Q+A Submissions (October 2020)
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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?
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