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You Don’t Know What Love Is (Practice and Vocals)

February 25th, 2008
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I worked on practicing the beautiful but sad tune, “You Don’t Know What Love Is”.

Click here to listen to my practice on piano midi format.

Click here to listen to me sing and play the piece (Mp3 format). I am going to work a lot on my singing from now on, because I would love to sing in public some day.

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Practice – lots of stuff

February 23rd, 2008
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some-work-on-stuff.mid – worked on some standards as well as composed a new original tune (click here to listen to my new tune, American Video Game).

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Video – Playing “All the Things You Are” on piano

February 23rd, 2008
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I recorded myself playing a tune on the piano. Please click above to view my video.

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Nice practice

February 22nd, 2008
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> simone-joy-alice-in-wonderland.mid

Fingers are getting stronger!!

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Two Practices Today

February 18th, 2008
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Because two practices are better than one practice! 🙂

 Earlier in the day I worked a bit on the tune “Sophisticated Lady” – this is a really beautiful standard.
sophisticated-lady.mid

 Then before bed I worked more on the tune ‘Simone’. I am finally starting to get it. This one is a difficult piece; I’ve done about maybe 6 practices on it now and finally I am starting to get it under my fingers:
simone6.mid

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Alice in Wonderland and Close Your Eyes

February 17th, 2008
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I worked a bit on two great jazz standards, Alice in Wonderland and Close Your Eyes. I did this practice by ear, without any chord charts (although I previously saw chord charts for these pieces a long time ago). Check out Marian Mcpartland’s piano jazz interview with Bruce Hornsby for a great version of Close Your Eyes!

Click below to listen to my piano practice:
alice-in-wonderland-and-close-your-eyes.mid

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More practice on Simone and a little bit of “All of Me”

February 15th, 2008
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This is a really hard tune! (Simone) I find the melody challenging to play because my technique is still not what it once was (and will yet be, I am certain!:)  It’s also so different harmonically from the other tunes that I know in my head. Please click below to listen:

simone5.mid

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More work on Simone

February 6th, 2008
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Please click below to listen:
simone2.mid

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Simone by Frank Foster – practice session

February 5th, 2008
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This is a great tune. Taken from Elvin Jones – Coalition (I haven’t heard that CD but I believe I heard Lee Morgan on a CD playing this).

Click below to listen:

simone.mid

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Practice – Brad Mehldau tune, some standards

February 2nd, 2008
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Worked on a Brad Mehldau tune that I tried to remember from a CD, and also played a bunch of standards – Voyage, the Nearness of You, Alice in Wonderland. Please click below to listen:

brad-mehldau-tune-and-alice-in-wonderland.mid

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