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.
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.
Warren further explains triads and diatonic scales, and gives you some advice on the sustain pedal, velocity, timing and style.
In this video, Warren talks about improvising, melodies and scales, along with some other tips that will help along the way!
Warren talks about 2-5-1 progressions and different techniques within Jazz Piano.
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!
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