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Creative Pianist Toolkit

In the Creative Pianist Toolkit, we will be focusing on learning "Let It Be" and "Green Onions" along with theory and improvisation.

Creative Pianist Toolkit teaches you Theory, Arranging & Improvisation for each song, giving you a full view of each piece. Learning these three elements helps you to master the entire song by giving you all the tools needed to analyze, play, memorize and improvise over each song.

Important Course Dates:

Course Start Date: January 13th, 2025
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Course End Date: March 14th, 2025
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Recital Date: March 4th, 2024
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Premier Access Expires On: April 27th, 2025
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COURSE LEVEL: 2 (Levels Explained)

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Course Dates:

Released On: Dec. 19th, 2024
Start Date: Jan. 13th, 2025
End Date: Mar. 14th, 2025
Premier Access Expires On: Apr. 27th, 2025
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    What Do These Dates Mean?

    Premier courses operate just like a college class meaning the course will be "live" for 8-weeks during which time you can watch all of the classes, join in on live classes, submit assignments for a teacher grade.
    RELEASE DATE:
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    END DATE:
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    Teacher will be live to answer questions and give you feedback on your playing on these dates.
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    Willie has toured both the U.S. and Europe as clinician and performer. He is a graduate of the well renowned Berklee College of Music. He has studied in New York with Fred Hersch and in Boston with Ray Santisi. Willie has produced three recordings as bandleader and his music, has been featured radio stations nationwide and headlined at the famed SXSW music festival.

    Willie is also the founder of Jazzedge Academy, an online teaching website that makes it easy to learn Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Rock, Pop and Funk styles of piano, keyboard and organ...online.

    The Jazzedge method has taught students from all around the globe. By combining foundational and fun'dational elements, Willie's students are able to learn how to become a self-expressive pianist very quickly.

    "I learned as a kid that the best part of learning the piano is playing the piano." says Willie. Using the Jazzedge method and Willie's step-by-step lessons, it is possible and easier than you think to become a pianist.

    • It is recommended that students have a minimum of 1 year of piano study
    • Students should know the notes of the keyboard
    • Students should know at least basic triads
    • Students should know how to play at a minimum the C, F and G major scales hands together

    Theory

    • We will analyze the song
    • Learn how and when to reharmonize (if appropriate)

    Arrangement

    • We will break down each song into three parts to make it easier to learn
    • You'll learn techniques that you can apply to other songs

    Improvisation

    • You'll learn how to create an improvisation (both beginner and advanced techniques)
    • Learn each song, step-by-step
    • Learn the theory behind each song for a fuller understanding of what you are playing
    • Learn how to improvise over each song
    • Learn techniques that let you create your own arrangements
    • Learn what is required to master this style
    At the end of the course you have the option to receive a certificate of completion. To receive your certificate, you must: hand in all assignments, pass each quiz with a 70 or above and participate in the end of course recital.
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    Green Onions – Booker T. & The M.G.s (click to listen)
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    Let it Be - The Beatles (click to listen)
    Course ID: 3562
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