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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#025 -Piano Chord Inversions
February 22, 2014
Happy Holidays

Piano Chord Inversions and other news.

Greetings piano fans.

Once again , thank you for your interest in these free online lessons. I sincerely hope that you are experiencing all the great benefits learning to play keyboards has to offer.

I really appreciate each and everyone of you who take the time to contact me and offer suggestions for lessons. I really wish I could be there in person to help with everyone's goals when it comes to learning to play keyboards.

It's hard to know where everyone is in their learning curve and your communications help me greatly.

A personal note

Sorry to say its been a while since my last free lesson alert. I have been very busy with doing a little touring with a couple of bands. Had a chance to play in Puerto Rico and to hear some great Latin Music as well.

Anyways, I am back and full of Ideas for great new lessons and hopefully in a more timely manner!

Even got a new Korg PA3X arranger keyboard (sweet!)and will be doing tutorials and a thorough review in next issue of Personal Piano Professor.

I'm sure I'm not as good as most of you at the whole social media thing but I did manage to put up a page called Personal Piano Professor. I invite you to visit and participate. I am thinking I will be able to respond more quickly to your questions and perhaps share a little more personally. Please visit me!!

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For Beginners Only

If you are just sitting down at the keyboard for the first time you will want to check out this first adult beginner lesson.

It covers sitting at the piano, hand position, basic fingering and you will even learn 7 important chords that will have you making music quickly.

Click the link below to begin.

First Adult Piano Lesson.

Piano Chord Inversions

I have to give credit to one of our readers for sending in this question on a contact form.

Her name is Dee and she wrote:

"Hi, I'm a beginner adult piano student who found your website in hopes of learning a method for memorizing chord inversions. How do i begin? I'm determined to learn this but sometimes it's overwhelming. Should it take a long time to accomplish? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you."

First, the definition of invert is:

Put upside down or in the opposite position, order, or arrangement.

That is the dictionary definition and it fits well because when we invert a piano chord we simply take the bottom of the chord ( lowest note) and make it the top (highest note).

Click the link below for the rest of the lesson....

Piano Chord Inversions

Learn the Blues Scale for piano blues...

This lesson on the basic blues scale for piano blues will cover how to find the right “blue notes” that are added to the major scale and will give some suggestions on how to use this new scale to improvise on the 12 bar blues progression.

The basic formula for the blues scale can be used in any key but some keys will lend themselves easier to play on the piano.

Playing the blues is fundamental to learning the roots of modern and classic popular music.

Whenever musicians get together to play, the blues is a common language and a basis for expressive musical communication.

To get started click the link below.

The Blues scale for Piano

From my worship set.. "Nobody Greater by Vashawn Mitchell

When the pastor at my church calls weekly to have me learn a new song for praise and worship on Sunday I usually already know it or in most cases it is a simple repetitive chord sequence as in "How Great is our God" or many of the other easy to sing and play songs.

When he called to have me learn Nobody Greater I said sure no problem and hung up the phone to take a listen to the recording of the song live which you can hear in the video below.

While I could hear the changes in the verses fairly easily, the bridge was another story. As I play both the chords and the bass parts on a split keyboard I knew my work was cut out for me and I also knew that I would want to share the chords in an understandable way with my students and readers.. Click below

Play "Nobody Greater"

Best Gospel Course for Ear players

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.


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.


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..

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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