These 25 lessons are a great place to start your intermediate piano learning experience. Only a few of the lessons have a handout. For many, you’ll want to get the Real Book. Topics covered are triads, posture, seventh chords, triad inversions, slash chords, chord shells, using chord shells, shells and melody, tensions, guide tones, rootless chords, 2-5-1 with rootless chords, turnarounds and endings, blues progressions, approaches, basslines, major and natural mindor and modes, scales for improvisation, playing with different styles, basic harmonization, 4th quartal voicings, four funky grooves, altered and lydian b7, and easy 2-5-1.
Each chapter consists of exercises along with thorough theory explanations of what you are playing.
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.