My name is Bob Taylor. I am a jazz pianist with a background in classical music. I have learned countless exercises to help gain incredible technique at the piano regardless of your skill level. I have created a course to help both novice and experienced players achieve “Flying Finger” by following my practice plan over the course of 50 days! This will radically change your technique. For my portion of the course, you will get jazz exercises to help strengthen fingers of both hands. While doing this, you will be learning jazz patterns to help you improvise and learn the “language of jazz”. Thankfully, I had an opportunity to study with a brilliant classical teacher William DeVan. I took the knowledge I learned from him to create this course. I also understand the benefit of classical exercises for technique. So, I also invited Mr DeVan to be a part of this course.
(So who is Mr. DeVan?)
William DeVan is a Steinway artist and concert pianist. He is truly one of the most gifted pianists you will ever hear. Blessed with an incredible ear, memory, and facility, Mr DeVan can play almost anything in the classical genre. He plays all of the Chopin etudes, preludes, Beethoven Sonatas, Bach Preludes and Fugues, etc… The list goes on and on. He once played a concert on the 50 most difficult works for piano where he let the audience decide what he would play.. How about that? 🙂
Mr Devan is a Julliard graduate who has studied with the best instructors in the world. Over the years he has given back by teaching in New York and other parts of the world. I am so thankful to be able to team up with him on this project.
What to expect from this Course.
Every Day get a new video lesson and real time practice session. Get access to the Facebook group where we encourage each other. Also, all of the material and playa longs are there for easy access.
Over 20 examples of piano exercises carefully selected by Mr. DeVan and I to “Radically” change your technique forever.
Half of the exercises are from Mr. DeVan (from the Classical side)
and the other Half are from me (from Jazz Side)
The exercises range from Beginner to Advanced but each one has a specific goal in mind to work a particular muscle in the hand. Just take my example from yesterday that I put up on youtube. Click Here
Already on this one example, there has been tremendous feedback. Try it out! and download the chart if you didn’t get it yesterday. You will notice the workout you get from just this one example.
This video contains HD video with all of the exercises as well as written out examples with specific fingerings.
In addition to having the sheet music and video. Each example has “real time” practice sessions so that you stay motivated and consistent with your practice.