Playing Piano

Playing piano and singing are my first and consistent passions in life.  That’s not too say I’m good at either, but I am absolutely always improving.  There is nothing more frustration than a period of stagnation.  If you look somewhere new, you’ll often find something to new to help you on your journey.

I hope to share such things with you here.  This is where I post things that have helped me, videos that might help you, and just have a good time with piano talk.

Something by the Beatles – Piano/Vocal Cover Song

Something by the Beatles – Piano/Vocal Cover Song

Something is my favorite ballad by the Beatles. It was written by George Harrison. I like the lyrics. The melody is somewhat plain, but it moves around enough with music that nestles the words just perfectly. I like the bridge too, but it doesn’t make as much sense to...

Practicing and Performing With Jam Tracks

Practicing and Performing With Jam Tracks

Wow...I feel like I have really missed the boat on this one. My professional musician friends have been using these forever... In my own live performances and at home, I have been wondering what I can do to provide a better sound. Jam Tracks are the answer I had...

How To Play: Only The Good Die Young (Intro)

Playing the Intro of Only The Good Die Young, might sound a lot harder than it really is.  But if you break it down, it's a piece of cake! To play this song you should know four triad chords: F Major - F, A, C G Major - G, B, D A Minor - A,...

“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.” ― Thelonious Monk

“When you play, never mind who listens to you.” ― Robert Schumann

“Play always as if in the presence of a master.” ― Robert Schumann

“It bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It’s not. It’s feeling.” – Bill Evans