What's the deal these days with pianists with dead left hands?
If you're looking for a hot, swinging and bopping left hand, be sure to get with me for a lesson, and I'll teach you the secrets to getting a nice, fluid, punchy left hand comp.
To be honest, after years drifting away from the piano and playing Hammond, I never thought I'd be able to give up my funky bass lines...
But then I realized, just like Hammond is all about that LH bass, piano is all about that that LH stab, syncopation and Harmony.
And in case you're wondering what the secret is to those groovy Hard Bop polyrhythms and syncopations, I'll tell you: It's all in the count.
Get with me for a lesson today, and I'll get you started in no time. Soon, you'll find those LH chords POWERING your RH solo, and that's the big secret. Its the rhythm in your left hand that brings the ideas in your RH to life.
Eddie Landsberg, MA, Ed.M, B.Mus
An internationally respected music theorist and performer, Eddie was born and raised in Philadelphia and began classical piano training at the age of 5, starting Jazz Studies at Philadelphia's famous Settlement Music School in his teens. Switching to Hammond Organ in his mid 20's, he received his first organ lesson from the legendary Shirley Scott then studied Jazz composition and performance with Blue Note Recording artist Big John Patton. He also received guidance from Austin Mitchell (a favorite accompanist of Ella Fitzgerald) and began performing alongside Byard Lancaster and other "old school" Philly and East Coast Jazz and R&B legends. After recording several CDs which received national air play ( NPR, WBGO and hundreds of radio stations across in the U.S), Eddie became one of the original factory demonstrators for the original Nord Electro, touring Europe to promote their product. Shortly after, he moved to Japan where he spent almost 20 years teaching, leading bandstands and running his own venue which was featured on NHK and in magazines throughout the country. While there, he also did vocal and performance coaching for Victor Records, and was involved in promotions for Yamaha Motorcycles and the Mori Building (celebrating the opening of the famous Roppongi Hills Complex.) Eddie currently resides in Astoria, Queens and is creator of the "7 Secrets of Jazz and Soul" Jazz improv series.
Education: BA in Music, Thomas Edison State University MA Liberal Studies (focus onEthnomusicology and Critical Jazz Studies), Rutgers University (Capstone with Honors) Ed.M, Rutgers University, specializing in Adult Education Recordings | Publications | Interviews
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