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Play Piano in a Flash 12 DVD Set

$ 59.95 $ 100.00

In this collection Scott teaches you exactly what you need to know to immediately to start playing the music that you love on your own piano or keyboard. This 12-DVD set makes learning piano easy and is perfect for absolute beginners (even those of you who have never touched a piano before or those who have tried unsuccessfully in the past), intermediate players or even more advanced pianists! 

• Step-by-step video instruction with Scott by your side
• Learn to play the non-classical songs you love 
• Fun and easy-to-learn techniques, mini-lessons, tips, tricks and secrets Blues, pop, standards, jazz, Latin, rockabilly and kids tunes
• Eye-opening segments with incredible guest pianists Learn how to make your playing sound more professional
• Understand chords, slides, scales, melodies, roots, left-hand patterns and more
• Learn everything you need to know to play any piece of piano music Audio tracks let you play along with the professionals

Learn to play songs including: Don’t Know Why, Imagine, Fly Me To The Moon, Amazing Grace, Sweet Home Alabama, Yesterday, As Time Goes By, Moon River, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Christmas Song, Your Song, You Are My Sunshine, It Had To Be You, Scarborough Fair, Have A Little Faith In Me, Louie Louie, A Thousand Miles, New York New York, The Entertainer, Mack The Knife, The Rose, Nearer My God To Thee, Morning Has Broken, Winter Wonderland, Joy To The World, Christmas Time Is Here, White Christmas, And Many More! 

Here is how Scott suggests you work through this 12 DVD set:

  1. Watch the pledge specials: Play Piano in a Flash and then The New Play Piano in a Flash to gain an overview of the basic steps needed to enable you to play a favorite song from a lead sheet with two hands. 

    The Original Play Piano in a Flash gives you access to chord charts and graphics used in the video through a web address provided on the DVD.

The New Play Piano in a Flash DVD also includes a link so that you can print the lead sheet (sheet music) to the songs using your computer and printer.

Now you are ready for some private lessons from Scott using these great DVD’s:
  • The Piano Guy 1-on-1 Series: Amazing Grace
  • The Piano Guy 1-on-1 Series: Silent Night

Follow Scott chapter by chapter as he starts at the very beginning of the tune and works his way up, teaching you to play the song like you really are dying to sound!

These teaching videos are great for beginners and more advanced players alike as they allow learners to spend as little or as much time needed to get the info in each chapter “under hand” before progressing to the next chapter. All techniques learned can be added to your “piano playing bag of tricks” to be used later with other favorite songs!

These DVD’s also include links so that you can print the lead sheets (sheet music) to the songs using your computer and printer.

  1. When you feel comfortable using the basic process of playing a tune using a lead sheet and want more ideas you can incorporate to make your playing sound more professional, watch any of the following in any order:
  • The Piano Guy: Tips, Cheap Tricks & Professional Secrets Vol. 1-4 – These 4 DVD’s are great because not only do you get awesome tips from Scott, but you can also get to hear from a variety of other talented, professional piano players.

Each volume includes over 2 Hours of selected segments from the public television series, "The Piano Guy with Scott Houston" including mini-lessons and interviews with musical guests sharing their "Secrets of the Pros."

Vol. 1 includes the following segments:

  • Interpreting Lead Sheets
  • Using the Blues Scale to Improvise
  • "Yesterday" Guest pianist: Dave Powers
  • Using the Root, 5th and 10th as a Left Hand Pattern
  • "As Time Goes By" Guest pianist: Jack Widner
  • Building Chords from Scratch
  • "Amazing Grace" Guest pianists: Arnett Howard, Bradley Sowash
  • Playing the Melody in Octaves
  • Boogie Woogie Guest pianist: Happy Chichester
  • Substituting a Major 7th Chord for a Major Chord
  • "The Rose" Guest pianist: Mary Daniels
  • Interpreting Chord Symbol Extensions

Vol. 2 includes the following segments:

