Category: Jazz Theory

  • The power of “repeat”

    One thing I really love about digital media, and media in general, is the power to repeat. Jazz musicians learn the language of jazz by repeated listening and transcribing of recordings. Writers learn from closely re-reading books, poems, or articles. Video editors and filmmakers learn from closely analyzing and re-watching TV commercials, short films, or […]

  • Ear Training Lesson – key of C Major and the Diatonic System

    My friend Marcus Emmanuel Barnes and I created a new musical ear training video as part of the series of lessons we’re making on EarPractice.com. This week’s video is about the “Diatonic System” in music, which is where you can play a lot of different types of chords and melodies, all within one key. To […]

  • Ear Training Video on Identifying Chords

    My friend Marcus and I created an ear training video on identifying chords. It’s available at EarPractice, on Youtube, or by using the player below. In the video I play a series of chords on the piano and after each one, pause for the viewer to identify the kind of chord (such as Major, minor, […]

  • New Recording: All I Want To Do – Angela Molineux featuring Geoff Peters

    My talented globetrotting singer-songwriter friend, Angela Molineux, dropped by my place today for a visit, and we wrote and recorded a new song, called All I Want To Do. We originally started working on this song 3 years ago when we were both living in Vancouver. Since then Angela has performed and lived in Italy, […]

  • Jazz piano practice: Lee Morgan’s Ceora, Melodic Minor Scale, Autumn Leaves

    Another practice tonight. I am all fired up about attending Phil Dwyer‘s Academy of Musical and Culinary arts (PDAMCA) this summer in Qualicum Beach BC. I worked some more on Ceora like I did the last few practices and then felt that I was playing the same sounds over and over again, and wanted to […]