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.