Blues and Rock Techniques for Hammond Organ

David Bennett Cohen
The Hammond organ, especially the B-3 combined with the Leslie speaker, has long been an integral part of modern popular music. David Cohen starts with the basics, detailing all the parts of the Hammond B-3 and showing how to get the unique sounds associated with this instrument using presets, drawbars, percussion tablets, vibrato switch, volume pedal and other devices. Then ... Read More

Blues Rock Piano - 6-CD Set

David Bennett Cohen
If you play a little piano and are ready to get into blues, barrelhouse, boogie-woogie or rock playing, then these lessons are for you! This complete six-hour course takes you from the most basic level into the heart of real blues and rock playing. Starting with fairly simple left hand rhythm patterns, David Cohen quickly expands into solo playing. He ... Read More

Guide to Modern Jazz Piano - DVD 1

Andy LaVerne

For Solo or Group Playing

Study with a jazz piano virtuoso and jam with some of the hottest contemporary a players! Andy LaVerne delves into the intricacies of jazz improvisation, chord voicings, rhythm comping and other techniques in the modern jazz styles developed by Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Andy himself. Starting with a study of scales and modes ... Read More

Jazz Piano - The Six-CD Set

Warren Bernhardt

From Basic Theory to Advanced Solo Pieces

One of the world's great contemporary players explores jazz piano from basic theory to advanced solo pieces. Warren Bernhardt shares his vast musical knowledge to give you a real understanding of the piano and its possibilities. He covers the essential scales, modes, chord voicings, intervals, progressions and everything else you need to add excitement, color and creativity to your ... Read More

Jazz Piano Standards

Andy LaVerne
Explore six beautiful jazz standards and learn chord changes, voicings, embellishments and other essential tools to broaden your jazz vocabulary. Andy teaches both basic and complex versions of each song while recording it on the Yamaha Disklavier. As he replays the disk at half-speed, he gives a detailed explanation of the music. Andy's reharmonization (a different chordal structure under ... Read More

Learn to Play Gospel Piano

Ethel Caffie-Austin
There's no sound more thrilling than the walking bass notes and driving chords of traditional gospel piano, and there is no better way to learn it than from this 2-DVD set. Dr. Ethel Caffie-Austin, a formidable pianist, vocalist and educator, is steeped in the traditions and styles of the black church. She has a clear and concise teaching method ... Read More

The Real Honky Tonk Piano

Tim Alexander
Master the honky tonk and Western Swing piano styles that make the dance halls and juke joints jump! This good-time rhythmic music, with origins in ragtime, novelty songs, stride, blues and boogie-woogie, is full of catchy intros and breathtaking solos. Tim Alexander clearly details the authentic techniques needed to play like a pro: intervals, chords, arpeggios, octaves, bass lines, trumpet-style ... Read More

Warren Bernhardt Teaches Jazz Piano - Volume One

Warren Bernhardt

Volume One: A Hands-On Course in Improvisation and Technique

Add richness to your playing and gain invaluable insight into the musical thinking of a great pianist. Warren Bernhardt's expert use of open and closed chord voicings to create harmonic textures, and his examination of the special colors of the four primary modes, will add depth and beauty to your piano playing. Combine these compositional cornerstones with tempo changes ... Read More

Warren Bernhardt Teaches Jazz Piano - Volume Two

Warren Bernhardt
Add richness to your playing and gain invaluable insight into the musical thinking of a great pianist. Warren Bernhardt's expert use of open and closed chord voicings to create harmonic textures, and his examination of the special colors of the four primary modes, will add depth and beauty to your piano playing. Combine these compositional cornerstones with tempo changes ... Read More

You Can Play Jazz Piano - Video 1

Warren Bernhardt

Lesson One: Getting Started

One of America's great contemporary players takes you on a journey of discovery and insight into the world of jazz piano that will start you playing the right way. In a 90-minute lesson packed with information, music theory and keyboard technique, players getting their start in the jazz idiom will gain a wealth of knowledge and acquire the tools ... Read More

You Can Play Jazz Piano - Video 2

Warren Bernhardt

Lesson Two: Basic Keyboard Harmony

Enter the rich and exciting world of jazz harmony. This fascinating piano lesson from one of the greats in contemporary jazz is packed with musical insights, invaluable advice and detailed keyboard technique for players who are starting out in this idiom. All you need is a basic knowledge of the keyboard, and before long you'll be comping evocative jazz ... Read More

You Can Play Jazz Piano -Video 3

Warren Bernhardt

Lesson Three: Soloing And Performing

For his third lesson in the series, jazz pianist Warren Bernhardt teams up with guitarist Mike DeMicco for a powerful session that will teach you new and dynamic musical ideas. This lesson is designed for players who have gotten past the basics in the jazz idiom and have an understanding of the underlying principles of keyboard technique. The wealth of ... Read More
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