ALL the Praise & Gospel Piano Video Courses!

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Praise & Gospel Piano Video Courses!
FOUR 2-Hour DVD Courses & Song Book Plus a Bonus: “Exciting Piano! 7 Chord Strategies That Can < /br>Revolutionize Your Piano Playing!”
ALL the Praise & Gospel Piano Video Courses & Bonus: "Exciting Piano! 7 Chord Strategies That Can Revolutionize Your Piano Playing!"
ALL the Praise & Gospel Piano Video Courses & Bonus: “Exciting Piano! 7 Chord Strategies That Can Revolutionize Your Piano Playing!”
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$297.00

 

You get all FOUR 2-Hour DVD Courses & Song Book Covering ALL the songs and ALL the styles!

These DVD piano lessons in Christian music can change your life!

The secrets revealed hold the key to playing praise & worship music and gospel music for piano like you’ve always dreamed. You SEE and HEAR and UNDERSTAND each technique that is taught, because you have the actual songs I am playing right in front of you.

You see the notes as they are written in the song, then you hear me explain how to add chords, fillers, intros, ending, triplets, left-hand bass styles, counter-melodies, echoes, etc. to each song.

You understand the reasoning behind it.

Then you see me demonstrate it – not once, but over and over, fast and slow and close-up, so you can see which fingers play which notes, and when.

You hear the sounds I am making, and you understand, maybe for the first time in your life, that your piano playing can change for the better, can improve dramatically. That you can be that exciting piano player you’ve always wanted to be.

ALL the “Praise & Gospel Piano” Video Courses!

 

    These videos can change your life. The secrets revealed hold the key to playing gospel piano and praise music like you’ve always dreamed.

     You open up a hymnbook and begin to play.

     But instead of just playing the notes that are written in the book, you suddenly break into tripletized walkups, cascading waterfall runs, chord substitutions, crunches, Luscious full-chorded arpeggios, rhythmic variations and fills galore.

     Yes. It is a dream. A dream that can come true.

     How?

     Never before in the history of mankind have we had close-up music DVD’s. Never before have we had the ability to get up close in full color and in real time to actually SEE the workings of the hands and fingers as a master pianist plays arrangements of gospel music songs everybody knows — Christian music that comes to life!

     It works.

     You SEE and HEAR and UNDERSTAND each technique that is taught, because you have the actual book Duane is playing out of right in front of you. You see the notes as they are written in the song, then you hear him explain how to add chords, fillers, intros, ending, triplets, left-hand bass styles, counter-melodies, echoes, etc. to each song. You understand the reasoning behind it. Then you see him demonstrate it — not once, but over and over, fast and slow and close-up, so you can see which fingers play which notes, and when.

     It works for any kind of Christian music — whether you play on a worship team, or play solo piano church music — any kind of Christian gospel music. You can take a piece of Christian sheet music or a hymnbook and turn each song into an exciting arrangement! This is gospel piano playing at it’s best — worship music — praise music — almost any kind of church music except liturgical.

     This is a two-hour DVD where we open a book of songs and go to work learning a wide variety of “praise & gospel” styles on actual praise songs and gospel songs. Response on this video has been absolutely amazing! You get the book of songs, plus 2 solid hours of priceless instruction. You could take lessons for years and years and never learn as much about praise & gospel piano playing as you will learn in 2 hours (of course, you will want to watch it over and over again as you begin to master each technique). This is not about learning songs, but about learning styles that you can then apply to ANY song. The songs we use to teach the styles in this course are: “Amazing Grace”, “Cleanse Me O God”, “O How I Love Jesus”, and “Whispering Hope”. But remember: this is NOT about learning a song or two. This is about learning to apply the styles taught on these songs to thousands of songs!

$297. — You save over $100. !!!  

Plus… you get an exciting bonus:

Bonus: “Exciting Piano! 7 Chord Strategies That Can Revolutionize Your Piano Playing!” A wonderful instructive DVD and booklet containing illustrations of the 7 techniques you’ll learn from the DVD video course.

(All together, this series of four video courses listed above constitute a library of arranging styles you can use to arrange thousands of songs.Each video is two hours long, so when you order all 4 DVD’s in the series, you have eight solid hours of fabulous piano instruction! You can order them individually, but you’re much better off getting the entire set all at once!)

