PRACTICE ROOM - KEYBOARDS
Resources for Rock & Pop keyboards players.
On this page:
Keyboards 2018 - Syllabus Showcase
Keyboards Technical Focus Demo Videos
Keyboards Improvisation Demo Videos
Keyboards Sessions - Performances by the Professionals
KEYBOARDS 2018 - SYLLABUS SHOWCASE
Get a taster of just some of the exciting new songs featuring on our new Rock & Pop 2018 Keyboards syllabus. Session keyboards player Rosa Ullmann puts her spin on songs from the new syllabus and tells you why she thinks they’re so great to play. The songs featured are: 'If I Ain't Got You' by Alicia Keys, 'Chandelier' by Sia and 'Gold On The Ceiling' by The Black Keys.
TECHNICAL FOCUS DEMO VIDEOS
Learn how to master the skills that appear in some of our technical focus songs for Keyboards 2018 with professional session musician Aidan Glover. These videos focus on a range of techniques from articulation to arpeggiated chords. Aidan started piano lessons at the age of seven and went on to study music at Trinity College of Music, graduating with a Bmus(hons) in jazz performance and jazz piano. Aidan is now a sought after accompanist on the London music scene and has worked with artists including Joss Stone, Michael Kiwanuka, Celine Dion and Kimberley Walsh among many others. Aidan also teaches in two schools and runs jazz and improvisation workshops at schools around London.
Split stave in 'A Town Called Malice' by The Jam
IMPROVISATION DEMO VIDEOS
Professional musician Harry The Piano takes you through a range of different styles and genres, looking at ways to approach improvising on keyboards. Harry The Piano has a reputation as one of the most gifted improvising pianists in the world, and has often been likened to a human jukebox with his note-perfect knowledge of tens of thousands of classical, jazz, musical, rock and pop tunes. Harry has performed in a dazzling amount of places and venues, from the Moulin Rouge to the Royal Albert Hall and from a palace on the Nile to a car park theatre in Adelaide. He's played with artists including Simply Red, Charlotte Church, Julie Andrews, David Bowie, Elvis Costello and Andrea Bocelli.
Improvising in an R'n'B Style
ROCK & POP KEYBOARDS SESSIONS
PERFORMANCES BY THE PROFESSIONALS - ROSA ULLMANN
Rosa Ullmann is a London-based keyboard player and composer. She’s supported a range of artists including Lady Gaga, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, The Offspring, and The Gossip, and has played at some of the world’s biggest festivals including Wireless, Rock En Seine, Africa Express and Glastonbury. Watch her put her spin on:
FURTHER SUPPORT RESOURCES
Explore the wide range of support resources in our Practice Room:
- Watch professional session musicians put their spin on songs in our Rock & Pop Sessions
- Study specific skills and techniques in our Technical Focus Demo Videos
- Work on improvisation through our Improvising in a Style Articles
- Find out what our examiners are looking for in our Meet The Examiner Articles
- Get inspired about building a career in the music industry with our Meet The Musician Articles
- Find out what top tips teachers working with rock and pop students have in our Teaching Tips Articles
- Hear young professional musicians talk about the music industry in our Pro Skills Videos
- Listen to the artist's original versions of the Rock & Pop 2018 for inspiration in our Spotify playlists