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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#099 -Learn "The Christmas Song"
November 20, 2017
Hello Friends!

Learn "The Christmas Song"

Greetings keyboard fans!!

The Christmas Song" which is also known as "Chestnuts roasting on an Open Fire" is one of the seasons best known songs. It was written in 1944 by famous jazz vocalist Mel Torme along with help from Bob Wells.

According to BMI "The Christmas Song" is perhaps the most performed Christmas song of all time.

The most popular recording was by Nat King Cole and his original 1946 version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974

I know that it is my favorite secular holiday song and I enjoy playing it in season.

I have included the definitive Nat King Cole version along with lyrics, Chord changes in the key of Eb and C major as well as a video breakdown showing some possible ways to harmonize the song in Eb.

For the complete free lesson "The Christmas Song", click the link below

The Christmas Song

Introducing GospelKeys 101...

Now In Less Than 2 Hours, You Can Jump Start Your Piano Playing With These 3 Easy Steps!


Dear Friend,

Jermaine Griggs, the pioneer of the award-winning GospelKeys learning system, has come up with 3 simple steps so that you won't waste any time at all. In fact, it'll virtually cut your learning time in half! I copied and pasted the most important parts below so you can get a general idea.

HERE IT GOES...

Step One: Determining the Melody

Step Two: Harmonizing the Melody

Step Three: Adding the Bass


These three steps are not super complicated theories that require several years of experience. In fact, they were designed for the total beginner with absolutely no musical experience.

What most people don't understand is that most songs follow patterns. If you've been mistakenly learning songs, one by one, you're only exercising your ability to MEMORIZE chords --- and
that's exactly why it takes SO LONG to learn just one song.

BUT...

If you concentrate on LEARNING PATTERNS, you'll never go wrong because songs are built on repeating patterns. You should NEVER EVER have to memorize dozens of songs when they all share the same exact CHORDS, PROGRESSIONS, AND PATTERNS.

So head over to their site and let me know what you think

If you have any questions, feel free to reply.

Talk soon,




P.S. - You might find more interesting information, techniques, or resources just by clicking around on their website..

Dear Fellow Musician,

What if you could pop a CD into your home or car stereo and learn everything you needed to know to start playing beautiful chords on the piano?

I'm talking about all the same chords used to play practically every popular song out there! The ones you grew up listening to... the songs you now enjoy... classic holiday tunes... even your kids' favorite songs... and more!

What if you could learn all the chords that make up those songs in just an hour or so? Would you be excited?

My good friend Jermaine Griggs over at Hear and Play Music is going to reveal an approach that allows you to learn anywhere: at your piano, in your car, on your ipod® while at the gym --- ANYWHERE!

So, if you have a CD player and two hours to spare, then you have what it takes to start mastering chords by ear.

For more info click the link below

Best Chord Learning System



You Need to check out this software! Very cool!

Check out this awesome song learning software" I've got to tell you I was truly impressed by this new software and you would do well to check out the worlds first internet powered song learning software. If you can find a song on Google or anywhere on the internet this software will teach you from beginning to end.

I have personally tried this and so have many of my more serious students. Its like having me there as a teacher 24/7..

Check this out for yourself by clicking the link below..


Amazing Song Tutor Softward


Piano Improvisation starts here!

Have you ever thought: “How excellent would it be to sit at a piano and play any melody that comes into my mind – without any notes?”

Or: What do I do when my band wants me to take a Piano Solo?

Piano improvisation, is the art of spontaneously playing melodies on the piano at the spur of the moment.

You may think it is domain of few very creative, experienced, and gifted musicians and thus unreachable for hobbist musicians or beginners. However......

I believe if you read on and go through some of the suggestion contained in these lessons that you or anyone can begin to learn this awesome skill.

View the whole video lesson by clicking below.


piano improvisation


Learn the 12 bar blues progression on piano."

Learning the 12 bar blues progression is basic to understanding the roots of American popular music.

When you see a group of musicians getting together to play everyone seems to know what to do almost magically.

This is because at one time or another they learned the 12 bar blues progression.

While there are lots of variations of this timeless progression the most common is a three chord 12 measure version explained in this lesson.

The 12 bar Blues for piano


Dear Musician,

Have you always wanted to learn to play jazz & blues on the piano but never had the time or money?

Or couldn't find the right person or course to teach you the "real" stuff?

If so, I've definitely found someone who can help you.

I'm talking about James Wrubel, an amazing musician and expert instructor. He's been there and back as a professional jazz musician and has played with some of the top names in the industry.

In two dvds and over 2 hours of step-by-step instruction, he takes you by the hand and shows you how to master tons of jazz & blues tricks and techniques as well as signature soloing secrets that'll have you sounding like you've been playing for years.

Here's some highlights.

Discover: * How to quickly and easily form tons of chord patterns and runs that'll have you sounding pro almost overnight.

* How to accelerate your jazz learning curve by combining 3 secret elements pros don't want you to know!

* How to pack every chord and voicing with just the right amount of flavor to get the job done.

* 7 secrets to playing signature solos without hesitation or even thinking about anything.

* And much more.

Clink the link below to get started!!

Learn Jazz Here!!

I want to remind you that many of the ideas for lessons come from those of you who contact me with questions. I encourage you to let me know what you need.

Also you can find a contact form on the site and suggest a song for a future lesson. Don't be shy. Let me know how i can help!!

I am grateful for all of you, and wish you the best success in your playing!!

Thanks, Greg

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