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Russell Ferrante (Piano) 2

Russell Ferrante (Piano) 2

Jazz Piano, Voice Leading, Harmony, Exercises, Etc.
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Length: 41:59

 

Description: In part two (2 of 2) of this jazz piano lesson, acclaimed pianist Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets, etc.) discusses and demonstrates some voice leading and harmonic concepts that have shaped his style. Russell takes you through various exercises aimed at opening up your melodic pathways, so you can begin thinking like an orchestra. If you are looking to take your jazz piano playing to the next level, this lesson is for you!

* There is an additional PDF for this video which includes the embedded notation.  It can be purchased separately here.


Topics Covered: Voice Leading, Fourth Structures, Contrary and Parallel Motion, Managing Multiple Melodies, Chord Shapes, Breaking up Structures Melodically, Playing Legato, Inversions, Assigning Different Roots, Moving Stepwise, Chromatic Tones, 7th Chords, Playing Different Subdivisions, Chromatic Tones, Hand Position, Solo Piano vs. Playing With a Bassist, Applying Exercises to Tunes, Finding Your Sound, Changing Chord Quality, Avoiding Doubled Notes, Evenness of Tone, Etc.

 

Russell Ferrante (Piano) 1

Russell Ferrante (Piano) 1

Jazz Piano, Voice Leading, Harmony, Exercises, Etc.
Russell Ferrante (Piano) 2

Russell Ferrante (Piano) 2

Jazz Piano, Voice Leading, Harmony, Exercises, Etc.
Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 1

Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 1

Piano, Simplifying Upper Structures, Thinking "Minor", Reharmonizing, Unpredictable Root Motion, Etc.
Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 2

Russell Ferrante (Upper Structures) 2

Piano, Simplifying Upper Structures, Thinking "Minor", Playing Through Changes, Standards, Etc.
Russell Ferrante

Piano/Composition

Website:
www.russellferrante.com/

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Credits:

 

Russell Ferrante has recorded and/or performed with Yellowjackets, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Michael Franks, Diane Reeves, Rita Coolidge, Sadao Watanabe, Marilyn Scott, Kevyn Lettau, Eric Marienthal, Sergio Salvatore, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jim Pepper, Joe Farrell, Joni Mitchell, Robben Ford, Ernie Watts, GRP Big Band, Lee Ritenour, Tom Scott, Take 6, Brenda Russell, etc.


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