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    Quote Originally Posted by bleakanddivine View Post
    I wanted to be able to play anywhere around the house without being tied to a computer so I've just bought a standalone 61-key Casio CTS300 for c£140. There are cheaper options CTS100 (c£90) and CTS200 (c£120) but the 300 has touch sensitive keys which I thought was probably worth paying a bit more for. They're pretty decent no-frills fairly portable options for beginners and they can act as MIDI controllers although there's no software included. So I'm just starting on the Coker book too.
    Glad you are on board. Yes, touch-sensitive is important, I wouldn't buy a keyboard that didn't have dynamics.

    I do love using the midi and if you want to give it a go check out this piano software that is free, lots of free sound software in the Reaper Mania videos. He did a series of them. Note that all sounds used in the video are free plugins (software).

    If you are an Apple user you can use GarageBand which is already loaded with sound plugins that you can use with your midi controller.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop View Post
    Sweet some spicey chords.

    Autumn Leaves is one of the progressions in the Cocker book. I'll be going over this in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fep View Post
    Sweet some spicey chords.

    Autumn Leaves is one of the progressions in the Cocker book. I'll be going over this in the future.
    Yeah, but that 7th chord, the Gm with a major 7th sounded horrid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop View Post
    Yeah, but that 7th chord, the Gm with a major 7th sounded horrid!
    Cocker's chord chart also has the Gm(maj7th) also, I played just Gm7 instead. Interesting that they both went with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fep View Post
    Cocker's chord chart also has the Gm(maj7th) also, I played just Gm7 instead. Interesting that they both went with that.
    It’s the half step clash between the major 7th and root that’s the issue. He’s playing rootless voicings, so I’ve no idea why he chose to play the root there.

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    Well, it doesn't look like much of a study group at this point; maybe later.

    (Not trying to kick any butts)

    Anyway, I'll post now and then; need the practice to get over camera nervosity.



    Coker is 1/4 of my piano practice. Half is tunes, now with a ticker.