Video One: Getting Started: Beginning with basic hand positions and scales, Warren Bernhardt moves on to ideas, theory and technique that will add richness and excitement to your playing. Learn how to use diatonic thirds and triads, chord inversions and voicings, melodic improvisation and ornamentation, the 2-5-1 chord progression and its variations, tri-tones and scales for playing blues, and much more.
Video Two: Basic Keyboard Harmony: Enter the rich and fascinating world of chord voicings, progressions, substitutions and inversions. Warren covers basic chords and intervals, voice leading, bass lines and melodic accompaniment. In addition, you'll develop a clear notation system for chords; build improvisational techniques; and receive special exercises for understanding and ability.
Video Three: Soloing and Performing Topics include scales for soloing and improvisation; "setting up" a solo; preparing a song for performance; playing with other musicians and more. Four original jazz etudes provide wonderful practice sessions and, by the end of the lesson, you'll be soloing on Sara's Touch, Pali Lookout, Ain't Life Grand? and B-Loose Blues.