Q&A February 2018

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 08:48– Q: How much time to spend on the melody and soloing?
  • 12:58 – Q: Bob Malone soloing technique from posted video
  • 15:00 – Q: Is a blues always 12 bars?
  • 16:48 – Q: What style is your Angel Eyes arrangement?
  • 21:46 – Q: Do you remember Grim Grinning Ghosts?
  • 23:42 – Q: Follow up to blues soloing question.
  • 25:49 – Q: Tips for blues soloing with more than one note?
  • 33:52 – Q: Playing a copyrighted song at a paid gig.
  • 36:15 – Q: What are some Maple Leaf rag tips?
  • 39:33 – Q: Venues that won’t pay ASCAP?
  • 41:34 – Q: Can you make a CD for my ballet class?
  • 42:58 – Q: Do you have a Disney album?
  • 45:19 – Q: Can you play Ode to Joy for us?
  • 46:24 -Q: Can you post a list of the top Jazz standards?
  • 47:36 – Q: When will the Hallelujah video be released?
  • 48:05 – Wrapping up

Q&A January 2018

  • 0:00:00 – Introduction
  • 0:05:40 – Comments on Fly Me to the Moon
  • 0:11:18 – Q: Walking bass basics for St Louis Blues?
  • 0:16:02 – 6-2-5-1 progression
  • 0:17:29 – Q: Stock Jazz Voicings vs Block Chords?
  • 0:22:19 – Q: Practice tempos?
  • 0:25:34 – Q: How to memorize a tune?
  • 0:29:26 – Q: Sheet access and technical Support Help?
  • 0:32:35 – Q: What do you think while improvising?
  • 0:37:28 – Q: How to use polychords?
  • 0:45:13 – Q: Where do I find Somewhere Over the Rainbow?
  • 0:47:21 – Q: Where to find rootless chord lesson?
  • 0:48:06 – Q: Are you playing a CP-4 keyboard?
  • 0:49:09 – Polychord review
  • 0:49:57 – Q: Do you have a course on runs?
  • 0:52:27 – Q: Boogie Woogie Basslines
  • 0:53:49 – Q: Can you make a course for gigging?
  • 0:56:18 – Q: Swing notation key?
  • 0:58:53 – Q: Transition from classical to jazz piano?
  • 1:02:41 – Wrapping it up!

Q&A December 2017

  • 0:00 – Beginning
  • 12:18 – Q: How do you get a good live sound?
  • 22:10 –  Q: What is the difference between 432hz and 440hz?
  • 23:08 – Q: What are good practice routines?
  • 28:32 – Q: What are good lessons for accompaniment?
  • 35:13 – Comment on monitoring
  • 37:01 – Q: How do you record and acoustic piano?
  • 41:17 – Q: Do you sing?
  • 42:42 – Q: What type of monitors are you using?
  • 44:06 – Q: How important is ear training?
  • 49:17 – Q: What scales to use when blues improvising?
  • 53:50 – Q: How do I use the pedal?
  • 59:06 – Q: How do I put together bass syncopations?
  • 1:01:01 – Q: Where do you play legato and accented?
  • 1:05:20 – Wrapping up!

Q&A May 2017

  • 0:00 – Beginning
  • 0:15 – Vision for Q&A
  • 1:22 – How to recognize chord progressions better
  • 2:44 – Story about Wine and Piano
  • 3:21 – Chord progressions for Styles of Music
  • 6:35 – Soundslice recommendation
  • 7:54 – Practice tips to increase tempo on Ragtime
  • 13:16 – 1950 Rock – Left Hand Tips for Octaves
  • 18:25 – Changing notes in pop songs for variety
  • 21:57 – Suggestions for Fast Arpeggios
  • 24:36 – How to spice up chord changes
  • 29:47 – Does Jonny play by ear?

Q&A March 2017

  • 0:04 – Welcome
  • 2:37 – Goals for Pianists
  • 4:01 – Scales for Blues Riffs
  • 6:52 – How Jonny got the Disneyland Gig
  • 17:46 – Live Gigs
  • 21:03 – Baby I’m A-Wishin’ Performance
  • 22:40 – Scale for a Half Diminished Chord
  • 26:45 – Gear Recommendations
  • 30:23 – Blues Scales and Pentatonic Scales
  • 31:53 – Left Hand Tips for Ragtime
  • 37:07 – Playing Blues in All Keys
  • 41:25 – Stride Piano Tips
  • 45:06 – How Many Hours Does Jonny Practice?
  • 46:08 – How Difficult is “Wake Me Up”?
  • 47:04 – How to Add Rhythms and Variety to a Pop Song
  • 49:28 – Concluding Remarks and Encouragement

Q&A – February 2017

  • 0:10 – Welcome Message
  • 3:22 – The difference between Stride and Ragtime
  • 7:10 – Advice on playing from Fakebook
  • 10:00 – Future Course Suggestions
  • 11:21 – Member Perks
  • 14:27 – How to develop a fast left hand for Boogie
  • 19:13 – Piano style of Dr. John
  • 19:58 – Tips on metronome practice
  • 21:36 – How to hear chord progressions
  • 26:39 – Teaching reflection
  • 27:55 – How to come up with melodies
  • 30:11 – How to strengthen pinky
  • 31:47 – How to memorize pieces
  • 32:55 – Beginner course recommendations
  • 33:54 – Ragtime Left hand technique tips
  • 38:16 – Blues Shuffle on 2-5-1
  • 39:38 – Looking at the left hand for Ragtime
  • 41:05 – Jonny’s education
  • 44:40 – How long to practice
  • 51:52 – How to solo without sounding mechanical
  • 55:01 – Jazz Bass Lines – Patterns
  • 57:27 – Concluding thoughts