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"The 52 lesson audio course on 5 CDs on playing songs using chords and chording patterns -- for adult beginners who want to take their time & do it right"

Dear Friend:
    How would you like to master -- really master -- the art of playing the piano using a "chording" style?

     Here's your opportunity on five audio CD's that you can listen to whenever you like -- around the house, in the car when you are commuting to work, or whatever. Then later in the day you can sit down at the piano and rehearse what you learned earlier.

     It's a BIG, thorough course in playing the piano using chords on 5 audio CD's along with a 144 page BIG book that covers each of the 52 lessons you will be listening to on the CD's, plus a bonus DVD that kind of sums up the entire course, all in a big, beautiful binder to hold it all.

    It's about learning the piano the fun and easy way -- by using chords to fill out the music you will be learning to read and therefore making your learning a joy instead of a chore.

     When I was a kid, my Mom played the piano by reading the notes in a piece of music -- like most everyone does. It was fine, but not near as exciting as what my Dad did. He didn't read music like my Mom, but he played those wonderful, fun "chording things" that everybody loves. We sang along as he played, and it was great fun.

     During those years I took piano lesson from a little old lady teacher named Mrs. Graham. Looking back, I feel sorry for her, because I was interested in everything EXCEPT piano playing. I even took my baseball glove with me to a lesson one day...

    And I basically got nowhere. Oh -- I could play a few pieces: I remember "Swans On The Lake", and "Indian War Dance", and "Santa Lucia". Hardly the stuff that excites a  young boy.

    I wish you could have seen me play the piano when I was just learning. I was the nearest thing to “hopeless” that you could imagine. I was into baseball, not music – and my heroes were Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Ted Williams. (And by the way, I still have a picture of those 3 guys on my wall.) My dream was to hit baseballs like them, not to play the piano.

     But an opportunity to play with a combo presented itself to me when I was a freshman in high school. Seems the piano player of the group had graduated the previous year, and nobody else played piano well enough to play in the school jazz combo. I didn’t know zilch about playing in a group, and I didn’t know chords. But I was excited to have the opportunity to play with older guys, and so I took the job.

     The lead sax player told me I really should know chords in order to play in the group, so I searched through a music magazine until I found an ad for a chord chart. It cost two bucks, as I recall, so I sent off for it. When I received it in the mail I slipped it behind the keys on my parents old upright piano, and promptly learned to play my first chord – Dm7. I LOVED the sound of it, and was hooked for life on chords. The 2nd chord I learned was Cmaj7, then Em7, then Ebm7 – and before that first night was over I had learned to play “Frankie & Johnnie” – the tune in my right hand, and those fabulous 7th chords in my left hand!

Chords changed my life -- they can change yours too

      I loved it – LOVED IT – LOVED IT! And it even sounded good enough to impress some of my friends the next day. I suppose that simple chord chart that cost me two bucks has been worth several million over the course of my lifetime. And much more than that, has been worth quadrillions in pleasure and satisfaction and relaxation and……

      So why should YOU care? What does that mean to you?

      Because that high school freshman with the two-dollar chord chart went on to learn more about chords than most anyone in the known universe, and all his courses are LOADED with knowledge about chords and chord progressions and chord substitutions and chord extensions and chord modulations and chord improvisations and………

…..and he teaches you step by step,

chord by chord, style by style,

technique by technique….

how to use chords to make the

sounds YOU want to make,

to play the songs YOU want to play.

      Even though I came in the back door as far as piano playing was concerned, I learned fast because of what I knew about chords, so college was a snap, and so was my post-graduate Masters Degree at Southern Oregon University. After high school I studied with several of the finest private teachers on the West Coast, including a year with THE finest teacher – his name was Dave – and his studio was on Cauhenga Blvd. in Hollywood. As I would come for my piano lesson, I would often pass a big name recording artist coming to their lesson – and anyone who was anyone in Hollywood in those days took lessons from Dave.

     Dave taught me 2 fundamental principles about piano playing:

1.      The piano is NOT played with the hands – it is played with the brain. The hands are just tools.

2.      If you master chord relationships, you can master music.

     I’ve got little fat hands with short fingers. Hardly the ideal hands for piano playing.

     But you know what? Because of those two principles Dave taught me, I can play “above” my fat hands.

     Above?

     Yes.

      Above.

     Once a person “gets into the flow” of understanding chord relationships and then letting the brain knowledge flow into the hands, that person plays “above” his ability.

     What You Discover Here Will Change Your Musical Life Forever.

     Why?

     Because in this 52-lesson course on 5 audio CD's, I literally take you by the hand, answer all your questions, and show you exactly how to do it.

"Chording Secrets of Exciting Piano Playing!"

