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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#053 -More Christmas classics White Christmas
November 30, 2015
Learn "The Christmas Song"
Greetings friends and fellow musicians!!
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Learn the Christmas Classic "The Christmas Song"
Its that time of year. The holiday season is a time when the air is filled with some of the most beloved music and its time to get started learning some of the best songs.
"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. For the complete lesson and video tutorial click the link below.
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The major scale: The foundation of Chord Theory.
An understanding of music scales and the major scale in particular is one of the most important single concepts to understand as we continue to study the basic music theory required to get the most out of your experience playing piano or electronic keyboards.
To learn chords by memorizing each note or looking at pictures is like learning speak and foreign language with out understanding the meanings or context of the words.
By learning a few formulas starting with the formula for a Major scale you will not only speak the language of music but truly understand the how and why of chords and chord progressions.
First two Adult Piano Lessons
Our website is geared toward those who want to learn the language of music and to develop their ears and improvisational skills.
To this end I will be busy giving my best attempt at a series of guided video lessons that will start with the very basics and lead to the eventual goal of every teacher to "not be needed anymore"
I will also be redoing many of the video tutorials to make them more understandable and comprehensive as well as adding many new song tutorials in various genres of music.
Your comments and suggestions are helping greatly in the development of this new curriculum. thank you so much!!
First Adult Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons for life .com contains dozens of great lessons on keyboard theory and learning to play the keyboard by ear.
To the beginner however it may be difficult to know where to start or what to do next.
To remedy this I am adding a series of adult piano lessons that will take the beginner through what I believe to be the most important skills and concepts you will need to become a well rounded keyboard artist!
Learning to play the piano is one thing and learning to understand what you are playing is the key to being an "ear player" and separates the player from the musician.
These lessons are designed to do both!!
By following the links in these lessons and taking all the time you need to digest the material it is my hope that you will get to the point where you can teach yourself!!
Get started by trying the first two lessons below.
Piano Improvisation starts here!
Have you ever thought: “How excellent would it be to sit at a piano and play any melody that comes into my mind – without any notes?”
Or: What do I do when my band wants me to take a Piano Solo?
Piano improvisation, is the art of spontaneously playing melodies on the piano at the spur of the moment.
You may think it is domain of few very creative, experienced, and gifted musicians and thus unreachable for hobbist musicians or beginners. However......
I believe if you read on and go through some of the suggestion contained in these lessons that you or anyone can begin to learn this awesome skill.
View the whole video lesson by clicking below.
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.
Have you always wanted to learn to play jazz & blues on thepiano but never had the time or money?
Or couldn't find the right person or course to teach you the "real" stuff?
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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.
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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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