A Brief Walk Through…Harlem

We continued our coffee culture and music series today by wrapping things up with a brief walk through Harlem, New York.  See our stopping points below: Sugar Hill Cafe Make My Cake Amy Ruth’s Street Bird Red Rooster Sylvia’s Our music poll continues with the following question – Which part of music is self-teaching? We’re […]

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Coffee Culture & Music Homework

As promised!–Your coffee culture and music homework assignment is here.  We took a walk with you around New York City on our early Saturday morning podcast.  Your job is to find music that inspires you.  When you walk into a coffee shop…what do you hear?  Do you hear songs that you wish to learn to […]

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Mixing Classical and Jazz Elements

Develop your own recreational piano playing style…it’s up to you!  How do you want to sound?  In today’s CMajor Before the Show, we spoke about jazz pianists who have particularly made significant contributions…including Mary Lou Williams, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Art Tatum, Thelonius Monk, and others.  We spoke about George Gerswhin one of America’s finest […]

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