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The Cheat Sheet for Programming Jazz Piano

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    The Cheat Sheet (4:53)


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    The Faster Tempo, the Less You Need to Play (8:23)


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    Left Hand Voice Leading (6:31)


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    Three Note Left Hand Voicings (7:17)


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    Simple Minor Voicings (4:02)


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    Altering Diatonic Scales & Modes Pt. 1 (10:49)


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    Altering Diatonic Scales & Modes Pt. 2 (6:45)


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    Arps & Neighboring Tones (8:09)


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    Improvising in Minor Keys (5:39)


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    Don't Forget About the Blues Scale! (9:47)


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    Modern Playing - A Modal Approach (10:52)


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    Putting it All Together (10:18)


Eli Krantzberg slips you the cheat sheet for programming realistic jazz piano parts for your songs and productions. Don't have jazz chops? No problem, Eli shows you how to work around all that using any modern DAW!

Eli begins by going over what the series will cover and then starts with a video tutorial on programming an effective uptempo piano solo with two-note voicings for the left hand, and simple diatonic melodic lines for the right hand.

You'll then explore more left hand voicings and simple minor voicings, all designed to give your productions a true jazz sounding foundation. Next it's on to altering Diatonic scales and modes, as well as discovering arpeggios and neighboring tones for creating interesting melodic lines.

Eli then gives you a simple method for authentic sounding jazz improvising in minor keys, as well as soulfully accenting up your riffs with the Blues scale. Lastly, you'll learn about taking a modern approach to Jazz piano by using a Modal concept, which incorporates voicing with 4ths, and putting it all together with everything you've learned from the series.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you want or need authentic sounding Jazz piano parts for your songs and productions, but don't have the chops to pull it off, hang with Eli and learn how to pull it off with this sneaky tutorial series... Watch "The Cheat Sheet for Programming Jazz Piano" today!


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Bandbyone
Submitted 3 months ago

Exactly what you need.

Listen,if you don't play the piano and like to feature it in your recordings,and dont have a pianist at hand,look no further. The midi file download will make wonders x u even if you don't have a basic understanding of music theory. You can analyze them and manipulate them in a way that will help you understand. Great inside trick for the money.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Cubase

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Keith123
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent

Straight to the point; just useful facts

I am a: Professional, Musician

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Jiang
Submitted 4 months ago

PLEASE MAKE MORE OF THIS COURSE

To me, this is the best course I have ever watched, please keep up the good work and make more courses about JAZZ.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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The Cheat Sheet for Programming Jazz Piano is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Exactly what you need. Listen,if you don't play the piano and like to feature it in your recordings,and dont have a pianist at hand,look no further. The midi file download will make wonders x u even if you don't have a basic understanding of music theory. You can analyze them and manipulate them in a way that will help you understand. Great inside trick for the money.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Straight to the point; just useful facts
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from PLEASE MAKE MORE OF THIS COURSE To me, this is the best course I have ever watched, please keep up the good work and make more courses about JAZZ.
Date published: 2018-07-18
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