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Piano Lesson Courses To Make your Fingers Fly

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"Which Finger Goes Where, And Why"

     If you've ever wondered if you're using the correct fingering, this instructional audio CD course will answer your questions. There is an intrinsic logic to fingering that most pianists don't know about. It's simple, yet requires some explanation. You'll learn how to finger scale passages, chord sequences, chromatic phrases, and so on. But once you understand, you'll scratch your head and say "Of course! It's obvious now!"

 

TQ-2-CD:

"Which Finger Goes Where, And Why"

Piano fingering

Instructional Audio CD & Fingering Sheet

$39.

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Other Piano Lesson Courses So Exciting They Defy Classification!

Course & Description      

"How To Match The Melody Notes Of Any Song To A Chord In Your Left Hand"

     If you've ever wondered how you can know which chords go with which melody notes, this is the course you are looking for! You'll learn how to go about matching the melody notes (the tune) of any song to the appropriate chords. It's really a simple process, once you understand it, but if you don't know the secret, you can wonder about it for years. Learn it now, and know it the rest of your life.

Match Chords To Melody!

V-5-CD:

"How To Match The Melody Notes Of Any Song To A Chord In Your Left Hand"

  Combo #41-DVD:

"How To Match The Melody Notes Of Any Song To A Chord In Your Left Hand"

Two CD's & Printed Material $69.

Match chords to melody

 

 

Two CD's, DVD & Printed Material $119.

     

"The Secret of Arranging

Spectacularly Beautiful

Christmas Carols!"

     

    This is a wonderful 2-hour DVD video on playing and arranging Christmas carols, complete with a booklet of the piano songs we arrange together. We start out with a lush version of "Silent Night", using many chord substitutions that I explain as we go. We also use echoes, half-step slides, arps, and rapid-fire right hand runs. Then we move to "Joy to the World", using two different styles -- a "chimes" version (complete with "big-ben"), and also a rhythmic style that you will absolutely love! Then we do a haunting version of "We Three Kings", using some "bluesy" techniques and some hand-over arps and some grace notes. After that we arrange "Angels We Have Heard On High", using an Alberti Bass style plus a walking bass octave style in 8th notes in the left hand that is really exciting.

     This DVD video, by the way, is for people who already read music and can play carols as they are written on the sheet music, but want to learn how to make them more interesting, exciting, nostalgic, and just more beautiful.

     I don't have the space here to go into more detail, but we do dynamite arrangements of "O Little Town Of Bethlehem", "O Christmas Tree", "Angels From The Realms Of Glory", and "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" in wonderful, distinctive styles you will love and treasure (and everyone who hears you play will too!)

     After I teach you each Christmas carol, we come back and look over my shoulder and straight down at the keys close-up as I play each style and technique in slow motion.

Christmas carols on the piano

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VT-75-DVD:

"The Secret of Arranging Spectacularly Beautiful Christmas Carols!"

Two-Hour DVD & Christmas Carol Booklet $97.

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"The Secret of Arranging

MORE

Spectacularly Beautiful

Christmas Carols!"

  More spectacularly beautiful beautiful Christmas Carols:

"I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day"

"Away In a Manger"

"Go Tell It On The Mountain"

"Hark The Herald Angels Sing"

We spend about 30 minutes arranging each carol, with fantastic results!

More Christmas carols on the piano

 

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VT-80-DVD:

"The Secret of Arranging MORE Spectacularly Beautiful Christmas Carols!"

Two-Hour DVD Video & Christmas Carol Booklet $97.

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"The Secret of Arranging

STILL MORE

Spectacularly Beautiful

Christmas Carols!"

And STILL MORE spectacularly beautiful beautiful Christmas Carols:

"O Holy Night"

"What Child Is This?"

"O Come, All Ye Faithful"

"Jingle Bells"

Again we spend about half an hour arranging each Christmas Carol, with super-fantastic results!

Still more Christmas carols on the piano

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DVD-84:

"The Secret of Arranging STILL MORE Spectacularly Beautiful Christmas Carols!"

Two-Hour DVD Video & Christmas Carol Booklet $97.