  • Playing Kid Tunes
  • The Blues Guest pianist: Bradley Sowash
  • Rolling Chords
  • "Moon River" Guest pianist: Jack Widner
  • Walking Bass Lines with the Left Hand
  • Rockabilly Guest pianist: Casey McKeown
  • Playing the Root then the Chord with the Left Hand
  • "Bye Bye Blackbird" Guest pianist: Arnett Howard
  • Endings
  • "The Christmas Song" Guest pianist: Dave Powers
  • Using Chord Inversions
  • Reading Lead Sheets

Vol. 3 includes the following segments:

  • An Intro, Vamp & Pedal Tones (Scott Houston)
  • "New York, New York" (Guest Artist: Dave Powers)
  • No Boring Left Hands (Scott Houston)
  • Blues Walk Down (Scott Houston)
  • "Imagine" (Guest Artist: Mary Daniels)
  • New Age Music (Scott Houston)
  • A Vamp For Latin Tunes (Scott Houston)
  • Comping (Scott Houston)
  • "Sweet Home Alabama" (Guest Artist: Pete Moran)
  • "Slipping" Into A Chord (Scott Houston)
  • "The Entertainer" (Scott Houston)
  • A Fun Way To Practice (Scott Houston)
  • "Mack The Knife" (Guest Artist: Andy Launer)
  • "Beer Barrel Polka" (Guest Artist: Dave Powers)
  • A Beautiful Ballad Ending (Scott Houston)

 Vol. 4 includes the following segments:

  • Sliding (Scott Houston)
  • What Is A Fake Book? (Scott Houston)
  • "Your Song" (Guest Artist: Nat Kerr)
  • "You Are My Sunshine" (Scott Houston)
  • "It Had To Be You" (Guest Artist: Andy Launer)
  • No Wrong Notes (Scott Houston)
  • "Fly Me To The Moon" (Guest Artist: Dave Powers)
  • "Scarborough Fair" (Scott Houston)
  • Make Basic Chords Interesting (Scott Houston)
  • "Don't Know Why" (Guest Artist: Mary Daniels)
  • Changing Tempo For The Intro (Scott Houston)
  • "Have A Little Faith In Me" (Guest Artist: Jeff DeHerdt)
  • "Louie, Louie" (Scott Houston)
  • 14, "A Thousand Miles" (Guest Artist: David Tolley)
  • A Barn Burner Ending (Scott Houston)
  • Max Impact in Minimum Time: This DVD contains over 30 mini-lessons to jumpstart your piano playing in all non-classical styles! CONTENTS: 

Segments 1 - 11 

  • Scott's Welcome
  • Easy Ending
  • Sound Hipper
  • Root the Chord
  • Melody in Octaves
  • Easy Intro
  • Slash Chords
  • Minor Blues
  • Beginning Improve Tip
  • Improv on Black Notes
  • Tip for Gospel Tunes
  • Explaining Comping

Segments 12 - 22

  • Playing by Ear
  • LH Blues Patterns
  • A Bossa Rhythm
  • Country Slide Lick
  • Solo vs. Accomp.
  • Whole vs. Half Steps
  • Embellish w/Chord Tones
  • Turnarounds
  • Split a Digital Piano
  • A "Barn Burner" Ending
  • Ending with a 6 - 9

Chord Segments 23 - 33 

  • Neat Stylistic Ending
  • Curving your Fingers
  • Sliding into a note
  • Rolling Chords
  • Pedal Tone
  • Practicing Slowly
  • Walking Bass Lines
  • Blues Chords Variation
  • stride piano
  • "Numbering" Chords
  1. The next 3 DVD’s are genre specific and can be used anytime in the learning process to reinforce skills:
  • The Piano Guy Holiday Special
  • The Piano Guy Sacred & Inspirational Piano Disc 1
  • The Piano Guy Sacred & Inspirational Piano Disc 2

Both of the Sacred DVD’s also include a link so that you can print the lead sheets (sheet music) to the songs using your computer and printer.

  1. Remember, the goal here is to Have Fun Playing some tunes that you love!


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