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An Introduction to the Bebop Language Part II: Bill Evans’ solo on “Concerto for Billy the Kid”

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 11, 2016
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How To Play Like – Pat Mettheney

Posted in Comp Techniques, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on May 12, 2015
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How to Play a Jazz Piano Solo with 3 Easy Blues Scales

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on May 9, 2015

Rock Star Guitar Lessons : Play Guitar Like Carlos Santana

Posted in Lessons by Higher Density Blog on May 3, 2015
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Guitar Lesson – Advanced Blues Improvisation Concept

Posted in Blues, Education, Electric Guitar, Improvisation, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on July 29, 2014

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Here I explain the advanced blues improvisation concept using the mixolydian mode beside the minor pentatonic. I am playing a standard blues form :

A / A / A / A
D / D / A / A
E / D / A / E

The scales you can use are :

A : A minor pentatonic / A mixolydian mode
D : A minor pentatonic / D mixolydian mode
E : A minor pentatonic / E mixolydian mode

Download the jamtrack here : https://itunes.apple.com/album/slow-s…
To follow this tutoial it is strongly recommended that you first check the basic improvisation concept tutorial : http://youtu.be/7yAzhfWjHTA

Jeff Richmond – Soloing Through Changes – Chord Tones

Posted in Guitar Soloing, Improvisation by Higher Density Blog on June 30, 2014

Hal Galper Master Class – Rhythm and Syncopation

Posted in Education, Jazz, Lesson, Masterclass, Rhythm Study by Higher Density Blog on June 23, 2014

Mississippi Blues Riff – Blues Guitar Lesson

Posted in Blues, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on May 16, 2014

Guitar Control·724 videos

Getting pumped for the new blues guitar
course that comes out in 2 short weeks!

Our new teacher is blues ace Brooks Hubbert.

Brooks has played and opened for musicians
from groups as diverse as Tower of Power, Dick Dale,
Steel Pulse, the Pixies, Stevie Wonder, and more…

For more info please go to http://www.guitarcontrol.com/blog

Bob Murnahan – Diminished Scale Pattern – Diminished Chords – Guitar

Posted in Diminished Scale, Scales by Higher Density Blog on April 28, 2014

Bob Murnahan·48 videos

http://www.leadguitartactics.com Lesson on how to play the diminished scale pattern for guitar. Part 1 of 2. To get access to this and more visit the site above. http://youtu.be/EnhqQ8sr9_M

AP Music – Creating Phrases and Periods

Posted in Comp Process, Create, Period, Phrases by Higher Density Blog on April 27, 2014

Educator.com·2,429 videos

Watch more at http://educator.com/music-theory/ap-m…  Other subjects include Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Computer Science, Statistics, Algebra 1/2, Basic Math, Pre Calculus, Geometry, and Pre Algebra.

-All lectures are broken down by individual topics
-No more wasted time
-Just search and jump directly to the answer

Jazz Improvisation Tip – Jean-Michel Pilc – Learning the Language

Posted in Improvisation, Jazz, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on January 8, 2014

jazzheavendotcom·106 videos

Go to http://JazzHeaven.com/jmp for more FREE Jean-Michel Pilc Videos! This was an excerpt from the Jean Michel Pilc Jazz Improvisation Lesson/Masterclass video/DVD entitled “True Jazz Improvisation”.
Jam-packed Jazz Improvisation Lessons: 2h Lesson, 60-min Interview, PDFs and more.

Click on http://JazzHeaven.com – other killer jazz improvisation instructional videos for all instruments with Kenny Werner, Lee Konitz, Walt Weiskopf, Vince Herring, Jerry Bergonzi and MORE.
(Plus jazz instructional videos with MANY other great jazz artists like Oz Noy, Eric Harland, Ralph Peterson, Ari Hoenig, Lage Lund, Gilad Hekselman, Ingrid Jensen, Geoffrey Keezer, Enrico Pieranunzi & more.)

Go to http://JazzHeaven.com to check out the madness!

