I’d like to the nearly 500 people who came out to my SOLO CONCERT AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE in COOS BAY, OR. You were a great audience, and it was great to play in that beautiful space; we also generated some good $ for the theatre fund!
BIG NEWS ITEM #1: After a week of filming in which I estimate I filmed 2400 minutes worth of jazz piano lessons in the studio at ArtistWorks, we have what I consider to be an incredibly comprehensive online Jazz Piano course in the can; they’re editing now, and I couldn’t be happier with the way these lessons are working. Complemented by a ton of written material, a huge library of backing tracks and the greatest feature of ArtistWorks, “Video Exchange” learning, in which students submit quick video of themselves working on this or that and I respond in kind with a video from my piano, I’m eager to dig in and get these lessons going! ArtistWorks is offering a great deal pre-launch that I think works out to about $17 a month for an annual subscription. There’s nothing else like this out there!
BIG NEWS ITEM #2: BURN, my iOS rhythm section app, is finally released and ready for download on the App Store! I am thrilled with how this app turned out, and it’s great fun to play with; 3 different grooves, at 2 different tempos each, with both modal bass/keys and changes, each in all 12 keys. Maximum flexibility, maximum propulsion for the shedding musician! Check it out on the link below; it’s priced at $5.99, and with 144 different combinations to play on, that’s…let’s see…carry the one… just a little more than 4 cents per vibe! IF you buy it and dig it, please review it; if you buy it and have ideas for us, let me know! We plan to expand it over time with packages of 3 more grooves (going to start with some “world” stuff, 6/8 feels and so forth) via in-app purchases. Here’s a link to the info page and link to BURN on iTunes, go forth and BURN!:
Would you like to study Jazz Piano with me? In collaboration with ArtistWorks, the leading online music instruction website, I’ve developed a huge, comprehensive video lessons series that features one-on-one feedback from me to my students!, These lessons take you on a logical path to getting up and improvising FAST. CLICK HERE for more information and a link to 5 sample lessons. 160 online lessons, tons of PDF download materials, hundreds of play-along tracks and one-on-one instruction via ArtistWorks’ unique “Video Exchange” learning. Check it out; I’m thrilled with the way these turned out!
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FEATURED VIDEO: From THIRD RAIL’s December ’13 tour of Europe, my tune “Do A Little Dance”, live in Köln, Germany:
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