7 New Channel Playlists

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Over the last six years, I have uploaded almost 250 videos.  Some were my own choices for content, others were requested.  I have attempted, over the years, to put these videos into useful playlists (so do check them out!) but I have come to recognise that, due to the variety of content, the few playlists I have are simply not refined enough.

This article is a list of the new categories of playlists I have created on my channel.  They are the most beneficial for you as based on my content over the years.  Some videos may appear in more than one playlist.  Simply click on the title of each category below to visit that playlist on my channel.  The videos are not level-based, only content based and ordered by Upload Date so that you can enjoy newer content first!

 As you may well know, major scale mastery is paramount and behind all your success at the piano.  Knowing them at and away from the piano has so many benefits:  orientation, piece mastery, technical exercises, chord construction, improvisation, modal theory, other scale recognition, etc.  I have a special playlist on major scale mastery which heads this playlist but do enjoy all the other videos I have created to help you master them, from mental games to precision in leaps.  Find all major (and minor) scale-related content herein.

 Once your major scales are down, finding chords and learning the naming system really is a piece of cake because they're named based on how the major scale has been altered; even the progressions are based on the notes of the major scale of the piece!  I have made many videos on helping you to label them, play them, invert them, extend them (jazz theory) create technical exercises  using them.  They are also the first layer towards improvising: use the notes of the chord you're playing!  Find all chord content herein.

It's all well and good knowing the scales and chords theoretically but you need to get those fingers working!  Precision, touch and fluency must all be worked on, both at and away from the piano, with physical exercises and stretches often being neglected by many pianists.  Endurance is an excellent quality to have, as well as seeing the ten fingers as a whole group rather than five over here and five over there.  Find all such demonstrations and ideas herein.

Even with the above knowledge and abilities at the piano, one must be fully aware of many Mind-related ideas, notably: the internal piano, internal jukebox and musical personality.  Realising that you spend more time away from the piano than at it in day to day life is the first step in understanding why the Mind is so important, yet often neglected, to the pianist.  Water Pianists flex their mental muscles and know what music they like and why.  They spend time on activities to enhance qualities like patience, repertoire recall and pattern reinforcement (for melodies, scales and chords/progressions) while seeing two hands as one at the piano, thinking ahead and creating their own exertoires and compovisations!  Find these powerful and beneficial philosophies herein.

Jazz Theory & Improvisation Content
You may have come to the realisation that your musical personality involves more complex chords, improvisation and blues.  With all the aforementioned skills in place, you're well on your way to entering the world of jazz with minimal difficulties.  Modal theory?  Improvisational layers?  Extended chords?  12 bar blues?  Target notes?  Listening recommendations?  Find all your jazz stuff herein.

There are not enough people, of any level, composing piano music.  I've taken it upon myself to make a few videos in which I both share how I compose my compositions and how you might go about creating your own.  Listen to some of my own tutorials to see connections between melodies and chords/progressions and be encouraged to listen to your inspirational source and start playing what you hear.  With a combination of major scale and chord mastery, your music will not be a dull collection of major triads and safe-note melodies!  Be inspired to try composing following the videos herein.

As mentioned previously, a lot of a pianist's time is spent away from the piano so I have been sure to make many videos for you to work on when you're out and about.  In addition to the internal piano is the internal metronome and internal manuscript, a way to learn scores to the point that you don't need to rely on them at the piano, increasing conscious interference (very bad).  Please don't neglect your piano progress just because you're not sitting at the piano for a few hours, max, per week!  See what you can do away from the piano herein.

Do also note my Google Drive, which contains the lead sheets for all my Song Analyses.

I hope this helps you to enjoy my content more!