PianoGroove's New Design

I’m super excited to reveal the new PianoGroove website design. (If you download the images, you will be able to zoom in and see the full features and functionality of these pages).

Firstly thanks to everyone who contributed their ideas, suggestions and feedback… i have taken it all onboard and it’s looking great.

These designs are still static images (ie. they still need to be coded into a website) but I’ve been working with a very talented graphic designer who has created a wonderful new system for tracking progress and organising the website content.

I’ve shared a few pages below and bullet pointed the new features and how this will benefit students.

The New Lesson Library Page

  • The categories from the Lesson Progress Tracker are now displayed in the main video library. This creates ‘mini courses’ of related lessons and makes the page much easier to navigate.

  • All lessons are now categorised by Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced so students can find the level that they are comfortable with.

  • When hovering over a course, logged in users will be able to see how much of the course they have completed.



The New Course Pages

  • These pages will replace the Lesson Progress Tracker. Everyones information will be carried over to the new system.

  • Each course will have a short video of me explaining what the course is about, what the learning outcomes are, and ultimately how it will benefit your playing.

  • Course downloads and supplements will be available on this page so that you can find all related materials in one place.

  • My mission is to make jazz piano tuition accessible to anyone who wants to learn it - no matter what background you are from. This is why I offer a lot of free material on the website as some students are unable to join for various reasons. However, the ‘progress tracking’ functionality is just for pro students.



The New Individual Lesson Page

  • This is the page I’m most excited about… it has a tonne of new features.

  • Firstly, Lesson Chaptering. You will see that under the video, the chapters are clearly marked. This will allow students to jump straight to the section of the lesson that interests them. As the community grows, we have both beginner and advanced students, I want to create lessons that cater for all and so this new system will allow beginner students to start of the beginning, and more advanced students to jump straight to the topics that interest them.

  • The next thing you will see is a Secondary Navigation that allows you to jump to different areas of the page. These page now contain a LOT more information and so being able to quickly find what you want is important.

  • Lesson Downloads are now presented on each page, this will include the relevant transcriptions/midi files/lead sheets/audio files/worksheets etc…

  • Related Lessons - There will be a carousel/slider which takes you directly to related lessons. As many of you know, I refer to other lessons when we touch upon certain elements of theory. This new feature will give you a direct link to the lesson, and save you having to search the website to find the information you are looking for.

  • Info & Links This section will detail any other relevant information, such as practice tips, notable recordings on YouTube and anything else that I think is relevant, for example a link to a bio on certain musician or a certain style of jazz.

  • Commenting System - I will be keeping the same commenting system, but you can click ‘comments’ in the secondary navigation and you will automatically scroll down to the comments to see what others have said and join in the discussion.


I would estimate around 2 months before this new system is in place. I'm almost finalising the designs (any feedback is welcome by the way) and the next step is to find a talented website developer/coder who can turn these designs into a fully functioning website.

I’ll be keeping everyone updated and I’d love to hear your comments and thought if you like to share them below.

Cheers,
Hayden.

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I hope you have many subscribers, ($$) because you really do work hard and are so very productive and helpful to us all. you deserve all the success and rewards! that said, I still keep thinking of more tunes I hope you will teach us! Cheers!!!

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Thanks Lori… it really means a lot to hear that :grinning:

I’m honestly not doing this for the monetary side of things. The freedom in terms of working on my terms is nice but I genuinely just want to share my knowledge with as many people as possible and enrich the world with beautiful jazz ballads.

I’ve actually had a new idea for a “PianoGroove for kids”… like a healthy/productive/enriching alternative to TV and video games and I would love to inspire musicality in the younger generations too.


Please always feel free to post suggestions in the ‘Vote Jazz Standards’ thread. I take everything into consideration.

I’ve just published a lesson on Estaté: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/estate-jazz-tutorial/ - It’s a lovely ballad performance - very free and floaty - my kind of style! I’ll be emailing all students shortly.

