Soloing On “SO WHAT”

So What is an essential Miles Davis tune to know with a fabulous Bill Evans minor 7 chord voicing. It’s an example of a modal tune which is a lot of tun and relatively easy to solo over due to the slow pace of the chords. The wonderful Aimee Noite gives you some great pointers about ideas for playing a great improvisation.

Introducing PIANO INSPIRATION SERIES

My mission is to share the knowledge I’ve learned over 40 years of playing piano, synth and keys. I’ve created my Piano Inspiration Series with the goal of injecting new creative ideas to your playing, improving your technique and music theory knowledge and broadening your repertoire.

The Piano Inspiration Series consists of 19 lessons totaling 6 hours of content. The course is available on the following platforms.

Woody’s favorite music books

Some of my top picks!

Whilst playing with adding my gear to kit.com I had the idea of putting together a list of my favorite music tuition books that I own and enjoy.

View the list here.

(Note that these are affiliate links to Amazon meaning that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)

20 Piano Hacks To Instantly Sound Like A PRO!!!

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!

Teaching you my favorite riff on the CP88 Rhodes

In this advanced piano lesson we cover a lot of ground, including the following topics.

Major 251 chord progression
Minor 251
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!

Ableton Live synthwave tutorial

Here’s a breakdown of a remix I created in the synthwave genre using Ableton Live.

We cover the following topics, and more!

  • Importing and tempo-matching audio stems into Ableton
  • Creating tracks using software synths like DEXED and TAL-UNO-LX
  • Drum racks and LinnDrum drum machine samples
  • Using effects plugins
  • Composing and arranging
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Exporting and freezing audio