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Rock School

Learning Goals Rock music spans an enormous range of styles — rockabilly, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, hard, soft, psychedelic, surf, punk, folk, progressive, country, southern rock, new wave, grunge, heavy metal, alternative, jazz fusion — to name but a few. Here you will learn to play Rock Piano in a variety of authentic styles. Links to

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Rock School: Famous Keyboard Parts: "Won't Get Fooled Again": Synth Intro

A study of one of the most interesting keyboard parts in rock history, composed and performed by Pete Townshend using some very inventive harmonic interplay along with some electronic wizardry in the studio… This lesson comes in four parts: Frank Playing, Frank’s Transcription, Study-Practice-Performance Notes, and a Choreography Video. Let’s go! Frank Playing…  Frank’s Transcription… Study-Practice-Performance

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Rock School: Famous Keyboard Parts: "The House is Rockin'" Piano Solo

Enjoy this study of one of the shortest and sweetest rocking piano solos ever: Reese Wynan’s solo from Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “The House is Rockin”, employing some staples from the boogie and blues vocabulary. This lesson comes in four parts: Frank playing, Frank’s Transcription, Study-Practice-Performance Notes, and a Choreography Video. Let’s go! Frank Playing… Frank’s Transcription…

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Rock School: New Orleans Style #4

Fourth in the series of definitive New Orleans rock and roll vocabulary: Another killer Professor Longhair lick in 12 bar blues form. Notice how the exact same notes are repeated over all three chords. Don’t merely “memorize” these patterns. Use your knowledge of scales and chord to studying what makes them tick!  learn more… New Orleans

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Rock School: New Orleans Style #3

Third in the series of definitive New Orleans rock and roll vocabulary: One of the very famous Professor Longhair licks in 12 bar blues form… Study-Practice Tips Notice how the pattern shifts to suit each of the “big three” chords…Also notice just how often the 12 bar blues shows up in so many kinds of music.

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Rock School: New Orleans Style #2

Second in the series of definitive New Orleans rock and roll vocabulary: How one might comp to the classic eight bar “Rockin’ Pneumonia”… Tip: Don’t merely “memorize” these patterns. Use your knowledge of scales and chord to studying what makes them tick! learn more… New Orleans Style #3

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Rock School: New Orleans Style #1

First in a series of definitive New Orleans rock and roll vocabulary for your consideration… This two-fisted Rhumba rhythm forms the basis for so many New Orleans styles… Download Hi-Res PDF of Score Watch On YouTube Study-Practice Notes… Technique: Simply allow gravity to drop the weight of your arms/hands/fingers into each chord with just enough support to keep

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