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Danny Boy Jazz Leadsheet

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St. Patrick’s day is coming up so I thought I’d share a nice jazz leadsheet to Danny Boy that I arranged a few years ago for my band, Chico’s Paradise. This chart can be played in any style at any tempo. If you’re going to play it super fast, some of the moving chords can be left out. Download the …

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The Golden Rule of Making Great Music

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People remember feelings, not sounds. There are two kinds of musicians: the kind that make good music and the kind that make bad music. Since good and bad are simply a matter of opinion, there is no universal recipe for “good music”. However, there is something that all good music has in common: the listener connects with it. Rhythm is …

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How to Buy a Decent Grand Piano For a Good Price

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Buying a piano is much more than finding something that looks good in your price range. I have over 30 years of professional piano playing experience and have played hundreds of different pianos, including piano disasters in living rooms, on stages, and in hotel venues. By following these simple guidelines, your piano investment will keep the pianists who play it …

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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – July-Jan 2015

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I’m playing music at the Captain’s Bar at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong from July 2015 to January. I have Andrew Simmons with me playing bass and Felicity Visic is singing. Andy started out playing with me in the 90’s at the JJ Mahoney’s club in the Seoul Grand Hyatt. That was a crazy gig, but we’ve been playing …