For more info please go to http://www.gospelpiano.com




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Piano Chord Charts Can Open A World of Learning For You!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Piano Chord Charts Teach You Chords In a Hurry!

Good morning. This is Duane. Did you realize that piano chord charts can open a world of learning for you, and also a world of playing? Because with chord charts you can actually see what the notes are and what the chord looks like on the keyboard. I’ll show you exactly what I mean. I have a free newsletter, it’s called Secrets of Piano Chords and Chord Progressions, that people can sign up for. All you need to do is go to playpiano.com and sign up.

The reason I’m telling you about this now is because that newsletter is loaded with chord charts. Even if you don’t want the rest of the free course, you can get all those chord charts. I send them out every other day or something like that. For example, we’ll skip over the preliminary lessons but we’ll go to major chords. I just want you to see what a chord chart looks like. There’s a cheat sheet of all the major piano chords. You’ll see that they’re listed on the staff just like they’d be printed. Even if you don’t read music, there they are. Your hand is on a keyboard. It tells you exactly what the notes are as well as you can visualize of course what notes are being played on the keyboard. That’s the advantage here.

Now, there’s also, on every one of these, if you just press that little button you will hear me totally all about it and how it works and so on. Sometimes there’s added videos in it as well. Let’s go back to the index here. Let me show you a few more here. I cover inversions; those are chords upside down. There’s minor chords. Let me just show you what that looks like. Again, there’s an audio that goes with it. You can listen to it. It walks you through each chord there, what it looks like and what the notes are and so on.

Let’s go on to … there’s augmented chords, major 6th chords, minor 6th chord, 7th chords, major 7th chord, all the 9th chords, 11th chords, 13th, and specialized chords such as the diminished 7th chords. There’s only three of them by the way. Suspensions, alterations, slash chords. I had forgotten minor 7th chords but I came back and got them. You’d be wise to take the whole course because it’s free. It’s like a crash course in chords and chord progressions. You can see some of the chord progressions that we learn here. The 2-5-1 chord progression, the 6-2-5-1 chord progression, the “Blue Moon” chord progression, etc., the blues, the gospel chord progression, all kinds of things. Then we get into more advanced stuff as the course goes on. Even if you don’t take the course, you’ll probably want to sign up so you can get access to these chord charts because they’re invaluable.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this, and hope you sign up. Remember, all you do is go over to playpiano.com. When you get there, you’ll see a little box where you can sign up for these free online lessons, which include the chord charts. Okay, thanks.

Click on this link to watch this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMJcfJlywVY&feature=youtu.be

***For lots more good stuff on piano playing come on over to my website at http://www.playpiano.com and sign up for our free piano tips – “Exciting Piano Chords & Sizzling Chord Progressions!”

Here’s a great little book on chords and chord progressions on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Piano-Chords-Chord-Progressions-Exciting-ebook/dp/B0076OUGDE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404158669&sr=1-1&keywords=piano+chords+duane+shinn

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Use Your Piano Sustain Pedal Wisely!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Do You Use Your Piano Sustain Pedal Often Enough?

There are a number of things you can do to improve your piano playing and make it more enjoyable without necessarily having to practice more. And of course I don’t mean to imply you shouldn’t practice – you certainly do. But there are half a dozen techniques you can use that don’t require any practice, yet make you a more interesting piano player to listen to.

One of those things is to use your piano sustain pedal more often. Most people don’t use it enough – and some use it too much and their music sounds “blurry”. But there is a middle position where you use it just right. Every time I encounter a new chord I lift my sustain pedal up and depress it until the next chord comes along. Then I lift it up to let the sound go away, then press it down again.

Use your ear to guide you!

Here is a good article on  Wikipedia about the sustain pedal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustain_pedal

***For lots more good stuff on piano playing come on over to my website at http://www.playpiano.com and sign up for our free piano tips – “Exciting Piano Chords & Sizzling Chord Progressions!”