Hey Jazz Guy – Chord Structure, Function

Posted in Chords, Function by Higher Density Blog on January 8, 2014

Jake Hertzog·70 videos

Hey Jazz Guy discusses categorizing chords and voicings by structure and by function, using structure to derive the function. As seen in Guitar Player Magazine.

For more, visit : http://www.heyjazzguy.com

http://www.jakehertzog.com

Musical Intervals

Posted in Intervals, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on January 1, 2014

Michael Wolff – Jazz Improv – The 5 Harmonic Systems

Posted in Chords, Harmony, Jazz, Lesson, Piano, Progressions, Voicing by Higher Density Blog on December 7, 2013

matthewosburn·20 videos

Jazz pianist Michael Wolff explains five basic harmonic concepts to play over jazz chord changes,

*Jazz Improvisation Exercises – Jean-Michel Pilc

Posted in Jazz, Lesson, Voicings by Higher Density Blog on November 23, 2013

jazzheavendotcom·106 videos

Go to http://JazzHeaven.com/jmp for more FREE Jean-Michel Pilc Videos! This was an excerpt from the Jean Michel Pilc Jazz Improvisation Excercises Lesson/Masterclass Video/DVD entitled “True Jazz Improvisation”.
Jam-packed Jazz Improvisation Lessons: 2h Lesson, 60-min Interview, PDFs and more.

Click on http://JazzHeaven.com – other killer jazz improvisation instructional videos for all instruments with Kenny Werner, Lee Konitz, Walt Weiskopf, Vince Herring, Jerry Bergonzi and MORE.
(Plus jazz instructional videos with MANY other great jazz artists like Oz Noy, Eric Harland, Ralph Peterson, Ari Hoenig, Lage Lund, Gilad Hekselman, Ingrid Jensen, Geoffrey Keezer, Enrico Pieranunzi & more.)

Go to http://JazzHeaven.com

Jazz Chords-Two Handed Comping Voicings Lesson

Posted in Comping, Jazz, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on November 19, 2013

Freejazzlessons.com·61 videos

http://www.freejazzlessons.com/ Free Jazz Piano Lesson on two handed comping chords.

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How to Swing – Jazz Piano Rhythm Lessons

Posted in Jazz, Keyboards, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on November 18, 2013

mmeronek·140 videos

 

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Stride piano lesson

Posted in Lesson, Stride Piano by Higher Density Blog on November 5, 2013

arikast·16 videos

A quick intro to basic stride piano techniques and fingerings

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Secrets of the Pros – Georgia On My Mind

Posted in Comping, Lesson, Performance Skills, Pianist, Piano by Higher Density Blog on November 1, 2013

http://www.namm.org http://www.wannaplaymusic.com/ http://www.scottthepianoguy.com/
Scott Houston is called “the Pied Piper of recreational music-making.” On his Emmy Award-winning public television series, The Piano Guy, Scott gives hope to millions of viewers who just want to sit at the piano and play their favorite tunes. Here Scott and his guest, Bobby Floyd, discuss playing the Ray Charles’ hit, Georgia On My Mind.
Follow The Piano Guy on Twitter @pianoguyscott http://twitter.com/pianoguyscott

Bill Hilton – Cocktail piano tutorial – Basics

Posted in Improvisation, Improvisation, Key Signatures, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on October 31, 2013

Bill Hilton·117 videos

Remember to check out my book: http://bit.ly/billsbook .

This is an introductory piano tutorial for players who want to learn a bit about the cocktail piano style (sometimes called lounge or lounge bar piano).

This is quite a cool style to try, because it’s fun to play, and although it can sound very slick and impressive it’s not actually that difficult. As I say in the tutorial, the main thing is to know your chords well, and feel comfortable with all the different inversions under your fingers on the piano keyboard.

Once you know your chords – and we’re talking things like major and minor sevenths, as well as the basic triads – it’s quite easy to put together improvisations at the keyboard. Cocktail piano is typical very relaxed, so you can take your time and don’t have to worry about being tied to a very firm beat.

If you have any comments or questions on this, or on any of my other piano tutorial videos, don’t hesitate to ask!

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