Welcome to my complimentary mini course, which should give you a pretty darn good idea what the "Piano Man Approach" is.  The basic process is to learn chords, then apply those chords in rhythm patterns that approximate the feel of the song you're wanting to play, and then dress it up a bit with simple improv techniques. 

This is the same method every piano player you've ever seen on stage and TV or heard on the radio is using, and it makes the learning process FAST and FUN!  So...take these videos at your own pace, and have fun with the process.  These few videos give you a great overview of the method, and the information in them by themselves is enough to do credible versions of thousands of songs from rock, pop, and  country music from the 40's through the present day, but they are just the tip of the iceberg of what we cover in the full "Piano Man Approach" course.  Be sure to watch the 6th and final video which is a wrap up of what was covered in the mini course, and also touches on the ever popular topic of playing the melody in the right hand while using the "Piano Man Approach" method! 

Enjoy these videos, and learn more (and buy at this special discounted rate if you're interested) about the full "Piano Man Approach" online course at the bottom of the page.  :-)

Video 1: Chords






Video 2: Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern






Video 3: Country Rhythm Pattern






Video 4: Ballad Rhythm Pattern






Video 5: Simple Improv Technique






Mini Course Wrap Up

Use the form below to contact me with any questions you might have about the course, pricing, features, etc.  I'm happy to answer them all!  :-)  Also, below the contact form is a FULL list of all 200+ titles available in the full "Piano Man Approach" piano course.  Thanks!!


Complete List of Titles Included in
"The Piano Man Approach" Online Piano Course

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***I still periodically add lessons to the pile, so this list may not always be complete...but it should give you a darn good idea of what is waiting for you in the members area!  ;-)


Chords Module

Basic Chord Theory

1) “Understanding Chords: Volume 1---Part 01, Introduction”

2) “Understanding Chords: Volume 1---Part 02, Half Steps & Whole Steps”

3) “Understanding Chords: Volume 1---Part 03, Intervals”


Basic Triad Chords

1) “Understanding Chords: Volume 1---Part 04, Major Chords”

2) “Understanding Chords: Volume 1---Part 05, Minor Chords”

3) “Understanding Chords: Volume 1---Part 06, Diminished Chords”

4) “Understanding Chords: Volume 1---Part 07, Augmented Chords”

5) “Understanding Chords: Volume 1---Part 08, Wrap-Up”

6) “Understanding Chords Series: Suspended Chords”


Complex Chords

1) “Ballad Chords & How to Apply Them---Part 01, Introduction”

2) “Ballad Chords & How to Apply Them---Part 02, Major Added 9 Chords”

3) “Ballad Chords & How to Apply Them---Part 03, Minor Added 9 Chords”

4) “Ballad Chords & How to Apply Them---Part 04, Major 6 Chords”

5) “Ballad Chords & How to Apply Them---Part 05, Minor 6 Chords”

6) “Ballad Chords & How to Apply Them---Part 06, Dominant 7 Chords”

7) “Ballad Chords & How to Apply Them---Part 07, Minor 7 Chords”

8) “Ballad Chords & How to Apply Them---Part 08, Major 7 Chords”

9) “Understanding Chords Series---Suspended 2 Chords”

10) “Understanding Chords Series---Suspended 7 Chords”

11) “Understanding Chords Series---Dominant 9 Chords”

12) “Understanding Chords Series---Minor 9 Chords”

13) “Understanding Chords Series---Major 9 Chords”

14) “Understanding Chords Series---Diminished 7 Chords”

15) “Understanding Chords Series---Half Diminished 7 Chords”

16) “Understanding Chords Series---Fatted 9 Chords”

17) “Understanding Chords Series---Sharped 9 Chords”

18) “Understanding Chords Series---Augmented Chords”


Voicing & Application

1) “Chord Voicing & Application Series: Insights on Complex Chords Volume 1”

2) “Ballad Chords & How to Apply Them---Part 09, Practical Application”

3) “Chord Voicing & Application Series: Drills for Apply Inversions”

4) “Chord Voicing & Application Series: Make Your Voicings Clean & Fat Volume 1”

 

Rhythm Patterns Module

Ballad Rhythm Patterns

1) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Ballads---Part 1, Introduction”

2) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Ballads---Part 2, Ballad Rhythm Pattern #1 & Variation in C”

3) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Ballads---Part 3, Ballad Rhythm Pattern #2 & Variation in C”

4) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Ballads---Part 4, Ballad Rhythm Pattern #3 & Variation in C”

5) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Ballad Rhythm Pattern #4”

6) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Ballad Rhythm Pattern #4 Variations”

7) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Ballad Rhythm Pattern #5”


Blues Rhythm Patterns

1) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Simple Power Chord Blues Pattern”

2) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Blues Rhythm Pattern #1”


Country Rhythm Patterns

1) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 8, Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #1 in C”

2) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 9, Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #1 in F”

3) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 10, Practical Application”

4) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 4---Part 1, Introduction”

5) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 4---Part 2, Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #1 in ALL KEYS”

6) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 4---Part 3, Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #1 Variation in All Keys”

7) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 4---Part 4, Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #2 in All Keys”

8) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 4---Part 5, Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #3 in All Keys”

9) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 4---Part 6, Wrap-Up”

10) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #4”

11) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #4 Variation”

12) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #5”

13) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #5 Variation”


Latin Rhythm Patterns

1) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Latin Rhythm Pattern #1”

2) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Latin Rhythm Pattern #2”


Rock/Pop Rhythm Patterns

1) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Creating Hand Independence for Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #1”

2) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 6, Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #1 & Variation in C”

3) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 7, Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #1 & Variation in F”

4) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volumes 3 & 4, Reference Guide #1”

5) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volumes 3 & 4, Reference Guide #2”

6) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 3---Part 1, Introduction”

7) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 3---Part 2, Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #1 & Variation in ALL KEYS”

8) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 3---Part 3, Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #2 in All Keys”

9) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 3---Part 4, Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #2 Variation in All Keys”

10) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 3---Part 5, Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #3 In All Keys”

11) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 3---Part 6, Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #3 Variation in All Keys”

12) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 3---Part 7, Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #4 in All Keys

13) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 3---Part 8, Wrap-Up”

14) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #5”

15) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #6”

16) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #7”


Walking Bass Line Rhythm Patterns

1) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 1, Introduction”

2) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 2, Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #1 in C”

3) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 3, Walking Bass line Rhythm Pattern #1 in F”

4) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 4, Waking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #2 in C”

5) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 1---Part 5, Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #2 in F”

6) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 2---Part 1, Introduction”

7) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 2---Part 2, Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #1 in All Keys”

8) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 2---Part 3, Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #2 in All Keys”

9) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 2---Part 4, Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #3 in All Keys”

10) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 2---Part 5, Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #4 in All Keys”

11) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 2---Part 6, Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #5 in All Keys”

12) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 2---Part 7, Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #6 in All Keys”

13) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 2---Part 8, Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #7, “The Fats Domino” in All Keys”

14) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section: Volume 2---Part 9, Wrap-Up & Practical Application”

15) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Waking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #8 & Variation”

16) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series---Waking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #9 (Minor Chords)”


Waltz & ¾ Rhythm Patterns

1) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Waltz Rhythm Pattern #1”

2) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Waltz Rhythm Pattern #2”

3) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Waltz Rhythm Pattern #3”

4) “Become Your Own Rhythm Section Series: Waltz Rhythm Pattern #3 Variation”

 

Improv & Licks Module

Intro to Improvising Series

1) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 1, Introduction”

2) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 2, The Swing Scale”

3) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 3, Applying the Swing Scale”

4) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 4, Exercise #1”

5) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 5, Exercise #2”

6) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 6, Exercise #3”

7) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 7, Practice Free Style in Country”

8) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 8, Practice Free Style in Walking Bass Rock/Country”

9) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 9, Practice Free Style in Rock”

10) “Intro to Improvising: Country & Swing---Part 10, Wrap-Up”

11) “Intro to Improvising: Rock & Blues---Part 1, Introduction”

12) “Intro to Improvising: Rock & Blues---Part 2, The Blues Scale”

13) “Intro to Improvising: Rock & Blues---Part 3, Exercise #1”

14) “Intro to Improvising: Rock & Blues---Part 4, Exercise #2”

15) “Intro to Improvising: Rock & Blues---Part 5, Exercise #3”

16) “Intro to Improvising: Rock & Blues---Part 6, Practice Free Style in Traditional Blues”

