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Piano Amore presents...
Piano playing concepts you'll cherish for a lifetime!
Hello! Dave here. I invite you to grab a favorite beverage and "peek over my shoulder" as
we explore this wonderful world of music and improvisation together : )
Throughout my musical life, many of the lessons that I have treasured the most were
actually those times when I had the opportunity to peek over the shoulder of a fellow pianist and
see what he or she was doing! Of course, when approached, they were usually quite accommodating
and eager to share what they knew. These rare opportunities may have lasted for 30 seconds or for
perhaps a few minutes, but when I left I knew I grasped on to something that I never had the pleasure
and privilege of learning during any formal piano lesson that I participated in. Let's face it... nothing
can replace those special little "aha!" moments...
Something I Want To Share With You
I would like to let you in on one of the most powerful, creative strategies available to the pianist who
is wanting to acquire that "special something" that allows an improvising pianist to play through
two or three choruses of a tune like Skylark or Misty with the tools and confidence to make
each of those choruses sound different in some respect. One might call it the "secret" to
musical creativity, especially as it applies to embellishing those favorite tunes.
Well, here it is is in a nutshell: (you really already know it)
If you want to speak in a language freely and fluently,
you must practice using elements of that language
over and over in different contexts.
You've already done this.
You prove it each and every day.
You speak the elements of your language
in the form of words, phrases, sentences
in a free and creative fashion because
you practiced using the elements of
your language over and over in
There you have it.
This is what you might consider to be the real "secret" to speaking via your musical instrument
in a creative fashion - practice using the elements over and over in different contexts.
This is this concept upon which my creative piano learning programs is based.
Sneak Peeks is no exception. Actually, we put things in a little higher gear here.
You'll be introduced to some unique ideas. You see, I also understand an important fact
when it come to this kind of learning process: repeated exposure to unfamiliar elements
makes them familiar. So this is an opportunity for you to gain that kind of exposure.
The aim is, within the context of a session, to provide you with helpful styling insights, tips,
and strategies for helping you to turn the heads of your friends whenever a piano is available.
Sneak Peeks serve as either a perfect compliment to ProProach or perhaps will provide you
with the inspiration to begin that popular piano chord program. Either way, what you get when
you purchase one of these sessions is an Audio Animation Video displaying the keys on the
piano keyboard that I am playing along with, of course, my narration as I play and demonstrate.
Learn In "Small Chews" Within The Context Of Just 4 Measures
The content will include discussion within the context of about four measures of a standard song
and a demonstration of various piano styling strategies including piano chord voicing
options, professional insights, and perhaps you'll grasp on to some pretty neat
"trade secrets" that you'll enjoy having at your command whenever your
personal musical style calls for it. With the context of the musical excerpt,
we take a look at a few different tips/strategies a pro player might
consider using when either playing that tune from a fake book
or from memory. The idea is to expand your creative mind set
by displaying different approaches to that musical segment by using
elements of this musical language - specifically chords, voicings,
scales, & melody - so that you become inspired to use these elements
over and over in different contexts, including your favorite songs, of course.
You can hear an excerpt of each session prior to making a decision so that you
feel comfortable with your purchase. If you have any questions, simply email me at:
info @ pianoamore.com and I will be happy to help in any
way that I possibly can. I do appreciate that you're here.
You're not alone.
Simply scroll down to begin enjoying Sneak Peeks
Sneak Peek #1
This presentation is over 1 hour long!
Session takes place within the context of the first four measures of standard song
My Romance by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart in ballad style.
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"Artistry reduced to basics"
Super for those who aspire to enhance those cocktail piano skills!
The four measures being referred to in this session are:
While enjoying this video, as you discover one insight after another, you'll likely
find yourself wanting to hit that pause button ofen and running those keys to
make these ideas happen for yourself before your very eyes!
How valuable would it be to "peek over the shoulder" of a pro piano stylist for an hour?
Can you imagine the possibilities?
If you have some familiarity with 7th chords, this is a super way "break the chains"
of limitation and start turning those chords into some real "spice!"
|Professional Piano Styling Insights
Enhance Your Cocktail Piano Skills
Tips On Unleashing Your Creativity
Learn How A Pro Thinks At Those Keys
Develop An Appreciation For Piano Chord Voicings
Make "The First Law Of All Art" Work In Your Favor
Use Passing Chords To Dress Up That Melody
Effect Use Of Dynamics To Bring Out Your Artistry
Using Chord Tones & Scale Tones Creatively
Have Fun With Improvisation
Embellishing That Melody
Learn How To Tasefully Create Piano Fills
Click here to see a few excerpts of this session
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"Dave,Your video lesson 'My Romance' is
probably the best lesson I have ever
had (though only have a total of three
years of learning piano). I love the
way you approached it, using different
ways to tackle the first four bars.
I simply love it. I kept saying,
'Ya, Dave, show us more ways.'
And you do come up with more ways.
Keep up the good work."
- Ming, Michigan, USA
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Learn more about other video sessions in this popular series:
Sneak Peeks #2 Sneak Peeks #3 Sneak Peeks #4 Sneak Peeks #5 Sneak Peeks #6 Sneak Peeks #7
Collect them all and experience the transformation!