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Music Articles & News  

If Irving Berlin could not read or write music, how did he compose?   -  .straightdope.com

Colorado Music Festival opens with homage to film music composers  -  06/29/2013 

20 Legendary Composers Want To Make An Album Celebrating Game Music  -  29 June 2013  

Retro Jazz Honors Dominican Composers  -  July 1, 2013  

A.J. McCaffrey Awarded $15,000 American Composers Orchestra Commission  -  Jun, 27, 2013  

A Formidable Undertaking for Any Orchestra   -   June 18, 2013  

Gary Ewer – Ujam.com: A Great Tool for Songwriters 

Gary Ewer·4 videos

ujam.com is a website that allows you to sing or play melodies into an online application, and it will create instant backing instrumentation. Loads of fun, but also a great instructional tool for songwriters.

Andrea Stolpe – Songwriting Lesson for Beginners
andreastolpe·2 videos

Songwriting instruction by hit songwriter and Berkleemusic.com instructor, author of “Popular Lyric Writing: 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling”

Live Music Score – Pianist: B. Pollini – Chopin Sonata No.2 in B flat Minor, Op.35 

newFranzFerencLiszt·419 videos

How to Play Flamenco Guitar Made Easy Instructional Lesson

rockongoodpeople·972 videos

http://www.nextlevelguitar.com/pages/… Click link to get 5 free Guitar Lesson videos NOT available on YouTube plus a BONUS CHORD and exercises Ebook, all for free from NextLevelGuitar.com

How to Play Flamenco Guitar Made Easy Instructional lesson


Chick Corea & Hiromi Uehara – Concierto De Aranjuez: Spain


carlos2005sp·12 videos

Recorded Live at The Blue Note Jazz Club, Tokyo, September, 2007. From the album ”Chick & Hiromi – Duet” (2008).

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Masterclass by Branford Marsalis

Friso Heidinga·32 videos

Masterclass by Branford Marsalis, 2009.
Franz von Chossy (p), Sean Frasciani (b), Joost Patocka (d), Ben van Gelder (as), Caspar van Wijck (ts).
For more info on previous masterclasses or future events please visit amsterdamwinds.nl

Jeff Richmond – Soloing Through Changes – Chord Tones 

guitarworld·1,436 videos

Musicians Institute and Guitar World bring you a new series of guitar lessons with some of the top guitar instructors around.

In this video, instructor Jeff Richmond gives a lesson on Soloing Through Changes: Chord Tones.

Gary Ewer – Contouring a Song’s Melodies 

Gary Ewer·4 videos

From Gary Ewer, of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”: It’s an important songwriting principle to have energy build as a song progresses. One of the ways to do that is to ensure that melodies move upward. Sia’s “Soon We’ll Be Found” demonstrates this perfectly.


Beethoven Page  and  JS Bach Page  have been link-checked and updated.

Ryan Bizarri – Songwriting Tools – Music Row Nashville

ryanbizarri·36 videos

http://www.ryanbizarri.com A weekly video blog from Nashville songwriter Ryan Bizarri which covers all things songwriting, music, music business and Nashville. Ryan has been writing songs since ’93 and released a CD titled IF I WAS A SONG which can be purchased at his website http://www.ryanbizarri.com or Itunes. Ryan writes contemporary country songs which center around topics such as inspiration, family and faith.

David Pituch Plays the Creston Sonata for Saxophone and Piano 

Mark Pituch·3 videos

David Pituch plays Paul Creston’s Sonata for saxophone. Originally released as an LP in 1981. Muza SX2091, Polskie Nagrania.

Tom Hess – Music Career Mentoring

TomHessMusicCorp·203 videos


Carl Orff – Carmina Burana – Koninklijke Chorale Cæcilia 

Antoine Luyten·120 videos

Sting on Songwriting 

snubianvideo·40 videos

Sting discusses the craft of songwriting in this clip from “Established in the Soul”, an episode of the Australian ABC-TV series “Access All Areas” from 1997. Included are portions of several live performances – “Lithium Sunset”, “Every Breath You Take” and “Fragile” – presumably from late in his Mercury Falling Tour.

Heitor Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 – Aria 

Villa Lobos – Bachiana nº 5 – Amel Brahim


Creating A Structure

Four-Part Chorale Writing 

remo2012·2,321 videos

Arthur Max – How to Write Song – Becoming A Songwriter 

arthurmax99·13 video

If youre determined to become a songwriter, you better at least know the truth. And the truth is, songwriter is more about business than it is about talent.

