Master the honky tonk and Western Swing piano styles that make the dance halls and juke joints jump! This good-time rhythmic music, with origins in ragtime, novelty songs, stride, blues and boogie-woogie, is full of catchy intros and breathtaking solos. Tim Alexander clearly details the authentic techniques needed to play like a pro: intervals, chords, arpeggios, octaves, bass lines, trumpet-style piano and more.
Tim's "cheater left-hand" technique minimizes the challenge of perfecting a long, bouncing reach and his "five step" practice method is guaranteed to subdue complex runs and passages. You'll learn the intros, solos and techniques made popular by Moon Mullican, Al Stricklin, Bob Wills, Millard Kelso, Skeeter Elkins and other great players of the 1920s and 30s. With overhead cameras, up-to-tempo run-throughs and slow breakdowns, you won't miss a beat.
Tim will develop your honky tonk chops, improve your command of the 88s and teach you to play solos for Red Wing, Roly Poly, Stay A Little Longer, Sugar Moon, Well Oh Well, Seven Nights To Rock, Hubbin' It, I Had A Little Mule, Little Rock Getaway, Corrine, Corrina.