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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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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