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Improvisation – Piano Lessons

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott shows you how to get started improvising on a piano.

Here’s a great tip to try. Use the notes: C, D, Eb, E, G, A
to improvise with your right hand as you play the blues chord changes with your left hand. You will never hit a “bad” sounding note that way, and can improvise all night.

Chords for your left hand part:
C7=C,E, G,Bb
F7=F,A,C, Eb,
G7=G,B,D, F

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Improvisation – Piano Lessons

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The ‘I’ ‘IV’ and ‘V’ chords are some of the most important chords you’ll find in music. Whether you are jamming with friends, playing in church or that everyday pop song, the foundation of your progression is key, so check out this lesson for some great ways to rethink these chords!

Hang On Sloopy – Piano Lessons

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott and his guest, Dave Powers, discuss how to play the rock tune “Hang On Sloopy” which is a great 3-chord tune.

This song uses 1-4-5 chord changes. First Dave plays the baseline with his left hand and the chords in his right hand.

Dave demonstrates playing the melody line and the chorus. Then Dave shows you how to play root chords in the left hand. Then he stretches out a bit and uses power chords in his left hand along with the baseline to simulate a rock n roll guitar.

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The video concludes with a great performance by Dave Powers playing “Hang on Sloopy” on piano.

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Hang On Sloopy – Piano Lessons

If you want to learn how to play piano faster, you need to put the work into it. There is no special shortcut, but with this guide on practicing more effectively, you will be able to get the most out of your time at the piano? Don’t waste your potential by not practicing and don’t waste the time you do spend at the piano. A lot of people sit at the piano but don’t really focus on what they are doing.

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Lesson Notes
Practicing for the appropriate amount of time is very important, but slightly less important than remaining focused on the tasks at hand. If you daydream and start playing your favorite pop tunes instead of what you should be playing, your efforts will be greatly diminished.
How long should you be practicing?
15-30 minutes if you are just starting out, or if you are just looking to play a few simple songs
30 minutes – 1 hour if you are looking to get better and play some more substantial pieces like Fur Elise.
1 hour – 2 hours – This will get you some good results
2 hours – 4 hours – Is the professional level of practice.

What should you be practicing
1. Warm up, should take up to a 3rd of your practice time
– Scales, Arpeggios, Hanon, Czerny,
2. One to three songs you are working on. Start from the problem areas. Do not start form the beginning all the time.

Plan for success
Over the next month, make a commitment to spend time everyday practicing. Think about your goals as a musician to determine how much time to practice. You can make good results putting in an hour every day. Set a timer and don’t get up from the piano until the timer is finished. Come up with a practice routine based on what we talked about in today’s lesson (warm up, 1 to 3 songs).
Optional: Make a recording of your playing on day 1, then on day 31 record yourself again to notice the difference.
Come back to the comments in this lesson to let me know how you did, or if you have any questions along the way.
Good luck!

Time stamps
00:00 Intro
00:13 The secret to the best method
01:38 All about piano practice
07:43 Tips of focusing
09:12 Practice Assignment
12:17 Watch the 5 Mistakes You Must Avoid When Learning Piano

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Learn how to play the mixolydian mode on the piano in this piano lesson with Nate Bosch! Learning how to play modes on the piano is a great way to improve your overall piano playing!
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Focus: Second part of the song going over modal theory in improvisation plus a good look at ideas and chord connections… video gets better as ideas start flowing.

Practice: Apply the modal theory improvisation law to your own songs, or this song.

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Piano Practice Techiniques and Routine. Five Easy Tips. Get the learning materials along with this video! http://www.lessonsontheweb.com/piano-practice-techniques-and-routine—five-easy-tips—intermediate.html
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The items on this list are easy to understand, but putting them into your practice will take some work.
1. The first key of good practice is consistency. It is better to practice a little bit everyday than a whole lot for just one day. Your brain will be able to pick up smaller pieces of information at a time and consistency will allow you to develop good practice habits. Just like exercise or brushing your teach, piano practice requires consistency.

2. Focus. Focus on what you are doing and make sure to turn off your phone, T.V. or whatever else may distract you. I also recommend you set a timer and stick to it. Don’t get up from the piano unless absolutely necessary!

3. Add some variety in to your practice so that you don’t get bored. You need to have consistency like I mentioned before, but you also need to change things up every once in awhile.

4. It is recommended that you get 15-30 minutes of practice a day for a beginner, 30-60 minutes for an intermediate and 2-4 hours for an advanced student.

5. ENJOY YOURSELF!

Additional Information:
Some additional things you may want to add to your practice include hanon exercises, czerny exercises, scales, and arpeggios. It is also recommended that you practice with a metronome, which will help you keep time.

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