Intermediate/Advanced

Intermediate/Advanced

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Total Duration: 8:59:31

Videos: 8

It is hard to tell exactly when one has progressed over to the advanced level, or exactly when one should be practicing advanced materials. I hope that at this point you have fully embraced playing the piano as a lifestyle and not a chore; therefore, you are no longer obsessed with skill levels and impressing your friends, but instead, driven by self-improvement and making good music.
It is this realization and revelation you'll know you're ready to progress to the advanced materials. Throughout the beginner and intermediate level, you have developed the patience and discipline needed by doing the work even though it was hard and tedious at times.

Being an advanced player is about making good music by using the tools (theory, technique, chords and scales vocabulary) that you would've developed in the previous levels. So, take time to learn and improve your skills with the beginner and intermediate materials before taking on the advanced courses.
Includes
1:39:25
The Secret To Passing Chords.mp4
In this course, you will learn about the seven types of passing chords; First-inversion, Diminished Chromatic, Minor Chromatic, Secondary Dominant, 2-5-1, Tritone Substitution, and Chromatic Mediant. Jazz and Gospel pianist relies heavily on these passing chords, and their concepts, therefore, if you aspire to play those genres effectively, this course covers ALL of the secrets.
  • The Secret To Passing Chords.MIDI

1:33:50
How To use Exotic Scales with Chords

In this tutorial, you will learn all the neat tips and tricks on how to instantly improve your improvisation with scales like; the Blues scale, Pentatonic, Medieval Church Modes, Phrygian Dominant scale, The Altered Scale, Whole-tone scale, and Super-Locrian scale – Just to name a few.When improvising, your “licks,” “runs,” and “lines” are all derived from scales. Therefore it is essential that you’re familiar with these scales and the method of how to apply them to chord progressions using easy-to-remember rules.

The chords demonstrated with the above scales are; the Minor Sevenths, Major Sevenths, Dominant Sevenths, Fully-Diminished Sevenths, Half-Diminished Sevenths (also know as the minor7(b5) chord), and the Altered Dominant Seventh chord.

  • Exotic Scales and Chords.mid

1:22:33
Building Technique

Often times your growth and development have little to do with how many hours a week you practice, but rather how much time you spend crafting your technique. Different from practicing songs, the technique process begins from when you sit around the piano, the height of your arms, having a relaxed back, relaxed shoulders etc..

In this course, you will get all the technical tools you need to strengthen your fingers, develop speed, accuracy, and precision. If you aspire to play like me, then do as I did and make technique building a priority. Your technique is the foundation on which you will build your musical house, so, let's strengthen it together.

1:21:04
Oh Danny Boy - Re-harmonized
In this tutorial, you will learn advanced reharmonization techniques using the old Irish melody "Oh Danny Boy."
Included in this tutorial is the transposition of the reharmonized chords in all 12 keys. This way you can learn these techniques is your favorite keys.
  • O Danny Boy.mid

17:04
Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee Hymns Re-harmonize.mp4
In this tutorial, you will learn how to take a simple and famous classical melody and reharmonize it using modern Jazz/Gospel Harmony.
21:09
My Tribute

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to play “My Tribute” by Andrae Crouch both as solo piano with the melody, and just chords as you would accompany a singer.

My demonstration is then replayed at half speed so you can see all the fingers and intricate movements of lines and chords.

  • Midi file included
  • Score (will be available soon)
  • My Tribute - Accompaniment.mid

  • My Tribute - Solo Piano.mid

1:55:58
The Walking Bass Practice Regimen

These walking-bass patterns will equip you with the necessary skills to walk bass when playing Jazz, Blues, Rock, Gospel, etc. You’ll no longer need to rely on a bass player.

With this course, you’ll not only learn 48 different walking-bass patterns over four popular chord progressions, but you’ll also develop robust left-hand techniques that are necessary for creating left-hand improvised lines.

While practicing scales also helps in strengthing the left hand, I find learning walking-bass patterns is a lot more fun and creative way of achieving both technique and musicality.


  • Guide Tracks.zip

28:28
Webinar - Passing Chords Q&A
Live recorded webinar where I answer questions on the course, The Secret To Passing Chord.