Piano With Willie offers lessons to all skill levels of piano players. Willie uses the Foundational / Fundational approach when creating his lessons. Build upon your technique and polish up your skills with our piano lessons. This is the place to start if you want to learn the basics of Blues & Boogie piano playing. I’ll teach you the “basic” shuffle groove and show you some licks to play over it. You’ll also learn about sliding and crushing notes. Neighbor chords and suspensions.
You will learn the blues form in this lesson. You will also learn scales and chords that will be used over the blues form. You will learn how to slide, crush and roll notes. You will learn to play several grooves and licks in the blues and boogie format.
Continued from last chapter. Learn the blues form part 2.
Learn the scales that we will use to improvise over the blues form.
Triad chords, 7th chords and the chord inversions we will be using.
Learn about suspensions and slash chords.
Learn how to slide, crush and roll piano notes.
Learn about neighbor chords.
Add the left hand into the improvisation.
Some grooves to start you playing blues n' boogie on the piano.
Learn grooves and licks to enhance your piano playing.
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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.