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Lefthand Bass

How to improve your lefthand. Just say 'lefthand Do something".
Here some examples.





Another bass 3 instead of 1, it gives a more classic sound and it's lovely to experiment with and gives a nice and better control over basic chords.



A bass will sound better when it is a little percussive. To experiment play one of the bass notes short and give it an extra rhythm,



A pedal point can be static but also moving, just give it rhythm. A percussive lefthand gives another vibe.





A Pedal Point is a nice technique to make tension for an intro, interlude or coda. One bass and on top shifting chords is, with some good timing, all we need.

A straight forward walking bass with a good sound and groove is not so difficult at all.
1585, 1235, 1231 to begin with.
And later an additional guide tone on the last note for the next chord.

Scales

Why and how we play and practise scales. No magic just very practical and do the workouts.




How to explane and explore Altered? Use an iPad and you'll see that it's simple. Almost every note of a C-Major scale is changed, altered. Then start to make melodies.

The character of a melody changes when rhythm comes in. It's getting less instrumental and gets a more vocal flavor, lyrics comming in.


Chords and Groove

A nice groove with only two chords. Just swap two parallel chords, major and minor or visa versa. It gives a poppy/gospel sound.
Very usable to study triads and there inversions

With moving only two notes in the top of a chord the whole thing starts to groove. Add a bass and there you are.



A nice groove with only two chords. Just swap two parallel chords, major and minor or visa versa. It gives a poppy/gospel sound. Very usable to study triads and there inversions.


Sight Reading

Introduction: Reading rhythm is like reading words, you have to hear them. It's easy there are only 9 rhythmical words. Imagine that you can read all books knowing only nine words.

Reading rhythm is like reading words, you have to hear them. It's easy there are only 9 rhythmical words. Imagine that you can read all books knowing only nine words.

Blues

I nice little blues tune. Not very difficult and a nice left hand to use while improvising new melodies.
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Left hand rootless voicings to play a blues with some nice but simple toppings in the right hand. It's an open sound and a soloist can easily play around. Perfect left hand chord when you play with bass and drums but also to use in you right hand when you play the bass in your left.

Painting

I nice little blues tune. Not very difficult and a nice left hand to use while improvising new melodies.
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Summer Swing our 2019 Summer Bonus Song
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Bossa Baristo, a Bossa Nova with some different bell and tamborim rhythms. Melody and rhythm pattern in one hand, that's challenging.


An arrangement of the Jazz standard Basin Street Blues.




A Jazzy tune, not very easy but with some work you get a joyful swinging piece with good practice for your left hand.
Memory Lane a Joyfull piece written by Hetty Sponselee




Bella Ciao from the series: La Casa de Papel an arrangement for four hands Duet by Hetty Sponselee.
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Bella Ciao from the series: La Casa de Papel an arrangement for Solo Piano played by Hetty Sponselee
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The version of Adios Nonino's piano cadenza as played by Pablo Ziegler, played here by Hetty Sponselee in a live recording of the Piazzolla Quintet Grupo del Sur in Amsterdam, "The Concertgebouw"

Astor Piazzolla - Tanti Anni Prima ( Ave Maria) Arrangement for piano solo






There are many ways to explore and study improvisation. To repeat two bars and focus on simple but clear lines will improve the ability to play more natural lines.



Jazz Standards

Autumn Leaves in a basic Bossa Nova style.
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In the wee small Hours in the morning an arrangement of a beautiful Jazz standard. Download this arrangement free of cost and experiment with it like I did.

But Beautiful arrangement for piano solo. Experiment with it, in the video you'll find more possibilities. You can download the sheetmusic free of cost.

Tunes

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Gé Bijvoet


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