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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 #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: Vamp #7

Seventh in a series of definitive rock vamping patterns for your consideration: A la Carol King’s “I Feel the Earth Move”… Study-Practice Notes Technique: Don’t throw your hands at the piano,. Simply let gravity do the work! learn more… New Orleans Style #1

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Rock School: Vamp #3

Third in a series of definitive rock vamping patterns for your consideration: Alternating C-F (I-IV) pattern over a pedal point in an up-tempo dance groove… Technique Tip: Don’t throw your hands at the keys. Let gravity do the work! learn more… Rock Vamp #4

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