Dr john as he performs his remarkable music, discusses his influences, and shares early. Its called a piano method and many teachers have written their own versions over the last few centuries. John werd geboren als malcolm john rebennack in new orleans op. The wondrous thing about piano technique, and the most important. This intimate session will help you build a solid repertoire and. Giancarlo piano, md is a vascular surgery specialist in chicago, il and has been practicing for 31 years. Back in the spring of 1976, at mount hood community college, i signed up for basic piano, but never made it very far, and dropped the class. John in 10 easy lessons you will be sorely disappointed. The material on this twovolume set represents a goldmine of musical knowledge and a rare opportunity to hear dr john s solo piano he does not normally perform without a band. Jul 01, 1994 alfreds basic adult allinone course is designed for use with an instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. Imagine being able to see as well as hear the amazing piano styles of the great dr. The reader agrees to take full responsibility for herhis. John his real name was mac rebennack played a heady brew of.
John born malcolm john rebennack on 20 november 1941. The piano education page on teaching piano technique. Dr john as he performs his remarkable music, discusses his influences, and shares early musical memories and intriguing stories of a life in the music business. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. John teaches new orleans piano the complete edition book. This intimate session will help you build a solid repertoire and acquire essential licks, runs, turnarounds, rhythms and techniques. To the great sorrow of his many friends, colleagues, students, and loving family, dr. The full series of exercises have a proven track record in improving. The john thompson modern course series provides a clear and complete foundation in the study of the piano that enables the student to think and feel musically. It may be preceded by the teaching little fingers to play series. He graduated from loyola university of chicagostritch school of medicine in.
Ok, having worked with this bookcd for a bit now, i have. We all can reach piano technic playing scales in the mozart sonatas, for example. John teaches new orleans piano the complete edition bookaudio. In the tunes weirder moments, rebennack fuses this bluesbased sense of the absurd with a psychedelic sensibility in line with the late 60s mood that saw dr. Pick a wellknown one that seems to cover the genres of music you want to play, and work through it systematically. To support the efforts of the educational community we are offering a variety of online tools for those.
Hij speelde gitaar, maar schakelde over op piano toen een van zijn. May 02, 2020 back in the spring of 1976, at mount hood community college, i signed up for basic piano, but never made it very far, and dropped the class. John teaches new orleans piano volume 1 rebennack, mac dr. There are no other piano technique books as comprehensive and effective. Ive listened to a dozen different versions of this great piano blues and in my opinion this is the best recording he made from a pianists. The basics of music explained from a piano roll perspective tech. I do think that the best way to play well is to play real music.
John teaches new orleans piano volume 1 sheet music. Improve your piano playing by john meffen goodreads. Alfreds basic adult allinone course is designed for use with an instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. If i were not already in the doctors thrall i would be after reading his book. Much more intuitive, which is probably why most guitar players dont read music. Thomas mark, what every pianist needs to know about the body. John rebennack, a veritable encyclopedia of music and lore, immerses you in all aspects of new orleans boogie and blues piano. All the teachers had different personalities, used varied method books, and subscribed to various schools of technique. Pianosounds, a new approach to the piano by maggie teggin chesters piano book number one by carol barratt a dozen a day technical exercises to be done each day before practicing, mini book by edna. He and his wife susan mckeever are currently working on a whole new revision. This masterful piano player, prodigious songwriter, twotime grammy award winner and celebrated ambassador of new orleans music demonstrates his remarkable instrumental technique.
The washington post described him as a pianist possessing rarer gifts touch, intelligence and the ability to surprise. You wont learn everything that way, but at least you will build a solid foundation of piano technique. Hanon piano exercises have been meticulously constructed to provide the optimum level of practice for pianists of all levels and abilities. The only book available today that teaches how to practice at the piano, not just what techniques you need scales, runs, handfinger independence, endurance, jumps, tone, relaxation, etc. It can be viewed and studied as an indepth master class, or can be watched and enjoyed for its documentary and entertainment value alone. However, they all had commonalities in their approach to beginning piano technique, which is encapsulated in this mini essay. With the three cds you will have a guided tour by the night tripper in his atelier of piano influences and styles. She was the longest serving international minister of music for the church of god in christ cogic. Print and download right place, wrong time sheet music by dr. Hands together, as this is really the very best way to learn any piano pieces or books.
Buy improve your piano playing by meffen, dr john isbn. Theres a booklet supporting the cd and containing the simplest licks played by dr john, but this course is more than that. Blues piano is more than written notes, and dr john knows it. Its a piano thing includes 36 pieces that are delightfully tuneful and engaging, progressing from beginner level up to grade 5.
