Tag: advanced

  • Intro to Modulations and Key Changes [SONGWRITING – MUSIC THEORY]

    Superb video from the excellent Jake Lizzio about using modulations or key changes in your compositions. Fantastic presentation as always and some very interesting examples of some common modulations.

  • My 3 Favorite Chords and How To Apply Them

    Corey is such a lovely gentleman and the most requisite and tasteful player. Here he presents for you 3 wonderful chords that will add a new sound to your playing.

  • Voicing the 2-5-1: Twelve Examples, from SIMPLE to ADVANCED

    Essential lesson for keyboard players or all levels from MangoldProject (I don’t know his name). The 2-5-1 progression is one of the most commonly used chord progressions in jazz and pop and here is a breakdown of the many ways you can play and voice the chords. I know nearly all of these voicings and […]

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    I’m excited to announce that I’m now offering the opportunity to become an Official Channel Sponsor of Woody Piano Shack. Become a sponsor of my channel and in return I will help my viewers learn about your products or services during my videos. Please see my Sponsors Page for more details. Welcome onboard!

  • 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 […]

  • How to make SYNTHWAVE PT2

    We finish of my Super 8 synthwave track and I’ll share plenty of tips on music production in Ableton Live, arranging, automation, mixing and mastering.



    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 […]

  • Woody’s favorite music books

    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 […]

  • 10ths- Left Hand Voicings.- Jazz Drills and Exercises

    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.