Here’s a great little book on chords and chord progressions on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Piano-Chords-Chord-Progressions-Exciting-ebook/dp/B0076OUGDE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404158669&sr=1-1&keywords=piano+chords+duane+shinn

You’ll learn piano chords galore and how to apply them when you play piano – major chords, minor chords, augmented chords, diminished chords, 6th chords, 7th chords, 9th chords, 11th chords, 13th chords, suspensions, alterations and more. Chords are the “missing link” in most piano lessons and you can learn them all easily. Learn piano playing and music theory at the same time – it will make your progress faster and you will understand music like you never have before.

Here is the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMY6oBQadk&feature=youtu.be

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Are There Piano Programs On Pinterest? Yep.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Piano Programs On Pinterest

 

Good morning. This is Duane and today we’re going to do something a little bit unusual. I’m going to take you over to my Pinterest page and you’re going to see some pictures of

Good morning. This is Duane and today we’re going to do something a little bit unusual. I’m going to take you over to my Pinterest page and you’re going to piano programs on Pinterest and some other things that you may want to know about.  So if you haven’t been to Pinterest, you’re kind of in for a treat.

Pinterest is used by all kinds of people. It’s very popular in terms of dresses and home decoration and that sort of thing but it’s also useful for other things. I have a couple pages. One is called, Pictures of Piano Stuff, as you can see. Passionate people Who Play Piano With a Purpose. On that page, if you see anything of interest to you such as Piano University or the Most Used Chords in the Key of C or The Music Tree- Can You Grown Your Own? or The Family of Chords or All the 9th Chords … no that’s 13th, I guess … All the Minor Chords, Diminished Piano Triads, Augmented Piano Triads, Minor 6th Piano Chords, 9th Chords … whatever that it … 7th, 11th …that was major 6th.

Okay, things like that. I’m going to toggle down a little bit so you can see more. There’s a Circle of Minor Keys and Circle of Major Keys and All the Major Piano Chords. AnythIng you’re interested in, just click on that, just click on it and that will take you to the page where that’s found and explain, okay?

Another page I have is Piano Videos of Purposeful Piano Principles for Practicing Piano. These are videos that I have, short videos. The first one was called, Learn to Play Piano with Your Fingers, Ears, Brain and Heart. A lot of people just play piano kind of with their fingers but you’ve got to have your brain engage and your ears engaged and certainly your heart so that you play with expression.

This is a video called, Left hand Piano Style Chord Strum, Parallel Minor 7th Chords, Redefining the Melody with Different Chords in Your Left Hand. There is a riches of stuff here. How to Fill up the Dead Spaces in Your Songs, Seven Ways to Play the Same Melody Note, Extended Chords, What are They?, How to Put Rhythmic Chord Notes Under the Melody, etc., etc. A lot of videos here using all kinds of techniques. If you’re interested in any of those, again, just play on that. If you hit “Play” it’ll play. Okay?

Here’s Piano Programs that Produce Pianists, Prescription for Practicing Piano with a Purpose. Some of the videos are here but there’s also some other stuff. That’s a link to our Play Piano catalog. Here’s Free Piano Stuff, the world’s biggest collection of free piano stuff, videos, podcasts, articles, piano tips galore and so on.

There’s Information on Chord Progression. Here’s A College Course in Understanding Music in a Nutshell, kind of a condensed music theory course. Let me toggle down just to [inaudible 00:03:05]. That’s a Talking Chord Chart. I walk you through all the chords on an E-book. This is a Piano Chord Chart that if you click on notes, it shows the chords for that particular key and so on.

Secrets of Exciting Chords and Chord Progressions, 39 lessons on Chords. You get the idea. There’s my, On the Piano Bench with Duane, Duane’s Inner Circle Membership. If you’re interested in studying with me in a closed group, in a private group, click on that and that’ll tell you about it.

Now we go over to Piano Pros Playing the Piano Powerfully.” Pros Who Play with Power and Poise to Please the Palate of People. There’s Erroll Garner. If you want to see some of the influences on me, well, here’s a major one. When I was 14 years old I went to a concert by Erroll Garner, a solo concert, just him and his piano. I was astounded because he brought out a telephone book. He’s so short that he had to sit on a telephone book. He put this telephone book on his piano seat and sat on top of that to reach high enough.

