Over the past several months, I have been working toward being able to produce 25 hours of instructional DVDs for church pianists.
This week, we are actually doing the recording.
It is a brutal week, and I will not be sad when it is all done.
Here are the topics we will be teaching. I am handling all of these except for the first one, which will be taught by my mentor and teacher Kevin Bales.
Theory that you will actually use – 5 hours
How to play congregational hymns – 4 hours
Reharmonization (extended chords, chord subs, and complete reharmonization of songs) – 4 hours
Arranging – 3 hours
How to learn to play by ear – 2 hours
Modulations – 2 hours
How to chart a song – 1 hour
How to play a lead sheet – 1 hour
Transposing – 1 hour
How to play quiet mood music – 1 hour
Accompanying – 1 hour
Here are some pics from the day.