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That's Jazz 2A —Digging Deeper (lessons)
Aug
28
to Dec 4

That's Jazz 2A —Digging Deeper (lessons)

Got improvising basics down? Go deeper while adding to your contemporary repertory.

This early-intermediate class pairs selections from Bradley Sowash’s popular That’s Jazz series (Book 2) with similar pop/jazz classics. Enjoy learning compelling educational tunes specifically designed to highlight jazz concepts. Then, solidify and apply your new creative skills to the likes of Crazy Love (Van Morrison), St. Thomas (Sonny Rollins), Theme from The Odd Couple (Neal Hefti), and Tuxedo Junction (Glenn Miller).

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Feel The Spirit!  (lessons) with Bradley Sowash
Sep
4
to Dec 11

Feel The Spirit! (lessons) with Bradley Sowash

Learn to play and improvise quintessential African-American spirituals, and then explore contemporary and gospel styles to create your own arrangements.

Tunes may include Down by the Riverside, Go Down Moses, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade in the Water (a la Ramsey Lewis) and even a few Christmas selections so you’ll be ready for the holiday season. As always, assignments include options to accommodate a range of ability levels.

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New Orleans Rhumba Style - Improv Tip of the Month
Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

New Orleans Rhumba Style - Improv Tip of the Month

In honor of the late, great Dr. John's passing, I'll share an overview and details about how to play the evocative New Orleans rhumba piano style of which he was a master.

Every month, I offer free tips in a Facebook livestream on a specific topic related to improvisation.

To receive a notification, follow the Bradley Sowash Music Facebook page (different from my profile) and then be on Facebook at the appointed hour.

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Take Five (5 lessons)
Jun
12
to Jul 31

Take Five (5 lessons)

Play and improvise on two classic jazz standards in five lessons!

May 29 (free trial), June 12, 26, July 17, 31; 1:30 - 2:45 pm Eastern. Compare to your time zone.
Can’t make some of these dates? Every class is recorded so you can catch up by watching archived replay videos for a full year. Learn more here: https://bradleysowash.com/group-lessons

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50 Ways to Make a Melody - free webinar
Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

50 Ways to Make a Melody - free webinar

  • Why do some melodies stand the test of time?

  • How does one begin writing a melody?

  • How can a music teacher guide budding composers to write a good melody?

  • While some tunes like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” include large intervals, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” is mostly made of steps. Why do both of these melodies have such massive appeal?

These are questions we’ll answer at our next 88 Creative Keys webinar along with many more. In fact, we--Bradley Sowash and Leila Viss--have lined up 50 ways to make a melody!

Register here or miss out forever.

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Piano Teacher's Hotline
Jan
22
1:00 PM13:00

Piano Teacher's Hotline

There’s lots of advice for piano teachers out there. But is it the advice that you are looking for?

Wouldn’t it be nice if your specific questions could be answered personally by experts?

Introducing—Piano Teachers Hotline—a free webinar dedicated to YOUR questions related to improvisation.

Two experts will be “on call” to answer your questions: Bradley Sowash and Forrest Kinney!


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How to Play Christmas Tunes by Ear - Improv Tip of the Month
Nov
13
11:00 AM11:00

How to Play Christmas Tunes by Ear - Improv Tip of the Month

Last year, I recorded a livestream tutorial on picking out holiday tunes by ear. It received a lot of positive feedback so I decided to screen the replay this year. While I won’t actually be on camera time, I’ll still be live, in-person to answer questions and pal around in the chat area. To receive a notification, click the “Get Reminder” button here:

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Creative Collaboration - online clinic
Mar
5
11:00 AM11:00

Creative Collaboration - online clinic

Cultivate creativity in your studio with lesson plans and prompts to get your students improvising, composing, and arranging... with special guest Wynn-Anne Rossi.

What’s an online clinic? Think of it as a paid professional development conference session with highly skilled presenters, slides, and handouts that you can enjoy at home.

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Rhythm that Rocks - webinar workshop
Jan
22
11:00 AM11:00

Rhythm that Rocks - webinar workshop

Cultivate your students’ sense of time through bucket drumming and rhythm boxes. Then learn simple, but effective rock, jazz, and Latin drum patterns you can play while teaching.

What’s a webinar workshop? Think of it as a paid professional development conference session with highly skilled presenters, slides, and handouts that you can enjoy at home.

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Facebook Improv Tip of the Month
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Facebook Improv Tip of the Month

Join me for my free Improv Tip of the Month live stream on Facebook. As always, I’ll share a juicy improv tidbit and then take questions on anything related to improvisation via the built-in chat. It’s casual and fun so stop by.

How to receive a notification:
Simply like my Facebook Page and be on Facebook when it starts.

Source:: https://www.facebook.com/BradleySowashMusic/

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Improv Tip of the Month
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Improv Tip of the Month

Join me for my free Improv Tip of the Month on Facebook Sept. 7 at 11:00am EST. As always, I’ll share a juicy improv tidbit and then take questions on anything related to improvisation via the built-in chat. It’s casual and fun so stop by.

How to access:
In the past, I’ve streamed from my Facebook Profile but this time, I’m going to stream from my Bradley Sowash Music Facebook Page. So, be sure to like https://www.facebook.com/BradleySowashMusic/ so you’ll receive a notification on your FB newsfeed when it starts.

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Improv Tip of the Month
Jul
5
11:00 AM11:00

Improv Tip of the Month

Improv Tip of the Month
Got questions about teaching or playing piano off-page? Join me on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am Eastern Time when I'll demonstrate an new creative concept, and answer your improvisation questions on Facebook live streaming. Be sure to come with a question in mind to type in the chat area or email it to me beforehand.

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Improv Tip of the Month Q and A
Jun
7
11:00 AM11:00

Improv Tip of the Month Q and A

Improv Tip of the Month
Got questions about teaching or playing piano off-page? Join me on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am Eastern Time when I'll demonstrate an new creative concept, and answer your improvisation questions on Facebook live streaming. Be sure to come with a question in mind to type in the chat area or email it to me beforehand.

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