When he began to play, I could not believe that anyone could play the piano like that so that motivated me to start on my piano work. There’s Van Cliburn, certainly one of the great classical pianists, Bill Evans, one of my heroes in terms of re-harmonization and just beautiful stuff. Les McCann. I saw Les when he was just a kid down in Los Angeles and heard him play many, many times, a playful guy.

Andre Previn, the great pianist. You know, Andre Previn had three careers. He started out he was I think 16 to 17 years old. He was musical director of, I don’t know, MGM or something, major studio and he had been a classical pianist, of course. Then he recorded a jazz album so for about 10 years he was a jazz pianist. Then he kind of put that aside … he does it occasionally …but put that aside and he became conductor of the London Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and so on.

If you want to learn a little bit about Andre Previn and hear him play … by the way, here he’s playing a duet with Oscar Peterson, the great pianist from Canada, and that’s a lot of fun because Andre Previn with all his classical training and fantastic technique can barely keep up with Oscar Peterson. You’ll see what I mean.

Dave Brubeck was one of my heroes growing up and here’s Paul Desmond his sax player, playing Take Five, I think it is. This is not a piano tape but if you don’t know about Take Six, they are a fantastic group, singing group, and they sing a cappella. You’d swear there was a band or a drum behind them but they create that with their voice. Incredible talented guys.

That’s some of my piano pins on Pinterest. By the way, anything that you like on my page, you can take to your page. If you have a page, you can go over and pin my stuff. For example, this lady Pauline… Pauline something … she apparently likes my stuff, so she pinned all the stuff, a lot of my things on her page so you can do that.

Let’s see how deep she goes. Oh, wow! She goes way down doesn’t she? Okay, so you can do that too. If you want them on your page, you’re welcome to take them.

Okay, that’s a little Introduction to Piano Playing on Pinterest. Thanks for being with me. We’ll see you tomorrow with another short video of some sort.

Bye-bye for now.

Here is the link to my Pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/duaneshinn/

Here is the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q6JaH1Icg4&feature=youtu.be

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Am I Too Old To Learn To Play Piano?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Can You Learn To Play Piano When You Are a Senior Citizen?

If music in general and piano in particular interests you,
then now is the time to begin – you can learn to play piano at most any age. There are many piano lessons for adults online as well as in person.

When it comes to learning
the piano, age is no barrier. If you truly desire to learn
the instrument, you will apply yourself accordingly no
matter what your age. http://www.chordpiano.com/

I have had many students who were in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s -I don’t recall if I had anyone older than that, but it is possible.

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I remember a man named Frank from Seattle who always wanted to
play the piano, but he was an engineer with Southern Pacific,
so stayed on the move a great dealmaking it impossible to take
regular lessons. (In a music store or studio).

When he discovered that I could teach him from a distance,
he was overjoyed, and stayed with me from 65 when he
retired to his death some 12 or 13 years later.

He started right from scratch – he knew nothing about
music or the piano – and ended up playing many of the
standards he grew up with, such as Stardust,
Sentimental Journey, Moon Glow, etc. He also had
learned several classical pieces – much to his satisfaction.

While we do absorb information like sponges in our
formative years, we do not necessarily have the deep
interest and sense of commitment that we do as we mature.
That’s why adulthood is a great time to learn a new
activity, such as the piano. Think of it, you are making a
conscious, independent decision to develop a new skill. No
one is telling you, or making you, take lessons. You are
studying the piano because you want to study the piano.

We tend to throw ourselves with verve into activities that
interest us. That’s why, if you have the interest, you can
learn the piano from scratch in adulthood. Music is a great
avenue for creative expression. In our fast-paced lives,
learning to create music may be exactly what you need as a
break from your daily routine.

The approach you take to learning the piano is important
when you’re an adult. In our jobs, we tend to work at a
harried pace and often expect immediate results. This
attitude can spill over into our music study. If you desire
to learn the piano, you have to take a systematic approach
and set reasonable goals.

Decide whether you want to take private lessons or
self-teach. You might want to take a few lessons to get the
basics down and then continue study on your own. You may
choose to do web-based studies. Whatever learning method
you choose will only take you as far as your attitude
does.

There is no faster way to get started in piano playing than
to learn to play chord piano. It’s both fast and fun, so if
you have always wanted to play, get started today.

http://www.chordpiano.com/piano-chords.htm

Chord Binder with books & discs- good

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