PIANO COURSES & RESOURCES-4-YOU!
> 4 SHORT COURSES...each one... 4 WEEKS, 4 KEY SKILLS... 4 YOU!
Bite-size specific-skills intervention-courses, nailing key-areas and increasing confidence & command in your playing!
> BOOK NOW! THE PROCESSES & THE LOWDOWN!
i) First, contact Daniel quoting which course you're interested in and he'll send you a detailed outline with prices.
ii) Daniel will then contact you to discuss queries, planning, resources, methodology & start date.
iii) He will send you all the relevant resources, links and information required, ahead of the course start date.
iv) Over 4 weeks, you'll do 4 x 1-hour Skype/Zoom 'live' sessions, complementing the above.
v) After each session, you'll receive audio and written consolidation relating to the session, within 24 hours.
vi) During the course, Daniel will be available for ongoing questions & queries via WhatsApp & email.
vii) On course completion, DS will contact you within 48 hours for any questions, queries & matters arising!
> COURSE ‘A’ <BLUES & BOOGIE PERFORMANCE PILLARS>
WEEK 1: INTRODUCTIONS
Let’s nail some great blues and boogie introduction passages…meaty chords, authentic sounds, tasty RH licks.
WEEK 2: BREAKS
Choose from a variety of seamless & flexibly applicable break sections…inserting them with control, confidence and balance.
WEEK 3: OUTROS & ENDING
What’s the difference? Find out! Really finish your piece in deliberate style. Signal the ending with an outro of panache; finish off your piece with a bang!
WEEK 4: THE FINAL TOUCHES
Those cool, classy, top tips and touches that add glitter to your playing. Insights, trade secrets, simple practical advice and professional gloss!
> COURSE ‘B’ <LEFT-HAND DRIVE>
WEEK 1: BOOGIE WOOGIE LEFT-HAND FIGURES
Let’s crack some essential boogie woogie left-hand patterns…foot-tapping gritty feels, authentic sounds and driving barrelhouse ostinatos.
WEEK 2: BOOGIE WALKING-BASS COMBINATIONS
Choose from a variety of tremendous walking-bass runs and combinations…using them in your boogie with control, confidence, class and variety.
WEEK 3: DEVELOPING LEFT-HAND 'MUSICAL INDEPENDENCE'
Get your left-hand to go solo, unaided, allowing the RH to create. Practical practice input to transform your LH into an autonomous 'instrument'.
WEEK 4: DEVELOPING LEFT-HAND PHYSICALITY & STAMINA
An essential aspect, focusing on the repetitive physicality & dexterity. Imaginative drills & strategies to maximise that left hand, wrist and the fingers.
> COURSE ‘C’ <RIGHT-HAND DRIVE>
WEEK 1: KILLER RH LICKS
Key 'killer' RH licks – synthesising chords-usage, single-finger runs and ‘smart tricks’…authentic combinations, classic chord combos, advanced skills.
WEEK 2: THE SCIENCE OF RH IMPRO
Recognition of what you’re playing, when & why : the ‘3 Gears of Impro'…play the length of the keyboard, control your interjections, using silence & more.
WEEK 3: KEY COOL RH CHORDS
Sophisticated use of chords, strategic decision-making, dynamics & tremolo. Enhance your chords, increase timing, develop chord-call & response impro.
WEEK 4: RH THEORY-BUSTER
Impro theory in any key, deconstruct & name what you play. The theory revelation, know what sounds great, why, understand every chord & when to use.
> COURSE ‘D’ <THE BEST OF THE REST*>
WEEK 1: NAILING THAT ICONIC TRACK!
Tackle any cover or original number - that track you always wanted to nail : …get stuck in, learn & enjoy any tune as a solo piano show-stopper.
WEEK 2: YOU-THE-COMPOSER
Develop your musical creativity & formulate a special composition! You’ve got the ideas! So, share & receive direction to progress your original spark.
WEEK 3: PLAYING IN ALL KEYS
The pleasant mathematical surprise of how easy it is to play in most keys. Tips & demos of the 'families of keys' that will revolutionalise your confidence.
WEEK 4: ENHANCING PRIVATE & PUBLIC PERFORMANCE
Develop the confidence to properly enjoy your playing in private or public. 'Assertiveness training' liberating the 'I-can-I-will attitude' you have within.
* You are welcome to choose any one or more of the above 4 aspects to focus on more fully or entirely during this course.
> IN THE MEANTIME...DIP INTO ONE OF DANIEL'S 9 TUTORIALS
1) INTROS & BREAKS IN BLUES (9 elements)
2) LEFT-HAND BASS LINES IN BLUES (12 examples)
3) LEFT-HAND BASS LINES IN BOOGIE WOOGIE (12 examples)
4) BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO RIGHT-HANDS (12 examples)
5) BLUES & JAZZ TURNAROUNDS (12 examples)
6) IMPROVISING IN BLUES (10 sections)
7) JAZZ CHORDS IN BLUES (9 sections)
8) ENDINGS IN BLUES (12 ingredients)
9) 12-BAR FORMATS 8 ELEMENTS (100 formats)