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