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"The 3 Secrets of Power Piano Practicing!"

     Most people don't get the results they should from their piano practice, because they DO IT WRONG! No matter whether you have been playing the piano for 15 years or 15 minutes, you need to get hold of this video that demonstrates clearly the 3 secrets of Power Practice: How to get twice the results in half the time!

     Why? Because if you don't know the 3 secrets of practice, you could be wasting much of your practice time, and still not getting the progress you want.

     In this video, you will see exactly how I go about practicing a new piece of music, from the time I first lay my eyes on it, until it is safely tucked away in my "repertoire book".

     You'll see how I use the principle of spaced-repetition so every practice session is fresh and exciting -- never boring. My interest level is always high and I can hardly wait for the next practice session. You'll see how I focus on different aspects of the song I am learning -- you'll actually see and hear me practice each aspect, and why it's so important to do it that way. You'll see how I keep a "Journal of Progress" so I always know where I'm going in piano playing and how I'm going to get there. And you get the rights to reproduce my "Journal of Progress" so you can use it every day of your life from here on.

(This DVD is really priceless, even though it is quite short -- it's value to you is impossible to measure, because as you put into practice the 3 principles, it could be worth a fortune to you in both income and pleasure, depending upon your individual goals.)

 

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PP-1-DVD:

"The 3 Secrets of Power Practicing!"

Practice the piano secrets

DVD & "Journal of Progress" sheet

$47.00

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"Electronic Keyboard & Synthesizers:
How To Get The Sounds, Rhythms, & Sequences You Want From YOUR Keyboard!"

     I have a  Yamaha Clavinova and a Van Kouvering and a Roland, but I also play a Kurzweil and several other brands occasionally. You may have a Technics,  Ensonic, Roland, Casio,  Baldwin, or some other brand. Each keyboard is somewhat different but the principles are the same for all.

   That means that if you learn one keyboard really well, you can figure out all the others -- they are just variations on the same theme.

     All keyboards have 3 basic categories:

  • Sounds. Some keyboards call them "voices", others call them "tones", but they are all sounds -- the sound of a piano, the sound of a sax or a trombone or a string section. You need to know how to choose & combine these sounds -- also called "layering".
  • Rhythms. Most all keyboards have preset rhythms you can use to play along with, but you need to know what fits with what, and at what tempo.
  • Sequencer. This is like a tape recorder inside the keyboard to record what you play, except what you play is recorded "digitally". How to put sound on top of sound by using "tracks".

On this DVD course you'll see Duane set up his Kurzweil (looks like a grand piano, but it's really a "keyboard computer") with lots of different sounds and rhythms combined, and then use his sequencer to build and record a song track by track.  

 

DIG-1:

"Electronic Keyboard & Synthesizers:
How To Get The Sounds, Rhythms, & Sequences You Want From YOUR Keyboard!"

Electric keyboards and synthesizers

Instructional DVD

 $47.

 

"The Proven Way To Turn Your Piano-Playing Talents into An Excellent Income!"

"Your own 1-person music school!"

     There are lots of unproven ways to make huge amounts of money in music. You could write a hit song -- you could be discovered and become a big star -- and I hope you do all those things. But those are dreams, and while dreams sometimes come true -- meanwhile -- in the real world -- while you're waiting for one of those dreams -- wouldn't it be nice to earn a steady, excellent income in the music field?

     I've done it for years. Lots of years. Proven it. In fact, I have raised a family and put 4 kids through college and paid for 4 weddings etc, etc... all through teaching piano! Sometimes when people ask what I do and I tell them I am a piano teacher, they get a blank stare on their face as it to say "How in the world can you make the living you do teaching piano? That's impossible!

     No, it's not.

     It's just that most everybody that tries it does it wrong. A few of us have done it right, and like any good seed that you plant, the result has been very fruitful.

     I'd like to teach you to do it right. Right from the start.

     I'll teach you how to have students coming out your ears within a short period. I'll teach you how to actually teach them all the skills of piano playing so they will really learn -- sight-reading, theory, chords, styling techniques, arranging, improvisation -- everything a piano player should know and be able to do. I'll show you how to teach hand position, pedaling, practice techniques, and I'll show you what books to use in each area -- in fact, I'll enclose a packet of piano teaching books at no extra charge -- books you can actually teach from it you choose to. I'll show you how much to charge, and how to completely eliminate cancellations and make ups.