17) “Intro to Improvising: Rock & Blues---Part 7, Practice Free Style in Driving Rock/Pop”

18) “Intro to Improvising: Rock & Blues---Part 8, Practice Free Style In Walking Bass Rock/Country”

19) “Intro to Improvising: Rock & Blues---Part 9, Wrap-Up”

20) “Intro to Improvising Series: The G Swing Scale”

21) “Intro to Improvising Series: The G Blues Scale”

22) “Intro to Improvising Series: Creating Licks from the Swing Scale Volume 1”

23) “Intro to Improvising Series: Using the Toggle Technique”

24) “Intro to Improvising Series: Cascading Arpeggios Technique”

25) “Intro to Improvising Series: Building Fills from Chords Volume 1”

26) “Intro to Improvising Series: The D Swing Scale”

27) “Intro to Improvising Series: The D Blues Scale”

28) “Intro to Improvising Series: The F Swing Scale”

29) “Intro to Improvising Series: The F Blues Scale”

30) “Intro to Improvising Series: The Psychology of Improvisation”


Money Licks

1) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 1, Part 1---Introduction”

2) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 1, Part 2---Money Lick #1 & Variations”

3) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 1, Part 3---Money Lick #2 & Variations”

4) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 1, Part 4---Money Lick #3 & Variations”

5) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 2, Part 1---Introduction”

6) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 2, Part 2---Money Lick #4”

7) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 2, Part 3---Money Lick #4 Variations”

8) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 2, Part 4---Money Lick #5”

9) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 2, Part 5---Money Lick #5 Variations”

10) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 2, Part 6---Money Lick #6”

11) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 2, Part 7---Money Lick #7”

12) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Licks: Volume 2, Part 8---Wrap-Up”

13) “Licks & Fills Series---Basic Triplet Lick #1”

14) “Licks & Fills Series---Basic Triplet Lick #1 Variations”

15) “Licks & Fills Series---Basic Triplet Lick #2”

16) “Licks & Fills Series---Basic Triplet Lick #3”

17) “Licks & Fills Series---Money Lick #8”

18) “Licks & Fills Series---Blues Transition #1”


Ballad Licks

1) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 1, Part 1---Introduction”

2) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 1, Part 2---Ballad Lick #1 & Variations”

3) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 1, Part 3---Ballad Lick #2 & Variations”

4) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 1, Part 4---Ballad Lick #3 & Variations”

5) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 1, Part 5---Practical Application”

6) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 2, Part 1---Introduction”

7) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 2, Part 2---Ballad Lick #4”

8) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 2, Part 3---Ballad Lick #4 Variation”

9) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 2, Part 4---Ballad Lick #5”

10) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 2, Part 5---Ballad Lick #5 Variation”

11) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 2, Part 6---Ballad Lick #6”

12) “Licks & Fills Series---Ballad Licks: Volume 2, Part 7---Practical Application”


Integration Series

1) “Integration Series: Money Lick #1 with Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #1”

2) “Integration Series: Money Lick #1 with Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #1”

3) “Integration Series: Money Lick #1 with Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #1”

4) “Integration Series: Money Lick #2 with Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #1”

5) “Integration Series: Money Lick #2 with Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #1”

6) “Integration Series: Money Lick #2 with Traditional Country Rhythm Pattern #1”

7) “Integration Series: Money Lick #3 with Walking Bass Line Rhythm Pattern #1”

8) “Integration Series: Money Lick #3 with Rock/Pop Rhythm Pattern #1”

9) “Integration Series: Ballad Lick #1 with Ballad Rhythm Pattern #1”

10) “Integration Series: Improvising a Solo in ‘Let It Be’”

 

Bonus Videos


Performance Specialties

Playing from Lead Sheets & Fake Books Series

1) “Playing from Lead Sheets & Fake Books---Part 1, Introduction”

2) “Playing from Lead Sheets & Fake Books---Part 2, Pop & Rock Ballads”

3) “Playing from Lead Sheets & Fake Books---Part 3, Up Tempo Pop & Rock”

4) “Playing from Lead Sheets & Fake Books---Part 4, Swing Rock & Blues”

5) “Playing from Lead Sheets & Fake Books---Part 5, Country Swing”


The Art of Playing In a Band Series

1) “The Art of Playing Piano in a Band: Volume 1---Part 1, Introduction”

