How To Make Your Chords Flow

After I had been in the rehearsal room with my very first band for about 3 months, it was time for our first show. I was pretty nervous, yet excited to try out my brand new stage piano. Man that thing sounded amazing. Classic vintage sounds and a much more real-to-life piano sound than my … Read more

LOTW – Rai’s Second Lick

This week’s, another bluesy lick stolen from the mighty Rai Thistlethwayte. A few weeks ago I posted a lick of Rai taken from his Roland V presentation gig at the Sydney Conservatory. Great responses means great success, so.. here’s another one! Rai will likely be good for more lick-grab-bag fillers in the future. It’s a … Read more

CoutCam – Jamie Cullum’s All At Sea Vamp

For this week’s CoutCam video – a Vamp taken from Jamie Cullum’s “All At Sea” A very soothing, highly “loopable” vamp taken from Jamie’s Twentysomething album (my favorite). The right hand plays a back-and-forth sixteenth-beats pattern between a “b-flat” & “e-flat” (quarter) and an “a-flat.” The left hand changes chords (which makes the function of … Read more

Chord Progression Of The Week – Molina & Bear Keyscape Jam

We’re staying in the Neo-Soul vibes for this weeks progression, which is taken from an absolutely mind-blowing impromptu improvisation session between the amazing Emily Bear and the (dare I say it) even more amazing Jesus Molina. The jam originated after Jesus finished a session for a promo video for the software instrument Keyscape, when CEO … Read more

LOTW – Man In The Mirror Lick

This week’s lick comes from Michael Jackson’s brilliant “Man In The Mirror.” Lick timestamp taken from the original “Bad” album version Man in the mirror features one of the most astonishing bass-synth parts out there (just my humble opinion). Although the entire bass part is truly astonishing and a gold-mine for subtleties regarding timing and … Read more