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'One Foot In The Gutter' (Clarke Terry) - Jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  This is another quick one chorus song that I did today for the Facebook group 'Jam of the Week' ( #JOTW ). I thought that I would add the transcription and annotations and upload it to Youtube! I was not familiar with the song, but its chord changes are familiar - I was thinking something like Horace Silver's 'The Preacher' as I played it. I will add the video to my website, with midi file, and put the transcription on the DVD.

'There's A Small Hotel' - jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  'There's A Small Hotel' - jazz piano tutorial. This is another solo piano tutorial with scrolling notation and detailed annotations. The song was played in from a leadsheet. I usually spend an hour or two playing through a song, exploring the possibilities and making myself familiar with its melodic / harmonic structure - and then make the recording. The transcription comes later, using the software to transcribe from the midi file that I record as the video is recorded. The printable transcription will be on my DVD and is also available for download. Individual transcriptions for purchase are avilable at $1.20 - http://bushgraf ts.com/jazz/DVD buy.htm#transcr iptions

'Old Folks' - New updated Jazz piano tutorial

Add to EJ Playlist  'Old Folks - jazz piano lesson. This is a re-working of a version I posted on youtube 7 years ago! I am taking advantage of the improved quality available now on youtube, and also my improved ability to transcribe! I am now able to recast the rubato notation so that it lines up correctly in 4/4 measures. I have re-recorded the audio from the midi file - now a much better quality. Also, I have added the melody and chords from the original lead sheet that I used - perhaps to see how the improvisation relates to the original melody. Lots of jazz pianists have played this great tune - lends itself to various blues type approaches. If you really want to see how this can be played check out the Oscar Peterson solo version on Youtube. This would be difficult to play as a complete solo piano piece - I would expect instead that some of the ideas, bluesy licks etc. might be useful to adopt! At around 3:34 there is a glitch in the audio, and it skips about a second. Sorry for this! A disclaimer: Remember that these transcriptions are not 100% accurate. I go through them to get most of the treble/bass split more or less correct, but note timing and values might need slight adjustment by referring to the video. I really just intended these transcriptions as an additional source of information - along with the video, piano view, chord symbols and the added comments. I have replaced the original transcription with this much better one - it is available from my website ($1.20) http://www.bush grafts.com/jazz /DVDbuy.htm#Tra nscriptions

'Autumn In New York' - jazz piano tutorial

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

'If I Loved You' - solo jazz piano tutorial

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 http://www.bush grafts.com

'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 se...

'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 ...

"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 ...

'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?...

'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...



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