The lesson length ran away from me a little (31 mins :smile:) but the new chaptering system will help with that once it is in place.


I’ve also recorded a 2 part lesson on “Satin Doll” which is more uptempo, we cover lots of nice comping voicings that are suited to trio playing (4 way close, red garland voicings & pentatonic voicings). I’m currently working on an improv tutorial over the tune which will be released very shortly after.

This Satin Doll imporv tutorial will help students get to grips with improv over a 32 bar form. The chord changes of Satin Doll are all 25s and 251s (also in ‘easy keys’) and so it’s a perfect tune to teach this.

Cheers.

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WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Your passion is so evident in everything you do to make learning as accessible as possible. I’m especially excited about the new Individual Lesson page, particularly the chaptering, the relevant downloads all being available on the page, and the Related lessons link. Absolutely brilliant, and fantastic that your ego never gets in the way of asking for collaboration from your students. I’m so grateful that the universe led me to you on Youtube, and then to your site. I look forward to being a student for a very long time, thank you!!

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Thanks Kim!

Yes I think this will be a brilliant addition and make related material much more accessible.

I’m very excited about the new course system for categorising lessons, this should help students keep on track with the areas of jazz they are studying. It will also put the foundations in place for other teachers to create their own courses.

I have attached a mock up of the new Dashboard page. You should see that this is now designed around the courses that the student is taking, and gives information like course title and progress bar etc…

New Dashbord .pdf (73.5 KB)


I’ll be sharing more designs as they are created and we’re aiming to have all designs finished by next week :slight_smile:

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Hi All!

The design stage is now finished and we have just started coding up the new website. Exciting! :smiley:

The New Student Dashboard Page

  • Courses that you are taking are listed and it shows how much of the course you have completed

  • Each course will be 5-10 lessons and will focus on a specific area of jazz theory whilst also applying it to jazz standards.

  • When you continue the course, it will take you right to the point where you left off in the video you were watching

  • Completed courses are listed at the bottom so that you can see your accomplishments and the areas of study your have completed

  • There is a handy search box to quickly find transcriptions, midi files, lead sheets and audio files.




If you haven’t started any courses yet, you will see this page:



The New Index Page

  • this lists all of the courses available on the website

  • filter by beginner/intermediate/advanced

  • filter by jazz/blues/bossa and in the future gospel/bebob/funk etc…

  • In the future you will also be able to filter by tutor, (currently I’m the only tutor on the website) but this new course system will set the foundations for me to bring on tutors who specialise in other styles of piano such as gospel, blues, funk and others.

  • All future tutorials will still be edited by myself to ensure the style and presentation is consistent with PianoGroove lessons.


A Redesigned Transcriptions & Midi Files Page

  • audio files of each arrangement will also be available for download

  • this page also looks great on mobile/tablet so it can be accessed on any devices.


Welcome Page For New Students

Last but not least, I have a new page which welcomes new students once they join. This ties into my longer term goals to create a community of jazz enthusiasts sharing music, knowledge, practice tips, more experienced musicians helping new ones, recommending ways to practice, who to listen to etc... more on this when the new website is launched.

Here’s the welcome video: (please don’t share this publicly :slight_smile: )


And here's the new welcome page:


I’m hoping to have the new site up and running in the next month or so.

I apologise for any delays in new videos, I have been extremely busy coordinating this new website but I promise it will have a big impact on helping you track your progress and keep you focused with the areas you are working on.

It will also put everything in place for me to bring new tutors on board, which is the next step for PianoGroove. I love playing and teaching ballads and so I will always continue to do this. But I think it would be awesome to have tutors who are equally as passionate and interested in styles like bebop/blues/gospel/bossa/funk etc…

Currently the video library is messy and disorganised and so this redesign has been my #1 priority. It’s been demanding and stressful but I’m thrilled to see it come together!

