Contemporary & New Age Piano – Track 2
Follow this Learning Track to master the contemporary style.
Inspirational Progressions & Improv
Learn new contemporary chord progressions and improvisation tools.
Learn 8 of the all-time most gorgeous Contemporary piano progressions. We discuss left hand accompaniment options, how to build the harmonies, & how to improvise over each progression.
Learn the art of improvisation with the Love Progression Challenge. In this challenge, discover techniques like 3rds, 6ths, patterns, & effects to create beautiful improvisations.
Jam on one of the happiest piano progressions ever! In this course, you'll learn the "Happy Monday" Progression plus how to improvise over it with the pentatonic scale, riffs, and harmonized notes.
Express yourself with these inspirational contemporary songs.
Learn this beautiful Contemporary piano arrangement of Go the Distance. Discover contemporary arranging techniques and Jonny's formula formula for building a compelling arrangement.
In this course, we'll create an advanced arrangement of the popular tune - Canon in D. We'll start by reviewing the melodies & chords. Then we'll learn a variety of accompaniment patterns, melodic embellishments, colorful chords, and soloing techniques. Lastly, we'll learn how to play this tune with other instrumentalists.
Learn this inspiring contemporary tune, Believe, composed by Jonny May. You'll learn the arrangement note-for-note while Jonny explains his contemporary arranging techniques.
Imagine soaring over the green hills and coast of Ireland with this gorgeous piece. Take flight with 16th note passages, sweeping harmonies, a beautiful bridge section, and a classic melody.
Play a driving contemporary piano ballad in the style of artists such as Ben Folds. This virtuosic arrangement includes a syncopated melody, full chord textures, and beautiful arpeggiated patterns.
Play an improvised piece in the style of composers such as Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. This epic piece tells the story of a heroic bear who overcame the odds and learned to fly.
Sentimental Progressions & Improv
Learn chord progressions & techniques that have a reflective and sentimental quality.
Learn the sad progression used in hundreds of different songs. Discover the chords, harmonization approaches, 7 accompaniments with song examples, & improv techniques.
Learn 6 Passing Chords using Inversions and Secondary Dominants. A super valuable tool.
Learn songs that sound pensive and wistful.
Play an advanced version of this beautiful ballad in the style of Billy Joel or Elton John. Learn big lush chords, expressive arpeggios, and the full solo section from Jonny's performance.
Express yourself with this lush pop contemporary arrangement. Discover colorful chords, suspensions, harmonized sixths, and arpeggiated chords that cover a broad range of the keyboard.
Dramatic Progressions & Improv
Play minor progressions that are dark & mysterious to create a new sound.
Explore the sounds of John Williams, Hans Zimmer, & Danny Elfman in the Film Improv course. You'll learn this essential progression used by many film composers, common melodic riffs, and improv tools.
Discover the techniques used by composer Joshua Foy to improvise various moods used in film music on the piano.
Scare your friends with the spookiest progression ever, the Halloween Progression. You'll learn 2 minor chords that can be played endlessly down the piano, plus the creepy rocking style.
Learn one of the most epic piano grooves of all time! It is is used in many films, rock, & contemporary music.
Learn songs to express your most powerful emotions.
Learn an inspirational contemporary piece reminiscent of film composers such as Hans Zimmer & Thomas Newman. This cinematic piece reaches an epic climax with driving rhythms and 16th notes.
Explore the sounds of John Williams, Hans Zimmer, & Danny Elfman in this improvisation based on the Film Improv Course. You'll learn the progression and dozens of exciting melodic riffs.
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