Monday, September 14, 2009

David Sprunger's fantastic Blues for Piano & Keyboard Course

I have blogged earlier about the brilliant and comprehensive resources that David Sprunger offers at
Having worked through his "Pattern Piano & Keyboard" over the last few weeks, I ordered and downloaded his "Blues for Piano & Keyboard" course couple of days ago.
I cannot believe what good value he offers considering the numbers of hours of effort that David must have had to put into preparing his really comprehensive resources.
And amazingly the first 9 lessons of the "Blues for Piano & Keyboard" course can be viewed for free.
Sometime in the quite distant future, as it is going to take me a long time to absorb and practise all the material in the "Blues for Piano & Keyboard" course, I intend to also purchase:
  • "Phat Chord Voicings"
  • "Piano & Keyboard Salsa"
  • "Intros, Fillers and Turnarounds"
  • "Modulation Tips & Tricks"
Oh and hey I forgot to mention - You do not need to be able to read a note of music as it is all by ear!!!!!!!!! What's holding you back? Go for it and enjoy as I am doing!

Here is what another fan of David's can do

Monday, September 7, 2009

Practise - becoming a welcomely unmanageable load at times?

As you can imagine from the number of resources I have blogged about, I have alot of different stuff to work on. Currently:
  • The John Thompson Method books and have just started to delve into 4th grade
  • The pop piano book within which I am concentrating on Pop and Rock styles
  • Having worked on the above, I can now start to flesh out the very simple arrangements in the Hands On piano method
  • Improvising on a simple blues in C using what I have learnt from PlayPianoToday's Online Blues piano site
  • A few pieces from Microstyles Book 1
  • A piece out of the 2nd grade AMEB book
So my practise sessions are busy, but it is wonderful to have got to this point after only 10 weeks so far!