Enter a new musical mindframe.
This instructional DVD provides rare insights into the musical thinking of one of the most influential songwriters and arrangers in modern American popular music. Steely Dan's Donald Fagen reveals how traditional twelve-bar blues and R&B structures can be the basis for unique and sophisticated compositions on piano. He and jazz pianist Warren Bernhardt break down the keyboard arrangements to three great Steely Dan hits—"Chain Lightning," "Josie," and "Peg"—as well as the solo works: "On the Dunes" and "Tea House on the Tracks."
Level 3 & 4
Level 3: Early Intermediate—You have been playing a while and can play some songs and/or instrumentals without too much difficulty. Now you want to move into specific styles, develop your repertoire and increase your technique. The instructor still covers the material in detail, but there are more challenges.
Level 4: Intermediate—You have good technique and a working knowledge of your instrument, but want to break out of patterns and get "unstuck" in order to move on to more advanced material. Instuction at this level should push you into new areas, develop confidence and a deeper musical understanding so you can start to improvise.