Description: In this full-length piano masterclass, acclaimed pianist Mitch Forman (John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Stan Getz, Wayne Shorter, etc.) demonstrates and discusses his playing style, his music and his improvisation concepts. Mitch breaks down his tunes “Nimbus”, “Speedy” and “Puzzle” and he talks about playing “inside” and “outside” the harmony. If you’re looking to get into the head of a true master, this jazz piano lesson is for you!
NOTE: There is an additional PDF for this video which includes the original charts (“Nimbus”, “Speedy” & “Puzzle”), the 8 page Herbie transcription and the finger exercises. It can be purchased separately here.
Topics Covered: Piano, Jazz, Harmony, Playing “Out”, Developing a Theme, Piano Tricks, II V’s, Soloing, Alternate Changes, Delaying Resolutions, Touch, Finger Strength, Voicings, Finger Exercises, Laying into the Top Note, Rhythm Changes, Intention, Being Musical, Bag of Tricks, “Puzzle”, “Nimbus”, “Speedy”, Playing Ballads, Transcribing, Herbie Hancock, Midi Piano Rig, Etc.
Piano, Improvisation, Harmony, Playing "Outside", Exercises, Jazz, Touch, Etc.
Mitch Forman has performed and/or recorded with John McLaughlin, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Phil Woods, Carla Bley, Mel Torme, Astrud Gilberto, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Janis Siegal, Dave Samuels, Diane Schuur, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Simon Phillips, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Evans, Ricki Lee Jones, Chuck Loeb, Rick Braun, Jeff Golub, Virgil Donati, Danny Gottlieb, Metro, Dino Betti Van Der Noot, Steve Gadd, Donna Vivino, Andy Summers and Many More.
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