In part one (1 of 2) of this piano masterclass, Grammy award winning pianist Ruslan Sirota discusses and demonstrates core elements to his style and versatility. Ruslan goes over genre specific considerations, voicings, feel, musicality and more. If you are looking to be successful in a variety of genres and play the big stages, Ruslan's advice is priceless. NOTE: You can purchase both videos in this series at a discount here!
Topics Covered: Piano, versatility in styles, placement, feel, musical fills and moments to shine, dynamics, Being creative in a Pop context, tension and release, voice leading, picking your spots, melodic lines, musical aesthetic, R&B, big voicings, rolling into your notes, thinking vertically, harmonizing melodies, practicing voicings, building chords in tridas, wide voicings, etc.
Ruslan Sirota is a Grammy Award winning pianist and composer. He has collaborated with everyone from Chick Corea to Seal, Josh Groban, George Duke, Ne-yo, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and countless others.