Kristeta's Practice Log

HI there. Happy 2020 to everyone! l :slight_smile:

Thought I’d start my Student Progress Thread to

  1. write about what I am currently working on
  2. share my personal goals monthly for 2020
  3. share progress videos and get positive feedback :slight_smile: and tips so I can get more motivation and guidance with my Jazz Piano journey!

I’ll do my best to keep updating this thread and also add more information about myself and my music background, later on etc .

I love doing collaborations with other musicians online. I can probably share a few samples of them later on - they are all created just for fun though :slight_smile: - I also love improvising and composing simple tunes though this will be my first year to really really make time to learn about Jazz playing and use keys to explore the genre.

I’m really looking forward to reading/visiting other members’ practice logs and watching students’ videos to see what you are working on. I’m highly impressed with some videos and practice logs that I have already read and seen…

Hayden’s jazz lessons are very motivating and really informative - plus i love the positive vibe in the community.

I’m also very excited to watch/ learn other styles and lessons from other amazing teachers that we have in here …

I’ve started learning the 7th chords in all 12 Keys - and from there, I would like to keep practising it so I can move on to working on and recording myself when playing the inversions for each…

Here are the videos for my initial practices :slight_smile:
All tips, positive feedback welcome!

Video 1
7th chords in C, F, Bb, Eb - practice video

Video 2
7th Chords in Ab - Db - F - B - E

Video 3
7th Chords in A- D- G

In the past, I have attempted to learn about 7th chords on guitar and did a bit of improv on keys though - at the time, it was just me really applying and learning the chords…

Melodic Improv - 7th chords (draft)

Learning 7th chords on Guitar (practice video)

Most of my improvs are not jazz at all - but just really based on what i would feel at the moment or based on if I would suddenly hear an interesting chord progression and would like to create something new out of it and may be add something etc. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I have long been looking for really good online lessons for jazz and other related styles so I can also expand my creativity in playing other music styles :slight_smile:

Here is one of them -
Piano Improv 20 | Kristeta

Thanks very much for listening and watching!!! Take care and Happy practising!


Thanks for sharing this Kristeta - wonderful inspiration for us all.

You might like to check out our new syllabus pages which focus on key areas of jazz theory and technique.

I’ve been working on this new feature all of last month and it’s coming together nicely.

I will be tweaking and fine tuning the syllabus information over the next few days before the official launch.


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Thanks very much! Hayden :grinning: Yes! Will definitely do !

I would like to also be able to get myself familiarised and more comfortable with 11th and 13th chords so when sight reading jazz standards - would be more confident to play the LH chords without needing to think much then will have more flow when playing

I really am excited with the courses - You are able to cover so many things within each lesson - able to already give tips too when improvising or what purpose it will give us when learning a certain topic - I love how you organise the jazz lessons . Well thought out - not to mention how excellently you deliver and perform the songs!

I hope to get back to my routine tomorrow and will be able to watch more lessons! Best wishes!

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Bravo Kristetas and thanks sharing your work !

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