Intermediates

Intermediates

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Total Duration: 8:48:51

Videos: 7

An intermediate is typically someone who've been playing for 3-6 years. However, it is entirely possible for someone to be "playing" for 7-15 years and still be intermediate. From my experience, I'd say only about 30% of all intermediate players eventually become a well-rounded advanced player.
Therefore, the number of years you've been playing has nothing to do with your skill level, but rather the amount of knowledge (both theoretical and practical ) you have acquired during those years.
So, regardless of what you believe your skill level to be, to ensure you're not missing out on anything crucial, I highly recommend you start with the beginner courses and work your way up. You'll be surprised how the little things can make a huge difference in your playing.
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2:05:12
The Early Intermediate's Guide.mp4
The Intermediate’s Guide To Learning The Piano is a Continuation from The Beginner’s Guide Course. This 2 hours long course will give you lots of relevant information on Secondary Intervals, Major Pentatonic Scale, Blues scales, All three forms of Minor Scales, fingerings for all the mentioned scales in all twelve keys, voicing for Seventh Chords Intro to Reharmonization and lots more.
  • Prerequsite For the Intermediate's Guide.pdf

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.

1:11:01
How To Harmonize Any Melody
The Piano is one of the most powerful harmonic instrument and as a pianist, 90 percent of our job is to play chords behind a melody. Whether you are accompanying yourself, a soloist, choir, or other instruments – finding the best chords for the melody is usually the pianist’s job. In this course, I go through the eight most important stages to understanding any melody – the necessary things I think about before harmonizing any melody. Learning and mastering these eight stages with also strengthen your harmonic foundation to move into reharmonization as your skills develop.
  • How to Harmonize a melody 1.pdf

  • How to Harmonize a melody 2.pdf

  • How to Harmonize a melody.mid

1:02:29
Everything Blues
In this tutorial, you will learn the blues scale with the correct fingerings in all twelve keys. You will also learn the twelve-bar blues progression, blues licks, blues walking bass patterns, and a lot more. Compact in this 1 hour and 11 minutes video is just about everything you need to know about blues piano.
  • Everything Blues - Midi file.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

09:47
How To Play Amazing Grace

In this tutorial, you'll be learning the chord changes to Amazing Grace and see how I use little riffs to give it that bluesy-gospel touch. The video is then slowed down to 50% playback speed so you can really see what I'm doing.

This video is meant for the intermediate player.
1:01:51
Licksology - In The Key Of C

Licksology is a term I use to describe the study of "Licks, Lines, and Runs" to incorporate into your playing.

This course features 12 different chord progressions and 12 associated "licks" that is structured to play with those chords. The course focuses only on progressions and "licks" for the key of C, and you can begin to implement the concepts in tunes right away.

The Licksology course will teach you how to take seemingly simple progressions and make them come alive.

  • Licksology - Score.pdf

  • Licksology - MIDI.mid

  • Licksology - Drum Track.mp3

  • Licksology - Slow Drum Track.mp3