Add to EJ Playlist This is the second go at this classic!
I did another several years ago on my Kawai baby Grand
https://www.you tube.com/watch? v=BYrJlehm5hE
- but couldn't do my usual thing of creating a video from the midi file. This is a separate play through - I guess there are similarities, but each is quite different as they were improvised from a simple lead sheet
This one was done with my NORD piano2 which allowed me to do a transcript. I will add the pdf to my DVD, and make it available as a separate transcription - go to my website for details http://www.bush grafts.com
Add to EJ Playlist 'If I Loved You'- solo jazz piano lesson.
Wonderful tune from Carousel - lots of jazz pianists have played it - my favourite is Fred Hersch on his Maybeck Hall CD, I tried to keep this as simple as I could - in the key of C with no serious re-harmonisatio n or difficult to execute runs.
The video can be downloaded free from my website along with the midi file that was created as I recorded it. I will add the transcription (same as the notation scrolling on the video) to my instructional DVD, and is available for purchase $1.20. Details are on 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 '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 '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