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  1. Paul, I think you can do a lot of cool things just playing an octave of short pedals, even just using the toes of your left foot. You could practice walking a bass line with your left hand while tapping a note on the pedals to give you a thump. Write out a two-beat jazz bass line where your left hand and left foot played the bass line in unison. Practice a bass line for a slow song where you play the bass line with your feet, chords with one hand, and melody with the other. Practice scales or scale fragments, making the scale legato just with the toes of your left foot. Difficult at first, but totally possible. Practicing scales, start on the lowest possible note on the pedals and go up. So if you're practicing an Ab major scale, you'd go low C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab etc. I have the XPK-200L pedals, and I think they're pretty good for a portable compact set of pedals. I'm sure the Rolands you have are excellent. There's an organist I've seen a few times around here who has them, and he does a ton of great music using the one octave. Good luck, Doug
  2. My trio recorded some cool videos last weekend. I wanted to share them with you, Enjoy: All or Nothing at All: https://youtu.be/D6BzcWOolSg Ode to Billie Joe: https://youtu.be/R9YmB69-iVQ Here's That Rainy Day: https://youtu.be/UcjnXCwaxvs Afternoon in Paris: https://youtu.be/BUmtXGbbW44 4-song compilation: https://youtu.be/oyA9A5hfSM8
  3. From our gig last night at Looking Glass Cafe in Carrboro, NC John Palowitch on alto sax and Tyler Leak on drums. http://www.spreaker.com/user/dlargent/1-13-15-l-g-tyler-john-palowitch-set1_1 http://www.spreaker.com/user/dlargent/1-13-15-l-g-tyler-john-palowitch-set2
  4. Had a really fun gig last night at The City Tap in Pittsboro, NC with Brad Maiani on guitar and Michael Ode on drums. Michael is a student at Oberlin. I'm playing my Hamichord through Leslie 3300. We recorded it using two cell phones with Apogee Mics, then combining the tracks on Audacity. Enjoy! https://www.spreaker.com/user/dlargent/1-2-15-city-tap-brad-michael-ode-1 https://www.spreaker.com/user/dlargent/1-2-15-city-tap-brad-michael-ode-2
  5. Hey, new Doug Largent Trio jazz organ album for sale: https://squareup.com/market/doug-largent/all-i-ask
  6. Tonight's gig at West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill, Doug Largent on organ, Brad Maiani on guitar, Tyler Leak on drums. http://www.chapelhilljazz.com/archives/1824
  7. John Patton is also my favorite organist. I heard an organ trio playing A Step Ahead once, and at that moment I knew I was going to switch from bass to organ. I bought the cd and spent hours just listening to the opening vamp over and over. My trio plays A Step Ahead, Latona, Jakey, Soul Woman, and we are working on The Yodel right now. If you haven't played soul woman, it's super fun and I can email the chart for it (or any of the others)
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