Learning Country-Style Piano

Bob Hoban
107-minute video, Includes music pdf file
  • Code:DLHOBCP21
  • Skill Level:Near-Beginner (2)

The late Nashville session player Bob Hoban's clear, enthusiastic and good-humored approach to teaching helps you create the familiar piano sounds that are beloved by all fans of country music. Concentrating on the innovative techniques of Floyd Cramer, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Al Stricklin, Moon Mullican and other country, honky tonk and Western swing innovators, Bob provides you with the tools to play this wonderful music yourself. Even pianists with little experience will learn to play the distinctive licks, songs and instrumentals of these legendary country piano stylists.

Bob Hoban's enthusiasm for the piano is palpable as he shows you the triads, left and right hand patterns, trills, chord voicings, intros and endings, bass lines and other playing techniques that define this uniquely American sound. He imparts invaluable information on how to improve your timing, hear chord changes, use accents, accompany a singer and avoid common mistakes and problems. Throughout this lesson you'll get loads of ideas that will help you enhance your playing.

This engaging lesson includes a special jam session with the legendary fiddler Vassar Clements.


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