How to Play Like Erroll Garner – Misty

It isn’t often that you hear Erroll Garner’s piano style being mimicked  by contemporary pianists. Maybe it’s because his style was so unique that anyone copying it would simply be too obvious.  His left hand “romping,”  much like Freddie Green’s guitar comping style,  and his ability to bend the time as he plays lines in his right hand is of course unmistakably his own technique.  But even if you are not going to be an Erroll Garner copycat when you’re performing, trying to play like him can be extremely fun, and once you get the hang of it, extremely swinging.  This short video highlights his general technical and stylistic tendencies. Enjoy.

How to Play Stride Piano

Here is a video demonstrating the basics of stride piano as concisely as possible. If you have any further questions, feel free to email me at jazzpianoconcepts@gmail.com. Hope it helps, and don’t forget to follow the blog for more interesting posts!

Transcription of Chick Corea’s Solo on “My One and Only Love”

Here is a free transcription of Chick Corea’s solo on “My One and Only Love,” from the album Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. Transcribed by a phenomenal pianist, Glenn Zaleski. Check out Glenn’s new CD here: http://glennzaleski.com/

My One and Only Love

Tendonitis Heads Up

Unfortunately, the subject of how to cure tendinitis has been on my mind a lot lately since I have been playing music nonstop and have been experiencing some pain.While I was able to beat my tendinitis the first time around, this recent resurgence (among others in the past few years) made me very nervous and I decided to start a quest to find out how to get rid of it once and for all. There is still only one true way to ensure that you do not get tendon pain and problems: to do everything you possibly can to maintain and prevent the problems before they ever happen. If you’ve read my post about how you are an athlete than you know what I mean.

This time around I have discovered even more new ways to combat the problem of tendinitis. This is basically just a warm-up post to give you a heads up: in my next post, I will describe to you the new routine that I have been following which has led to what I would personally call miraculous results. Before I started following this routine, it often felt like tendinitis was similar to breaking out of a prison cell. It was like you had to be patient for years, constantly digging an inch more every day until you could finally escape. Sometimes, the guards would catch you before you could escape and you would have to start all over again. This new method that I have been following has led to the fastest recovery time I’ve ever experienced with my numerous bouts of tendinitis. I only hope that you can experience similar results! More soon!