SPECIAL COMBINATION PACKAGE!
The "New Orleans Piano Package" includes Dr. John's two-DVD set, "Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano AND his Four-CD series, "Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano and the Roots of Rock."
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 with as a youngster growing up in New Orleans, and now he passes this invaluable tradition on to you.
One of our great musical treasures plays, sings, teaches and imparts his vast knowledge of the rock and blues of his native New Orleans. Mac (Dr John) Rebennack guides you through lead and rhythm styles, right-hand improvisation, walking basses, turnarounds and the styles of great pianists: Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Huey Smith, Fats Domino, Lloyd Glenn, Ray Charles, James Booker, Charles Brown and many others. More importantly, you''ll learn the feel of the New Orleans and Mississippi Delta styles, as well as how to play with a drummer, how to make a band swing, song accompaniment and much, much more!
Songs: "Texas Boogie," "Big Chief," "Gumbo," "St. James Infirmary," "Waltz For Mom," "Saints," "Motor Junket Blues," "Big Mac," "Louisiana Lullaby," "Qualified," "Box Car Boogie," "Wade In The Water," "Stormy Monday," "Key To The Highway."
"In addition to successfully imparting a bundle of very useful information, Dr John offers a batch of free-standing performances of tunes out of the venerable New Orleans R & B style, some featuring his wonderfully rich whiskey-soaked vocals. The tapes are exceptionally valuable resources for classes dealing with jazz styles and history, as well as for individual pianists wishing to extend their stylistic palettes." -- Jazz Educators Journal
"While these videos are no pushover course, Dr John offers a rollicking two hours of fun licks, patterns and patter even stone beginners can happily learn from." -- People Magazine
"A graduate course in soul." -- Time
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