Video 1: In part one (1 of 4) of this piano masterclass series, legendary pianist Mike Garson (David Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, NIN, etc.) discusses and demonstrates his "NOW" music. Mike incorporates classical, jazz, pop and avant garde elements into his improvisations to create this exciting style of music. If you're a fan of Mike Garson, this piano masterclass series is for you.
Topics Covered: Piano, Improvisation, NOW Music, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Writing Melodies, Instant Composition, Themes, Reharmonizing, The Left Hand, Influences, Internalizing Music, McCoy Tyner, Voicings, Hand Independence, Using Your Strengths, Etc.
Video 2: In part two (2 of 4) of this piano masterclass series, legendary pianist Mike Garson (David Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, NIN, etc.) discusses his philosophy on teaching. Mike has taught over 10,000 students in the past 55 years and he's developed a deep understanding of what the student really needs. If you're a fan of Mike Garson, this piano masterclass series is for you.
Topics Covered: Piano, teaching, finding a student’s path, putting in the hours, breaking down material into smaller pieces, catering to each individual, keeping your passion, humility, how to practice, exercises, dynamics, chops, sight reading, harmony, lines, advice, space, getting rid of snobbery, etc.
Video 3: In part three (3 of 4) of this piano masterclass series, legendary pianist Mike Garson discusses his time with David Bowie, his illustrious career and his approach to gigs/music. Mike has played with artists such as David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan, David Liebman, Stan Getz, Stanley Clarke, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Jay-Z, No Doubt and Seal. If you're a fan of Mike Garson and want to know more about his diverse resume, this piano masterclass series is for you.
Topics Covered: Piano, David Bowie, Avant Garde, Jazz, Stride, Aladdin Sane, Classical, Bowie Stories, The Audition, Getting the Gig, Relationship with Bowie, Influences, Interpretation, David Liebman, Eddie Gomez, Rock Playing, Rick Marotta, Brethren, Annette Peacock, Keyboard/Computer Sounds, Playing What You Hear, The Fans, Favorite Bowie Tunes, Etc.
Video 4: In part four (4 of 4) of this masterclass series, legendary pianist Mike Garson discusses his thoughts on spirituality and the healing power of music. Mike breaks down his views on the true purpose of music and the benefits it can have on people. If you're a fan of Mike Garson and his music, this masterclass series is for you.
Topics Covered: Music, Spirituality, Healing Power of Music, Where the Music Comes From, Surrender, Competition in Music, Auditioning, Neural Pathways, The Symphonic Suite for Healing, The Education System, Etc.
PDF Info: This PDF includes all of the embedded notation and transcriptions seen in Mike’s videos (1,2,3 & 4). This is a supplemental PDF and it is not intended to be used without the videos.