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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#024 -Christmas Classics
November 09, 2013
Christmas Classics for you!
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
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, White Christmas
"White Christmas" is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.
The lesson includes the Chords changes in the key of C, the lyrics and as always a video tutorial.
There is also a version by Michael Buble and Bing Crosby done with camera magic.
Intermediate players...Blues Piano..
These free lessons on blues piano we will cover the most common blues chord progressions such as the 12 bar blues progression used in a great many blues songs.
Playing the blues is fundamental to learning the roots of modern and classic popular music.
We will also be covering the blues scales and 7th chords that are related to learning blues piano. 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.
Another Christmas Classic.. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
This Christmas classic has some smooth changes and a great melody and holiday message.
It is one of my favorite seasonal songs and I hope this tutorial is helpful.
The heart warming Christmas song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" was immortalized by Judy Garland when she sang this song to Margaret O'Brien in Meet Me in St Loius and brought tears to the eyes of the audience.
The lyricist for Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was Ralph Blane and the haunting music was composed by Hugh Martin. The song Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was first published in 1943.
Then chord changes lend themselves to beautiful augmented diminished and substitute chords and it is a great tune for those into Jazz Piano as well as every one else.
To begin click the link below
The Christmas season, my favorite season of the entire year, is ALMOST here --- and courtesy of Jermaine and HearandPlay.com, I have the PERFECT gift idea that YOU or one of your relatives would LOVE to see under the tree (...or better yet, on top of their piano)!
Jermaine just let me know about his recently updated 3-hour Holiday course, Christmas Keys Vol.1 - "Conquering Christmas Classics."
Christmas Keys Volume 1 is LOADED with tons of powerful tips, easy-to-do tricks, and techniques that will have you playing like an expert by this Christmas season - GUARANTEED!
After he takes you through his UNIQUE song learning process, you'll not ONLY know how to conquer the songs shown in this course but tons of other Christmas songs since most songs follow familiar patterns.
In this course, you'll...
* Learn how to play every song, step-by-step, with no guessing (whatsoever) or any information left out! By the end of this course, you'll have what it takes to fully play all of these Christmas songs by ear!
* Learn several variations of each song so you can play these Christmas classics a different way every time!
* Beginners: How to play an entire song with only three-fingered major chords (...also known as "major triads").
* Discover the power of "inversions" and how changing one note in your chord can totally alter the way a progression sounds!
* How to add fuel to your bass by understanding how "power" chords work in holiday music.
* How to play "Go Tell It On The Mountain" in a churchy praise style! I'm talking about bass lines, runs, fill-ins, and more (...similar to our other GospelKeys courses)!
* And tons more!
Please note: Due to the high demand and moderate supply, this incredible offer for Christmas Keys will only be around for a short time.
...Don't waste time! Order TODAY!
P.S. - You might find more interesting information, techniques, or resources just by clicking around on their website: http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?w=300pg&p=gregkyle
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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