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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#023 -Two New Songs for you!
November 01, 2013
The Christmas Song, Nobody Greater and more!
Hi every one.
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
I had fun over the last few weeks putting together a couple new lessons for all my students and visitors and will continue to do my best to help with all your questions.
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!!
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.
Holiday Classic, The Christmas Song
"The Christmas Song" which is also known as "Chestnuts roasting on an Open Fire" is one of the seasons best known songs. It was written in 1944 by famous jazz vocalist Mel Torme along with help from Bob Wells.
According to BMI "The Christmas Song" is perhaps the most performed Christmas song of all time.
The most popular recording was by Nat King Cole and his original 1946 version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974
I know that it is my favorite secular holiday song and I enjoy playing it in season.
I have included the definitive Nat King Cole version along with lyrics, Chord changes in the key of Eb and C major as well as a video breakdown showing some possible ways to harmonize the song in Eb.
Intermediate players...Common Chord Progressions..
This free piano lesson covers common chord progressions you will encounter while learning piano. You will also find some helpful exercises to get these useful chord progressions under you fingers. This is a must know lesson for aspiring songwriters and beginners as well.
To get started click the link below.
Advanced...New Gospel tune "Nobody Greater" VaShawn Mitchell
This lesson breaks down Nobody Greater by VaShawn Mitchell.
When I was asked to learn this song I thought, "not too tough" until I got to the bridge which gave my ears a work out.
This lesson covers all the chords and the bass lines for this great urban Gospel song.
To begin click the link below
The Best Home Study Course for Learning Jazz Piano
Have you always wanted to learn to play jazz & blues on the piano but never had the time or money?
Or couldn't find the right person or course to teach you the "real" stuff?
If so, I've definitely found someone who can help you.
I'm talking about James Wrubel, an amazing musician and expert instructor. He's been there and back as a professional jazz musician and has played with some of the top names in the industry.
In two dvds and over 2 hours of step-by-step instruction, he takes you by the hand and shows you how to master tons of jazz & blues tricks and techniques as well as signature soloing secrets that'll have you sounding like you've been playing for years.
Here's some highlights.
Discover: * How to quickly and easily form tons of chord patterns and runs that'll have you sounding pro almost overnight.
* How to accelerate your jazz learning curve by combining 3 secret elements pros don't want you to know!
* How to pack every chord and voicing with just the right amount of flavor to get the job done.
* 7 secrets to playing signature solos without hesitation or even thinking about anything.
* And much more.
Check out the ink below for more information on this great program
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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