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Learn Country Style Piano

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    Tutorial 1

    Stay All Night & Faded Love


    In this video, Bob Hoban introduces himself and plays some songs to get us started.

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    Tutorial 2

    Stay All Night (Broken Down)


    Next, Bob breaks down one of the previous songs played, Stay All Night.

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    Tutorial 3

    The Shuffle & Moon Mullican Style


    Here, Bob shows us the shuffle and goes over Moon Mullican's style of playing.

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    Tutorial 4

    I'll Sail My Ship Alone


    Bob plays and breaks down the song I'll Sail My Ship Alone.

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    Tutorial 5

    Floyd Cramer Style with Licks


    We are introduced to the country piano style of Floyd Cramer and shown licks and examples to learn.

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    Tutorial 6

    Chord Resolutions & Examples


    Here, we learn how to resolve chords and are given examples to go by.

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    Tutorial 7

    Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms


    In this video, we learn an old Bluegrass standard and see it broken down.

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    Tutorial 8

    I Will Never Marry


    Bob goes over a song in 3/4 time, also known as a waltz.

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    Tutorial 9

    Pig Robbins & Modern Styles


    Here, we learn about the style of country music piano player Pig Robbins and other modern styles.

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    Tutorial 10

    Chord Variations


    In this video, Bob goes over several chord variations.

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    Tutorial 11

    Cripple Creek


    In this final video, Bob shows us the standard Cripple Creek.

In this vintage Homespun video series, 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 then 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 video series you'll get loads of ideas that will help you enhance your playing.

This engaging lesson also includes a special jam session video with the legendary fiddler Vassar Clements!


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Bob Hoban is a Nashville session pianist whose recording credits include Ernest Tubb, Bobby Osborn, Jesse McReynolds, Jethro Burns, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lacy J. Dalton, Boys From Indiana, John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker and Richie Havens. He has toured and recorded with Vassar Clements for nearly 20 years, produced violin great Joe Venuti's last three albums and was twice nominated for Grammies as producer, "Best Country Album Of The Year".

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    Learn Country Style Piano

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