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More piano stuff... I'm not sure if this guy is joking or not

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassyBill, Mar 11, 2009.


  1. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Maybe I shouldn't, but I can't resist sharing this. Make sure you watch the whole thing.

    http://www.expertvillage.com/video/92033_piano-jazz-five-four.htm

    This guy has 21 videos on the "Expert Village" site. Several are well worth a look. ;)

    Check out the piano jazz syncopation vid, the experimental jazz vid, and the tutorial on how to play in 11/4.

    :bag:
     
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    LOL. Now I can recognize 5/4 timing in just about any tune!
     
  3. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    "2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5..."

    :D
     
  4. Dertygen

    Dertygen

    Dec 21, 2008
    A-Town, Colorado
    Um... that's not what he said:

    "So when you're playing or writing or thinking in 5/4, it's really best to start out by thinking in your head and counting along in the count of 5; 1,2,3,4,5; 1,2,3,4,5.
    Some people prefer to count to 3 and then 2, which adds up to five. 1,2,3; 1,2; 1,2,3; 1,2; 1,2,3; 1,2"
     
  5. Is it just me (or bad video) but does he switch to 4/4 for 1 measure in his demo?
     
  6. baalroo

    baalroo

    Mar 24, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    wow, that's hilarious.

    the 11/4 one is pretty great too, but at least he's actually playing in 11/4 on it.

    He's so consistently wrong and bad that I think maybe he's spoofing on the fact that expertvillage is terrible.
     
  7. He was playing in 4/4 for nearly all of the demo. I'm not sure what happened at the end though. Entertaining video - as are most of the Expert Village productions.
     
  8. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Okay, I was exaggerating. But listen to what he plays rather than what he says. He does actually count 1-2-3-4-5, but the five is the first beat of the next 4/4 bar. Except at the end where the conflict causes him to lose it completely.
     
  9. Dertygen

    Dertygen

    Dec 21, 2008
    A-Town, Colorado
    To the point I am a literalist! I was just quoting what he said.

    What he plays I don't care.

    Expert Village never has anything from... experts. :meh:
     

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