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#2371260 - 01/08/15 04:00 PM I asked Benny Green how he got so good at a young age
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About 30 years ago and he basically answered "I just listened to African American pianists" and he cited the following 6 :

Monk
Bud Powell
Red Garland
Wynton Kelly
Herbie Hancock
McCoy Tyner

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#2371278 - 01/08/15 04:24 PM Re: I asked Benny Green how he got so good at a young age [Re: rintincop]
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geniuses always say that. I asked Eldar when he was 15 how he got so good in Turjeekistan and he said "I listened to lots of records".

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#2371449 - 01/09/15 01:25 AM Re: I asked Benny Green how he got so good at a young age [Re: rintincop]
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Asians can play fur elise at 4 years because they are like forced to learn a musical instrument from a very young age(As young as 1 year old).


Edited by caters (01/09/15 01:26 AM)

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#2392514 - Yesterday at 02:35 PM Re: I asked Benny Green how he got so good at a young age [Re: rintincop]
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Monk
Bud Powell
Red Garland
Wynton Kelly
Herbie Hancock
McCoy Tyner

Yep!

Don't forget Oscar Peterson smile

For me Chick Corea, Keith Jarret, Monty Alexander, Bill Evans also helped me loads.


Edited by Greg Lloyd (Yesterday at 02:39 PM)

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#2392872 - Today at 10:54 AM Re: I asked Benny Green how he got so good at a young age [Re: rintincop]
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More evidence of the value of listening to the jazz musicians one admires. I think they more than threw a record or CD on. They actively listened, with minimal distractions, and continue to do so.

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