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Jonny May
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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