This easy course is a great place for the absolute beginner to the piano who wants to learn how to improvise. You will learn a cool bass line and several licks that you can use for improvisation. Rhythm is heavily discussed and there will be many rhythm exercises as it is an essential skill for piano improvisation.
Each lesson covers a topic that will build upon the last. By the end of the course you will have a good start to improvising with the licks you have learned and also will know how to create your own. Topics here include the introduction, sounding bad, what is a lick, lick tonality, moving licks around, playing and resting, improvising in 30 minutes, exercises, triads, tips and the conclusion.
Willie has toured both the U.S. and Europe as clinician and performer. He is a graduate of the well renowned Berklee College of Music. He has studied in New York with Fred Hersch and in Boston with Ray Santisi. Willie has produced three recordings as bandleader and his music has been featured radio stations nationwide.
Willie is also the founder of PianoWithWillie, an online teaching website that makes it easy to learn Jazz, Blues, Gospel Piano and more online.
The PianoWithWillie method has taught students from all around the globe. By combining foundational and fun'dational elements, Willie's students are able to learn how to become a self-expressive pianist very quickly.
"I learned as a kid that the best part of learning the piano is playing the piano." says Willie. Using the PianoWithWillie method and Willie's step-by-step lessons, it is possible and easier than you think to become a pianist.