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Jermaine Griggs, the founder of http://www.hearandplay.com is reintroducing his great music resource offers, that is piano dvds, once again. I wrote a post awhile back on these excellent resources and if you missed it, here it is again:
You can also see Jermaine and Sarah Grigg's new addition. Stop by his blog:
VIDEO LESSON #1 - “Finding the key to any song”
If you ask any ear-musician, this skill will be at the center
If you can’t determine what key a song is being performed in just by listening, you’ll have many problems down the road (at least when it comes to playing by EAR in situations where you need to “think on your feet.”)
This is the most “intuitive” of all the skills and knowledge you’ll attain. It’s not like reading sheet music where you look at the grand staff and determine what key the piece is in by the number of flats or sharps that appear at the beginning of the music.
YOU DON’T HAVE MUSIC IN FRONT OF YOU.
Just your ear.
This video will make it plain… Note: If you really like what I talked about, I have an 80-minute course that covers finding the key to any song. You can find it here.
VIDEO LESSON #2 - “The KEY to getting to the next level in your piano”
This next lesson reveals a very important STRATEGY you MUST have as an ear-musician.
Again, if you’re reading sheet music, this probably isn’t emphasized as much… but when it comes to playing by ear, “NUMBERS” rule.
And your ability to know your numbers “inside” and “out” will determine how far you get… and how fast you get there.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the next lesson below. There is also a 28-pg report that goes along with it.
(You may also find my “core fundamentals” courses helpful)
VIDEO LESSON #3 - “The SECRET to playing ANY and EVERY chord you want in SECONDS”
This next lesson will take you even further…
It borrows a very familiar concept from the car industry (popularized by Henry Ford in the early 1900’s) and adapts it to music!
It’s the very next logical step in the process and you’ll get it laid out for you plainly in this video…
(there is a 14 page report included at the bottom of the video)
If this topic interests you, then you may like my “hear & play chords” series.
VIDEO LESSON #4 - “The MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE to playing almost any song out there”
This last video could arguably be the MOST IMPORTANT part when it comes to learning real songs and understanding just how closely related songs are (yes… all songs follow the same general patterns and principles — this video will reveal all of this to you…)
There’s also a 12-pg report that goes along with it…
(If you’re into gospel music, GospelKeys 202 really breaks down the idea of “patterns.” 70 to 80% of songs have the same common movements in them. This course is revolutionary in that it breaks down all these patterns and covers the “how,” “what,” and “why.” Click here for more information)
All the best,