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Did you know there is a scale that is missing in nearly all...
Posted on Tuesday January 18, 2022



Did you know there is a scale that is missing in nearly all traditional piano methods? In today’s Quick Tip, Jonny is breaking the silence to help you master the most important scale for piano improv. Why is this scale so important? Because this one scale works on virtually any song in any style on any chord progression. 


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Posted on Sunday January 16, 2022




Mulgrew Miller demonstrating comping and soloing on All The...
Posted on Friday January 07, 2022



Mulgrew Miller demonstrating comping and soloing on All The Things You Are (by Jerome Kern) of at his Piano Master Class

Mulgrew Miller (August 13, 1955 - May 29, 2013)

This video was taken on June 6, 2012, during Mulgrew Miller week at The Center For Jazz Studies, Israel Conservatory Tel Aviv.

For more videos from Mulgrew Miller Week at CJS Tel Aviv, visit my blog at https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa28yWmdBcGdJQlp0ZXY1czYyWk90N2VIZkhtZ3xBQ3Jtc0trcGFONWZveDdsZDJJQzk2MHJlWExSMVdhNHd3WndoYUkzcnlIVGZZcHZMZHpER3NpWXMyeWJKN0hKZ2djNXdPT1NwS2RFRWdxV0t3eENhMUJZUjB4YTNXZnlxLUJ3d2hNTE91V3I0dXF2bFpQdjZkMA&q=https%3A%2F%2Faleckatzmusic.com%2Fi-remember-mulgrew%2F


Now Available: “Thoughts and Experiments with Solo...
Posted on Friday January 07, 2022



Now Available: “Thoughts and Experiments with Solo Piano” - a guide to freedom, imagination, and fearlessness at the piano. This brand new course from jazz piano legend Fred Hersch features 19 intensive video lessons, nine exclusive studio performances (with full transcriptions), and much more.

Learn more: https://openstudiojazz.link/thoughts-…

This video is an excerpt from Lesson #8: Body and Soul: Contrapuntal Playing and Voicings


The Most Important Improv Exercise for Jazz Piano
Posted on Saturday January 01, 2022



The Most Important Improv Exercise for Jazz Piano


Fundamental, simple and very powerful right hand modal jazz...
Posted on Thursday December 30, 2021



Fundamental, simple and very powerful right hand modal jazz piano exercises. We take advantages of the physiology of the hand using primarily the 3 first fingers making a strong, simple and ‘fast moving’ foundation to be used when playing a jazz piano solo. We reuse the same unique 3 finger hand grip (lick) to play the pentatonic scale and all the 7 church modes. Furthermore we use the hand grip to play chromatic scale and off scale.


I’ve learned so much by studying Barry Harris’...
Posted on Thursday December 30, 2021



I’ve learned so much by studying Barry Harris’ teachings.  This concept of “6th on the 5th” was the first that I really took to heart.  I hope it’s useful for you. Download the worksheet for free: https://jazz-library.com/6th-on-the-5th/


HOW TO PLAY BLUES PIANO (EASY BLUES PIANO RIFFS) // Learning to...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



HOW TO PLAY BLUES PIANO (EASY BLUES PIANO RIFFS) // Learning to play blues piano? In this blues piano riffs tutorial Tom Donald  will show you easy blues piano licks and tricks when learning how to play 12 bar blues on piano.


Ray Charles was one of the most important piano players in the...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



Ray Charles was one of the most important piano players in the history of the instrument. He had an enormously influential role on the development of Gospel, R&B, and Rock music. In this lesson, you’ll learn the approach Ray Charles took in the main riff for the song ‘What I’d Say’.


We learn how to improvise over the 12 bar blues in C major using...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



We learn how to improvise over the 12 bar blues in C major using a single hand grip. A simple and easy approach to blues piano solo playing. 


We play chromatic notes and we use our first 3 and strongest...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



We play chromatic notes and we use our first 3 and strongest fingers as a motor for our improvisation. We mix in a blues scale and chord arpeggios - and we learn to play a thrilling jazz solo over the ii-V-I chord progression.


In this lesson, you’ll learn one of the simplest...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



In this lesson, you’ll learn one of the simplest approaches to imposing or soloing jazz piano. You’ll learn:

- The 1 to 4 chord progression in D minor (Dm7 to G7)
- 2 left hand accompaniment grooves
- The Gospel Scale and scale fingering
- 8th notes & triplets
- Turns
- 4 slides
- Runs


Jazz Piano Improvisation for the Right Hand. We walk through 10...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



Jazz Piano Improvisation for the Right Hand. We walk through 10 easy steps with exercises and practical Jazz tips. And we learn how to play a cool Jazz solo!!!


