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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#125 - Gospel keys 101
June 19, 2020
Hello Friends!

Gospel Keys 101


Gospel Keys 101 will teach you everything you need to know to get started playing basic hymns and congregational songs by ear.

If you're a beginner and would like your very own gospel piano teacher on DVD, this course is definitely for you! This dvd course moves at a very comfortable pace and leaves no questions unanswered.

You will be shown, step-by-step, how to harmonize every single tone of the major scale --- *and* since songs are based on melodies (and melodies are based on major scales), you'll be able to harmonize MOST songs immediately after learning these concepts.

In just 90 minutes, you'll learn a variety of chords, inversions, melodies, and will be playing over a half-dozen songs by the end!

Click here for more information on GospelKeys 101.



Feature Article --- A Personal Referral

There are literally tons of music sites out there --- some are quite informative while others simply waste your time. As I was surfing the net (a while back), I came across a site which just blew me away!

It offered over 60 free online piano lessons, resources, and even a 300-pg Piano Course for students who are serious about learning to play the piano by ear. As I began reading about the 300-pg Piano Course, I was truly amazed at all the topics covered in this course. It covered beginning techniques, music theory, chords, progressions, improvisation, and more! Believe me... these are just some of the concepts in the course. To tell you the truth --- I can't even remember all of topics covered because there are so many.

At this point, I knew I had to contact the author about setting up some type of deal for my website visitors. I have good news --- I was able to get an unbeatable deal to offer my visitors this course at more than 50% off retail price (it's amazing what  "asking" can do).

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. I don't know how long he can allow me to offer my visitors this amazing bargain, but if you are serious about learning to play the piano by ear, I wouldn't pass up this opportunity. Click here to learn the secrets to playing absolutely any song  on the piano in virtually minutes or visit his website:

I highly recommend it.

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Learn chord inversions and how to use them.

Dear Friend,

If you are interested in taking your piano playing to the nextlevel, I think I may have struck the right chord for you. Justlast week, I was contacted by my friends over at HearandPlay.comwho specialize in teaching people how to play piano by ear.

Jermaine Griggs, the President of HearandPlay, just let me knowthat his site had recently been updated with a few new pianoresources...

When I finally checked it out (because I was very busy lastweek), I noticed one particular article that discusses thedifferences between musicians who play piano from sheet musicand others who play by ear --- some of the advantages anddisadvantages of both.

The article focuses more on the advantages of playing by ear--- obviously because that's their specialty. Here are just afew of the many examples of what they said (you'll have to checkout the article for yourself to get the full story):

Advantages of Playing Piano By Ear

1) "Being able to instantly recognize chords that are played insongs even without being at a piano."

*************************How does this help you?*************************

"You are able to learn songs faster and easier because youunderstand why chords are played at certain points in songs."

2) "Not required to memorize chord progressions (pattern ofchords played one after the other) because understanding themwill automatically incline you to know what chord to play next."

*************************How does this help you?*************************

"Allows you to improvise and add your own "flavor" to the song.This is especially advantageous when playing in a church as youcan never predict how long a song will be sung or what key thesinger might resolve to. In a band, this might be helpful if theleader simply instructs everyone to surprisingly repeat a partof the song or change the key in which the song is currentlybeing played in."

3) "Will allow you to use the same methods to play virtually anysong you want (most songs; don't quote me if you're referring toMozart as this might take more practice than most other songs)."

*************************How does this help you?*************************

"Saves you the money and time of having to go out and buy thesheet music to a song that you've already learned how to play byusing the ability of your ear to recognize melodies, chords, andprogressions. However, buying the sheet music isn't a bad ideaif you want to learn specific parts to songs that have highlevels of complexity."

You know... I could really go on and on about this article, but dueto the lack of space, I'm going to have to send you over there soyou can check it out for yourself:

(...and if you're really serious about taking your piano playingto the next level, you might want to consider taking them up ontheir 300-pg course, "The Secrets to Playing Piano by Ear").

Meanwhile, let me know if you have any questions and I'llanswer or pass them to the right folks at

Again, go to:

Hear and play 300pg

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

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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