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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Control

Stage 0 | Lesson: 08 | Step 3 – (Technique) In this lesson you will explore another technical exercise derived from classical training. In the spirit of the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz, this exercise is designed to give you the utmost control over your dynamics and phrasing at the keyboard. By practicing this exercise, you are developing coordination and dexterity which will propel your technique to the next level!

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Step #5 – 4 Note Scales

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 5 – (Technique) Practicing digital patterns on the keyboard can help you to develop facility on the instrument. This 4-note scale pattern is derived from classical technique, and will assist you in executing more fluid scale movements and melodies.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Swing 7th Chord Arpeggiation

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 5 – (Technique) In this lesson you will practice arpeggiating seventh chords in a jazz style. By using a swing eighth note feel in this exercise, you will get accustomed to incorporating jazz rhythm into your playing. At the same time, you will be working towards mastery of these essential chords.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Natural Minor Scale

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 5 – (Technique) Minor scales are the next progression of fundamental keyboard technique. For each major scale within a given key center, there is an associated minor scale which is its relative. This scale, also known as the “natural minor,” has a lowered 3rd, 6th, and 7th scale degree.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Swing Eighth Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 6 – (Technique) “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!”

Swing eighth notes are essential to capturing the feeling of jazz. In this lesson, we will cover how to create a “swing” feel by using a triplet subdivision of eighth notes in a jazz style. By listening to and emulating the swing feel of jazz greats, you will have your audience on their feet dancing in no time!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Phrasing

Stage 0 | Lesson: 04 | Step 2 – (Technique) They say it’s not WHAT you say, but HOW you say it. By practicing phrasing on the keyboard, you will have a broader spectrum of expression on your instrument. This will allow you to breathe life into your music!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Arpeggios

Stage 0 | Lesson: 03 | Step 4 – (Technique)Chords can be broken into a series of notes in ascending or descending order, known by the musical term “arpeggio.” Arpeggios are an essential element of piano technique and will help you to build your technical foundation while practicing chords on the piano.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Circle of Fourths

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 5 – (Technique) The circle of fourths is a system used to indicate the number of sharps or flats in each key. As the circle moves in either direction, the key center moves up or down the interval of a fourth. This cycle serves a variety of functions, and is a useful tool for every developing musician.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Fingerings

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 5 – (Technique) Proper fingerings are crucial to executing any technical passagework on the keyboard. First you will learn major scale fingerings, which will then give you the freedom to tackle more sophisticated jazz lines.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Key Signatures

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 4 – (Technique) A key signature is a collection of sharps and flats found in each major scale. Familiarity with each key signature will inform you of what notes make up any given tonality.

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Course Categories: stage 0 technique

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Control

Stage 0 | Lesson: 08 | Step 3 – (Technique) In this lesson you will explore another technical exercise derived from classical training. In the spirit of the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz, this exercise is designed to give you the utmost control over your dynamics and phrasing at the keyboard. By practicing this exercise, you are developing coordination and dexterity which will propel your technique to the next level!

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Step #5 – 4 Note Scales

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 5 – (Technique) Practicing digital patterns on the keyboard can help you to develop facility on the instrument. This 4-note scale pattern is derived from classical technique, and will assist you in executing more fluid scale movements and melodies.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Swing 7th Chord Arpeggiation

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 5 – (Technique) In this lesson you will practice arpeggiating seventh chords in a jazz style. By using a swing eighth note feel in this exercise, you will get accustomed to incorporating jazz rhythm into your playing. At the same time, you will be working towards mastery of these essential chords.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Natural Minor Scale

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 5 – (Technique) Minor scales are the next progression of fundamental keyboard technique. For each major scale within a given key center, there is an associated minor scale which is its relative. This scale, also known as the “natural minor,” has a lowered 3rd, 6th, and 7th scale degree.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Swing Eighth Notes

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 6 – (Technique) “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!”

Swing eighth notes are essential to capturing the feeling of jazz. In this lesson, we will cover how to create a “swing” feel by using a triplet subdivision of eighth notes in a jazz style. By listening to and emulating the swing feel of jazz greats, you will have your audience on their feet dancing in no time!

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Phrasing

Stage 0 | Lesson: 04 | Step 2 – (Technique) They say it’s not WHAT you say, but HOW you say it. By practicing phrasing on the keyboard, you will have a broader spectrum of expression on your instrument. This will allow you to breathe life into your music!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Arpeggios

Stage 0 | Lesson: 03 | Step 4 – (Technique)Chords can be broken into a series of notes in ascending or descending order, known by the musical term “arpeggio.” Arpeggios are an essential element of piano technique and will help you to build your technical foundation while practicing chords on the piano.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Circle of Fourths

Stage 0 | Lesson: 02 | Step 5 – (Technique) The circle of fourths is a system used to indicate the number of sharps or flats in each key. As the circle moves in either direction, the key center moves up or down the interval of a fourth. This cycle serves a variety of functions, and is a useful tool for every developing musician.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Fingerings

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 5 – (Technique) Proper fingerings are crucial to executing any technical passagework on the keyboard. First you will learn major scale fingerings, which will then give you the freedom to tackle more sophisticated jazz lines.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Key Signatures

Stage 0 | Lesson: 01 | Step 4 – (Technique) A key signature is a collection of sharps and flats found in each major scale. Familiarity with each key signature will inform you of what notes make up any given tonality.

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