     The "chording" system has the advantage over traditional methods in two ways:

  • You understand the "why" of music right from the start. Instead of so much memorization and learning by rote, you learn HOW scales are formed, HOW chords are formed from scales, WHY minor chords sound different than major chords, and so on. You understand what your fingers a re doing, and why they are doing it.

  • You start playing songs that sound good right away. No need to practice Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee for months before playing something you enjoy. Start playing your favorite songs after the first few lessons -- because ALL SONGS are made out of CHORDS!

     Well, I could go on and on about the course, but by now I think you see that if you ever want to play the piano using chords, this is the course you should take. It's a fabulous course, and if you will look on the order page, you will see that I'm offering up to 7 free bonuses when you order.

     If you're not convinced yet, here are 8 more reasons you will want to take this course:

  • A fraction the cost of private lessons! If you could take 52 private lessons from me in person (I don't teach privately anymore since my heart attack) it would cost over five thousand dollars. And you probably would not have time to cover all the subjects in this 52-lesson course. Yet this course costs only a tiny fraction of what private lessons would cost, and it's your to review over and over again!

  • Get your head on straight! Learn how to categorize musical knowledge so you will understand music as you play. Understanding is the key to mastering any subject, including music. You'll learn to organize your knowledge of rhythm, harmony, keys, sharps, flats, melody, chords, and a great deal more.

  • Play styles galore! Teach your left hand to play many different styles. Learn how to play with an "orchestral" sound. Learn how to sound "country-western." Learn the secret of that modern, jazz-oriented sound. Learn a boogie bass. Learn how Shearing gets that "block-chord" sound. Learn alternating bass, arpeggios, walking bass, broken chords, and others.

  • Learn to improvise! Learn to create your own music as you go along. Learn about the "delay-catch-up technique." Learn how certain grace notes can give your playing a "flavor" of it's own. Learn about triplet fillers, non-chord leaders, imitations, moving bass lines, tremelo, and other improvisational techniques. Improvisation is not a magical ability possessed by only a few -- it can be learned!

  • Chords, chords, and more chords! Learn how to play chords with both your right and left hands. Learn how to use chords to improvise. Learn how to break up your chords. Learn how to "shake" your chords. Chords in the course are shown as you play them on the piano, so you can SEE which fingers to use -- which notes to play. You wil also learn how to play from chord symbols such as G7, Fm7, D9, and so on.

  • Fill up those empty spots! Learn how to add runs, breaks, fillers, etc. to your piano playing. Learn how to arrange a song in advance. Learn how to make up your own intros and endings for your songs. Most pianists just "play what is written," but you will be able to do that PLUS add all kinds of extra exciting material to a song. This ability makes you stand out among pianists.

  • A 52-Lesson Course! Take 52 weeks or 52 days or 52 years -- it's up to you how fast you progress. I just show you what to do -- but you have to make it happen! This course covers everything from chord formation to playing by ear to chord progressions to improvisation to various bass styles to sight-reading to chord symbols to polytonality to playing modern chord sounds, plus lots of practice songs. All 52 printed lessons come to you bound together, so you'll have everything in one place -- plus of course the 5 instructional CD's where I demonstrate and walk you carefully through each of the 52 lessons.

  • Bonuses Galore! In addition to the 52 lesson course, I am also including 8 BONUSES!

Bonus #1: A free "Headless Video DVD"

Since the course itself is on audio CD's and printed lessons, I wanted you to be able to SEE and HEAR each technique demonstrated so you can catch the actual hand and finger motion. The camera zooms in on my hands -- not my face -- which is why I call it the "headless DVD."

Bonus #2: A free chart on "Popular Piano Playing Simplified" that focuses on playing popular music using chords.

Bonus #3: A free chart called the "Sacred Pianist's Kit". Shows how to transform a 4-part hymn or gospel song into a full arrangement using chords, octaves, runs, etc.

Bonus #4: A free "Visualized Chord Chart". Actual pictures of 96 chords as they are played on the keyboard.

Bonus #5: A "Chord Prediction Chart." How to figure out what chords come next in a song.

Bonus #6: A "Magic Keyboard Chart." A 7" by 22" chart that slips behind your piano keys to guide you to any note in either clef.

Bonus #7: "Music In a Nutshell." A summary of all the fundamentals of music. Great for reference!

Bonus #8: A book of "Practice Chording Songs" that lets you practice your chording skills without getting bogged down in reading music.


$197. for everything listed above!

CP-11: 52 Lesson Audio Course on 5 CDs on
Playing Songs Using Chords & Chording Patterns!

Plus Bonus DVD and All the 7 Charts Listed Above
 

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PS: We'll ship everything to you via Priority Mail or UPS, so it will get to you fast and safely. If you live outside of the US or Canada, we will ship to you via Global Priority wherever possible -- otherwise by insured airmail. So don't worry about the course reaching you -- we'll make sure it does, and we've been at this for many years, so you know you are dealing with a well-known and reputable company.

 

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