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Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
The Piano System Review:
6 High Quality Instructional DVDs
2 Play-Along CDs
2 Detailed Workbooks.
The Piano System is one of the most comprehensive piano home study course available today. Nate Bosch starts you at the very beginning, and slowly guides you through the entire program. This system is designed with the user in mind. With easy-to-follow instructions, and exercises that will challenge your playing. The Piano System contains 6 instructional DVDs, 2 play-along CDs, and 2 detailed workbooks. Watch the preview on the Piano System to gain a better understanding of what you'll learn.
Below you will find a list of the many topics covered in this comprehensive beginner-to-advanced video training system.
It is important to note that ALL sections are very relevant to students of all skill levels. There are some "beginner lessons" that are still taught to advanced players from time to time. It's always a good idea to review the essentials to be sure you have a solid foundation!
Piano SystemThe Training DVDs
The Training Workbook - This professionally printed workbook includes over 65 pages of detailed training material. It includes important lesson content that is designed to go along with the beginner, intermediate, and advanced training DVDs.
The Beginner Training DVD - Watch this DVD to learn all the vital essentials. It doesn't matter if you have never touched a piano in your life, this training DVD has everything you need to get started with this fun and exciting instrument!
Here are a few of the topics covered in the Beginner DVD: basic hand technique, playing by ear, finding middle C, playing your first song, understanding the whole piano, the C chord, the left hand, learning another song, tone formula, basic note values, the key of G, simple chord progressions, using the pedals, essential practice tips, and much more!
The Intermediate Training DVD - Watch this training DVD to take your piano playing to the next level. It builds on the essential basics covered in the beginner DVD, showing you new ways to expand your control of the piano!
Here are some of the lesson topics from the Intermediate DVD: basic piano theory, piano notation, intervals, scales and keys, minor scales, triads, seventh chords, adding on the 7th, sus chords, forms of the keyboard, chord progressions, simple chord charts, learning songs by ear, improvisation, blues, country, gospel, and much more!
The Advanced Training DVD - Ready to take full command of the piano? The Advanced DVD will challenge you in new and exciting ways to really explore your creativity around the entire keyboard!
Here are a few of the lessons featured in the Advanced DVD: jazz major modes, jazz II.V.I, jazz songs, jazz improvisation, advanced rock and pop concepts, improving accuracy and speed, musical dynamics, improving your meter, and much more!
Bonus Piano Solos - The training DVDs also include bonus piano solos to help inspire your creativity. Watching other pianists play is a great way to entertain and motivate yourself as you progress through this complete training system!
The Multi-Genre Play-Along DVD - This video features eight different play-along songs that cover a variety of fun musical styles, including: blues, gospel, contemporary, country, funk, jazz, and swing! Each song comes in three different views! First, you can choose to watch 'performance view' to see the entire band perform the song together. Next, you can watch Nate teach the song note-by-note so that you can understand how to play it yourself. Finally, you can watch each song in 'multi-angle view' to see the piano from 3 split angles. This way, you can follow along with Nate as you practice!
Piano Play AlongThe Play-Along DVDs and CDs
The Multi-Genre Play-Along CD - This audio disk includes the play-along songs with the piano tracks removed. This way, you can play along without having to overlap with the original piano performance. It makes learning fun songs easier than ever.
The Blue Rain Play-Along DVD - This second play-along pack features eight more songs that you will have the opportunity to learn with the Piano System! These songs are from 'Blue Rain', a band that Nate has been playing with for several years.
As with the first play-along pack, each of these songs are also available in all three unique views. They include performance, training, and multi-angle views to help you get the most out of each of the fun songs!
Piano System Play-Along CDs
The Blue Rain Play-Along CD - This audio DVD includes the Blue Rain play-along songs with the piano tracks removed. Again, as with the first play-along pack, this allows you to perform the songs without overlapping with the original piano tracks.
The PIano System Play-Along Workbook - Both of the play-along packs share the same professionally printed workbook. It has all of the songs notated out so that you have the option to either learn the songs by ear (as Nate teaches them on the DVD) or by following along with the provided sheet music.
Buying Tip: This piano course usually sells for $147 but the company currently has it on sale for $97
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