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Lefty – The Left Hand

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Overview

A look to the left is the focus in this course designed to develop jazz piano techniques for the left hand. Work on tertian (3rds), quartal (4ths) and quintal (5ths) voicings; blues and rhythm changes; and walking bass lines. Improvisation, ostinatos for soloing and some stride piano techniques are also covered. Right hands are welcome, but only as observers! Prerequisites: ability to play major, minor, and dominant 7th chords in all keys, knowledge of jazz harmony.

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
9/20 – 11/29 (10 weeks) no class 11/22
Frank Martin • $395

 

Registration

DEPARTMENT: Piano/Keyboard

COURSE TITLE: Lefty – The Left Hand

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A look to the left is the focus in this course designed to develop jazz piano techniques for the left hand. Work on tertian (3rds), quartal (4ths) and quintal (5ths) voicings; blues and rhythm changes; and walking bass lines. Improvisation, ostinatos for soloing and some stride piano techniques are also covered. Right hands are welcome, but only as observers!

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites: ability to play major, minor, and dominant 7th chords in all keys, knowledge of jazz harmony.

 

Frank Martin (piano, keyboards)

Music Director for Narada Michael Walden, Patti Austin, Angela Bofill; Carnegie Hall appearances with Sting, James Taylor, Elton John; Record producer/arranger for Al Jarreau, Turtle Island String Quartet, Joey DeFrancesco, Mimi Fox, Mary Jenson, Molly Holm, Deuce, Tuck & Patti, Karen Blixt; performed/recorded with John McLaughlin, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Farrell, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Coryell, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Jordan, Stevie Wonder, Airto, Dori Caymmi, Dianne Reeves, Patrice Rushen, Trilok Gurtu, Richard Bona; Faculty, UC Berkeley Jazz Ensembles.

frankmartinproductions.com

 

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