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Material success Affirmation-Parahansa Yogananda

This has been interesting discovery the works of Parahansa Yogananda reading and enthralled about the amazing history of this remarkable yogi. I know Steve Job at his planned funeral had copy of his book given to everyone there and it was the only book he had on his phone.

Material Success Affirmation
by Paramhansa Yogananda
From Scientific Healing Affirmations, 1924 edition
Thou art my Father
Success and joy.
I am Thy child
Success and joy.
All the wealth of this earth
All the riches of the universe
Belong to Thee, belong to Thee.
I am Thy child.
The wealth of earth and universe
Belongs to me, belongs to me
O belongs to me, belongs to me.
I lived in thoughts of poverty
And wrongly fancied I was poor
So I was poor.
Now I am home and Thy consciousness
Has made me wealthy, made me rich.
I am...

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Jazz Glide Progression with the help of Kenny Barron Voicing?

 Last week I showed how to play the Kenny Barron voicing how about below.

Here you can hear me play these voicing with my Band Blues Embassy

C  G  D  /  Eb  Bb  F

And I showed you how you can use it for major chords too – here’s C major 7 #4:

C  G  D  /  E  B  F#

But this week I want to show you a new type of chord progression that uses these 2 voicings:

Start by playing the C minor 11 voicing…

Now transpose all of your left hand notes down a half-step, while keeping your right hand the same – and play the chord again…

This time you’ll end up playing a B major 7 #4 (the major Kenny Barron voicing built from B):

It sounds smooth and sophisticated.

Next, play the B major 7 #4 chord that you just played – and this time transpose your right ha...

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The Paradox of Internet income|Zig Ziglar’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Below is a great motivator Zig Ziglar and a email from Miles “You Can Do It!” Beckler I received this morning that nspired me to put this in my Blog I hope this helps

Yesterday I got on the phone with a legend in the world of Internet marketing…

This guy has been crushing it online since 1996 and he’s helped tens of thousands of people build successful businesses, too.

Our philosophies about the right way to build an online business overlap and our frustration with the fake gurus resonated, big time.

Our chat turned into a four-hour epic conversation.

It was like getting to talk with one of your childhood heroes, for me!

One consistent theme that came up is the paradox of earning income online…

Many people turn to the Internet as a stream of income when times are tough…

That’s how it ...

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Funk chord progressions piano|Extreme jazz fusion reharmonization

Funk chord progressions piano|Extreme jazz fusion re-harmonization

I used a lot of chords in the cover released last week. How do you organize pop music like this? But more importantly, why do you need to make this arrangement? Beginning with this style of re-arranging, you can trace to Dirty Loop The work of this Swedish orchestra released in July 2011 They used cut-and-sound and harmony to write on many pops like Justin’s Baby. Many young musicians immediately impressed A fusion of a lot of gospel and jazz ingredients. Their arrangement is quite novel and interesting. But the music style of Dirty Loop is not particularly novel. They just use the elements that jazz players have used for a long time...

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Basic Music Composition Techniques pdf | Jazz Voicing Upper Structures

Free Composing Software

The best part is, you don’t have to spend a ton of money. In fact, you don’t have to spend any money at all. There is a great notation software program called musescore, and it is available for mac or pc for free. The sound is usually not the greatest, but you can also look for SF2 sound files on the internet and load them into the program.

Sibelius First

And here are some free soundfonts. These can be used with Musescore to get a better sound out of the program:

Upper structures, also called upper structure triads, are triads that have been superimposed above a tritone...

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Funk Piano Scales|Modes explained Dorian, Phrygian, Mixolydian, Lydian, Phrygian…

Here I will focus on three funk scales Two of the scales are must have that you can use when soloing and practicing improvisation.I like funk tunes because they often use only a few repetitive chords which means the improvisation material you can generate is huge.

Soloing Funk Scale 1#; The Blues Scale

Masters like BB King Stevie Ray John Coltrane Maceo Parker crated killing solos with using only this scale.

A big part of learning to improvise is simply having the confidence that the notes you’re playing will “work” and sound good. So here’s a great way to practice the blues scale: Take a funky 12-bar blues in any key and use the blues scale for that key to solo over the entire form. You can play a single blues scale over the I, IV, and V chord.

Soloing Funk Scale #2: The Pentaton...

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blues chords piano progressions

Do you want to sharpen your blues piano skills .
Blues is one the few piano styles apart from jazz allows total creative freedom within a 12 bar construct.You can reshape the rhythms and melody of a song and give your piano blues solo section allows you to create new melodies on the spot.

Having access some 100 ultimate piano blues riff  by Andrew Gordon is an exhaustive guide to some of the best musical phrases that make up blues piano/keyboard playing

Liberating it is creative freedom is our goal and here are some basic theory.
Now these exercises assume you have a basic music theory knowledge such as scales read music and know the basic piano 12 bar experience as well.

1.Practice your 251.
This happens often in jazz but can really transform your approach to 12 bar blues when played mak...

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Free jazz music downloads

Now, Free Jazz arose in the 1960s during the Civil Rights movement, so as African-American people were fighting for freedom on the street, they were also fighting for freedom in music. So even the name ‘Free Jazz’ is a politically loaded term. Now, this isn’t a history lesson so I’m not going to bore you with the details, but you should always keep historical context in mind when listening to any kind of music. And it’s also worth saying that some people doubt whether true atonality can really exist, because if you listen hard enough you can always hear some kind of tonality or tonal centre, even if it’s with frequent modulations. But that’s a matter of contention which isn’t worth getting into here...

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Jazz Improvisation Exercises pdf

Hello and welcome to a NewJazz theory lesson. In this video we will learn some simple but very useful jazz piano exercises. These exercises will help us a great deal when improvising jazz and modal jazz. Now let me try to play a little solo to demonstrate the sound we can make when mastering these exercises. This solo is actually not very complicated. It may sound complicated… but as a matter of fact it is build upon some very simple techniques…

And it is these techniques we are going to explore in this lesson. The big secret is to simplify everything. So we are going to use only these 3 fingers. And we place the three fingers in one simple hand grip… like this! Every exercise in this lesson will be about this hand grip and these 3 fingers. It happens that this hand grip is very powerful...

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“Jazz is the mother of hip-hop” | JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA

The new guard of soulful, improvising artists on the scene today — musicians such as Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, and Robert Glasper — freely fuse jazz and hip-hop in their sounds. This is an evolved place from earlier eras when a hip-hop artist would sample a jazz riff into the production, or a jazz musician would play with beats and a DJ scratching over a bebop head.

Beginning with Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan in the ’20s, through the efforts of ’60s and ’70s pioneers like Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd and Quincy Jones, and into the golden age of hip-hop with trailblazers like a Tribe Called Quest and Guru (and later with M-Base members like Steve Coleman and Greg Osby), the line between hip-hop and jazz has been progressively blurred.

And now, jazz and hip-hop stand together...

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