I was with my friend Austin some time ago, someone I’ve coached on piano and who plays on our church team. We were talking through something he was learning while making connections with what he already knew how to play. During our session, he remarked that he can play a lot of riffs and chord progressions within the songs that he knows, but he never knows how to transfer that knowledge to other songs.
So I walked through some basic scale theory and how giving a number to each scale note unlocks the ability to transfer riffs and chord progressions throughout your playing. I think it was an eye opening session for him, and I decided to create some videos to walk you through the same material.
The first three videos are available now. The first explains what we’re aiming, the second details a fairly simple but necessary and often overlooked concept, and the third digs into the straightforward and foundational understanding of scale construction.
Now throughout my session with Austin, I held myself back, but I wanted to keep saying, “All your questions are pretty well answered in the course I’ve been trying to get you to watch!” (I gave him access to Fluent Piano, but I’m not sure he’s gone through it yet!) This series will help explain the value of what’s presented in Fluent Piano, but the videos will also be very good content on their own. Some of the info is the same as some things I’ve presented before, but I teach this stuff all day, every week and I’m always refining.
Check out the videos, let me know how I can help you progress as a musician!