     This is a two-hour DVD (video) where you will actually see everything that I teach -- from teaching techniques to marketing and advertising secrets.

      Can I guarantee you'll make a fortune?

      Of course not. How you apply what I teach is up to you.

     This DVD is absolutely indispensable if you want to earn income teaching piano (or other keyboards), but it is also great for those who want to teach their own kids (or grandkids) at home, because it shows exactly how to do it right by someone who has done it right for a whole bunch of years! A one-of-a-kind DVD available nowhere else.

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MM-1:

"The Proven Way To Turn Your Piano-Playing Talents into An Excellent Income!"

Make money teaching music

2-Hour DVD Video & Packet Of Piano Teaching Books $97.

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"How To Explode Your Music Teaching Income By Teaching "Long Distance" by Mail Order Using Your Own Books, Tapes, Videos, CD's, DVD's & Charts"

"The Music Mail Order School"

     This is another 2-hour video which picks up where the first one (see above) leaves off. For years I taught students in person, as most all teachers do, and made an excellent living doing it.

     Then I discovered a way to "multiply myself" so I could teach many people at the same time instead of just one. Some people call it "mail order", but I just call it great! By printing my lessons & recording them on cassette tape or video or CD or DVD, I could not only reach a lot more people, but I could teach anywhere -- and I do. Farmers in Montana, Doctors in Florida, CPA's in Washington, Barbers in Texas, Housewives in Kentucky -- you name it. Instead of having 100 students, you can have thousands!

     I will show you how to turn your personal teaching into books, charts, games, cassettes, videos, and more. Then I'll show you how to market them through mail order catalogs, classified ads, free write-ups, etc.

     It's not near as hard as you might think -- I've been doing it for almost 30 years now, and have sold hundreds of thousands of books, cassettes, videos, chord charts, etc. There's no reason at all why you can't do it too! But can I guarantee it? Again -- of course not. Your motivation and drive is up to you.

     Included with this DVD video is a printed course I wrote a few years back titled "How to Create Your Own Product & Earn a Fortune Marking It!"

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"How To Explode Your Music Teaching Income By Teaching "Long Distance" on the Super Information Highway!"

Mail order music

2-Hour DVD Video & Printed Course $97.

"How To Go World-Wide With Your Own Web Site  on the Internet's Super Information Highway!"

"The World-Wide-Web Music School"

     Once you have your teaching business in place, and have created  some lessons of your own on video or books or charts or cassettes and have learned to market them by mail order, it is time to explode your teaching business even more by creating your own web site and making your teaching available to people all over the world!

     In this great DVD video (the only one of it's kind in the world as far as I know!) I show you step by step how I created the web site you are looking at right now. The camera looks over my shoulder as I demonstrate how to get your own domain name ( www.yourname.com ) and then how to create a web site, and then how to promote it.  It's not difficult anymore -- it used to be -- but now there are several ways to do it without having to know much at all about computers or the internet.

     I show you exactly how I built my site and how I get people to come to it. You know I know how to do that, since you are reading this as a result of what I have done. So I'll show you how to do the same on this 2-hour DVD video as the camera looks over my shoulder at my computer screen.

     You can even teach online if you want -- I don't choose to do that, but a friend of mine does, and it works well for him.

     And now we have computer discs and CD's and DVD's and interactive media of various sorts -- all of which can contain your music ideas and lessons --  and who knows what will develop in the next few years. The musician that starts now and begins to get into this media -- the super information highway -- will have a giant head start on others.

     (The fact that you are reading this right now on the WWW shows that it can be done! Is there any reason why you can't do it too?)

    

 

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MM-3:

 

"How To Go World-Wide With Your Own Web Site  on the Internet's Super Information Highway!"

Your own internet web site teaching music

2-Hour DVD Video

$97.

Combo #47:

All 3 courses: MM-1 and MM-2 and MM-3

 $239.00

 

     
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