How to Become a Singer/Songwriter 

Become a singer/songwriter by taking a song writing class and writing original songs that convey a unique artist vision. Learn to be a singer/songwriter with tips from a professional musician in this free video on music.

Expert: Athena Reich
Contact: http://www.athenareich.com
Bio: Athena Reich is a professional musician, actress, artist, singer, songwriter and coach for all of the above.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller


Music Theory 101 – Scales and Modes 

JamPlayDotCom·352 videos

Steve Eulberg of JamPlay.Com presents an in depth lesson on Scales and Modes. This lesson is part of a complete series of Music Theory 101 that can be found here at http://www.jamplay.com/?s=19&c=254

Dave Weiner Interview With JamPlay

JamPlayDotCom·352 videos

Dave “David J” Weiner sits down with JamPlay.com for an exclusive interview. Topics include: early years, Steve Vai, current projects, and much more.
When you are done watching this head over to JamPlay.com for exclusive guitar lessons in Dave’s artist series.

Fallen Heroes – An Original Composition by Tom Dougherty

Thomas Dougherty·13 videos

Fallen Heroes is an Original Composition by Tom Dougherty, that speaks for a gratefull nation, in memory of those who gave their lives so that the families they left behind might continue to live in security and peace.

Aaron Copland – Fanfare For The Common Man – In Memorium, 2013

JhnL33·10 videos

The final movement from my favorite symphony ever by Aaron Copland performed by the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Leonard Bernstein.

Copland was a genius at capturing the spirit of proud American sound and Bernstein was a genius at interpreting and delivering Copland’s music. The overall tone of the work is one of heroism and dignity, and it leaves an appropriately stirring impression.

Copland used his Fanfare for the Common Man in the beginning of his fourth movement.



Songwriting on Guitar – Song Structures – Learn How To Write Guitar 

rueFireTV·2,790 videos

FULL COURSE, TAB, JAM TRACKS: http://truefire.at/SongwritingOnGuitar

Guitar lessons: http://bit.ly/TrueFire

Songwriting is a creative process, but there are still key guidelines and formulas that ALL of the great songs and songwriters follow. Songwriting on Guitar covers all of these essential musical rules in layman’s language, but Songwriting on Guitar is so much more than a ‘textbook’ approach to songwriting; it’s an immersive, contextual and highly creative process that you play and compose your way through. No tedious theory or boring exercises to work through here. In fact, you will likely create hundreds of your own motifs and song ideas as you journey through Songwriting on Guitar.

Songwriting on Guitar – Melodies From Lyrics – Learn How To Write Guitar Songs 

TrueFireTV·2,790 videos

FULL COURSE, TAB, JAM TRACKS: http://truefire.at/SongwritingOnGuitar

Guitar lessons: http://bit.ly/TrueFire

Songwriting is a creative process, but there are still key guidelines and formulas that ALL of the great songs and songwriters follow. Songwriting on Guitar covers all of these essential musical rules in layman’s language, but Songwriting on Guitar is so much more than a ‘textbook’ approach to songwriting; it’s an immersive, contextual and highly creative process that you play and compose your way through. No tedious theory or boring exercises to work through here. In fact, you will likely create hundreds of your own motifs and song ideas as you journey through Songwriting on Guitar.

Songwriting   -   Phrase Structure   -   Articles 



Taxi.com   -   Songwriting, the lyric Structure   -   Michael Anderson

All Experts   -   Music Composition, Theory & Songwriting   -   Song Structure   -   Bill Pere

Robin Frederick.com   -   Learn How To Write A Song   -   Notes on songwriting

The Essential Secrets Of Songwriting Blog   -   Gary Ewer   -   How bad structure ruins a song

Wikibooks.org   -   Writing Effective Songs   -   The mechaical Elements of a song   -   Popular song forms   -   Tools for your songwriting toolbox   -   Becoming an effective songwriter   -   Important elements of a song   -   Making the connection   -   Simplicity   -   Sparking the creative flow

Composition Masterclass with Academy Award®-winning Composer Dario Marianelli 

cityunimusic·23 videos

Students on the Composing for Moving Images MA course at City work with film composer Dario Marianelli, who won an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score in 2007 for the film Atonement.

Dave Frank Master Class – An Afternoon with Dick Hyman

Dave Frank·80 videos

http://www.davefrankjazz.com Join NYC piano monster Dave Frank for a unique live master class with jazz legend Dick Hyman! Includes two new great solo performances by Dick, two Dick Hyman/Dave Frank *burnin* duo piano performances, and loads of interesting, informative and educational information. For anyone interested in jazz piano, this is a historic document granting an in-depth look at into the mind and music of a jazz icon.

