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Ramsey Lewis: Lick Lesson From Love’s Serenade

By Mark A. Galang /

In today’s lesson, we’ll celebrate the life of Ramsey Lewis. What would be more proper to honor his legacy than by learning some of his piano vocabulary? Let’s get started. Listen To Ramsey Lewis Play Love’s Serenade Before we dive deeper, let’s listen to Ramsey Lewis playing the entire tune in this studio recording: Now,…

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Walking Bass Line Writing Step By Step

By Steve Nixon /

Are you looking for a walking bass line tutorial? It’s a good thing you stopped by. In this tutorial, you’ll learn an effective approach to playing a walking bass line. Learning how to write them helps you add interest to your jazz comping. Let’s get started. Why Should You Start Your Walking Bass Line With Roots…

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Diminished Scales: A Jazz Piano Power Tool

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn how to incorporate diminished scales in jazz piano? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use diminished scales to spice up your chord and soloing vocabulary. Let’s get started. What Exactly Are Diminished Scales? A diminished scale is one of the symmetrical scales in…

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Piano Chord Progression Exercises In 5 Ways

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn some great piano chord progression exercises? You’re in the right place. These piano chord progression exercises are useful for learning many songs fast. Let’s get started. One Chord Progression That Started It All The first chord progression we are going to talk about is the basic I-IV-V chord progression. This…

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Rocket Man Piano – How To Play Elton John Licks

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn some Rocket Man Piano Solo licks by Elton John? You’re in the right place. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play 2 Elton John licks from a live version of “Rocket Man”. These licks will help you develop chops for awesome piano soloing. Let’s get started. Elton John’s Rocket…

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Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is Piano Licks

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn how a Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is piano solo is made? You’re in the right place. Incorporating some of Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is piano licks will spice up your playing. Let’s get started. Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is Piano Solo Example Before you explore some Bruce…

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Piano Hand Independence Tips And Tricks

By Mark A. Galang /

Are you having a hard time achieving piano hand independence? Would you like to discover great exercises to develop that important skill? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, we’ll take a look at plenty of piano hand independence exercises. These tricks will give you the confidence to play independent left and right…

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Fallin Alicia Keys Piano Licks: How To Solo For A Hit

By Mark A. Galang /

Want to learn some “Fallin’” Alicia Keys Piano Licks? You’re in the right place. In this lesson, you’re going to learn some licks and techniques from a live performance of “Fallin”. These techniques will get your solo piano playing in great shape and wow your audience. Let’s get started. How To Play “Fallin’” Alicia Keys…

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