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Chopin Nocturne No. 20 perf. by Wladyslaw Szpilman – "The Pianist" – Original Recording

Piano Learning No Comments » Wladyslaw Szpilman plays F. Chopin: Nocturne C sharp-minor Op. posth. Recorded in Warsaw at home in 1997. Cameraman Jaroslaw Mazur. Copyright 1998 by Andrzej Szpilman
Wladyslaw Szpilman (Wladek) played this music in the last live broadcast for the Polish Radio on 23.9.1939 . An hour later German bombs destroyed its power supply and the Warsaw Radio closed for long 6 years.
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"The Nearness Of You" Beginner Jazz Piano Tutorial

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"The Nearness Of You" Beginner Jazz Piano Tutorial

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In this lesson we are going to arrange the tune “The Nearness Of You” using simple voicings containing the roots, 3rds, and 7ths.

“The Nearness Of You” is a true jazz classic and is a staple part of the jazz piano repertoire.

The Form & Harmony
The tune follows an AABA form which means that almost 75% of the tune contains the exact same chords and voicings.

The final A section does have a 4 bar extensions and so that’s an important point to remember.

The tune contains lots of common progressions including major 251s, minor 251s, and also 3625 turnarounds which can be voiced in many ways.