7 Secrets: Tapping into the Mind of a Piano Player
Applying the 7 Secrets - The Journey
Module C - Playing Beautiful Runs & Fills by EAR
Sometimes when you listen to a professional pianist playing and you hear all these beautiful runs and lush sounding fills,
don't you wish that your fingers can also move quickly on the piano? For many years, I've bought all the books that are on
the market that teach me how to do tons of runs and improvisational fills. Some of the runs take a long time to practice
because of the fingering. I also spent a lot of time memorizing these runs from printed sheet music; but as soon as I stopped
practicing them, I couldn't do them again. Sigh! What is memorized is soon forgotten when you don't practice.
The better I play, the more I realize that to do runs and fills in the flow, you must know how to work
from the basic simple structure of chords in root position and get easy inversions with simple
handshapes and finger tricks. Even when we advance to 4-tone (7th) or 5-tone (9th) chords,
there are tricks and tips for acquiring lush sounding runs
into your fingers without complicating your music theory thinking. Only in this way can we attain a quiet mind to play in the
flow. If the mind is not quiet, all runs sound mechanical and stiff with hesitation.
To play different kinds of fills and runs with easy handshapes.
To understand the basic structure and concepts behind runs and fills.
To play nice lush sounding ascending and descending runs in the flow.
To make use of R2 to create beautiful runs spontaneously.
To explore and create the sounds you want to hear.
To train muscle memory into your fingers via fun finger exercises.
To use polychords to play runs with 6th, 7th, 9th, 13th color tones.
To create runs from Chromatic Scales.
To create runs from Whole Tone Scales.
Because of the extensive amount of material that is offered in this Module, this module will be launched in two parts.
Module C, Part 1
In 6 weeks, you will be able to play 17 different techniques:
OCTAVE Runs & Fill-ins in Silent Night
Octave Gentle Roll
Octave Quick Double Up
Octave Triplet Rock
Angelic Triad Arp Run
Octave Water Splash - slow & fast
Explore Descending Arps & Variations in Autumn Leaves
Lots of leaves falling
Leaves floating in the air
Leaves falling onto the ground: Descending tones on arp
Leaves of red and gold: Moving down on 3rds
Leaves drifting at my window: Alternating the 3rds
Tumbling down effect: Alternating 3rds from top
I miss you most when leaves start to fall: Cascading down in 6ths
Playful Runs starting with Index Finger R2
Creating Runs with LH & RH - Activate Right Brain Activities
Rolling Wave Filler-in: 2 octaves
Ocean Wave Runs: 4 - 6 octaves
10 Finger Exercises for 5 Ascending & Descending Arps in:
12 Major Chords:
C Db D Eb E F Gb G Ab A Bb B
12 Minor Chords: Cm Dbm Dm Ebm Em Fm Gbm Gm Abm Am Bbm Bm
**LEARN THE STROKING TECHNIQUE & MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR PIANO**
The following Secrets are applied heavily in this Module:
Secret 2: RH & LH Coordination
Secret 3: Thumb Focus
Secret 7 Right Brain Creativity
26 Instructional Videos 3 hours
7 Secrets Module C Part 1: Runs & Fills
After payment, you will
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You will receive 9 videos (yes, 9!) for your first week right away. The lessons
will continue to go to your email box every week for 6 weeks. Please
remember to check your email box every week for your lessons. All
videos can be downloaded onto your computer.
In addition, per request of many students, in the first week's email, you will also receive the download links for the entire course.
You have the option to download everything all at once after your purchase, or you can download the lessons in the span of 6 weeks.