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Can you really Play by Ear?


4 Steps to Learning How to Play Any Song on the Piano

1. Determining the melody - Melodies determine what chords will be played. If you can use your ear to figure out what notes are being played in the melody, you are 1/4 on your way to learning a song! More resources on learning how to determine melodies

2.Harmonizing the melody - Once you have figured out the melody (using some of my techniques on the resource page), it is time to harmonize it. This is simply choosing various chords to accompany the melody. There are several techniques and tricks to doing this. More resources on learning how to harmonize melodies

3. Altering Chords - This is the best part! Now that you have strategically figured out the melody to a song and have harmonized it, altering your chords to produce certain sounds is the next step. If you were playing gospel music, you would alter your chords differently than if you were playing classical or country music. More resources on altering chords

4. Listening - After you have determined the melody, harmonized the melody, and altered some of your chords, there are various techniques you can use to make sure that your song sounds right. More resources on listening techniques

I personally recommend "The Secrets to Playing Piano By Ear" 300-pg Course and through my relationship with Jermaine (the author of this course), I've been able to get him to throw in a few bonus items (3 additional piano software programs). He has taught literally thousands of musicians how to play the piano by ear. If you understood just half of what he discussed above, you'll definitely benefit from his 300-pg course. Click here to learn the secrets to playing absolutely any song on the piano in virtually minutes! I highly recommend it.

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That is the claim of Jermaine Griggs the founder of Hear and Play. I happen to agree because I used many of the techniques you will find in this piano lesson program to do just that!

The ability to play anything by ear within minutes and learn any song without sheet music is attainable for most people by using this program.

You can choose between jazz, rock, hip hop, salsa and blues but the biggest emphasis is on gospel stylings and accompaniments.

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The main part of the course is an ebook, Secrets to Playing Piano by Ear. It starts with learning to find a melody to adding harmony and chords.

It then progresses through chord variations, hearing chord progressions, transposing and improvization.

I learned these skills when I was young because I wanted to play keyboards in a band.

We listened to records over and over again to pick out melodies and chords. That was before there was any such thing as online piano courses or the internet for that matter.

There are many Bonus programs included in the course such as ear training and pitch perfecting. Also tons of quizzes and interactive exercises with video and audio examples.

You will learn a lot about basic scales, modulations, chord methods, and sight reading. I particularly liked the lessons on chord substitutions and complex progressions.

If you already play some and have a good idea of where you want to go with your playing there is a lot to offer.

What you will not get in this program are lessons based on classical music fundamentals or proper playing technique like hand positions and movement.

Also if you are an absolute beginner you may find all the choices a bit overwhelming because of the depth of different improvisational lessons offered with many different packages or plans.

There is free access to most of the music sharing and networking sites, including piano monthly newsletters.

You can also upload your video or audio clips for sharing and comments. The online lesson videos are lower in quality, blurred and grainy, but the software options offer clearer visuals and audio.

You will want to be able to set up your keyboard so that you can easily view your monitor at the same time. It will help you be much more successful in getting the most from this program


Students can email questions to Hear and Play or post them in the chat forums. A weekly chat schedule is posted for users to log in and ask questions.


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