A Lesson With Steve Allen

Steve Allen

An Introduction to Jazz Piano

One of America's most beloved entertainers divulges his personal tricks of the trade (trills, octave vibrato, "fake runs," blues riffs etc.) and shows you how to build arrangements and spice up jazz pieces with a variety of easy techniques. In his only instructional lesson, Steve Allen covers basic blues, boogie woogie, stride, walking basses, the use of 10ths, descending ... Read More

A Pianist's Guide to Free Improvisation

Marilyn Crispell

Keys to Unlocking Your Creativity

Sit down at the piano and play whatever comes into your head, making up your own music as you go along. That's free improvisation.This lesson is designed for players with some facility at the keyboard but with little knowledge of improvisational techniques. Famed pianist Marilyn Crispell shows the scales, intervals and basic chords that will get you started ... Read More

Concepts for Jazz-Rock Piano

Donald Fagen

Playing, Writing, and Arranging

This DVD provides rare insights into the musical thinking of one of the most influential songwriters and arrangers in modern American popular music. Steely Dan's Donald Fagen reveals how traditional twelve-bar blues and R&B structures can be the basis for unique and sophisticated compositions. Along with jazz pianist Warren Bernhardt, Donald breaks down the keyboard arrangements to three great ... Read More

Dr John - The Piano Styles of Dr John

Mac Rebennack (Dr John)

An Intimate Session with Mac Rebennack

We are very excited and honored to be able to offer a DVD by one of America's most important and distinctive musical voices. In a far ranging conversation with noted record producer and Saturday Night Live musical director Hal Willner, Mac Rebennack (a.k.a. Dr John) performs his remarkable music, discusses his influences, and shares early musical memories ... Read More

Dr John Teaches New Orleans Piano - DVD 1

Mac Rebennack (Dr John)
Just sit back and watch Dr John work his way through the likes of "C.C. Rider" and Pine Top Boogie"a you will have got a graduate degree in soul." - Time Magazine Imagine being able to see as well as hear the amazing piano styles of the great Dr John - up close! This one-hour session is jammed full of ... Read More

Dr John Teaches New Orleans Piano - DVD 2

Mac Rebennack (Dr John)

DVD Two

"These DVDs offer a rollicking two hours of fun licks, patterns and patter" - People Magazine On his second lesson, Mac (Dr John) Rebennack continues his discussion and demonstration of the playing styles of the musicians he heard and worked with as a youngster growing up in New Orleans. You'll learn songs and instrumentals by such legendary greats as Huey ... Read More

Dr John Teaches New Orleans Piano - Two-DVD Set

Mac Rebennack (Dr John)
Imagine being able to see as well as hear the amazing piano styles of the great Dr John up close! These two one-hour DVDs are jammed full of powerful playing, slowed-down instruction and the wonderful personality of one of the premier artists of our time. Mac (Dr John) Rebennack discusses the playing styles of the musicians he heard and worked ... 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

Guide to Modern Jazz Piano - DVD 2

Andy LaVerne

For Solo or Group Playing

Continue your studies in modern jazz piano with this information-packed video lesson. Renowned jazz pianist Andy LaVerne provides you with the music theory and technical knowledge that you need to master beautiful tunes and acquire advanced playing skills. He analyzes several of his own compositions - I.R.S., Circadian Rhythm, Suzy'sWorld - and a reharmonized version of the standard ... Read More

Guide to Modern Jazz Piano - Two-DVD Set

Andy LaVerne

For Solo or Group Playing

Gain the music theory and technical knowledge needed for advanced playing, improvising and arranging. 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. 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

Ragtime Piano: A Complete Course

David Bennett Cohen
Imagine if you could sit down at the piano and knock out some of the most enduring, foot-tapping, truly American early jazz compositions! This music, originating in the barrelhouses of New Orleans, eventually became a American classical art form, especially with the composing genius of Scott Joplin and other early piano stylists. Everyone who hears this music loves it. David ... Read More
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