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60 Top Hat Piano Grooves 101

Secrets of piano comping revealed. Learn how the professionals play grooves in all styles. Contemporary, Rock & Pop, Jazz and Latin Grooves

"You get a piano score or lead sheet with chords, melody, maybe lyrics and it says: POP/ROCK BALLAD or SHUFFLE or JAZZ FAST TEMPO or REGGAE or...
Now what? What do play? How do you play it? How does a professional piano player sight-read it and immediately plays the song and grooves?

Composer & Pianist Ariel J. Ramos has put together a set of 60 piano grooves for intermediate to advanced piano players which include essential accompaniment concepts in many styles from Rock & Pop to Jazz & Blues/Gospel to Latin & Contemporary.

LESSONS FORMAT
Short Video (under a minute) in two parts: Explanation & Demo
• Explanatory text
• Piano Sheet Music in PDF


60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Vol.1

Learn Rock & Pop, Jazz, Blues & Gospel, Latin and Contemporary grooves and how to create them for any song you want to play

All the grooves in this course are based on just a few concepts and often-used techniques, which are used repeatedly throughout.

Articulations, accents, shuffle, swing or even eighths: These concepts are probably the most important when comping. Rhythm is not only determined by where you place the notes, but by "how" you place them. We will use accents, staccatos, portatos (long and short notes) slurs, legato, ghost notes and other kind of articulations to obtain the groove we want.

Are you ready? Here you have 60 lessons for the price of half of one.
Let's go, take your piano playing to the next level.


Your Instructor


Ariel J Ramos
Ariel J Ramos

Ariel is a Film Composer, Pianist, Educator and Music App Developer at mDecks Music

He is a Berklee College of Music graduate with a degree in Film Scoring.

Ariel started his career as a pianist. In 1997 he moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. His credits in the film industry include titles such as Pushing Daisies and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Warner Brothers)

In 2006 he founded mDecks Music where he develops music education apps. He's the creator of Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro and Tessitura Pro among more than 20 music apps available on the App Store.

He is now established in Florida composing music for film, TV and chamber music, developing music apps, teaching music and performing jazz and chamber music in the area.


Class Curriculum


  Jazz, Blues and Gospel Grooves
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  Contemporary Music Grooves
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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