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Learning Rock N Roll Piano

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6 Videos | Length: 1hr 34min 22sec
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    Tutorial 1

    Chapter 1

    5:58

    Bob starts the tutorial off by playing some classic rock and roll on the piano then gets right to the lessons.

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    Tutorial 2

    Chapter 2

    22:20

    In this video, Bob discusses the style of Jerry Lee Lewis and goes over some of his iconic piano riffs.

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    Tutorial 3

    Chapter 3

    17:23

    The lesson continues with more of JLL’s style and piano runs.

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    Tutorial 4

    Chapter 4

    22:13

    Bob continues with more r-n-r riffs and talks about muscle memory and using the chords and riffs to blend with other musicians.

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    Tutorial 5

    Chapter 5

    9:14

    This video moves on to the style of Fats Domino and the old New Orleans piano scene.

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    Tutorial 6

    Chapter 6

    17:14

    Bob finishes the tutorial going over the early Chuck Berry records and the piano styles they contained.

In this vintage Homespun video series, piano rocker Bob Hoban teaches you the rollicking '50s and '60s rock 'n' roll piano styles made popular by Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino.

Bob Hoban makes it easy to learn how to do slides, rolls, melodic figures, rhythm patterns, shuffles, right-hand licks, slurs, solos, runs, single-note leads, "pushed" notes and "power beginnings."

You'll also learn the importance of proper finger-crossing techniques, exercises for smaller hands, how to develop your muscle memory and the licks and techniques that will ready you to play hundreds of rock 'n' roll classics.

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Submitted 10 months ago

Great rock n'roll piano primer

Lots of great RH licks and LH bass lines. The differences between R&R and boogie woogie style are explained, something which was new to me. In a nutshell, if you want to get up to speed on at least knowing what to play, the video is great. That said, it's very hard to play what's demo'ed because of the speed required so be prepared to practice. A lot. It's an old video so the viewing quality is far from HD but it works well enough. The only real annoyance is once in a while, the overhead camera doesn't capture what it is being played high up on the keyboard because it's zoomed in on the center section.

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The Timster
Submitted 10 months ago

AWESOME!

I am just trying to learn piano and found these videos to be very helpful. The instructor is way cool.

I am a: Beginner

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Kark
Submitted 10 months ago

Helpful

A virtual keyboard and some note displays would be helpful for people that are more visual than aural learning oriented.

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BBOBBYB
Submitted 10 months ago

AAA

DO DO DO

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason

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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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    Learning Rock N Roll Piano

    In this vintage Homespun video series, piano rocker Bob Hoban teaches you the rollicking '50s and '60s rock 'n' roll piano styles made popular by Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino.

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Learning Rock N Roll Piano is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great rock n'roll piano primer Lots of great RH licks and LH bass lines. The differences between R&R and boogie woogie style are explained, something which was new to me. In a nutshell, if you want to get up to speed on at least knowing what to play, the video is great. That said, it's very hard to play what's demo'ed because of the speed required so be prepared to practice. A lot. It's an old video so the viewing quality is far from HD but it works well enough. The only real annoyance is once in a while, the overhead camera doesn't capture what it is being played high up on the keyboard because it's zoomed in on the center section.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful A virtual keyboard and some note displays would be helpful for people that are more visual than aural learning oriented.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from AAA DO DO DO
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from AWESOME! I am just trying to learn piano and found these videos to be very helpful. The instructor is way cool.
Date published: 2017-05-07