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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#113 -Play Gospel in 3 steps
March 26, 2019
Can you really play in 3 steps?Hello fellow players,
Many piano students spend too much TIME learning how to play the piano and not enough time PLAYING THE PIANO!
Years upon years of studying various techniques, music theory,and 'level' after 'level. It makes piano teachers a lot ofmoney but learning music doesn't have to be that way.
If you want to start playing ALL of your favorite hymns and congregational songs by ear right away, I've definitely foundsomething that's going to help you do just that.
Over the weekend, my friend Jermaine, the owner of the pianosite, HearandPlay.com, was telling me about an idea of his andit really made A LOT of sense. In fact, our conversation wentso well, he decided to put the information on his website (seebelow).
Jermaine Griggs,the pioneer of the award-winning GospelKeyslearning system, has come up with 3 simple steps to playinggospel music so you won't waste any time at all.
In fact, it'll virtually cut your learning time in half! Icopied 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 thatrequire several years of experience. In fact, they were designedfor the total beginner with absolutely no musical experience.
What most people don't understand is that most songs followpatterns. If you've been mistakenly learning songs, one by one,you're only exercising your ability to MEMORIZE chords --- andthat's exactly why it takes SO LONG to learn just one song.
If you concentrate on LEARNING PATTERNS, you'll never go wrongbecause songs are built on repeating patterns. You should NEVEREVER have to memorize over 100 songs when they all share thesame exact CHORDS, PROGRESSIONS, AND PATTERNS.
Click below for more great information
All the best,
P.S. - You might find more interesting information, techniques,or resources just by clicking around on their website..
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.
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!!
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