By using 3 simple elements, you can take nearly any jazz...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



By using 3 simple elements, you can take nearly any jazz standard and arrange it for solo piano. Hang out and see how by playing a simple bass line, the melody, some 3rd and 7 comping rhythms, and harmonizing in 3rds and 6ths can transform your playing.


Easy Improvisation Exercise  The II-V-I Progression Step 1 and...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



Easy Improvisation Exercise  The II-V-I Progression Step 1 and 2 For beginner keyboard improvisers but also good for intermediate and advanced levels.


If you’d like to become a jazz piano player, this is a...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



If you’d like to become a jazz piano player, this is a great place to start! A simple exercise that walks you through major ii V Is in all 12 keys, playing left hand root notes, and 3rds and 7s with your right hand.


Thrilling Solo Play - in a Simple Manner. We use two simple,...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



Thrilling Solo Play - in a Simple Manner. We use two simple, nice sounding and easy-to-remember hand grips (licks) on the piano to play a thrilling modal jazzy blues in F minor. A Non-Scale Approach to Jazzy Blues Improvisation. Great Sound with Simple Tools. 


We will learn a very practical method to improvise Jazz over the...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



We will learn a very practical method to improvise Jazz over the 2-5-1 chord progression in Major. We will also talk some nerdy jazz theory in between. But when we perform, we use simple pentatonic tools that automatically unfold the music!


In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org - Barry Harris in...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org - Barry Harris in conjunction with NYU and Artists House Foundation presented a Master Class on November 14th, 2004.


A concise and applicable walkthrough of some of the key...
Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021



A concise and applicable walkthrough of some of the key techniques and methods that the great Barry Harris taught us. We also explore his improvisation, harmony, chord voicings, melodic development, and more.


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From The Archives Of Something Blue May 22, 2022
Posted on Sunday May 22, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents The Shugga Shane Band playing “I Don’t Want To Be”. 01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents The Shugga Shane Band 02. Something Blue – Waiting – 29 second spot Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some … Continue reading


Alright
Posted on Saturday May 21, 2022

Something Blue – Alright – May 21, 2022 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Mark Turner and Sun Ra. For more about the show visit the Something … Continue reading


From The Archives Of Something Blue May 15, 2022
Posted on Sunday May 15, 2022

Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a song I wrote, recorded right here in Northeast Arkansas. On April 6, 2013, NJHB played their fourth performance at TheArts@311 in downtown Jonesboro. NJHB performances are more like an event then a rehearsed band … Continue reading


Aspect
Posted on Saturday May 14, 2022

Something Blue – Aspect – May 14, 2022 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Ominous Seapods, John Popper, and Umphrey’s McGee. For more about the show visit … Continue reading


From The Archives Of Something Blue May 8, 2022
Posted on Sunday May 08, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue May 8, 2022 DJ Hairy Larry presents Big Red and The Soul Benders playing “They Call Me Big Mama”. 01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Big Red and The Soul Benders 02. Something Blue – … Continue reading


Walker
Posted on Saturday May 07, 2022

Something Blue – Walker – May 7, 2022 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, GoGo Penguin, and Jazz Alliance. For more about the … Continue reading


From The Archives Of Something Blue May 1, 2022
Posted on Sunday May 01, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Jazz Alliance playing “Blues In A Hurry”. 01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Jazz Alliance 02. Something Blue – Walker – 29 second spot Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some original jazz recorded right here … Continue reading


Human
Posted on Saturday April 30, 2022

Something Blue – Human – April 30, 2022 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring DJ Logic and The Special Purpose. For more about the show visit the … Continue reading


From The Archives Of Something Blue April 24, 2022
Posted on Sunday April 24, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Suzanne Michell playing “Tenderly”. 01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Suzanne Michell 02. Something Blue – Human – 29 second spot Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a jazz standard played on a Steinway Baby Grand. … Continue reading


Heart
Posted on Saturday April 23, 2022

Something Blue – Heart – April 23, 2022 This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Fred Hersch, Ahmad Jamal, and NJHB. For more about the show visit the … Continue reading


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From The Archives Of Something Blue May 22 2022
Posted on Monday May 23, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue May 22, 2022 http://sbblues.com/2022/05/22/from-the-archives-of-something-blue-may-22-2022/ DJ Hairy Larry presents The Shugga Shane Band playing “I Don’t Wan...


My Jazz Comes In Crates
Posted on Sunday May 22, 2022

My jazz comes in "Crates" https://youtu.be/iDhBsbGXUb8 "Crates" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Crates" was played...


Bebop Beatniks Playing Low Earth Orbit
Posted on Saturday May 21, 2022

Bebop Beatniks playing "Low Earth Orbit" https://youtu.be/COhUrMYl_8Q "Low Earth Orbit" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This versio...


My Favorite House Plant Is African Violet
Posted on Saturday May 21, 2022

My favorite house plant is "African Violet" https://youtu.be/sQ4nBZP1WUo "African Violet" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This vers...


