Thursday, May 20, 2010

Learning to Play the Piano XXXII: Jazz 2511: "A Nightingale Sang..."

This song was going around in my head all day yesterday, and when I went to Blip it, I found this.  There are similar videos for two hundred-odd jazz standards.  Mind you, personally I'm stuck on my first real two handed tune.  I don't know what it's called, even though it's a tune I knew well.  And getting to know better all the time.  I'm at the stage where I can play it through note-perfect, but at about half the right tempo, with some significant pauses.  I'm learning a lot from it about fingering (fnaar, fnaar), and the way my two hands relate to each other.