Piano With Willie: Jazz Kids - Vol 1
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Piano With Willie: Jazz Kids - Vol 1

A step by step method for beginners of all ages
4.7 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
28 students enrolled
Created by Willie Myette
Last updated 4/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Perform rhythms straight and swung
  • Understand upbeats and downbeats
  • Identify simple rhythms and melodies
  • Sing different DO-RE-MI patterns from five-finger major scales
  • Focus on steady playing with accompaniment
  • Play simple bass lines in major and minor
  • Learn several different major, minor and blues licks
  • Create your own original licks
  • Learn 6 original jazz and blues songs
  • Learn major, minor and blues five finger patterns
  • Learn major and minor triads in C, F, G
  • Learn how to improvise
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Requirements
  • Need to have access to a piano or keyboard
  • Being able to read music is helpful
Description

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. Jazz Kids has been created for teachers and students with little or no experience improvising. Students can now experience the joy of creating their own improvisations while learning fun songs in different styles. Jazz Kids is an easy to use method that teaches everyone how to tap into their own creative voice.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is good for the beginner pianist
  • This course is good for any level pianist who is looking to learn the basics of improvisation
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
04:20:46
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Introduction & Course Resources
4 Lectures 03:56


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Sheet Music
25 pages

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MP3 Files
00:02
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Unit 1
5 Lectures 59:24
Rhythm
14:11

Ear Training
11:01


Improvisation - Intro
10:20

Improvisation
14:46
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Unit 2
4 Lectures 37:05
Rhythm
06:15

Ear Training
07:38

Song - Mimi Mouse
04:53

Improvisation
18:19
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Unit 3
4 Lectures 23:00
Rhythm
05:20

Ear Training
03:17

Song - Hoppin' Harry
03:24

Improvisation
10:59
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Unit 4
4 Lectures 33:30
Rhythm
09:56

Ear Training
01:24

Song - Frisko The Disco
03:28

Improvisation
18:42
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Unit 5
5 Lectures 37:15
Rhythm
03:33

Ear Training
06:18

Theory
07:28

Song - Wacky Men
06:43

Improvisation
13:13
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Unit 6
5 Lectures 40:07
Rhythm
02:15

Ear Training
01:56

Theory
12:56

Song - Wild William
03:33

Improvisation
19:27
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Bonus
1 Lecture 01:28
Support and Resources
01:28
About the Instructor
Willie Myette
4.7 Average rating
176 Reviews
1,769 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.