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How to Play Swing Rhythm (Shuffle Rhythm)

This video on how to play swing and shuffle rhythm is going to be short and highly focused. It’ll help you transform your “straight” 8th notes into “swing” 8th notes – and we’ll talk about why you’d want to do something like that in the first place. This is called “shuffle rhythm”, though I’ll be…

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Boogie-Woogie: A Fast-and-Fun Piano Genre [Guide]

In today’s episode of PianoTV we’ll be discussing Boogie-Woogie, a piano-centric branch on the jazz/blues music tree. Once upon a time we looked at an overview of American music history, where we discussed Jazz, Rock and other American-born genres. We’ve also done a video about another piano-based genre, ragtime, which you can check out. Boogie-woogie…

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How to Read a Lead Sheet (With Sheet Music)

In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’ll be building on all the chord information we’ve learned to far, and putting it all together with this episode about How to Read a Lead Sheet. All the chord videos we’ve done – major and minor, 7 chords, diminished chords and suspended chords – can be found by following…

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