I love this song. There's a scat solo in the middle and an instructional video for how to play the piano part in my next video - Funk Piano Tutorial: Just The Two Of Us!
As promised, a lesson about how to lay down a good funk groove on this classic pop tune: Just The Two Of Us - a 1981 R&B single written by Bill Withers, William Salter and Ralph MacDonald, and recorded by Grover Washington Jr. and Bill Withers. The song originally appeared on Washington's album Winelight (1980) - This video follows my Aimee's Mini House Concert: Just The Two Of Us - a concert video from yesterday where I perform in this exact style. Se also What Do You Think About When You Improvise
Learn to accompany yourself or someone else over this beautiful jazz standard.
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When we take a solo, where do our brains go? Are we strictly feeling what's about to come out, or are we calculating every move as we go? Discussing time feel, scale-based ideas, self-imposed limits, melodic skips and sequencing, I walk you through my own thought process to try and get to the bottom of this question, using "Just The Two Of Us" as for chord changes. See also: Funk Piano Tutorial: Just The Two Of Us