Dave Limina – Accelerate Your Keyboard Playing
Jun 28 2014
In Accelerate Your Keyboard Playing, keyboard guru Dave Limina shares his proven method for improving the fundamental skills required to build your harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic vocabulary. The DVD offers easy-to-understand exercises and demonstrations that can be applied to all levels and styles. Includes scale and blues techniques, ear training, rock and blues phrasing, two-hand grooves for funk, Texas shuffle, roots-rock, Latin styles, as well as jazz voicings and rhythms.
Clear and detailed instruction is given both on-screen and in the accompanying 80-page booklet.
This DVD is best viewed, not as a course, but more as a series of genre-specific exercise. If you want a course, get Tim Richards’ “Improvising Blues Piano”. However, if you want to get some licks and techniques of blues, rock, funk and jazz under your fingers, then this DVD will not disappoint. The examples are core grooves and range from ridiculously easy to very challenging. If you use another source to get the theory and context, then learning what Limina has put on this DVD will help make you an accomplished player.
He flies through all the different “motifs” that distinguish all the playing styles from straight rock to many types of blues, stride, honky-tonk, etc etc. You watch his hands but refer to the booklet to verify what hes actually playing. It definitely is accelerated. too many books DVD’s are slow and labored this gets you straight to the key points and bam you get it and onto the next. It is more like a dictionary of all the distinctive motifs that are immediately recognizable to all players and listeners alike.
It’s way GOOD! And it’s also FUN! You get this little book filled with all the different styles and it gets to the heart of how to play in those different styles. And it comes with a dvd so you can play along with the instructor.
Running time: 45 min
Video: MPEG1 Video 352×240 (107:80) 29.97fps 2000Kbps
Audio: MPEG Audio 44100Hz stereo 256Kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 832 Mb