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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#037 -My Life is in Your Hands
September 02, 2014
|Greetings keyboard friends!
"My Life is in Your Hands" piano tutorial
Hello to all my friends and Keyboard fans!
In response to a request from one of the visitors to Piano-Lessons-for-Life .com. I created a lesson on a great worship song by Kirk Franklin called "My Life is in Your Hands".
I hope to be making more and more of these tutorials so if you need a little help with any song let me know and I will try and get to it to you asap.
The lesson includes the basic chord progression in the Key of F major, as well as Lyrics and a video breaking down the progression in a simple and easy way.
To view the lesson click the link below.
Why Learn Piano Chords?
Learning piano with any " keyboard chords system" is not new. I have seen lots of advertisements on the net implying that it is some sort of magic way to play like professional keyboard players.
While it is true that most all professional players understand and use chords in their playing, their is nothing "magic" about it.
Most of what you will learn from me will be similar to what I learned at Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass.
I was an arranging and composition major there in the 70's. That education focused heavily on knowing and playing keyboard chords with both hands.
I paid thousands of dollars for a great education and I am thrilled to be able to give that information to you here in these pages for free!!
If you visit the link below and follow the links on that page you can learn just about every thing you will need to know about learning to play using the Chord system that Professional players use everywhere.
Hey, I wonder if you could do me a favor and visit and like my Face Book page for Personal Piano Professor. I am really trying to learn the whole social media thing. Perhaps you can help me...lol
Ever come a cross chords that look like this G7/B or C/E? They are sometimes called "slash chords".
If you come across slash chords in popular piano music it will usually indicate in what inversion a chord will be played.
It is indicated by a slash after the chord name and the letter name of the note that is to be played in the bass.
For more on these chords and how they are used in Billy Joels "Piano Man" click on the lesson link below
Learning Gospel piano is not much different than learning any other style of piano music in that you will need to learn the basic fundamentals of piano and apply them to the various styles of contemporary gospel and praise music.
I started my musical career over 40+ years ago and without the church I may have never grown to love music and playing and singing inspirational gospel and praise music.
During the week I played jazz, rock, soul, country and most other styles of popular music professionally but come Sunday morning I was always giving my best performances in Church.
There is something about praise music that just reaches out and touches the hearts of believers young and old.
For more on learning Gospel Piano click the lesson link below
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.
Best Gospel Course for Ear players
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!!
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