New Orleans Piano

New Orleans Piano

New Orleans Piano
Here’s an aerial view of me playing the Professor Longhair classic ‘Big Chief’.

I love the syncopation of New Orleans music and in a solo piano setting where you can really hear the contrasting rhythms you can’t help but tap your foot!
This tune contains a classic left hand pattern that runs down a minor 7 arpeggio so in this example (in the key of C) the left hand plays C – Bb – G – Eb – C

Professor Longhair’s piano style is so distinct and influential, some say it’s partly because he taught himself how to play on a piano with missing keys, I’m just thankful for his legacy of music.

 

 

Nirvana and The Beatles

Here’s a solo piano improvisation recorded at Barton Grange, Preston featuring two of my favourite songs, “All Apologies” by Nirvana and “Blackbird” by The Beatles. I recorded the video on my phone so the quality isn’t too great but at least you get a keyboard-eye view of things!. Hope you enjoy the video, please feel free to share and add a comment below.