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Carnegie Hall, 1952 - The Oscar Peterson Trio featuring Ray Brown and Barney Kessel absolutely blew the audience away with their rendition of Tenderly and changed the course of jazz forever.
Extended jazz piano and a little vocal improv practice over the Joe Henderson classic “Recorda Me.”
Learn to make your piano sound like the ocean, using an arrangement I made of Toad The Wet Sprocket's "Walk On The Ocean" using rising and falling arpeggios and contrasting motion between hands. Plus, take a listen to my cover of the song
Don't let chords that are in difficult keys scare you! With just a little flip of a switch in your mind, you can think about these hard chords in a different way and turn them into easier, more manageable chords. Music theory is amazing!
A look into the musican musician behind the Mr. Rogers show - namely - Jazz pianist, Johnny Costa
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