Another video from my personal playlist of YouTube videos to study. This video is about drop 2, a sparse and beautiful spread voicing. The instructor does a great job of explaining the technique and the playing is exquisite.
This lesson is definitely for the more advanced players but there are some real gems among these piano hacks, expertly taught and so wonderfully played by Corey Taylor, one of the finest players in the YouTube gospel genre.
I’ve watched this video several times and now I really need to get busy and working on some of these hacks myself. Let me know how you get on!
Playing 10ths (bass note and the 3rd an octave above) is something I struggle with myself but it sounds great when you can do the challenging stretch so worth persevering.
Kent is a great teacher and jazz player and a wonderful gentleman so I highly recommend his videos.
I like Josef’s teaching style and enthusiasm and this is an interesting and very simple technique that makes simple chords sound very much richer and more interesting. He demonstrates how playing a power chord (root and fifth) in each hand is used in a number of memorable Coldplay riffs.
I’m Jack’s biggest fan (and coincidentally) we’re actually both from the same town. Despite the title which sounds a bit dull, this is an essential watch for players of all abilities.
I use this chord voicing subconsciously all the time when comping and improvising, without actually breaking it down or realizing what I was doing.
Highly recommended watching to take playing of your major chords to the next level.
Jeff is a great teacher and player and the subject of reharmonization fascinates me and is something I am working on improving myself. Jeff shows you a few tricks to change the chords of a traditional tune sound much more contemporary.
I’ve decided to expand the scope of the Lessons section on my website to include my top picks of the very best lessons published on the internet.
I’ll continue to publish and share posts with my own lessons, and I will tag them so that you can easily find them.
In addition I’ll share all the great lessons that I find on the internet with the aim of making this a great resource that you will want to bookmark and keep an eye on. There are countless lessons in article and video form published every day so I can add value for you by filtering and selecting the best content to share with you.
I’ll need to fine tune the categories and tags but let’s get started right away!
In this advanced piano lesson we cover a lot of ground, including the following topics.
Major 251 chord progression
Jazz & neo-soul chord voicings
Left hand rootless voicings
Comping and Improvising ideas
Plus you’ll get to enjoy the sounds of the Yamaha CP88 Rhodes!
In this video we compare four software pianos, two using physical modelling and two sample libraries.
Here are high-quality audio recordings of each piano.
Pianoteq – Steinway D