Thoughts and Experiments with Solo Piano

A guide to freedom, imagination, and fearlessness at the piano.

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Introduction 馃幖
How to Use Living Notation
Lessons
Playing the Piano 馃幖
Experiments with Touch, Sound, and Color 馃幖
The Piano as a Drum Set 馃幖
Process: Becoming a Jazz Musician 馃幖
Melody 馃幖
Space Is the Place 馃幖
Experiments with Harmony, Chords, and Counterpoint 馃幖
Body and Soul: Contrapuntal Playing and Voicings 馃幖
Experiments with Deep Listening 馃幖
Intros, Endings, and... 馃幖
How to Learn a Tune 馃幖
Thoughts on Playing without Fear and in the Moment 馃幖
Composing and Building a Repertoire 馃幖
J.S. Bach and Charlie Parker 馃幖
Experimenting with the Blues, Monk, Coleman, and Parker 馃幖
What and How to Practice 馃幖
Conclusion
Interview
Watch. Listen. Now. Again. - Performances
"Pannonica" - Thelonious Monk 馃幖
"The Song Is You" - Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein 馃幖
"Upper Manhattan Medical Group" - Billy Strayhorn 馃幖
"How Insensitive" - Ant么nio Carlos Jobim 馃幖
"Whisper Not" - Benny Golson 馃幖
"'Round Midnight" - Thelonious Monk 馃幖
"Blue Monk" - Thelonious Monk 馃幖
"Turnaround" - Ornette Coleman 馃幖
"Au Privave" - Charlie Parker 馃幖
Transcriptions
"Pannonica"
156 KB
"The Song is You"
139 KB
"UMMG"
161 KB
"How Insensitive"
146 KB
"Whisper Not"
181 KB
"'Round Midnight"
136 KB
"Blue Monk"
96.3 KB
"Turnaround"
129 KB
"Au Privave"
107 KB
Resources
"The List"
99.7 KB
Fred's Important Tips to Remember
63.5 KB
(IT) Fred's Important Tips to Remember
60.8 KB
(ES) Fred's Important Tips to Remember
70 KB
Requisite Music Books
Recommended Solo Piano Albums
Fred's Solo Piano Discography
Fred's solo piano record "Songs From Home"
Fred's memoir: "Good Things Happen Slowly"
Audio Versions of Lessons
Introduction
13 mins
Playing the Piano
21 mins
Experiments with Touch, Sound, and Color
32 mins
The Piano as a Drum Set
7 mins
Process: Becoming a Jazz Musician
20 mins
Melody
18 mins
Space Is the Place
8 mins
Experiments with Harmony, Chords, and Counterpoint
18 mins
Body and Soul: Contrapuntal Playing and Voicings
15 mins
Experiments with Deep Listening
18 mins
Intros, Endings, and...
24 mins
How to Learn a Tune
30 mins
Thoughts on Playing without Fear and in the Moment
6 mins
Composing and Building a Repertoire
22 mins
J.S. Bach and Charlie Parker
14 mins
Experimenting with the Blues, Monk, Coleman, and Parker
12 mins
What and How to Practice
15 mins
Conclusion
2 mins
Interview
47 mins
Simple Player Versions
Introduction
13 mins
Playing the Piano
21 mins
Experiments with Touch, Sound, and Color
32 mins
The Piano as a Drum Set
7 mins
Process: Becoming a Jazz Musician
20 mins
Melody
18 mins
Space Is the Place
8 mins
Experiments with Harmony, Chords, and Counterpoint
18 mins
Body and Soul: Contrapuntal Playing and Voicings
15 mins
Experiments with Deep Listening
18 mins
Intros, Endings, and...
24 mins
How to Learn a Tune
30 mins
Thoughts on Playing without Fear and in the Moment
6 mins
Composing and Building a Repertoire
22 mins
J.S. Bach and Charlie Parker
14 mins
Experimenting with the Blues, Monk, Coleman, and Parker
12 mins
What and How to Practice
15 mins
Conclusion
2 mins
Interview
47 mins
"Pannonica" - Thelonious Monk
8 mins
"The Song Is You" - Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein
7 mins
"Upper Manhattan Medical Group" - Billy Strayhorn
7 mins
"How Insensitive" - Ant么nio Carlos Jobim
6 mins
"Whisper Not" - Benny Golson
6 mins
"'Round Midnight" - Thelonious Monk
8 mins
"Blue Monk" - Thelonious Monk
4 mins
"Turnaround" - Ornette Coleman
4 mins
"Au Privave" - Charlie Parker
3 mins