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Instructor
Yannick Lambrecht
Q&A
2:28:03
04/15/2021 8:00 am (PST)

In this video, Yannick answered all of your Beginner/Intermediate questions that were submitted in the month of March.

00:20 – Austin: How do you play on “instinct” and create music off the top of your head?

09:26 – What are the most important keys to master for blues, rock and jazz?

09:31 – David: When is it suitable to move from one piece to an additional one?

20:04 – What progressive skill sequence do you recommend?

25:28 – Len: How do you add blues licks to regular standards?

32:12 – Len: What scales can you use for Blues besides the minor blues scale?

38:39 – Rudy: How do you figure out chords by ear?

45:44 – Joseph: What are some fun Latin Jazz tricks?

49:35 – Glenn: How do you balance playing the “fun” lessons you want to learn with everything else that is recommended?

55:00 – Joel: How do you learn all the chords and inversions without feeling overwhelmed?

1:08:07 – Jon: What exercises can help with hand independence and coordination when soloing? How do you land on consonant notes?

1:15:44 – Jocelyn: Why is a dominant 7th chord called dominant?

1:18:18 – Karen: What is the best way to match chords to a melody and turn it into something nice?

1:25:13 – Sherry: What can help me learn guide tones quickly? What learning tracks help with swing?

1:30:12 – Jerzy: Any updates on a classical course?

1:32:36 – Roland: What is the difference between the different jazz learning tracks?

1:35:06 – Janet: Any tips for the hand coordination on the St Louis Blues Challenge?

1:41:17 – Sharon: What suggestions can you give for the interval rocking technique with smaller hands?

1:45:04 – Paul: What courses can help with adding chords to improve at song writing?

1:50:59 – Rachel: When doing ear training, should we focus on 1 key?

1:53:02 – Ivan: What keys do you recommend working on for blues?

1:57:41 – Todd: Can you clarify how to use the dorian mode?

2:01:39 – Jieyun: Can you help with the hand coordination on improvising over the quick tip “how to play background jazz music”?

2:07:00 – Yash: How do you add fast arpeggios to a jazz song?

2:10:15 – Todd: How do you use the pedal when playing Autumn Leaves?

2:13:26 – Thomas: In the epic chords lesson, can you explain what Jonny refers to as two relative majors?

2:15:30 – Gary: What advice do you have for jumps on the piano?

2:19:51 – Christopher: What exercises do you recommend to help with not looking at the keys?

2:23:57 – Pablo: What do you recommend to play and sing at the same time?

Student Assessment (January 2023)

In this video, Daine reviewed all of your submissions from the month of January.

Office Hours (January 31)

Office Hours are an opportunity to get interactive feedback from a professional piano coach!

Monthly Update (January 2023)

In January, we released 5 new Courses, 4 Quick Tips, 5 Smart Sheets, 10 Backing Tracks, and more!