About

I am a (retired) teacher having taught in a jazz studies course at a tertiary college in Geelong Australia. My primary interest is to provide as much information as I can to intermediate – advanced jazz piano students. I record the video, audio (as an MP3 file on my computer) and as a midi file (on my NORD piano2) all at the same time so all are in sync.

Usually straight after recording, I add the comments that try to explain some of the melodic/harmonic ideas that I used.

The videos are assembled later – with transcriptions (generated from the midi file by computer – and most recently with a separate more accurate printable transcription using Finale software ) and always with annotations that explain some of the techniques used.

My website at http://www.bushgrafts.com contains free downloads of these videos – alternatively you can buy my DVD with all the videos at high quality and extra printable transcriptions. Hitting ‘Ctrl/Shift/S’ in Windows Media Player slows the DVD videos down! Transcriptions can also be purchased separately for $1.20 USD, but a minimum of 3 titles must be ordered.

You can contact me directly using the form on the home page or by emailing dougmck@tpg.com.au