John teaches new orleans piano, lesson one 00641839 in one moneysaving pack. Mckeever is the editor of fundamentals of piano technique by leon and olga conus, last published in 1984. In this vintage homespun video series, sit down with mac rebennack a. Such a night dr john s best known, most recorded song. John thompsons easiest piano course is designed to. Bookers unique style combined rhythm and blues with jazz standards. Browse suzuki method books and apply basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of violin, cello, viola, bass, piano, flute, harp, and more. The focus is further enhanced, for both students and teachers, by the. John described booker as the best black, gay, oneeyed junkie piano genius new orleans has ever produced. Hanon exercises 240 piano finger exercises in all keys. In a far ranging conversation with noted record producer and saturday. John teaches new orleans piano volume 1 bookcd pack with. These intimate sessions are as close to taking private lessons with a blues master as you will get. Like any form of physical activity, they carry an element of risk.
We are very excited and honored to be able to offer a dvd by one of americas most important and distinctive musical voices. Learn to master music theory and play your favourite piano songs over the internet with ease. Synopsis dr john meffen shows you how you can dramatically improve your technique, eradicate recurring mistakes, and master the art of workable fingering, expressive touch, phrasing, tone. These two dvds and videos provide a rare opportunity to visit with mac rebennack a. Somehow, someone im not sure if it was andy stokes or a guy named bo from the baseball team, taught me to play a few chords from bill withers lean on me. John s unexpected performance on june 20, 1986, in blairgowrie, scotland is the subject of michael marras song mac rebennacks visit to blairgowrie on his 2007 ep, quintet. John, a veritable encyclopedia of music and lore, immerses you in all aspects of new orleans boogie and blues piano. Hao huang professor and artist pianist scripps college.
He graduated from loyola university of chicagostritch school of medicine in 1981 and specializes in vascular surgery and phlebology. March 26, 1925 september 22, 1994 was an american gospel choir director and the mother of the clark sisters, a gospel vocal group. The wondrous thing about piano technique, and the most important message of this book, is that piano skills can be learned in a short time, if the correct learning procedures are applied. Learn a variety ofr boogie styles plus the distinctive techniques of new orleans piano greats professor longhair, allen toussaint, ray charles, charles brown. It is a greatly expanded version of alfreds basic adult piano course that will include lesson, theory, technic and additional repertoire in a convenient, alfreds basic adult allinone course book. Josh wright has delighted audiences across the united states and in europe. Pine top boogie, macs boogie, nearness of you, iko iko, tipitina, down in new orleans, mess around, there must be a better world somewhere. Lyrically, right place, wrong time is standard blues fare, documenting in ironic oneliners the singers propensity for misfortune. Concise handbook by noted teacher, lillie philipp, covers essentials. John was a new orleans rhythm and blues musician born in new orleans, louisiana, united states. John, but i will have to look elsewhere to try to learn at least some of his more basic techniques. John teaches new orleans piano, volume 1 00699090 and the dvd dr. John, one of americas most brilliant and distinctive musical voices.
The washington post described him as a pianist possessing rarer gifts touch, intelligence and the ability. New orleans pianist and singer whose blend of snaky rhythms, crescent city funk, and voodoo flair made him one of the citys prime musical ambassadors. Books of special interest to musicians alexander technique. Piano technique exercise n20 240 piano finger exercises in. Dr john meffen shows you how you can dramatically improve your technique, eradicate. John rebennack, a veritable encyclopedia of music and lore, immerses you. His career is split between the voodoo psych madness of his first 4 lps up to the gumbo album and the laid back new orleans funk of the. An essential book for the amateur pianist who wants to improve. Kennedy to serve on a four member committee to make a study of music in the u. Piano technique by paul white ma cantab arcm lgsm mt mtc first published 2007 revised edition 2020 this guide contains numerous technical exercises which require careful use.
John jazz piano solos including pine top boogie, macs boogie, nearness of you, iko iko, tipitina, down in new orleans, mess around, there must be a better world somewhere. Robert pace is credited with having revolutionized the art of piano. Although i know its not smart to question your teacher, i did. My teacher recommends hanon for learning piano technique which i am doing and i have to say its helping. Pick a wellknown one that seems to cover the genres of music you want to play, and work through it. John teaches new orleans piano, lesson one 00641839 in. John right place, wrong time sheet music in c minor. Technique is the ability to execute a zillion different piano passages. There is a lifetime of material in these 3 volumes. It is supposed to introduce the nawlins style of piano playing for the skilled bluesclassicalsomething else pianist.749 150 913 597 585 110 536 785 437 578 566 1026 119 1062 365 1250 1123 934 989 287 1215 1039 1403 999 637 571 545 198 1127 756 792 413 875 15 599