If you don't have the time or the
patience to take traditional piano lessons, do what I did and come through the
"back door of exciting piano playing"!
I would like to invite you to come through the back door of piano
playing with me. Unless you had the luxury of taking lessons for years
and years with a really good teacher who knows what he or she is doing,
as an adult you need through the come door of piano playing. You may
say, "What in the world is the back door of piano playing?"
I came through the back door. I took 7
years of piano lessons, traditional piano lessons from the time I was 7
until I was 14, and of course, I started like all piano students do. I
placed my right hand thumb on C and my index finger on D and my 3rd
finger on E. I played a silly little song called "Up we go" and
then later my left hand learned to play 3 notes to the words "Down we
Then after awhile, I played 4 notes "Up
we go up" and then finally 5 notes up, until I learned how to play all 5
fingers of my right hand in the correct fingering of the song, and then
all 5 fingers of my left hand. Then, months later, I got to play the
hands together. That gradually graduated into an 8-note scale and I
learned to play the C scale.
later I learned the D scale which has two black keys in it - but of
course I couldn't always remember which black keys. If you had heard me
practice, you would have covered your ears and run in the other room. If
you've heard most any child practice, that's pretty much the sound
you're going to get for awhile.
Anyway, 7 years of this, I eventually
could play things like a simple version of "Minuet in G" - things like
that. Could I play without the music in front of me? No way. I had no
idea how to play "Happy Birthday" for example, or "He's a Jolly Good
Fellow" or any of the songs that were popular at that time.
when I was 14, I had the chance to play in the school dance band. I was
a freshman in high school and the senior piano player just graduated so
they didn't have any choice - they had to use me because I was the only
guy available who had taken piano lessons.
I told them, "I don't know
anything about chords or how to play songs." The guys in
the band - the seniors - they gave me a quick introduction to chords and
they said, "Listen, there's 3 main chords. If you're playing in the key
of C, there's the 1 chord and the 4 chord and the 5 chord, and with
those 3 chords you can kind of get by but you really need to learn more
I had no idea what they were
But I was highly motivated to
have a chance to play with the older guys, so in a copy of "Popular
Mechanics" magazine that was laying around the house there was an ad for
the Dean Ross chord chart that promised to teach playing popular songs
using chords. It was 2 bucks as I recall , so I sent away for it,
and got it back and slipped behind my keyboard in my piano - my folks'
old piano - and it pointed me towards a C6 chord which I didn't know
existed with my left hand, and then it taught me to play the D minor 7
chord, like that, so I learned just those 2 chords. Then I learned to
play the tune "Frankie and Johnny" with the right hand.
I was really excited and one thing led
to another so I learned more chords and more chords, and gradually as I
gained experience playing with the band I could more or less keep up
with the rest of them. The guys would help me and so on until finally I
could play using just a lead sheet - that means the melody for whatever
the song was, and chord symbols. It sounded pretty awful when I
started, but gradually I learned more and more chords and it made more
and more sense to me.
So I came through the back door of
piano playing - chords. That's called the back door. If you have a
chance to go through the front door, of course that's great but most
adults don't. I learned rapidly after that and by the time I got to
college, I was pretty good and then I majored in music and eventually
got my B.A. and my Masters Degree in music and it was a snap.
People say, "How can you play like this
without looking at the music?" The reason I was able to do that
eventually was because I came through the back door and learned the
chords. The name of the mysterious back door is "Chords."
If you learn chords, then you can start playing songs without
having to go through that painstaking "Up we go" and "Down we go." I'm
not knocking that. Any kid should learn how to do that but I wish piano
teachers would also teach chords along with music reading. It would have
made a huge difference but my teacher didn't teach me chords so I didn't
know anything about chords.
I invite you to come through the back door of
piano playing with me. I will share with you what I have learned, and
teach you chords galore. I think you're going to really love it, if
you're just getting in piano playing.
I hope to see you soon.
Look what's crammed into one low-cost course!
get 39 instructive lessons about chords & chord progressions for about a buck
Well over 100 chord photos and illustrations,
plus asome 40 instructional videos!
You will understand the forensics of music - what
makes it tick and how it all works.
what you will learn:
The 3 easy chords that
you MUST know
All the major chords (12
All the minor chords
(again, 12 of them)
All the diminished
All the augmented chords
All the 6th chords
All the 7th chords
All the major 7th chords
(different than 7th chords)
All the 9th chords
All the 11th chords
All the 13th chords
All the suspended and
altered chords (tons of them - but they are easy to understand once
you know the basics
And LOTS MORE including
the Circle of Keys, the Circle of Minor Keys & about ten exciting
chord progressions you can use
Now please watch this short "walk-through" video so
you'll see exactly what you
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It was exactly
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Congratulations and Keep Up The Great Work!
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