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Instructor
Yannick Lambrecht
Q&A
2:05:08
11/10/2020 6:00 pm (PST)

In this Q&A Submissions video, Yannick answered all of your questions about the piano and music in general that were submitted in the month of October.

00:47 – What are the chord relationships for the Halloween Progression?

03:06 – How do I learn all 7th chords types and inversions?

09:00 – What scale do you use to solo over a m7b5 chord?

13:47 – How do you start a blues solo after another musician?

16:58 – How do you jazz up pop songs with rootless voicings?

21:53 – Is the concept of “hand grips” useful in learning piano?

25:45 – What do I do in the left hand when a chord lasts 4 beats?

30:09 – How do you divide music into phrases?

34:02 – How can I learn to play “Summertime” with confidence?

44:09 – Can you demonstrate Barry Harris diminished chords on a song?

47:43 – Are quartal voicings related to sus chords?

52:50 – What is the functionality of diminished chords?

1:02:04 – How do you sight read lead sheets?

1:06:10 – How do you practice runs on “I’ll be falling more in love with you”?

1:10:23 – Why not stick to playing white keys?

1:14:31 – How do you play the Disney Piano Medley?

1:17:01 – Can you explain the resolution of the minor IV chord?

1:19:59 – Is learning improvisation easy after learning harmony?

1:27:05 – Is ragtime on white keys more difficult?

1:30:28 – Should I practice exercises exclusive to one key before moving on to the next?

1:33:44 – Can I use the “love progression” to play “La Vie En Rose”

1:37:01 – When learning challenging arrangements, should you memorize the chords and practice hands separately?

1:42:18 – What bpm are the backing tracks in the Blues Challenge?

1:43:47 – How do you mix playing techniques to create a less predictable sound?

1:48:51 – Can you expand on how to play an 8 bar blues with a turnaround?

1:55:39 – Can you make sheet music for O Holy Night in different styles?

1:56:32 – What techniques is Scott Bradlee using in this recording?

2:01:53 – How do you get back up the keyboard on the Halloween Progression?

Click here to submit your questions for the PWJ staff to answer in the next Q&A Submissions video. All questions are due on the last day of the month to be included in the next month’s video.

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