Beginner/Intermediate Live Q+A (May 2021)
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05/07/2021 10:00 am (PST)
In the May 2021 Live Q&A, Jonny answered all of your music questions.
08:28 – Q: Is Johnny Hodges still around?
03:46 – Q: Can you play Almost Like Being in Love in jazz swing style?
09:36 – Q: What did your practice sessions look like as a beginner?
12:12 – Q: How to choose the right chair?
15:07 – Q: When playing rootless chords stride style, do you emphasize the bass note or chord?
18:25 – Q: Finger positions of Blues Scale in key of F and D?
22:02 – Q: Can you explain more about quartal style like Bill Evans?
25:34 – Q: How to get the slow blues feel on the song At Last?
29:27 – Q: Can you use the minor blues scale on Sweet Home Alabama?
32:11 – Q: Can you teach more about the Cuban Latin style?
33:24 – Q: How to identify chords?
37:27 – Q: Do you have perfect pitch?
38:51 – Q: Can I play Jonny’s Canon with inverted chords?
39:08 – Q: Does it help pianists to play with your eyes closed?
40:35 – Q: Tips for improving left hand rhythm?
43:28 – Q: How to practice tuplet runs?
47:34 – Q: Tips for playing triplets?
49:25 – Q: Can you show some grips for the minor blues?
51:56 – Q: Can you demonstrate how to accompany Fly Me to the Moon?
54:31 – Q: What are your keyboard recommendations?
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