Funky Rhythmic Piano
What you'll learn
- Rhythmic piano playing
- Rhythmic ornaments
- How to create your own rhythms
- Switching chords within a groove
- Small hand/Big Hand variations
- Rhythmic confidence
- Jamming along with a drum groove
- Practice Tips
- Students will need to approach this course with energy and enthusiasm, but previous experience at a piano is not required.
- Access to a piano or keyboard is necessary for practicing these rhythms. Suggested practice time: 10-20 minutes a day, 5-7 days a week.
Welcome to the first step in improving your rhythmic confidence at the piano.
If you're looking to get funkier at the piano and have no idea how to start, then this course can help you. It's designed to take a beginner player and teach them a rhythmic foundation that can be taken up to an expert level with practice.
To have a strong rhythmic foundation at any instrument is fundamental towards the success of that player. As pianists we don't want to be tripping on our rhythms during a gig, but instead want to be able to execute our rhythmic decisions without hesitation and without doubt. By properly practicing the material provided within this course, any student can find their rhythmic confidence at the keyboard and benefit for the rest of their musical career.
If you're looking to improve your overall playing, composing, producing, improvising or jamming as a keyboardist, then this course has something to offer you. In this course you'll learn various syncopated rhythms, alongside complimentary rhythmic ornaments designed to help you add complexity to your patterns.
All you need is time to practice, a keyboard, and some drive to become a better player, and this course will help you flourish as a contemporary keyboardist!
Who this course is for:
- Beginner piano players searching for a rhythmic foundation to their playing
- Singer Songwriters hoping to ensure that their piano parts are rhythmically complimentary to their song
- Classical pianists looking to improve their groove
- Music producers hoping to better execute their parts, so less post-production is required
- Composers hoping to speed up their workflow and expand their available tools
- Keyboardists of all styles that are looking for new rhythmic tricks to add to their arsenal
Josh Cook is a musician and composer who is proud to call Toronto his home. Here in the city his musical talents have flourished to career highs. While educating himself at York University Josh earned his master’s degree in music composition and performed in a local band called Cool Man Cool. The band's success earned them an opportunity to share the stage with the legendary Pharrell Williams (as N.E.R.D). Josh’s love for the studio blossomed while co-writing and producing Cool Man Cool's first full length studio album.
After Josh's minor success as a performing musician he began to focus on his true passion of digital composition and studio production. Josh has an extensive library of his own music, primarily within the electronic music genre, and he has worked with a number of other musicians including the local indie rock band Simcoe.
Josh’s never-ending creativity is not something he keeps to himself. For the past decade he has been teaching music and passing on his knowledge and skills to budding musicians throughout Toronto and the GTA.
Currently Josh is focusing his talents on a career in composing for film/video. Despite Josh’s love for audio he has always been inspired by the visual arts which provides him with the unique ability to bring images to life with his sonic creations.
Josh is now focusing his attention towards online courses, developing his social media presence, and composing music for media. His philosophy is "The more I learn, the more I teach. The more I teach, the more I learn".