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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 Lessons

Famous Keyboard Parts

Frank is thinking about posting the following:

  • Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
  • What I’d Say (Ray Charles)
  • Let It Be Intro (The Beatles)
  • Jammin’ Intro (Bob Marley)
  • Desperado Intro (Eagles)
  • Light My Fire, Intro (The Doors)
  • Riders on the Storm Intro (The Doors)
  • Riders on the Storm Solo (The Doors)
  • Joy to The World (Three Dog Night)
  • Dream On (Aerosmith)
  • Louie Louie (The Kingsmen)
  • Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney)
  • Gimme Some Loving (Spencer Davis Group)
  • Green Onions (Booker T)
  • Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin)
  • House of the Rising Sun (The Animals)
  • Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Taking Care of Business (BTO)
  • Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seeger)
  • Piano Man, Intro (Billy Joel)
  • Piano Man, Solo (Billy Joel)
  • Rocket Man (Elton John)
  • Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
  • Clocks (Coldplay)
  • Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon)

Study Aids

  • Rock Rhythm Tracks (temporarily down during website move)

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