This topic contains 23 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by Willie Myette 2 years, 8 months ago.
November 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm #1197
Willie – you said the squeaky wheel gets the worm (or something like that), in your live training today (which was great). I am going to squeak a little now. I get your point about jazz being weighted more heavily in your site, but: I would like more rock, funk, blues, new age, and even country. Taking a rock song and doing a jazz arrangement does not count. I am putting this here so hundreds of ‘rockers’ will post support for this.December 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm #1201
Yes! Yes! Yes! Rock, Blues, Funk, Country, Pop. I’m a little bummed that these requests seem to be moving to new “satellite sites” that cost more money. For example, I and others requested Funk lessons and was glad to see that they were created, however, they were not put on this site and instead I need to drop more $$ to get them. I understand you need to make a living and should be compensated for your amazing work I just didn’t realize that piano with willy was going to be mostly Jazz and the other genres and requests were going to be put on satellite sites. It’s making it hard to figure out where I should spend my money to get what I need.
Jazz is cool and I like it a lot, but I really want more lessons on Rock/Country/Blues/Pop. I’m currently in a band and I would love to see more emphasis on lessons geared towards playing in a pop/rock/blues/country band since I think Jazz is already pretty well covered.
Please take this a positive feedback, I love your work, you are so generous and talented I want nothing more than for your site to be the go to site for anyone wanting to truly learn from a pro. Believe me, I’ve been trying a lot of different sites since locally it’s hard to find a good teacher that isn’t just classically trained and has real live/band experience in other genresDecember 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm #1204
I would also love to have more Rock/Alternative/Pop songs in the site. I love the Piano Man and Your Song lessons and would love to have more modern and newer songs as well. Where I am in a different place than Jim is that I do NOT play at a band and I DO NOT sing… what I love to do is to play cocktail piano – the full song with the melody and chards/rythm. Ideally the lesson would include both the full song including the melody and other lesson on how to play it with a band.
I fully understand there are licenses that you would need to pay to put more modern songs in your site, but so what? I’m going to say something that will be unpopular, but even if I need to pay extra for that lesson (including the music) I would do it… I’m doing it right now when I get the music from music notes.com or other similar sites.December 8, 2015 at 3:57 pm #1257
Thanks guys, I really appreciate your posts and I want you to know you’re being heard!
Let me start with the satellite sites. I know it bums out some people to see those lessons only on a satellite site, but I’ve heard from many more students that the amount of material on PWW was overwhelming. So, a decision was made to make these satellite sites to give students the chance to stay super focused on one style.
Also the satellite sites are not a recurring charge, it’s a buy once and you own it.
Now, I know that’s not what we’re talking about here but I wanted to put it out there so that no one is confused as to the motives.
As for Rock, the new RockPianoLessons.com will be available after the first of the year.
I will be adding more rock songs on PianoWithWillie as well. However, I’m thinking about branching out into more country and other rock styles.
This is what I need from all of you….
Please give me a list of some rock songs and a Youtube link if you can. This makes the process easier to implement.
If a certain song comes to mind that many of you like, +1 that song and it will rise to the top.December 8, 2015 at 9:08 pm #1272
Not sure if this qualifies for “Rock”, but I would sure like to see a lesson that addresses the Beatles version of “Come Together”. The groove and the beat on that piece is fantastic!
All the best,
BillDecember 9, 2015 at 4:09 am #1273
I did not get hundreds of rockers to respond to my post but I would rather have quality than quantity.
About the satellite sites: if you are an adult, and you are learning piano online, and you cannot focus on what you are interested in, a satellite site will not help. That is what filters are for, the Genre filter to be specific. mho
The rock lessons I would be interested in are not specific songs. They would be lessons on rock grooves, soloing, playing with a rock band, etc. If I were to pick out songs they would be ones with killer solos. Like Hush & Moon Dance, & Light My Fire, which were great lessons. The solo transcription on Light My Fire was outstanding.
For example: Call Me The Breeze by Lynyrd Skynyrd – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TpfK-4gS08 – with the solo at 2:50. Another would be Green-Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUAbZFQDrxo – with the solo at 1:20.
Paul probably knows these solos.December 9, 2015 at 11:38 am #1275
Awesome, thanks Steve, this is EXACTLY what I need. Songs, times, specifics. Thank you.
I love the Lynyrd Skynyrd stuff. I’ll definitely get some of this stuff into the site in the new year.December 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm #1285
December 21, 2015 at 6:35 pm #1350
I’d like some Pop/Rock stuff, here are a few examples:
Elton John’s ‘Song for Guy’:
The Beatles ‘Let it Be’:
I know that Paul covered part of the song in his lessons on diatonic chords, as well as in day 11 during the ’12 Days of Gratitude’ webinar one year ago, but it would be nice to do the whole song.
Coldplay ‘Clocks’ would be fun, too:
Fun ‘ We Are Young’ is another nice contemporary Pop song:
Well, you get the line. These songs are not only nice to learn as such, they could possibly form a basis on which to learn some rhythms and progressions that we could use in our own Pop/Rock improvisation or even compositions, just like in the ‘Play the Piano for Hours’ webinar. 🙂
VincianeJanuary 20, 2016 at 1:12 pm #1538
Adele – “Make You Feel My Love”
Toto – Africa
Van Morrison – Caravan
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
The Beatles – Hey Jude
Michael Jackson – Human Nature
John Lennon – Imagine
Billy Joel – Just The Way You Are
Eric Clapton – Layla
Allman Brothers’ – “Jessica” Licks
Madonna – Like a Prayer
Chicago – Saturday In The Park
The Temptations – My Girl
Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
James Taylor – Your Smiling Face
Elton John – Tiny DancerJanuary 20, 2016 at 10:24 pm #1554
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I wish I had read this thread before.( ≧Д≦)
January 22, 2016 at 6:12 am #1566
Thanks to everyone who showed support for rock. I listened with great interest to Machiko’s song “The Day is My Enemy”. I would like to hear Willie play that in the next Hang with Willie.January 24, 2016 at 7:24 am #1575
I Would LOVE a live lesson that focused specifically on Rhythm and Time.
Example: 4/4 time vs 2/4 and how to interpret and or create rhythmic patterns in relation to time.
Also what about odd time signatures? How does that work?
Let’s get in there and better understand the groove!
Thanks for the consideration,
-TraeJanuary 25, 2016 at 8:01 pm #1579
Willie – First of all congratulations on the new Rock site! It looks awesome and I’m definitely saving so I can get access to it ASAP.
Since you requested a list of songs I would like to see added in either or both sites, I would like to see a combination of Classic/older rock with some songs from this Century:
Classics (on top of the ones you already have or others have suggested):
Nirvana – Smells like Teen Spirit
Don McLean – American Pie
The Eagles (Hotel California) – There’s a GREAT Piano version from Scott Davis’s Rockfluence album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZwORvHFgfg)
Depeche Mode – Somebody
Others not so classic:
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Journey – Faithfully
Pink – Glitter in the Air
Hoosier – Take me to church
Imagine Dragons – Shots
Hope this helps and hope to see more lessons soon!January 26, 2016 at 2:24 pm #1586
Thanks everyone for the replies about Rock Piano Lessons. I will be adding new lessons options to the rock site in the upcoming months. Probably as ‘modules’ that can be purchased separately. Keep posting your requests here.
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