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You Can Play Jazz Piano

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    Tutorial 1

    Chapter 1

    11:06

    Warren starts of this video performing some Jazz Piano before introducing himself and welcoming you to the series. Warren gives some introductory advice about hand positions and movements.

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    Tutorial 2

    Chapter 2

    13:27

    In this video, Warren focuses on Notes, Scales, Triads, Inversions and some other terms that will prepare you for what will come next in this series.

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    Tutorial 3

    Chapter 3

    3:00

    Warren further explains triads and diatonic scales, and gives you some advice on the sustain pedal, velocity, timing and style.

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    Tutorial 4

    Chapter 4

    23:55

    In this video, Warren talks about improvising, melodies and scales, along with some other tips that will help along the way!

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    Tutorial 5

    Chapter 5

    16:36

    Warren talks about 2-5-1 progressions and different techniques within Jazz Piano.

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    Tutorial 6

    Chapter 6

    20:45

    In this final video, Warren talks about a Tri-Tone, and moving around from chord to chord. Warren gives us some final words for the road before playing us one last Jazz Piano Performance.

One of America's great contemporary piano players takes you on a journey of discovery and insight into the world of jazz piano that will start you playing the right way. These in-depth Homespun video tutorials are packed with information, music theory and keyboard technique, allowing players getting their start in the jazz idiom to gain a wealth of knowledge and acquire the tools they’ll need to improvise jazz standards.

Warren Bernhardt's clear, easy-to-follow method builds your keyboard skills step-by-step, starting with the most basic of concepts: proper hand positions, ascending and descending diatonic scales in 3rds, understanding chord shapes, inversions and the important chord progressions.

This course will develop your ear as well as your fingers, and as you work your way through Warren's exercises and songs, you'll learn to understand melodic improvisation, use tri-tones and blues scales, develop melodic ornamentation and gain many other important musical skills. By the time you have completed this first lesson in the series, you'll be improvising Autumn Leaves and other famous jazz tunes. Watch today!

Bob62Lee
Submitted 2 years ago

Great lessons!

Outstandig! And what an interesting guy. I want m8te from him!

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Tahaki1
Submitted 2 years ago

Nice Pace, Good Info

Not for the absolute beginner, but if you know some rudimentary theory, he explains concepts in a clear and concise way. I especially like the way he presents something specific, then offers the broader, more general idea behind it, along with suggestions for how to explore and practice on your own until it becomes fluid and fluent. Recommended.

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Warren Bernhardt is a New York area recording and touring jazz pianist, accompanist, sideman, arranger, producer and bandleader. He is also known as one of New York's finest musicians, having received the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science's (NARAS) Most Valuable Player Award for acoustic piano on four different occasions. Warren has toured and recorded with Jack Dejohnette, Clark Terry, Gerry Mulligan, Kenny Burrell, Jeremy Steig, Mike Mainieri, Gary McFarland, David "Fathead" Newman, George Young and Kazumi Watanabe, among others, and he has accompanied such great singers as Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Donald Fagen, Carly Simon, Tim Hardin, James Brown, Richie Havens, Don McLean, Michael Franks, Linda Ronstadt, Patti Lupone, and Liza Minnelli. After recording several albums as a leader on the Arista label in the late 1970s, Warren served as keyboardist and co-leader of the well-known jazz fusion group Steps Ahead from 1983-85. Since then he has focused primarily on his own concerts and recordings and has conducted jazz workshops at the State University of New York in New Paltz. He was the pianist with the Steely Dan band on their historic 1993 and 1994 US tours, and their 1994 first-ever tour to Japan. In 1994 he was also musical director of Steely Dan. From 1995 through 2005, Warren frequently accompanied singer Art Garfunkel all over the world, and in '03 and '04 he played with Simon & Garfunkel (can you make that BOLD, please) on their "Old Friends" tours of the United States and Europe. Then Warren went out again with Simon & Garfunkel for their 2009 tour of New Zealand, Australia and Japan. After that came a L'Image tour of Japan (also recorded live) and another stay at the Iridium in NY. Very recently, Warren has been doing some solo classical concerts and is once again ready to tour with S & G, this time through Canada with some visits to several northern cities in the U.S. Then Warren travelled to Japan in September of 2010 to participate in a much-heralded reunion of guitarist Kazumi Watanabe's To-Chi-Ka band at the Tokyo Jazz Festival. Warren then went out in October and November (2010) with L'Image to Europe and the Southern Caucases. In 2011, L'Image is once again in the recording studio and are planning to tour.

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    You Can Play Jazz Piano

    One of America's great contemporary piano players takes you on a journey of discovery and insight into the world of jazz piano that will start you playing the right way. These in-depth Homespun video tutorials are packed with information, music theory and keyboard technique, allowing players getting their start in the jazz idiom to gain a wealth of knowledge and acquire the tools they’ll need to improvise jazz standards.

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You Can Play Jazz Piano is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great lessons! Outstandig! And what an interesting guy. I want m8te from him!
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Pace, Good Info Not for the absolute beginner, but if you know some rudimentary theory, he explains concepts in a clear and concise way. I especially like the way he presents something specific, then offers the broader, more general idea behind it, along with suggestions for how to explore and practice on your own until it becomes fluid and fluent. Recommended.
Date published: 2016-05-01