The Art of Composition with Paul Morley

GuardianMusic·389 videos

Paul Morley reflects on his year at the Royal Academy of Music and asks tutor Christopher Austin and composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies what makes a great piece of classical composition.

More on classical music at http://www.guardian.co.uk/music

Pat Metheny – Antonio Carlos Jobim – Song: How Insensitive

Zsolt Réti·142 videos

Jazz & Blues Guitar Guitar Masters Samba & Bossa Nova pat metheny antonio carlos jobim how insensitive Insensatez music concert guitar lessons gibson ibanez

Latin Jazz Piano Lesson

jazztutorial·56 videos

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Gustave Mahler – Symphony 2 
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel – Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra

NOTE:  The Symphonies of Gustave Mahler are a force of titanic music creativity.  Young composers aspire to have his personal, at times intense, music creation skills. There is so much a composer can learn from Mahler. He was conductor in Vienna and New York Philharmonic(s).  He intimately knew the creative capacities of each musical instrument.  His imagination was a very personal exploring of his own life.  Composers: please listen with your heart and your creative critical faculties. Enjoy!

SUGGESTIONS: Open YouTube window to fullscreen.  Bookmark to return. Use best audio available to you, your best earphones.

MuseScore – OpenSource – Music Composition Software

David Whatson·2 videos 

MuseScore  -  How To Channel 

Major Scale Pattern – Basic Improvisation – Guitar Lesson

JustinSandercoe·378 videos

In this guitar lesson we are looking at basic improvisation using the major scale. Really good fun and easy to make it sound cool if you follow my tips!

Jazz – Conversation in Scat – Ella Fitzgerald (1974)


Benjamin Britten – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 

Kölner Philharmonie – WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln  /  Benjamin Britten: The young people’s guide to the orchestra conducted by: Jukka Pekka Saraste (Chefdirigent)

Cello Wars – Star Wars Parody – Lightsaber Duel – ThePianoGuys

ThePianoGuys·42 videos

Download the MP3 single of this song here: http://thepianoguys.com/newstore/cell…

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Long ago in a galaxy far, far away…

We bring you CELLO WARS! A result of 6 months of production…our most ambitious undertaking by far! Why Star Wars Cello? Because of our unending admiration of George Lucas, John Williams, and the most EPIC movies and film score ever created. The idea originated when Tel Stewart was editing THE CELLO SONG here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry4Bzo…. As a joke he decided to add light sabers to Steven Sharp Nelson’s bow during the outtakes. Fans cried out for more. Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson storyboarded the song and the video concept while they were scouting locations for MOONLIGHT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRVvFY…. But it was Steven Sharp Nelson’s son Eli (6) that was the true inspiration for the project — his enthusiasm for Star Wars, light sabers, and watching his daddy wield one while playing cello fueled the project continually.

Symphony Pro (Review) – Music Comp Apps – iPad 

techinmusiced·10 videos

This is the first Techinmusiced video review, featuring the iPad application “Symphony Pro” which was released in January 2011. At the time of filming, the app cost $12.99 and was the first fully-featured music composition app for the iPad. This review features version 1.3 which already has addressed some of the early bugs, and the developers are continuing to work on the program

Modulations To Other Keys

Greg Howlett·150 videos

http://www.greghowlett.com/dvdorder.aspx Easy formulas to modulate between keys. Greg Howlett, concert pianist, discuss five different modulations in this course.

Eddie Van Halen Style – Tap Harmonics Guitar

GuitarLessons365·184 videos


In this lesson you will learn some fun harmonic techniques made famous by Eddie Van Halen. The harmonic techniques shown in this video can make for some really cool sounds to add to your playing style.

Lesson Taught By: Carl Brown

 Physical Therapy for Musicians: A Master Class

dhshulman·2 videos

David Shulman, Physical Therapist, from Baltimore, Maryland, offers a master class for music students, schools, teachers, and performing groups, including symphony orchestras. For more information, visit http://www.shulman-associates.com or call 410-296-9311.

Music Theory

Music Theory – Ear Training – Professional Musicians & Arrangers

ArtistsHouseMusic·2,282 videos

In this clip from http://www.artistshousemusic.org – Jim Ellis, a musician and composer based in Atlanta, GA, explains why a professional musician needs to learn music theory in order to have a successful career, and how theory, combined with well-trained ears, can help you understand arranging, part-writing, and song structure on a much deeper level than otherwise.

