Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano. Lesson One

Mar 13 2016

Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano. Lesson One

Imagine being able to see as well as hear the amazing piano styles of the great Dr John – up close! This one-hour session is jammed full of powerful playing, slowed-down instruction, and the wonderful personality of one of the premier artists of our time. On this informative and fascinating lesson, Mac (Dr John) Rebennack discusses the playing styles of the musicians he heard and worked with as a youngster growing up in New Orleans. You’ll learn songs and instrumentals by such legendary greats as Professor Longhair, Pine Top Smith, Champion Jack Dupree, Fats Domino, James Booker and others....

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Learning Piano with Pete Sears

Jan 27 2016

Learning Piano with Pete Sears

Learning Piano is a 3 Hour DVD that’s chocked full of easy-to-digest piano chords, scales and progressions to get your fingers moving across those 88 keys instantly! In Pete Sears 41 years as a professional musician, Pete has played Keyboards, Bass Guitar, or both with a large variety of artists including playing piano on the classic Rod Stewart albums, “Gasoline alley”, “Every Picture Tells a Story”, “Never a Dull Moment” and “Smiler”, as well as the singles “Reason To Believe” and “Maggie May”. Pete was with the Jefferson Starship from 1974 to 1987. From 1992 to 2002 he played...

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Daniel Abrams – Practicing & Performing: A Pianist’s Guide

Aug 25 2015

Daniel Abrams – Practicing & Performing: A Pianist’s Guide

Practice for results and perform with confidence! Whether you are into the blues or Beethoven, you need a comprehensive set of mental, emotional and physical skills to help you play your best. Famed concert pianist and composer Daniel Abrams reveals a wealth of essential insiders’ tips that will dramatically improve your playing regardless of your preferred style or musical genre. He shows pianists of all levels and styles how to get maximum results from minimum time spent at the keyboard, and provides the tools to practice and perform with strength and confidence. Learning about relaxation, inspiration, breathing, focus, attitude...

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David Bennett Cohen – Blues And Rock Techniques For Hammond Organ

Aug 12 2015

David Bennett Cohen – Blues And Rock Techniques For Hammond Organ

The Hammond organ, especially the B-3 combined with the Leslie speaker, has long been an integral part of modern popular music.You can hear the “classic” sound of the Hammond organ in blues, gospel, jazz, rock, and even on some contemporary singer/songwriter songs (try to picture Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” or Procol Harem’s “Whiter Shade of Pale” without that distinctive sound). Sometimes the organ is used as “padding,” providing background textures using only its sustain capabilities, and at other times it takes a more prominent role as a lead instrument. We’re proud to present the first lesson to teach...

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Ethel Caffie-Austin – Learn To Play Gospel Piano

Jul 25 2015

Ethel Caffie-Austin – Learn To Play Gospel Piano

There’s no sound more thrilling than the walking bass notes and driving chords of traditional gospel piano, and there is no better way to learn it than from this 2-DVD set. Dr. Ethel Caffie-Austin, a formidable pianist, vocalist and educator, is steeped in the traditions and styles of the black church. She has a clear and concise teaching method and a desire to get you playing this heartfelt and inspirational music, even if you have never played it before. Ethel teaches the basic melody of a hymn or spiritual, and then adds the chords and bass lines that will...

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Mel Reeves – Kids Can Play Keyboard

Jul 09 2015

Mel Reeves – Kids Can Play Keyboard

This DVD has been specially designed to give youngsters the most entertaining and easy start in learning the Keyboard. Renowned UK teacher Mel Reeves uses clear and simple language and some exciting computer graphics that will have you playing from the moment you press the ‘Play’ button! Along with lots of Keyboard trivia and practice tips there’s also a host of brilliant tunes to master, so you’ll have lots of pieces to play straight away! This is a good dvd. You can learn at your own speed. The explanations are clear and will give you a firm foundation to...

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Warren Bernhardt – Soloing & Performing: You Can Play Jazz Piano Volume 3

Jun 22 2015

Warren Bernhardt – Soloing & Performing: You Can Play Jazz Piano Volume 3

For his third lesson in the series, jazz pianist Warren Bernhardt teams up with guitarist Mike DeMicco for a powerful session that will teach you new and dynamic musical ideas. This lesson is designed for players who have gotten past the basics in the jazz idiom and have an understanding of the underlying principles of keyboard technique. The wealth of ideas that Warren conveys will give you the tools to be more creative with your music, expand your repertoire and discover what jazz soloing is all about.Warren teaches you four original jazz etudes, each illustrating different aspects of musical...

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Warren Bernhardt – Basic Keyboard Harmony: You Can Play Jazz Piano Volume 2

Jun 05 2015

Warren Bernhardt – Basic Keyboard Harmony: You Can Play Jazz Piano Volume 2

Enter the rich and exciting world of jazz harmony. This fascinating piano lesson from one of the greats in contemporary jazz is packed with musical insights, invaluable advice and detailed keyboard technique for players who are starting out in this idiom. All you need is a basic knowledge of the keyboard, and before long you’ll be comping evocative jazz chords and creating lush improvisations. Warren Bernhardt imparts a wealth of ideas, giving you the tools to be more creative and a deep knowledge of what keyboard harmony is all about. His comprehensive explanation of scales, intervals and chord theory...

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Warren Bernhardt – Getting Started: You Can Play Jazz Piano Volume 1

May 24 2015

Warren Bernhardt – Getting Started: You Can Play Jazz Piano Volume 1

One of America’s great contemporary players takes you on a journey of discovery and insight into the world of jazz piano that will start you playing the right way. In a 90-minute lesson packed with information, music theory and keyboard technique, players getting their start in the jazz idiom will gain a wealth of knowledge and acquire the tools you’ll need to improvise jazz standards. Warren Bernhardt’s clear, easy-to-follow method builds your keyboard skills step-by-step, starting with the most basic of concepts: proper hand positions, ascending and descending diatonic scales in 3rds, and an understanding of chord shapes, inversions...

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