Class 1: Joy To The World
Learn to play a nice rendition of "Joy To The World" as Scott proves to you how you can learn a tune quickly without needing to read complicated sheet music or spend weeks practicing.
Class 1: Let's Start Playing!
In this class, you will learn three simple chords and get accustomed to positioning your fingers naturally.
Class 2: Playing Melody Lines
In this class, you will learn how to play melody lines.
Class 3: Lead Sheets
In this class, you will learn how to recognize the melody and harmony when you play from a lead sheet.
Class 4: Feeling The Pulse of A Tune
In this class, you will learn to feel the "pulse" of a tune by recognizing its time signature.
Class 5: Learning A New Chord "Flavor": Minor
In this class, you will learn the difference between major and minor chords by learning to play a D minor chord.
Class 6: Inversions
In this class, you will learn about the concept of inversions, which can make it easier to play chords.
Class 7: Adding Another Chord "Flavor": 7ths
In this class, you will learn about 7th Chords and what makes them different from major and minor chords.
Class 8: Celebration
In this class, review what you learned and play "Feliz Navidad."
Class 1: Welcome to Course Two!
In this class, you will need to stretch out from our most basic technique of reading a lead sheet and will learn some new techniques for your left and right hands.
Class 2: Let's Learn the Blues!
In this class, you will learn the basics of the "Blues Chord Progression" that is used in literally hundreds of thousand of tunes.
Class 3: A New Way to Play Chords
In this class, you will learn a new way to play chords utilizing a fun pattern.
Class 4: Learning How Chords Are Constructed
In this class, you will learn the "nuts and bolts" of how chords are constructed.
Class 5: Learning a New Chord "Flavor": Minor
In this class, you will learn how to "officially" name the black keys and will also explore inversions.
Class 6: More Twisting & Shouting
In this class, you will explore chord substitutions, learn a new guitar riff & an alternative to playing full, left hand chords.
Class 7: Accompaniment Style Vs. Solo Style
In this class, you will learn how you can split a tune between your two hands in accompaniment style.
Class 8: Celebration Week!
In this class, you will learn how to play a decent rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" and gain a couple of new right and left hand techniques along the way that you can apply to other songs too.
Class 1: Welcome to Course 3!
In this class, you will learn how to follow a "Road Map" through playing the song "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"
Class 2: More Great Sounding Chords
In this class students learn to play the song, "When I Fall In Love" using a couple of new chord substitutions to enhance the overall sound.
Class 3: It's Time to Get Some Rhythm
In this class you will learn about rhythm and apply it to a new song, "Going Out of My Head."
Class 4: Let's Take a Rest
In this class you will explore rest durations, while learning the song, "Every Breath You Take."
Class 5: What Time Is It?
In this class you will learn about time signatures and apply that knowledge to the song, "Can't Help Falling in Love."
Class 6: Ballads—We Love 'Em!
In this class you will explore the 6/8 time signature while learning to play the song "Memory" from the musical "Cats."
Class 7: Transposing
In this class you will learn how to to transpose a song to make it easier for someone to sing along while you play.
Class 8: Celebration Week!
In this class you will learn how to play the incredibly fun song, "Great Balls of Fire" and in the process, learn a "killer" LH pattern!
Class 1: Welcome to Course Four!
In this class you will learn to play the song, "What a Wonderful World" while learning about the "Major Third Interval."
Class 2: New Chord Flavor—Augmented
In this class you will learn to play the song, "What a Wonderful World" while learning about the "Major Third Interval."
Class 3: New Chord Flavor—Diminished
In this class you will learn a couple of terrific RH effects as you work your way through the song, "Bali Haiz" as well as exploring a new chord family.
Class 4: Dominant 7th VS. Major 7th—Say What?
In this class we will explore the difference between a Major 7th and a Dominant 7th.
Class 5: A Familiar Ending, Amen
In this class you will work though the "interval of the fourth" as you learn a very popular ending—The Amen Ending.
Class 6: A Vamp on Broadway
In this class we will learn about an interesting technique called a "Vamp."
Class 7: Clowning Around with a Second
In this class we will focus on "phrasing" as we explore the interval of the second and "triplets" as we work through the song, "Send in the Clowns."
Class 8: Celebration Week!
In this class you will learn how to play a nice rendition of "The Christmas Song" as well as learning about a new interval: The Interval of the Octave.
Class 1: Welcome to Course Five
In this class you will learn about the Major Scale—how it helps our playing and some tips for practicing the Major scale starting on different notes.
Class 2: Just a Minor Thing about Scales
In this class you will learn about the three different types of minor scales although our focus will be on the basic natural minor scales.
Class 3: When in Doubt—"Pent Out"
In this class we will focus on how the Major and minor Pentatonic Scales can help your playing.
Class 4: Time to Jam on Some Blues
In this class you will be exposed to the Blues Scale, the 12 Bar Blues Progression and will learn a great Boogie Woogie left hand pattern.
Class 5: My What a Lovely Voicing You Have
In this class you will gain an understanding of Open and Closed Voicings.
Class 6: A Couple of New Chord Flavors
In this class you are going to learn how to use 2 new chord flavors—Major and Minor 9th Chords.
Class 7: A Few Classic Endings
In this class you will learn a couple of terrific, classic endings that will help you get out of tunes with a flair!
Class 8: Celebration Time—How Do I Know What to Play?
In this class you will get some helpful guidelines you can use now to help you plan your own arrangements to make the tunes you are playing "Your Own."
Class 1: Welcome to Course 6
In this class you will learn about a new chord flavor called "sus" chords and learn a great new lick!
Class 2: New Chord Flavors: 9th and 13th Chords
In this class you will learn two new chord flavors and a couple of great blues voicings.
Class 3: More New Chord Flavors
In this class you will learn about slash, altered and Minor/Major Seventh Chords that will help take your playing to the next level.
Class 4: Introduction to Improvisation
In this class we will open the door to improvisation. Specifically we will explore how to use embellishment, fills, soloing and adding a walking bass line to make the melody your own creation.
Class 5: Playing by Ear
In this class we will focus on how to play by ear!
Class 6: More on Transposing
In this class we will build on our prior knowledge of transposing and move into modulating with turnarounds.
Class 7: How to Play with a Bass Player
In this class you will learn how to play with a bass player!
Class 8: Wrapping up Some Final Loose Ends
In this class you will learn some improvisation starter patterns and endings that you can use with your favorite tunes.