Live String Laszlo  -  Zeitgeist  -  Lydian Label Sessions

NOTE: Creative Process  -  Note the blocks of sound technique  -  or, the sudden shifts of musical texture.

LydianLabelOnline·22 videos

Laszlo’s ” Zeitgeist ” from the album Radial Nerve (2011).

Performed by: The Apollo Quartet
Composition and arrangement: Aaron ‘Laszlo’ Wheeler
Transcription: Ed Hargrave.
Audio & Visual production: Todd Baker  

Science Of Sound

NASAconnect·116 videos

NASA Connect segment exploring all the basics of sound including how it works and how it travels. The video also explains how the ear works.

Wikipedia:  Sound   -   Musical Acoustics   -   Music Cognition   -   Timbre   -   Equal Temperament   -   Audio Formats

Audacity  -  Audio Editing   -   Freeware

seeitdoit·31 videos  /  http://videostudiotutorials.com/

Audacity editing tips and tricks. More free video tutorais at seeitdoit.tv

YouTube:  Audacity   -   Wikipedia:  Audacity

Sound and Vibration   -   Bashar

gaiasoundandvision·103 videos


Sound   -  
Musical Acoustics   -   Music Cognition   -   Timbre   -   Equal Temperament   -   Audio Formats  



Live String Quartet Performance  -  Laszlo   -   Zeitgeist  -  Lydian Label Sessions 

Laszlo – Saintonge – Solo Piano Instrumental Live


Songwriting   -   Music Composition  Theory

creativeguitarstudio·358 videos


Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question...

Q: For me, the basics of music are something I feel that I have developed. I both understand and can play lot's of; chords, scales and arpeggios. My problem however, is this; when I am composing, what music theory say's is technically correct hardly ever sounds good to me. Could you make a lesson that covers how to compose with more of a practical approach to theory, independent of all of the technical sides of music-theory. I don't want to abandon music theory, just begin working in a way that doesn't have me critically dependent upon theory all of the time.
- Thomas, Tampa, Florida.

A: When I teach composing, I always stress that one of the very first things to learn is how to build on a theme. Theme's are melodic hooks that create a coherence in a phrase. There are many ways to build a theme, but the most basic way is to repeat something to create a form of melodic or harmonic identification for the listener.

The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements:

The  Love  Of  Jazz


Jazz Resource .com

Best Jazz Albums
Wondering what the best jazz albums are? Here’s a list of the best jazz recordings

Basic Music Theory
The basics of music theory outlined and expained clearly.

Jazz Theory
Learn about jazz theory and chords with these online tutorials

Jazz Piano Chords
Learn to play real jazz piano chords in these online articles

Music Scales
Learn about many useful music scales and what they are used for

Ear Training
Ear Training is learning to hear music better and therefore play music better

Play the Blues
Want to learn to play the blues? Actually it’s easy to learn and sounds great

Other Websites

Links to other great jazz websites

The sitemap of The Jazz Resource

Art Tatum   -  The Art Of Jazz Piano

MVDmusicvideo·642 videos

The only documentary portrait of the greatest jazz pianist ever. Includes rare photographs, interviews, and more.
Art Tatum: The Art of Jazz Piano is still the only documentary portrait of the greatest jazz pianist ever. Using photographs and some rare footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius. Included are interviews with musicians who played with him or who were influenced strongly by him: Guitarists Tiny Grimes & Les Paul, and pianists Marian McPartland, Hank Jones, Dick Hyman and George Shearing. Their reminiscences and demonstrations underline Tatum's status as the "musician's musician."

Jazz Documentary Page

Jazz  -  Chord Progressions 

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Scored Changes.com

Basics  /  Cycle of fifths  /  Swing feel  /  Straight 8′s feel  /  Motifs  /  6 9 chords  /  Pedals  / 
Major sevenths  / 
Dominant 7ths  /  Altered chords  /  Augmented chords  /  The Diminished  / 
The Half-Diminished  / 
Voicings  /  Transposing  /  Harmonising  / Minor sevenths  /  Hidden scales  /  Chords from scales  /  Chord progressions  /  Bass lines  /  Scale-Chord relationships  / Practice /  Rhythmic patterns  /  Gigs  /  Drum guide  /  Hints on composition  /  Hints on arranging  / 
The rhythm method  /
Filler-notes  /  Melody  /  The blues scale  /   Foreign notes  /  Composite scales  /  Modes and Scales   The ssential thing needed to write music  /  The major scale  /  A cynical viewpoint  /  Short scales  /  Ninths /  251s   Middle-Eastern scale  /  Harmonic (b2) scale  /  Manuscript paper  /  Colla voce  /  Professionalism  /  11ths 13ths   Augmented minor major seventh  /  Superimpositions  /  Playing numbers  /  Form  /  The of Pieces  /  Mnemonics pianists   Scales triads /  Chord symbols for beginners (piano) /  Harmony bass clef /  Challenging assumptions /  Diatonic-Chromatic  Use common minor scales