2) “The Art of Playing Piano in a Band: Volume 1---Part 2, Walking Bass Rock”

3) “The Art of Playing Piano in a Band: Volume 1---Part 3, Blues Rock”

4) “The Art of Playing Piano in a Band: Volume 1---Part 4, Up Tempo Mainstream Rock & Pop”

5) “The Art of Playing Piano in a Band: Volume 1---Part 5, Rock & Pop Ballads”

6) “The Art of Playing Piano in a Band: Volume 1---Part 6, Traditional Slow Country”

7) “The Art of Playing Piano in a Band: Volume 1---Part 7, Traditional Up Tempo Country”

8) “The Art of Playing Piano in a Band Series: Blues Rock Volume 2”

9) “The Art of Playing Piano in a Band Series: Driving Mainstream Rock Volume 1”


Playing By Ear Series

1) “The Basics of Playing Piano by Ear---Part 1, Introuction”

2) “The Basics of Playing Piano by Ear---Part 2, ‘Piano Man’ Steve’s Formula & Ear Training”

3) “The Basics of Playing Piano by Ear---Part 3, Identifying the Bass & mood of the Song”

4) “The Basics of Playing Piano by Ear---Part 4, Common Chord Progressions”

5) “The Basics of Playing Piano by Ear---Part 5, Picking Out Melodies”

 

Other Bonus Videos & Materials

1) “Welcome to the Site, & How to Effectively Use It”

2) “12 Bar Blues & Ice Cream Changes Cheat Sheets”

3) “Audio Practice Tracks (17 so far)”

4) “Ask Steve (Little over 2 hour video of me answering 5 common questions I’ve received over the years)”

5) “Understanding Keyboards: Volume 1, Part 1”

6) “Understanding Keyboards: Volume 1, Part 2”

7) “Easy Christmas Sing Along Songs: Volume 1 (5 simple tutorials)”

8) “Easy Christmas Sing Along Songs: Volume 2 (5 more simple tutorials)”

9) “Easy Christmas Sing Along Songs Series---Oh Come All Ye Faithful”

10) “Easy Christmas Sing Along Songs Series---The First Noel”

11) “Easy Christmas Sing Along Songs Series---Up On the Housetop”

12) “Music Theory Series: Key Signatures Volume 1”

13) “Music Theory Series: Relative Major & Minor Keys”

14) “Music Theory Series: Key Signatures Volume 2”


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***The following videos are videos that are available either inside the members area or that are linked to from inside the members area…..but they are all free videos that are on YouTube and at PianoManSteve.com. Every title above the line is exclusive for paid members.


Song Tutorial Archive

The Beatles

1) “Lady Madonna”

2) “Let it Be”


Billy Joel

1) “2000 Years”

2) “Allentown”

3) “And So It Goes”

4) “Angry Young Man”

5) “Baby Grand”

6) “Ballad of Billy the Kid”

7) “Captain Jack”

8) “Don’t Ask Me Why”

9) “Downeaster Alexa”

10) "The Entertainer"

11) “Everybody Loves You Now”

12) “Goodnight Saigon”

13) “Honesty”

14) “I Go to Extremes”

15) “I’ve Loved These Days”

16) "Just the Way You Are"

17) “Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)”

18) “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway)”

19) “My Life”

20) “New York State of Mind”

21) “Only the Good Die Young”

22) “Piano Man”

23) “River of Dreams”

24) “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”

25) “She’s Always a Woman”

26) “She’s Got a Way”

27) “Stiletto”

28) “Summer, Highland Falls”

29) “Tomorrow Is Today”

30) “Vienna”

31) “Where’s the Orchestra?”

32) “You’re My Home”

33) “Zanzibar”


Chicago

1) “Colour My World”

2) “Look Away”


Elton John

1) “Border Song”

2) “Daniel”

3) “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”

4) “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Bues”

5) "I'm Still Standing"

6) “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”

7) “Your Song”


John Denver

1) “Back Home Again”


Phil Collins

1) “Against All Odds”


Van Morrison

1) “Brown Eyed Girl”


Waylon Jennings

1) “Good Hearted Woman”

 

Plus over 45 Video Blog Posts Including 3 Interviews in My “Conversations with the Masters” Series


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