Tagged: rock piano
This topic contains 6 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Steve Bohringer 2 years, 3 months ago.
October 23, 2016 at 10:40 am #2745
has anyone signed up to the rock piano site?October 25, 2016 at 3:44 am #2761
I signed up a few months ago. I feel the site would be good if you were a beginner and/or wanted to learn the songs on the site. I would like to see some advanced rock groove lessons. The ‘Keys To Success’ just recently added is a beginner example.October 25, 2016 at 11:36 pm #2767
thank you for your your general opinion about the site and the tips im not a begginer at all so i geuss its not for me right now.im very happy and satisfied with the main site of pianowithwillie so i figure il stick with it alone
all the bestOctober 27, 2016 at 4:07 am #2772
The site has a 30-day, Money Back Guarantee and you get a discount being a pianowithwillie member. Again, not for advanced players but might worth a look.
The new Smoke on the Water lesson looks interesting.October 30, 2016 at 1:24 am #2782
Steve i defently agree with you about the Smoke on the water and i may give the rock piano site a try nonetheless
and thanks againDecember 2, 2016 at 5:09 pm #2887
It’s tough labeling things as “beginner” or “intermediate” because, for me at least, what I consider solidly intermediate repertoire changes as I get better, a lot like my definition of being “old”.
Maybe it’s easiest just to give an example by experience. I’ve been in a gigging rock covers band for five years now, and we play out about once a month or so at bars, weddings, and other venues at market rate. I’m the worst player by far, and the only one who started playing as an adult, but they needed a keyboardist and our schedules fit together. Give me a lead sheet and and I can comp well enough by sight that no one complains, but I need a lot of time to prep for anything that highlights my instrument, I can’t improv a solo, and I need the dots. I’ve found Willie’s Rock Piano site a really good fit. The early technique lessons were mostly too easy (although some of the rhythms were useful), but what I consider the main content, the songs, were spot-on. I like the way he takes me out of my sheet-music-comfort-zone by his mostly ear-based lessons (I confess I sometimes transcribe his or Paul’s playing) and he always prompts to work on improvisation and soloing.
In my opinion, the only weak area requires an in-person teacher to address – proper finger, hand, and arm form to reach the ability to play lightning-fast lines. (He tries, but for me at least it requires someone sitting next to me to show how to lead with my wrist or cup my hand more).
I think you’d have to be quite an advanced rock keyboardist to not get a lot out of his microsite! But whether or not you could get the same improvement by using his main site and selecting just the songs you want to practice…that’s an open question based on the songs you want to learn.December 6, 2016 at 3:00 am #2896
Very interesting James. I am also in a rock band. I do not consider myself advanced when listening to people like Willie but I can hold my own when comping or asked to take a lead. Imho the chord and rhythm section on the site were for beginners. I did get some ideas from the chord lessons. If you are interested in learning the songs then the site is good for you. I am curious if KFIR tried the site and his/her opinion. Practice your major scales, pentatonic scales, and using chord tones, and you will be improvising like Willie in no time.
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