Improvisation  Techniques:


Bill Hinton   -   Keyboard Bass Lines Techniques

Walking bass lines on piano

Bill Hilton·115 videos

More in my book: http://bit.ly/billsbook

Walking bass lines are an essential part of blues and jazz piano – especially if you’re playing solo or without any kind of rhythm section. This video tutorial looks at three different types of walking bass, including a couple of easy ones and a hard one! The secret of success with walking bass lines is to practise really hard and get your left and right hands working well together.

Accompanying Yourself on Piano – Piano Bass Lines

expertvillage·139,026 videos

Bass lines really add to the overall sound of the piano. Improve you piano skills and learn bass lines from a professional pianist in this free video.

Expert: Athena Reich
Contact: http://www.athenareich.com
Bio: Athena Reich is a professional musician, actress, artist, singer, songwriter and coach for all of the above.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller

Electronic Music:

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Loudon Stearns – Producing Electronic Music – Berkleemusic Open House

As a bass player, producer, and laptop musician, Loudon’s music can be heard on numerous documentaries and short films. While continuing his studies of composition, engineering, and sound design, he is currently pursuing a degree in physics as part of ongoing search for the answer to the question of life the universe and everything.

Create Digital Music .com

Latest   -   Artists   -   Contact   -   Apps   -   Synth  

Audio Tuts

47 Sites Every Recording Msician Should Visit

Interpretation Skills:


Melodic Interpretation   -   k.d. lang & Tony Bennett   -  
Because of You

NOTES:  Natural, relaxed chemistry   -   Co-creation mutual respect   -   Balance of voice projection (each with unique musical personality, blending with the other   -   It's all about the Music, No Ego   -   Deep harmonization with ensemble   -   Deep Higher Self connection with the meanings and story of the song   -   Creative use if silence ( pauses )   -   Use of tempo rubato   -   Punctuated words or syllables   -   Feeling and shaping each phrase ( phrasing )   -  Making the lyrics sound conversational   -   Body gestures reflect emotional points in the melody   -   Phrase repeats are opportunity to alter melody slightly or slightly improvise   -   Pull your listener into your "heart-space"   -   There might be emotional climax at end of song   -   The tonality of your voice can be inflected for emphasis   -   Study the Human Voice   -   A  Voice Coach  can help you develop your singing style and technique.

langsense·149 videos

kd and Tony share a brief interview with Phil Ramone interspersed with clips of them recording the song Because of You for Tony Bennett's tribute duets album.

Visit these official sites to find out more about kd lang and her music.


and Tony bennett's official site

Music, Mind and Meaning

Article by Martin Minsky

Music Composition:  


Music Composition   -   Lessons With Adam Edison

completemusician·7 videos

For more information, please visit: http://adamedison.com

This video covers an essential part of a composition student’s education – listening to recordings, and analysis of the score. It also covers the basic component’s of every composition student’s education (music theory, listening and analysis, SHMRG, , a very brief discussion about music notation software.

Tutorial: Composing in GarageBand

Music Improvisation:

Music Improvisation Lessons with Adam Edison

completemusician·7 videos

This video explains what improvisation is, and explains how I teach music improvisation to performers.

Learn to Improvise on Your Instrument (or with your Voice)

-- Read Lead Sheets and Build Chords of any type.
-- Learn 5 Methods for Building Great Solos right away.
-- Eliminate moments of "hesitation" or getting "stuck."
-- Learn to Improvise in Any Genre (yes, even Classical)
-- Explore the possiblities within yourself for greater musical expression.

-- Eliminate moments of "hesitation" or getting "stuck."
-- Learn to Improvise in Any Genre (yes, even Classical)
-- Explore the possiblities within yourself for greater musical expression.