I’ll be releasing a lovely ballad arrangement of “The Way You Look Tonight” in the next couple days so look out for the email.

Cheers,
Hayden

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Grandioso! Thanks alot=))

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Course Map For New Website

Hey guys!

Here’s the course structure and contents for the new website. I’m very excited to get the lessons on PianoGroove organised into these modules…

Course 1: Jazz Piano Foundations
Level: Beginner
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/jazz-piano-foundations/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/12-major-scales/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/minor-scales-for-jazz-piano/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/intervals-for-jazz-piano/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/triads-for-jazz-piano/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/7th-chords/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/major-251-progression/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/how-to-read-lead-sheets/

**Course 2:** Extended Chords & Voicings **Level:** Beginner **URL:** https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/extended-chords-voicings/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/chord-extensions-9ths-11ths-13ths/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/so-what-chord-voicing/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/herbie-hancock-voicing/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/kenny-barron-voicing/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/misty-tutorial-lesson/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/tenderly-jazz-standard/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/my-foolish-heart-tutorial/

**Course 3:** Mastering Left Hand Voicings **Level:** Beginner **URL:** https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/left-hand-voicings/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/rootless-chord-voicings/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/rootless-251-progression/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/minor-251-progression/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/rootless-251-practice-exercises/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/left-hand-minor-251s-advanced/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/the-minor-line-cliche-tutorial/ 
    
  7. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/sentimental-mood-tutorial/
    8 www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/my-funny-valentine-lesson/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/beautiful-love-tutorial/

Course 4: Altered Harmony & Upper Structure Triads
Level: Intermediate
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/altered-harmony-upper-structure-triads/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/altered-jazz-chords-major-251/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/2-handed-minor-251/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/upper-structure-triads/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/upper-structures-practice/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/upper-structures-blue-in-green/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/blue-in-green-tutorial/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/sophisticated-lady-tutorial/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/autumn-in-new-york-tutorial/
  9. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/stella-starlight-tutorial/
  10. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/advanced-upper-structures-tutorial/

**Course 5:** Arranging For Solo Piano **Level:** Intermediate **URL:** https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/how-to-play-solo/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/major-voicing-variations/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/minor-voicing-options/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/dominant-chord-voicings-part-1/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/dominant-chord-voicings-part-2/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/autumn-leaves-tutorial/ 
    
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/all-the-things-you-are-tutorial/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/these-foolish-things-tutorial/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/body-soul-tutorial/
  9. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/you-dont-know-what-love-is-tutorial/
  10. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/have-you-met-miss-jones-tutorial/

Course 6: Chord Substitution & Reharmonisation
Level: Advanced
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/chord-substitution-reharmonisation/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/tritone-substitution-tutorial/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/advanced-tritone-substitution/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/understanding-sus-chords/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/passing-chords-tutorial/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/major-so-what-variation/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/the-shadow-of-your-smile-tutorial/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/what-are-you-doing-the-rest-of-your-life-tutorial/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/fall-in-love-to-easily-tutorial/
  9. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/easy-to-love-tutorial-cole-porter/
  10. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/heres-that-rainy-day-tutorial/

Course 7: Scales & Modes For Improv
Level: Intermediate
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/scales-modes-improvisation/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/chord-scale-theory-tutorial/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/modes-major-scale-tutorial/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/melodic-minor-modes-tutorial/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/choosing-chord-scales/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/altered-scale-improv/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/pentatonic-scale-improvisation/

Course 8: Unusual Chord Voicings
Level: Intermediate
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/advanced-chord-voicings/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/slash-chords/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/cluster-voicings/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/major-minor-upper-structures/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/my-one-only-love/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/like-someone-in-love-2/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/round-midnight-tutorial/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/time-remembered-tutorial/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/darn-that-dream-tutorial/
  9. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/darn-dream-part-2/
  10. https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/midnight-mood-joe-zawinul/


