tutorial.

Add to EJ Playlist  'A Foggy Day'- Solo jazz piano lesson. I tried to make it fairly simple, keeping fairly closely to the original melody and harmony. I will put the video (htt...



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