Steve Allen, the original host of The Tonight Show and one of the world's most beloved entertainers, reveals his passion for jazz piano in his first instructional video. He divulges 'tricks of the trade' (trills, octave vibrato, 'fake runs,' blues riffs etc.) and shows how to build arrangements and spice up jazz pieces with a variety of easy techniques. Pianists will cover basic blues, boogie woogie, stride, walking basses, the use of 10ths, decending bass lines and more, while Steve plays and analyzes: Honeysuckle Rose * Spring Is Where You Are * I'm Confessin' That I Love You * You Can Depend On Me * A Time For Love * and more. He passes on inside tips about the styles and musical contributions of several jazz masters (Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Art Tatum), and gets jazz players off to a great start. 80-MINUTES VIDEO * INCLUDES MUSIC * LEVEL 1/2.
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