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Published on November 18, 2013, by Ivy Ngeow in Christmas.

Apologies to the King of Rock and Roll! The triplets are tricky. See also my Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love for bass line technique. Practise bass (left hand) first before attempting melody.

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Published on November 18, 2013, by Ivy Ngeow in Christmas.

Just for fun, I am showing you how to give a classic tune a  jazzy sound. You have to use chord substitutions. You can turn any song into a jazzy number. Even the Ramones at a pinch.

 
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Dede is a 9 year old girl who only started lessons two months ago. This is an incredible achievement as she can learn long pieces and follow through. She can remember entire phrases of tunes and is aware of playing rhythmically on her own. Here she is playing solo: http://youtu.be/bP6AUeK9Ejs Here she is playing a

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On a beautiful balmy night like last night, I was out with my old mate and fellow musician Rob from Sydney, Australia in London’s riverfront area of Sands End in Fulham. We caught a couple of acts for free! A lovely chilled festival. Live at Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival Sat 21 September 2013 on stage:

 
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Published on September 17, 2013, by Ivy Ngeow in Jazz.

Simply called Exercise No. 2, it is a great challenge to play and I don’t believe I have ever done 19 takes when recording a song, swearing by the end, and still it ain’t perfect, nope.