Course 9: Improvisation & Soloing
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/how-to-improvise/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/improvising-blue-in-green/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/play-swing-rhythm/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/locked-hands-improvisation/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/tenderly-tutorial-part-2/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/this-masquerade-improvisation/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/approach-patterns-target-notes/

Course 10: Introductions, Turnarounds & Endings
Level: Intermediate
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/intros-endings-turnarounds/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/1625-436251-progressions/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/the-way-you-look-tonight-tutorial/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/the-way-look-tonight-part-2/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/as-time-goes-by-tutorial/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/developing-intros-time-goes-by/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/time-goes-stride/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/my-romance-tutorial-lesson/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/romance-full-solo-arrangement/
  9. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/my-romance-3/
  10. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/this-masquerade-tutorial/
  11. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/when-i-fall-in-love-tutorial/

Course 11: How To Transcribe Lines & Solos
Level: Advanced
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/how-to-transcribe-lines-solos/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/chet-baker-minor-251-line/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/transcription-introduction/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/there-will-never-be-another-transcription/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/summertime-improvisation/

Course 12: Block Chords & Drop 2 Voicings
Level: Advanced
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/block-chords-drop-2-voicings/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/block-chords-intro/ 
    
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/drop-2-voicings-tutorial/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/red-garland-voicing-block-chord-tutorial/ 
    
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/pentatonic-harmony-chords/ 
    
  5. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/laura-jazz-piano-tutorial/ 
    
  6. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/will-never-another-you/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/the-nearness-of-you-tutorial/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/days-of-wine-and-roses-tutorial/
  9. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/fly-me-to-the-moon-tutorial/ 
    
  10. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/fly-me-to-the-moon-2/
  11. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/satin-doll-piano-tutorial/
  12. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/satin-doll-block-chords/
  13. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/comping-voicings-rhythms/

Course 13: Waking Bass & Bluesy Jazz Standards
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/blues-gospel-swing/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/walking-bass-line-tutorial/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/walking-bass-line-notes-scale/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/walking-bass-line-example-autumn-leaves/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/autumn-leaves-bass-line-2/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/the-major-blues-scale/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/georgia-on-my-mind-tutorial/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/cry-me-a-river-tutorial/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/cry-river-part-2/
  9. https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/summertime-tutorial/
  10. www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/summertime-walking-bass-line-tutorial/

Course 14: Jazzy Christmas Songs
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/jazzy-christmas-songs/

Lessons:

  1. https://www.pianogroove.com/jazzy-christmas-songs/santa-claus/
  2. https://www.pianogroove.com/jazzy-christmas-songs/tutorial-chestnuts-roasting-open-fire-lesson/
  3. https://www.pianogroove.com/jazzy-christmas-songs/christmas-time-tutorial/
  4. https://www.pianogroove.com/jazzy-christmas-songs/white-christmas-tutorial-lesson/

**Course 15:** Introduction to Bossa Nova **Level:** Beginner **URL:** https://www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/introduction-bossa-nova/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/bossa-nova-beginners/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/bossa-nova-251-progressions/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/blue-bossa-part-1/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/blue-bossa-tutorial-part-2/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/blue-bossa-part-3/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/how-insensitive-tutorial-lesson/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/how-insensitive-part-2/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/how-insensitive-part-3/

Course 16: 12 Bar Blues Improvisation
Level: Beginner
URL: https://www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/12-bar-blues-improvisation/

Lessons:

  1. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/12-bar-blues-tutorial/
  2. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/jazz-blues-progression-tutorial/
  3. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/chord-tone-soloing-tutorial/
  4. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/triplets-swing-8th-notes-tutorial/
  5. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/approach-patterns-enclosures/
  6. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/chromatic-passing-tones-tutorial/
  7. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/blues-scale-improvisation-tutorial/
  8. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/blues-licks-tutorial/
  9. www.pianogroove.com/blues-piano-lessons/straight-no-chaser-tutorial/
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It looks fine to me Hayden. I would like to see the option, at some point, of jazz standard focus, where you bring the different princples learned accross songs into one tune. Perhaps this could be a separate category at intermediate to advanced level. For example, you could take a tune such as autumn leaves and place all of the lessons on autumn leaves under that title, and bring across improvisation concepts from the blues plus added ideas on how to do a complete jam on autumn leaves.