Give The Gift Of Used Books
Posted on Friday May 20, 2022

Give the gift of used books Hi, I've been under the weather and my mother-in-law has been faring worse. I return not with a music diary but with a gift giving diary. Although it is Christmas Eve th...


Free Culture And Creative Commons Jazz
Posted on Friday May 20, 2022

Free Culture And Creative Commons Jazz https://jazz.mixremix.cc/ This music is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Download and copy freely ...


Hang Gliding With A Blue Goose
Posted on Thursday May 19, 2022

Hang gliding with a "Blue Goose" https://youtu.be/yTn6Gkz8iYU "Blue Goose" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Blue Go...


That Beautiful Bossa Malaysia
Posted on Wednesday May 18, 2022

That beautiful bossa "Malaysia" https://youtu.be/ik9YEpb4-Gg "Malaysia" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Malaysia" ...


Bebop Beatniks On The Twitch Porch On May 16 2022
Posted on Tuesday May 17, 2022

Bebop Beatniks on the Twitch Porch on May 16, 2022 Playlists of videos produced 01 African Violet-take 1 02 African Violet-take 2 03 Low Earth Orbit-take 1 04 Low Earth Orbit-take 2 05 Crates Video...


Watching Comets In Low Earth Orbit
Posted on Tuesday May 17, 2022

Watching comets in "Low Earth Orbit" https://youtu.be/xT0tkqWq7-c "Low Earth Orbit" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of...


Hairy Larry Plays Chill Jazz Piano May 12 2022
Posted on Monday May 16, 2022

Hairy Larry plays chill jazz piano May 12, 2022 Playlists from Hairy Larry's twitch livestream. 01 Low Earth Orbit 02 Malaysia 03 Blue Goose Video playlist https://archive.org/details/hl2022-05-12....


From The Archives Of Something Blue May 15 2022
Posted on Sunday May 15, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue May 15, 2022 http://sbblues.com/2022/05/15/from-the-archives-of-something-blue-may-15-2022/ Thanks Marty, today we're hearing a song I wrote, recorded right here ...


Crazy About Malaysia
Posted on Friday May 13, 2022

Crazy about "Malaysia" https://youtu.be/KB-EkEaIwQc "Malaysia" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Malaysia" was excer...


Gamerplus News May 13 2022
Posted on Friday May 13, 2022

Gamer+ News May 13, 2022 https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/915 Ok, the big weekend has arrived. It's the Grand Opening at Eclectic Geekery with games and events every day. It's like a gaming conventi...


Get On The Train With The Blue Crane
Posted on Thursday May 12, 2022

Get on the train with "The Blue Crane" https://youtu.be/CHd8RapxggM "The Blue Crane" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version o...


Viewing Our Home From Low Earth Orbit
Posted on Thursday May 12, 2022

Viewing our home from "Low Earth Orbit" https://youtu.be/hbFXRYsFE-c "Low Earth Orbit" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version...


Hairy Larry Plays Chill Jazz Piano May 10 2022
Posted on Thursday May 12, 2022

Hairy Larry plays chill jazz piano May 10, 2022 Playlists from Hairy Larry's twitch livestream. 01 African Violet 02 Low Earth Orbit 03 Crates 04 The Blue Crane 05 Malaysia Video playlist https://a...


Loose As A Blue Goose
Posted on Tuesday May 10, 2022

Loose as a "Blue Goose" https://youtu.be/iae3m--J-r0 "Blue Goose" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Blue Goose" was ...


Slow Dancing In A Burning Low Earth Orbit
Posted on Monday May 09, 2022

Slow Dancing In a Burning "Low Earth Orbit" https://youtu.be/NKjnBfVUWHs "Low Earth Orbit" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This ver...


The Blue Crane Is Actually A Bird
Posted on Sunday May 08, 2022

"The Blue Crane" is actually a bird https://youtu.be/_eSYlFJwoYw "The Blue Crane" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "...


Hairy Larry Plays Chill Jazz Piano May 5 2022
Posted on Sunday May 08, 2022

Hairy Larry plays chill jazz piano May 5, 2022 Playlists from Hairy Larry's twitch livestream. 01 The Blue Crane 02 Low Earth Orbit 03 Blue Goose Video playlist https://archive.org/details/hl2022-0...


From The Archives Of Something Blue May 8 2022
Posted on Sunday May 08, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue May 8, 2022 http://sbblues.com/2022/05/08/from-the-archives-of-something-blue-may-8-2022/ DJ Hairy Larry presents Big Red and The Soul Benders playing "They Call ...


Gamerplus News May 6 2022
Posted on Saturday May 07, 2022

Gamer+ News May 6, 2022 May 7 is the first Saturday in May so our topic for Inspired Unreality is Fantasy and Science Fiction. Whatever your interest; books, movies, games; come chat with us. Inspir...


