For those who discover me with this video, my progress can seem very fast but they are logical in regards of my journey. I spent thousands of hours composing music, listening to it, and I already had a sense of rhythm and harmony because of it. The piano is very visual, so progress quickly arrived, especially since I spent a lot of time there (it was my number 1 priority during this year !)
I invite people who discover me with this video to go see what I have been doing for several years on my youtube channel and my soundcloud, to better understand my journey.
Good viewing 🙂
1. Liquid – Sweet Harmony 0:21
2. Derrick May – Strings of life 0:27
3. Stevie Wonder – Isn’t she’s lovely 0:31
4. Gypsy Woman – She’s Homeless 0:46
5. Daft Punk – Within 1:05
6. Jazz Jam 1 2:10
7. Golberg Variations – Bach – Aria 1st part 2:23
8. Jazz Jam 2 3:04
9. Jazz Jam 3 3:16
10. Turkish March – Mozart 3:42
11. Lullaby of Birdland (Don Shirley’s style) 4:07
12. Golberg Variations – Bach – Aria 2nd part 4:38
13. Autumn Leaves 5:24
Starting playing the piano changed my life. After classes, I went home and instead of watching Netflix I chose to practice the piano, and somehow it helped me to get more energy, feeling productive and focus. I believe that what we learn always helps us in other areas of life.
I started by practicing famous loops from classic house music, because I listen to a lot of it, and I wanted to play it in live situation with my drumbox. I am also really interested in jazz and classic music too, and after practicing those simple loops I decided to get to more complex songs by playing them.
I got into music theory, just enough to understand what I play (especially in jazz music), why it sounds like this and how I can shape my own voicings.
Here is some cools youtube channel to learn piano jazz:
Piano Pig: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-obvt6Gn0Eef9vKxwcg_pg
Piano en ligne (french): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2fJkVzZK1WTy4JxwFzKSjQ?view_as=subscriber
I also highly recommand you to watch “Green Book” and “Whiplash”, two of my favorite movies about Jazz Music.
Juno DS 61- Roland