The Professional’s Kit: A quick guide to keyboard techniques
Exercises to increase speed and execution on the keyboard.
In this course meant for the experienced keyboard player, Stephen shows you a few of his favorite exercises to improve dexterity, speed and strength. The exercises are tricky, dealing with single note patterns, chord cycles and efficient ways of navigating the pentatonic scale. They go by in a flash, but Stephen slows them down and offers advice on how to practice them.
Stephen then takes you through a few of the most commonly used improvisational modes (Dorian, Phrygian and Lydian) and demonstrates how to put them into a playing context. If you know your basic major scales and are interested in learning how to get some new colors out of the same material, this is the course for you.
Total time: 17 minutes across 8 parts