Regards,

Don

This new organization looks brilliant, very manageable and logical. Great way to know that you’ve mastered concepts before moving on. Can’t wait for it to be live! Love the fact that the video will maintain last position.

I think that’s a great idea Donald. The main goal of the new website structure is to group together related lessons and content and I agree that a section with a jazz standard focus would be logical.

Perhaps this could be a different section from the course library, a new section which lists tutorials under jazz standard headings. As you say “Autumn Leaves” would be a perfect example to start with, we already have a few lessons on this tune and so I’ll create a couple more with a jamming/improv focus and then create the ‘Standard Course’. Leave this with me!

Thanks Kim… I’m excited to launch it too!

And yes the resume video aspect will help with longer tutorials.

I’m currently going through some of the older lessons, and everything over 25 minutes will be split into multiple parts to make the content more digestible and help improve the accuracy of the A/B loop.

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Hi all!

The launch has been delayed slightly… more info in this video and I give you a tour of the new site and features:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/236110186

There is some minor design work still be completed but all of the main functionality has been tested and is working correctly.

Over the weekend I’ll be moving over the last of the lesson content and also finishing the Course Intro Videos and adding the Lesson Chaptering to every tutorial.

Our technical team have said it should be finished by Wednesday 4th and we are working towards that date.

I apologise for the delay and I’m working around the clock to get everything finished as soon as possible! :slightly_smiling_face:

Cheers,
Hayden

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Hi Hayden,
I am glad to have joined your site recently at this major website turning point.
This is amazing and beautiful layout. Can’t wait to get into the experience.
Thanks for the noteworthy changes!

Glad to have you here Joe!

We were lucky to find some really talented designers and developers to build it and I’m confident it will deliver a seamless online learning experience.

The new structure will give all students a clear and logical path to progress through the material and also intertwine the theory studies with enjoyable jazz standard arrangements.

In addition, we now have a good system in place to bring new tutors onboard who specialise in other styles of jazz… this is what I’m most excited about! :smiley:

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Looks fantastic!! Get some rest.

Hey Hayden: Your creative brilliance continues to live on!! I love all the new features of the revamped website,since it will have many new features to help the learning process.I just hope that bringing on new tutors to discuss other jazz styles won’t mean an increase in our monthly membership tuition!! And for me,there is really no need to rush to meet your deadline date since I plan to be with you learning for some time into the future,and know that you will eventually get the new revamped website up soon enough.Anyway,congratulations!! You’ve always been an ACE in my book!!.

Looking really useful Hayden - well done on a project that I’m sure will help everyone involved!

Thanks Lori & Paul… great to hear you like the look of it… it will look much better when it’s finished too :sunglasses:


No there is certainly no plans to increase tuition fees David.

The ideas is to offer unique perspectives into other styles, allow me to concentrate on ballad piano arrangement and hopefully free up a little of my time to work on other website features like the forum, resources and translated captions.

The new site has an option to add captions to each video (you would have to turn these on so it wouldn’t distract you if you didn’t need them). All languages are supported and getting accurate english transcriptions of each lesson is the first step. It would be awesome if anyone, who speaks any language, can access the free beginner tutorials in their native tongue!



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There’s a nice admin panel to change the color, size and font of the captions

The technology behind the new site has a tonne more features which will help take PianoGroove to the next level… exciting!

Looking forward to working with the new design, navigation appears to be much improved and short cuts as well
Cheers,

Awesome!

Yes it’s now very easy to navigate through courses, individual lessons, and also find the related downloads such as midi files, chord changes and transcriptions. :smiley: