Rock'n'Roll Piano For Beginners
What you'll learn
- Play a simple pattern to accompany a rock'n'roll song
- Understand a 12 bar blues progression
- Play various left hand patterns for different feel and tempo
- Understand basic chord theory and chord structure
- Play genre typical right hand licks
- Improvise using scales, chords and runs
- Play easy to intermediate exciting rock'n'roll piano solos
- You should have a piano or a keyboard to practice
- Basic understanding of the piano is necessary
- Experience in piano playing is great, but not a must have
Do you want to learn how to play a truly exciting style of music on the piano?
Then this course is just right for you. We will start very slow, so you can follow along easily. Then in a very short time you will be able to accompany classic rock'n'roll songs like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On".
Then we will show you some variations and in the second section we will start with some basic solo playing. Ath the end of this section you will be able to play your first full 12 bar blues solo.
In the third section you will learn some typical licks and tricks, that will lift your solo playing to another level.
In every section we'll give you a musical theory background in small doses, easy to understand to suggest. Those lesson will enable you to play with more confidence because you will understand how the different scales (major scale, blues scale, country scale) and common chords work. We will also help you to improvise with those scales
In this course you will learn:
- A Basic Accompanying Pattern For Classic Rock'n'Roll Songs
- A Second Accompanying Pattern For An Even Stronger Sound
- The Structure Of A Standard 12 Bar Blues in thre different keys
- The Major Scale On The Piano and What You Can Do With It
- The Structure Of The Major Chord, The 6th Chord and The 7th Chord
- A Magic Chord That Lets You Play A Full Solo Without Even Changing
- Two Authentic Left Hand Patterns As Driving Force For Your Solo Playing
- The Structure Of The Blues Scale And How To Use It
- How A Blueberry Muffin Recipe Can Measure Your Progress
- Some Great Authentic Must Know Licks For The Right Hand
- How To Come Up With Your Own Licks
- The Structure Of The Country Scale And How To Use It
- How To Accompany A Typical 1950s Ballad
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn how to play authentic rock'n'roll piano
- Piano players who want to expand their repertoire with new licks and tricks
My name is Randy Richter, I was born in 1974 in Rostock, Germany. At age 16 I started to teach myself how to play the guitar. Shortly after I played shows around my hometown and in 1996 I became a full time professional musician. With my band Randy Rich and The Poor Boys we've toured all over Europe and the US and appeared on the biggest festivals in the scene. Due to our excellent skills and our love to the authentic sound of the 1950s I had the chance to play and record with many of the original rockabilly legends like Janis Martin, Glenn Honeycutt, Eddie Bond and Glen Glenn.
In 2005 I started to teach guitar to some local students. Because of the fun I was having doing that I extended this part of my job even further and now I'm also teaching people online via Skype. With my Rockabilly Guitar Video Lessons I have the chance to share my knowledge and my passion for the music of the 1950s to thankful students everywhere in the world.