iMusicAcademy, I just wanted to share a few thoughts about managing your practice time. Practicing the piano can be an overwhelming task if we don't have specific goals in mind. There can be so much to think about that we can actually practice but not get anything accomplished. Should we learn scales, arpeggios, chords, improvisation, learn songs, or sightread... Read More
Here is example 1 from my Easy Jazz Piano Course. This is a great exercise for both beginners as well as experienced jazz players. It focuses on the first 5 notes of the blues scale. If you enjoy the video, please give me a thumbs up, and subscribe to my channel! Thanks for watching! Bob
Here is an excerpt from Blues Piano Volume 3 from iMusicAcademy.com
Also, Here is the pdf. Blues Piano Vol 3 ex 6 - Piano
Please let me know how you like it. We currently have both versions of the courses.
Now you get the Vimeo courses and dropbox chart links as well as the new online versions!
Let me know if you have any... Read More
Here is one of the more popular licks that you guys ask me about. The key to getting this blues lick under your fingers is to isolate the lick into several smaller parts. I do this with all of the licks teach. By breaking it down into smaller segments, you can work to master individual parts so that when... Read More
Hey guys! Based on your feedback, example 1 of 50 Days is one of your favorite exercises for working the fingers. In day 32, we do a slight variation by changing 1 note. This is a very important note. The E natural becomes and Eb. This will help you with the iim7 V7 chord progression. Have fun! Email me... Read More
Try this example from Blues vol. 3. All 3 blues volumes have a repeated bass pattern in the key of C. This volume has 10 more licks in the key of C with Video hosted on Vimeo with detailed instruction including sheet music with fingering for every lick. Read More
Many of you know that I am launching an ear training course for adults on September 22nd. This will cover all areas of training the ear as well as using the videos for "Pitchnotics". For Adults, the goal is to have greater pitch awareness through "focus" on individual pitches, especially on your instrument. I say this to all... Read More
Check out this example from Solo Blues piano with Champe. In this first example, Champe plays the blues solo and the begins teaching the solo. This first example is 1 of 5 that take you through the entire blues solo. This 25 minute video will show you exactly how to play this entire solo giving you techniques to begin... Read More
Here is a fun lick in the style of Oscar Peterson. When I started learning how to play the piano, Oscar with the first guy I started listening to. Try to spend a lot of time on this lick. After you get it, you will want to try transposing it into other keys. This lick is a part of... Read More
I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of the East Lake School of Fine Arts. We started offering lessons on March 5th and currently have 7 students. I am so thankful for our teachers Corinne Dyer, Geni Skendo , Mike Mcguire, and all of the volunteers for their hard work. We have also had people donate instruments.... Read More