Jane Miller shares "Boats," an original song named after her love of boats at the time. As with other songs in the series, explore with Jane how the song was written and the inspiration behind it.
Taught by Jane Miller in Jane Miller Artist Series seriesLength: 20:29Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
Guitarist, composer, arranger, and Berklee Associate Professor, Jane Miller has roots in both Jazz and Folk circuits. Explore intermediate topics and Jane's original compositions through her comprehensive teaching style.
Jane Miller introduces her new Artist Series and explains what you may expect from the lessons to come.Length: 2:40 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
Jane Miller shares "At Spag's," an original song inspired by a popular retail store in western Massachusetts.Length: 20:26 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Jane Miller shares another original tune called "Magazine Beach" in this lesson. First, she talks about where the idea for the song came from. Then, she goes on to explain the development.Length: 26:11 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Jane Miller talks about her song "All I want," which came to her through another song by the same name. She discusses how she made it her own and demonstrates how to play it.Length: 19:17 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Jane Miller shares an original tune called "Once Around the Sun." She uses this song as an example of how to create a song through an exercise.Length: 25:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Jane Miller shares her original song called "Happy" in this lesson. She talks about what happened to inspire this song and how it developed from there.Length: 17:36 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Jane Miller shares another original tune, "Same Tie, Different Shirt" in this lesson. Jane explains the idea behind this song, her process in creating it, and more.Length: 12:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Jane Miller shares "Boats," an original song named after her love of boats at the time. As with other songs in the series, explore with Jane how the song was written and the inspiration behind it.Length: 20:29 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Jane Miller talks inspiration in this lesson. She gives her take on where it comes from, ways to be prepared when it strikes, and more.Length: 20:20 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Jane Miller talks about "Gratitude," an original song that stemmed from one chord. Jane talks about that chord and how the song developed form there.Length: 25:11 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Jane Miller shares an original tune called "Amigo," a slow bossa nova style ballad that was originally a funk tune. Jane plays the tune and talks a little about the process of writing it.Length: 6:19 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
About Jane Miller
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Guitarist, composer, arranger, and Berklee Associate Professor, Jane Miller has roots in both Jazz and Folk circuits. In addition to leading her own jazz instrumental quartet, she is in a working Chamber Jazz Trio with saxophonist Cercie Miller and bassist David Clark, for which she contributes many compositions. She has been a frequent guitarist with singer-songwriter SONiA, of disappear fear.
Jane is a contributing writer to Acoustic Guitar Magazine, writing lessons for the popular intermediate column, The Woodshed. She also writes a monthly column for Premiere Guitar Magazine called the Jazz Box . She has contributed several lesson columns for the Mel Bay publishing company’s on-line magazine, Guitar Sessions.
The Jane Miller Group has released three CDs on Jane’s label, Pink Bubble Records; all three received national radio play and press. She has performed solo and in duo and group settings regionally and around the country at clubs, festivals, and concerts as well as live TV and Radio appearances in New England.
Since joining the faculty in 1994 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jane has contributed many arrangements for solo guitar to the Guitar Department library, and has performed solo recitals and concerts with her group in the Berklee Performance Center and Recital Halls.
The Jane Miller Group "The Other Room" (2000)
The Jane Miller Trio "Secret Pockets" with guests Jay Ashby and Bill O'Connell (1998)
The Jane Miller Group "Postcard" with guests Patty Larkin, Mick Goodrick, Mili Bermejo and Ken LaRoche (1993) SONiA "Me, Too" (1998)
Regattabar, Scullers, The Berklee Performance Center,The Firehouse, The Iron Horse, Club Passim, The Acton Jazz Cafe, The Hatch Shell, First Nights in Boston, Hartford, and Worcester, NOW Summit in Washington, D.C., Pride Festivals in San Diego, Baltimore, and Worcester, Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival, MD, Capital Region Guitar Show, Saratoga Springs, NY.
TV and Radio
Live appearances throughout New England, including WGBH-FM, WICN-FM. Composed and recorded theme music for "Barbara...and You," for Leominster Cablevision, as well as other jingles and themes. Former Jazz Coordinator for WCUW-FM, Worcester, MA.
Arts Lottery Grant recipient, award given to worthy artists and composers funded by Massachusetts Arts Lottery.
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