Spirituality In Music:

Quantum Physics   -   Music and Consciousness

lorax2013·65 videos

Quantum physics, music, consciousness, and our attunement to the vibrations of the universe

Spirituality In Music: 


The Musician

MusiCassiel·3 videos

 It took the history of the whole universe to lead to the life of one person; if there is life in that person, there is life in the universe they came from, just like if there is life in the tree, there is life in the leaf. Therefore the deepest part of everyone is the life of the whole universe that they are an extension of. Find this cosmic life in yourself and let your freedom be as wide as the universe. The universal story that leads to all life shares the same point of origin, the same beginning of the story. Therefore, we are all different versions of the same cosmic life, the same ancient story, and the more we see this cosmic beauty in others, the more we realize it in ourselves because it is the same.


Songwriting  Website:

The Muse's Muse

Muse's Muse is an immense Songwriting site with an intimate feel  -  with a chatroom and creative meditation room.  Their Newsletter offers articles, book reviews, market and contest listings, website reviews, copyright and publishing information and more.  A beginners page gets you started.  Tips for singers, guitarists and professional musicians.  Muse's Muse makes you feel real comfortable. 

More Songwriting Websites

Songwriting Tips

How To Write a Song  - 
Beatles: Cant Buy Me Love  -  How They Wrote It

UltimateSongwriting·8 videos

FREE songwriting lesson from http://www.HowToWriteaSong.net featuring a study of the 1964 Beatles classic Can't Buy Me Love. Learn how Paul McCartney would have chosen the chords, study the mechanics behind the song, and learn how YOU can apply the same techniques in your own music.


Arranging Music:

Improvising Or Arranging   -  What's The Difference?

More Music Arranging Tutorials


Classical Music


Classical  Improvisation:

Classical Piano Improvisation 1, 2  -  Christopher Janwong McKiggan

pianovsforte·15 videos

Off the cuff Piano improvisation 1 by Christopher Janwong McKiggan on 10/29/10. This is something that I'm experimenting with, as I have been asked numerous times to load my improvisations on youtube. If you enjoy it please share it with friends, let me know what you think and you can expect more to come soon!


Jazz Masterclass: 

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Hank Jones  with Student Performances

ArtistsHouseMusic·2,225 videos

In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org - On Sunday, December 12, 2004, Hank Jones gave a master class produced by John Snyder of Artists House Foundation and David Schroeder of the NYU jazz department. This was one performance filled with vitality. Hank now in his eighties, is still touring (recently returning from Japan) arrived bursting with energy and after a long day, was still going strong as he chatted with the jazz students which he had performed and instructed that day. Hank Jones, brother of Elvin Jones (the drummer) and Thad (the cornetist), was born 1918 in Mississippi and raised in Michigan. He was influenced by performers Fat Waller, Earl Hines and Art Tatum and is known for his distinctive swinging style. Hank's first gig was with Hot Lips Page band in 1944, a job Lucky Thompson (the saxophonist) got him. Hank worked as a freelancer with artists such as Artie Shaw, Milt Jackson, Benny Goodman and Julian Cannonball Adderley. Later Hank joined CBS working as a studio musician for 17 years, working on such programs as The Ed Sullivan Show. Jones also was a member of his brother's co-led orchestra with Mel Lewis beginning in 1966. Because of Jones unique and versatile style, he can be found on many recordings. He has also played piano duos with such greats as Tommy Flanagan, George Shearing and John Lewis


Music Notation: Software

MuseScore in 10 Easy Steps   -  
Part 4 Note Entry with a MIDI Keyboard and Playback

MuseScore is an Open Source software product, music notation program for composers on many levels. MuseScoreHowTo·24 video      http://www.musescoretips.com/ - ebook now available.  The fourth in a series of 10 tutorial videos that show you how to use free notation program MuseScore.  MuseScore is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and can be downloaded from http://www.musescore.orgVideo transcript available: http://www.musescoretips.com/2011/01/note-entry-with-midi-keyboard/


Chord Progressions

Piano Theory Lesson   -   What Is A Progression?

danmansmusicschool·1,151 videos

Theory lesson. Discussing chord progressions and how they are used. Filmed in 2005. Dan Lefler,
Danman's Music School. For the lesson notes and 1000's more piano lessons go to Danmans.com

More About Chord Progressions

Blues Improv:  Guitar

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5 Essential Blues Boxes

gr8bluesgtr·227 videos

Full Series: http://www.steviesnacks.com/5-essenti...
What Makes The 5 Essential Blues Boxes Different? - http://steviesnacks.com/blog/what-mak...
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