Mike Garson – Videos 1, 2, 3, 4 & PDF Bundle

Mike Garson – Videos 1, 2, 3, 4 & PDF Bundle

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Mike Garson 1 ("NOW" Music)

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Mike Garson 2 (Art of Teaching)

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Mike Garson 3 (Bowie and Beyond)

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Mike Garson 4 (Healing Music)

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Mike Garson - PDF for Videos 1, 2, 3 & 4

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Artist: Mike Garson
Length: Video 1 - 36:47, Video 2 - 39:04, Video 3 - 49:16, Video 4 - 37:00
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Description: This discounted bundle includes videos 1, 2, 3, 4 & the PDF from Mike Garson's piano masterclass series.

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 42 page 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.

Mike Garson

In his youth, Mike studied classical composition with Leonard Eisner of Juilliard and earned degrees in Music and Education from Brooklyn College. He also studied with Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Hal Overton, Robert Starer and Lennie Tristano. He has played with Stanley Clarke, Elvin Jones, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz and Freddie Hubbard.

Mike is perhaps best known for his relationship with David Bowie, which began in late 1971. He made his mark on numerous Bowie albums and has traveled thousands of miles on Bowie tours, including his 2003-04 “A Reality Tour,” Bowie’s first world tour in 20 years. In November 2006, Mike accompanied Bowie and Alicia Keys during a unique performance of “Changes” at an AIDS benefit in New York City.

Mike’s solid reputation for creativity and quality has motivated many other musicians to invite him to record on their albums, including Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins, , No Doubt, and Trent Reznor, whom Mike first met during David Bowie’s 1996 “Outside” tour. Trent featured Mike on several tracks of Nine Inch Nails’ “The Fragile” album. Mike can also be heard on Seal’s “Human Being” as well as a bonus track at the end of No Doubt’s “Return of Saturn” album.

Since 1982, Mike has been a member of Free Flight, a jazz and classical ensemble featuring renowned flutist Jim Walker. In addition to serving as the group’s pianist, Mike composed most of their music. Free Flight appeared four times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Mike and Billy Corgan collaborated in 1999, co-composing the score of the film Stigmata. Among their collaborations was the haunting hit “Identify,” which was performed by Natalie Imbruglia. In 2014, Mike and Trent Reznor collaborated on the song “Just Like You” for the hit film Gone Girl.

A lifelong learner, Mike has taught students at master classes and through private instruction. Mike has appeared at universities around the world where he has both guest lectured and performed for numerous music students and public audiences.