December 2, 2021

What Are Blues Licks? Let’s first talk about what musicians mean with the term “lick”. A lick is a short musical phrase used in blues and jazz music that can be repeated and applied to specific chords and genres. Every andvanced blues and jazz musician has its favorite set of “licks”. Those sets of licks

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July 13, 2019

"Imagine" by John Lennon – Solo Piano Version by Thomas GuntherWatch this video on YouTube What you will learn In this article I show you my analysis of my solo piano arrangement of Imagine by John Lennon, one of my favorite pop songs! How I arranged the song Imagine for Solo Piano I thought it might interest you

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August 3, 2018

Why this song? Just The Way You Are is a famous pop ballad by Billy Joel that features a beautiful chord progression that is worth exploring. The quality and function of the chords are very jazzy and unusually sophisticated for a pop song. Bottom line – there is a lot we can learn from, especially

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August 1, 2018

To get you turned on to sus4 chords watch the video! Below is the transcription of what I improvised in the video There are 3 things you may focus in on: The two-handed rhythmic pattern (thinking like a drummer):a) Watch the video above starting at 1 min 15 sec.b) Check out bar 1-4 of the

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