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 passagesmeaty 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 styleSignal 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 patternsfoot-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 combinationsusing 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 & dexterityImaginative 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 and 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 and 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 revelation of theory, 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 keysTips & 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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