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Performance Anxiety

Links to Lessons Symptoms Taming the Stage Fright Monster Alternative Diagnoses What Causes Stage Fright? The Proving Ground A Meditation on Gratitude A True Story The Hobgoblin of Perfection A Word about Beta Blockers Good Humor The Mind-Body Connection Stream of Consciousness The Problem with Don’t The Power of Positive Thinking The Inquisition Super-Fast Relaxation Techniques

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How Music Works: Chord Progressions

Learning Outcomes Studying Chord Progressions is essential to understanding how an enormous amount of music works. The lessons here will expand your musical literacy, deepen your theoretical understanding, heighten your aural awareness, and develop practical performance skills like sight reading, playing from memory, playing by ear, improvisation, and transposition. Links to Lessons Why Study Chord Progressions? Chord

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How Music Works: Chords

Learning Goals To develop an your theoretical understanding and aural comprehension of harmony. To expand your visio-spatial awareness of the piano keyboard. Links to Lessons Why Study Chords? Melody & Harmony Chord Structure: The Number System Intervals You Gotta Know Triads You Gotta Know Seventh Chords You Gotta Know Voicing Inversion Consonance & Dissonance Study Aids

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How Music Works: Scales

Learning Outcomes To profoundly understand the role that scales play in the function of music, both melodically and harmonically. To expand your visio-spatial awareness of the piano keyboard. To develop your aural comprehension by expand your conception and perception of pitches in functional terms. To develop Relative Pitch (RP), the ability to comprehend and perceive pitch relationships

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Jazz School

Learning Outcomes Learn to play Jazz Piano in a variety of authentic styles. Links to Lessons (Most links are down pending a major content upgrade, but check back often for updates!) Introduction to Jazz Everything Frank Thinks He Knows About Jazz in Fifteen MinutesHow to Use these Studies || How NOT to Study Jazz ||Lead Sheets

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Country School

Learning Goals Learn to play Country Piano in a variety of authentic styles. Links to Lessons Two-Step Comping Pattern #1 Two-Step Comping Pattern #2 Two-Step Comping Pattern #3 Two-Step Comping Pattern #4 Two-Step Comping Pattern #5 Two-Step Comping Pattern #6 Major Pentatonic Scale-Chords Floyd Cramer Licks Country Gospel Waltz Study Aids Two-Step Rhythm Tracks

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Gospel School

Learning Outcomes Learn to play Gospel Piano in a variety of authentic styles by mastering the harmonies, bass lines, embellishments, and rhythms that make Gospel tick . Enjoy! Links to Lessons Neighbor Chords: C-F/C-C Neighbor Chords: C-Dm/C-C Neighbor Chord Melody (Major) Neighbor Chord Melody (Minor) Major-Minor Mixture Mixolydian Triads Left Hand Rocking Octaves (Straight Feel) Left

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