Live Q+A (September 2020)
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09/29/2020 4:00 pm (PST)
In the September 2020 Live Q&A, Jonny answered all of your questions about the piano and music in general.
04:33 – Q: How do you play measure 5 of Jonny’s Jumpin Boogie?
08:00 – Q: Can you play an advanced boogie improv in C?
10:12 – Q: Any tips on playing the Christmas Song?
14:18 – Q: What make/model studio monitors do you use?
15:38 – Q: What chords are you playing in your Art Tatum QT?
19:16 – Q: Can you explain why the melodic scale has different notes when coming down?
22:59 – Q: How do you decide what key to perform a song?
27:00 – Q: Is there a course on burlesque blues?
28:36 – Q: Can you explain cut time vs 4/4 time?
30:52 – Q: Why is there no lesson for your boogie rock arrangement?
32:33 – Q: What should I do about chords that are beyond my reach in Somewhere Over the Rainbow?
34:48 – Q: Why are chords sometimes written like Am6/C, E7/D, or B/D#?
38:02 – Q: What keyboard would you recommend?
39:38 – Q: How can I modulate from C to F in What a Wonderful World?
42:59 – Q: Do you recommend learning the number system vs sulfege?
47:42 – Q: What was the bepop jazz you were playing during your opening statement of the June Update?
52:16 – Q: Which scale do I use for soloing if I’m playing Masquerade in Cm?
55:04 – Q: What is the lowest acceptable speed I can play Footsie Woman?
57:29 – Q: Tips on counting out long uneven runs like in Summertime?
1:00:13 – Q: If I’m playing C major blues, any recommendations on playing intervals/patterns?
1:02:56 – Q: Can you pay Lullaby of Birdland?
1:07:15 – Q: What scale do you use for the solo on What a Wonderful World?
1:12:45 – Q: What you even play a minor Dorian on a 1 chord of D major?
1:15:20 – Q: Where can I find your course on Somewhere Over the Rainbow?
1:17:01 – Q: Is it too much cheating to use the keyboard transpose button?
1:18:23 – Q: Do you use live musicians on the backing tracks?
1:19:10 – Q: Do you play the melody while accompanying a singer?
1:21:26 – Q: What would you be doing for a career if you weren’t doing music?
1:22:24 – Q: How do you hit the shells in 1 measure and improve in the 2nd measure?
1:24:36 – Q: Is the Edim scale the same as the whole-half dim scale?
1:25:47 – Q: What exercises can I use to smooth out cross unders in the right hand?
1:28:54 – Q: Do you have courses on augmented chords?
1:32:29 – Q: How would I play the left hand in a 4/4 hymn?
1:35:33 – Q: How do you like your new home?
1:37:50 – Q: Do you have any hand stretches you recommend?
1:39:34 – Q: Any tips on playing the C Blues Scale fast?
1:40:40 – Q: Is the E blues scale the same as the G major blues scale?
1:42:44 – Q: Tips for playing in church when the congregation is singing?
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