From The Archives Of Something Blue May 1 2022
Posted on Monday May 02, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Jazz Alliance playing "Blues In A Hurry". 01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Jazz Alliance 02. Something Blue - Walker - 29 second spot Thanks Marty, today we're going to hear some ...


Toulouse Blue Goose
Posted on Thursday April 28, 2022

Toulouse "Blue Goose" https://youtu.be/FzT5NBkct5w "Blue Goose" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Blue Goose" was ex...


Malaysia Bossa Nova
Posted on Wednesday April 27, 2022

"Malaysia" bossa nova https://youtu.be/oMGHmN7_Qek "Malaysia" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Malaysia" was excerp...


The Blue Crane Takes The Train
Posted on Tuesday April 26, 2022

"The Blue Crane" takes the train https://youtu.be/uCGcRNBBA1Q "The Blue Crane" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "The...


Above The Stratosphere In Low Earth Orbit
Posted on Tuesday April 26, 2022

Above the stratosphere in "Low Earth Orbit" https://youtu.be/6CyD31Y4KQM "Low Earth Orbit" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This ver...


African Violet A Song About A House Plant
Posted on Monday April 25, 2022

"African Violet", a song about a house plant https://youtu.be/5kkbKJrX72w "African Violet" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This ver...


From The Archives Of Something Blue April 24 2022
Posted on Sunday April 24, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue April 24, 2022 http://sbblues.com/2022/04/24/from-the-archives-of-something-blue-april-24-2022/ Thanks Marty, today we're going to hear a jazz standard played on ...


Do Hobbits Drink Hot Chocolate
Posted on Saturday April 23, 2022

Do Hobbits Drink Hot Chocolate? This was the first topic of discussion on Inspired Unreality today and after several discouraging searches concluding that Middle Earth has no chocolate I finally foun...


Gamerplus News April 22 2022
Posted on Friday April 22, 2022

Gamer+ News April 22, 2022 Join us on Inspired Unreality open game chat Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM Central. This Saturday is bring your own topic. Everyone is welcome and all gaming is on topic. ...


Hairy Larry Plays Chill Jazz Piano April 21 2022
Posted on Friday April 22, 2022

Hairy Larry plays chill jazz piano April 21, 2022 Playlists from Hairy Larry's twitch livestream. 01 African Violet 02 Low Earth Orbit 03 The Blue Crane 04 Malaysia 05 Blue Goose Video playlist htt...


From The Archives Of Something Blue April 17 2022
Posted on Sunday April 17, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue April 17, 2022 http://sbblues.com/2022/04/17/from-the-archives-of-something-blue-april-17-2022/ From The Archives Of Something Blue April 17, 2022 DJ Hairy Larry...


Gamerplus News April 15 2022
Posted on Friday April 15, 2022

Gamer+ News April 15, 2022 Tomorrow! Saturday at 11:00 AM Central. Inspired Unreality open game chat. This Saturday is bring your own topic. Or we could roll one up. Or Actual Play. Inspired Unreali...


Hairy Larry And John Shepherd On The Twitch Porch 2022 04 10
Posted on Tuesday April 12, 2022

Hairy Larry and John Shepherd on the HairyLarryLand Twitch Porch April 10, 2022 Youtube playlist Free fall in "Low Earth Orbit" https://youtu.be/BUP0D89CYNo Singing in the rain with "The Blue Crane"...


A Red Moose And A Blue Goose
Posted on Tuesday April 12, 2022

A red moose and a "Blue Goose" https://youtu.be/w2bHUAKdSdQ "Blue Goose" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Blue Goos...


Bossa Beauty Called Malaysia
Posted on Tuesday April 12, 2022

Bossa Beauty Called "Malaysia" https://youtu.be/P_DTTe7CGL4 "Malaysia" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Malaysia" w...


Singing In The Rain With The Blue Crane
Posted on Tuesday April 12, 2022

Singing in the rain with "The Blue Crane" https://youtu.be/Etyu-_MD7FY "The Blue Crane" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This versio...


Free Fall In Low Earth Orbit
Posted on Tuesday April 12, 2022

Free fall in "Low Earth Orbit" https://youtu.be/BUP0D89CYNo "Low Earth Orbit" by Larry Heyl --- Hairy Larry's twitch stream is at https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland This version of "Low ...


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Chill Jazz Piano features sparse rhythms and melodic lines that appeal to a general audience, as well as jazz fans. Chill Jazz Piano has been a part of every era and almost every school of jazz throughout jazz history. If you are interested in playing jazz piano you can learn from the master's music and you can take lessons right on the internet. Or you can use this website to discover jazz songs everyone can enjoy.

Photos by Megan Heyl, Larry Heyl, and Shifaaz shamoon.
Contact Hairy Larry. Email - hairylarry@deltaboogie.com