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Instructor
Daine Jordan
Q&A
49:23
05/28/2021 8:00 am (PST)

In this Beginner/Intermediate Q&A Submissions video, Daine answered all of your questions that were submitted in the month of April.

00:44 – Paolo: Where can I learn how to accompany a singer with two hand chords?

01:20 – How often do you practice? Which courses should I work on for blues? How do you use a metronome?

03:39 – Alexander: How do I build improvisation over multiple chords?

04:59 – How do you practice tuplets?

10:13 – Klaus: How do you differentiate dominant diminished from diminished scales?

12:21 – Todd: Can you switch the left hand between styles in a given song?

13:52 – Ray: What is the preferred fingering in paired-chord improv?

16:08 – Luis: How do I swing longer note values?

17:26 – How do you use the dorian mode?

18:19 – Cheryl: What is the dorian key for Eleanor Rigby?

19:51 – Yves: How can I vary patterns for accompaniment?

23:19 – Thomas: How do you finger the diatonic 7th chord exercises?

25:18 – Nialll: How do you memorize the melody of jazz standards?

27:19 – How do you avoid clashing with the guitar and piano?

28:42 – Rich: If you are using a lead sheet in a minor key, how do you know if the 5 chord is major or minor?

29:56 – Daniel: What is the best strategy for developing lines for jazz balads?

31:40 – Val: How do you recognize diminished scales from different positions?

33:37 – Tim: How do I avoid left wrist strain? Any alignment tips?

35:17 – Laurie: What can help with learning the B section of Danny Boy?

36:40 – When you improvise, how do you know which chords go with right hand rhythms?

37:52 – Itche: How do you improve harmonization by ear?

39:16 – Annie: In Fly Me to the moon, can you review the left hand fingering?

41:08 – Violaine: How do you avoid tiredness in the left hand on stride?

42:45 – What advice do you have for practicing scales and exercises while keeping enough time for pieces?

44:02 – Rachel: How do you leave spaces in a solo?

46:05 – Lawrence: How do you memorize music?

48:09 – What do you recommend for making backing tracks?

Student Assessment (January 2023)

In this video, Daine reviewed all of your submissions from the month of January.

Office Hours (January 31)

Office Hours are an opportunity to get interactive feedback from a professional piano coach!

Monthly Update (January 2023)

In January, we released 5 new Courses, 4 Quick Tips, 5 Smart Sheets, 10 Backing Tracks, and more!