Piano Lesson Variety
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Piano Lesson Variety

A guide to piano technique and theory
5.0 (1 rating)
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Created by Willie Myette
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know piano theory basics
  • Know how to play basic piano techniques
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Requirements
  • You will need a piano or a keyboard in order to take this course
Description

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Intermediate level piano players
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
04:11:36
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Introduction
2 Lectures 00:36

Lesson Resources
00:04
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Piano Lesson Variety
25 Lectures 04:09:32

#2 [Posture]
12:11

#3 [Seventh chords]
08:02

#4 [Triad inversions]
06:15

#5 [Slash chords]
05:42

#6 [Chord shells]
06:39

#7 [Using Chord Shells]
07:14

#8 [Shells and Melody]
04:54

#9 [Tensions]
09:55

#10 [Guide Tones]
07:06

#11 [Rootless Chords]
06:36

#12 [2-5-1 with Rootless Chords]
07:31

#13 [Turnarounds & Endings]
08:08

#14 [Blues Progressions]
09:32

#15 [Approaches]
04:06

#16 [Bass Lines]
07:35

#17 [Major & Natural Minor & Modes]
09:59

#18 [Scales for Improvisation]
09:18

#19 [Playing Different Styles]
08:26


#22 [4th Quartal Voicings]
21:16

#23 [Four Funky Grooves]
23:58

#24 [Altered and Lydian b7]
12:53

#25 [Easy 2-5-1]
15:27

#20 [Wrap Up and More Stuff!]
10:42
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Bonus
1 Lecture 01:28
Help and Resources
01:28
About the Instructor
Willie Myette
4.8 Average rating
194 Reviews
1,922 Students
23 Courses
Professional pianist, creator of the PianoWithWillie method

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.