Hello Matthew!  I really do enjoy them as they supplement the actual video course I purchased. I just want to confirm I have registered for your Piano by Ear course and have loaded down and am working through the lessons. The key is to practice the lessons in between and sometimes I miss a week or so before going on.  I find the video ;lessons excellent and believe you have a very clear way of getting the info across. Not sorry I spent my money and supported you.

Ian, Australia


 
Hi Matthew,
I meant to tell you before now, I did get your course and I am loving it! I have learned a lot already and have been practicing my scales, chord, and inversions every day. I am pretty excited about this because I feel like I am starting to learn the WHOLE keyboard like never before, and I think learning my inversions will really propel my playing. I am in no hurry however, because I don't expect it to come overnight, but that's ok. At least now I know what and how I need to practice to get better. Besides I am enjoying the journey. Your instruction videos are very easy to follow, and I like that I can go back over them as many times as necessary, something I couldn't afford the luxury of, if I had a piano teacher sitting beside me. Great course! Glad I got it!
 
Tom
Kansas
 

 


Mine is the usual story: traditional piano lessons as a child, a general interest in all sorts of music throughout my life. When I retired I decided to go back to the piano. I live in the south of Ireland and there is a university level music academy here and I found a nice teacher. It wasn't long, however, before I realized  the lessons were continuing where I left off as a kid. The approach was designed to make you into a concert pianist or a music teacher. That's fine because we need concert pianists, but I just wanted to play from memory all the tunes in my head.  My teacher was patient and nice as she listened to me stumble through my little Chopin pieces but my progress was very slow and frustrating. I couldn't really take notes, could not review anything. When the lesson was over it was over. I gave it up.

I stumbled along on my own for a while: a book here, a YouTube video there. I had a good ear and after a while I could play a little and have fun but finally got to a place where I was just repeating myself and had no idea how to go farther. What I wanted was a base to build on. I realized I learned best watching somebody show me things. There are many fine players on YouTube and it took me a while to find the approach I felt would be for me. Then I saw a video of "Amazing Grace" on ThePianoByEar where the tune started very basic and then was played in a more and more advanced way. I knew that was for me. I would be happy if I could play like that.

Since I didn't know where I would fit in I bought all the DVDs. That was much cheaper than the piano lessons anyway. It turned out I could comfortably start with the second disk. My only regret is that I didn't find that sort of course as a child, because I really enjoy playing and might have saved myself many years of stumbling around.


Michael
Ireland

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Matthew,
I just thought I'd let you know that I'm enjoying the DVDs, and the lessons via the newsletter, as well. I was able to progress to the lesson on adding a chord to the melody in the right hand fairly quickly, but can see that I'm going to be here a while. I feel very challenged here. When I first ordered your CDs, I was more interested in learning how to  "accompany" people who wanted to sing, rather than learning how to actually incorporate a melody line into the chord. However, the more I do this, the more interesting it has become to me, and I find myself really enjoying it. 
 
The only questions I have, would be about learning to play accompaniment. I'm needing help in the rhythm, with the left hand as well as the right. The more I get into the lessons, though, the more I can see that what I'm doing right now, will help me learn all that, down the road.
 
I'm very happy with the products I've purchased from you. I've looked for a long time, for online lessons from someone who actually plays the kind of music that I want to learn to play.
 
Thanks,
Donna 
United States
 

 

Matthew,

I'm a 74 year old "senior" who took piano lessons for two or three very brief periods of time during my childhood and teen years; but the materials used and the approach to learning, did not appeal to me - did not excite me - did not give me early "successes" and satisfactions - only a continual sense of "I'll never learn this stuff."

As the years have gone by, I have occasionally sat at the piano my wife and I bought more than 40 years ago and played from some of the sheet music, pop song and hymn books written for piano players.  However, when I played, my wife would often say, "Would you just stop the noise!"  Sort of hurt my feelings, but I sympathized with her because my playing really was so awful.

A year or so ago I decided that I really would like to learn to play the piano with a much improved level of knowledge and skill, but I did not want to repeat the approach of long ago.  I decided to make a commitment to learning to play by ear.   I made an effort to find local piano teachers and materials that could help me start out on my goal of learning to play by ear, but without satisfying results. So I turned to the internet and was amazed at all the information and resources that were available.

I settled on your web site, and ordered the first few items available for beginners.  I was emotionally touched with joy when I found that the materials and instruction were so clearly presented that with even only a little practice and study I could begin the process of learning to play by ear.  In just a few weeks, if not a few days, I was experiencing the early satisfactions that I had wanted and needed in my youth.

My piano practice time is extremely limited because I'm still quite active with obligations to my business, my church ministry, and my family. However, I have found that by following your instructions, DVD's etc. my skills are developing.  I know my piano playing must have significantly improved because for the past year, I have never heard my wife say:  "Would you please just stop the noise."   And I have even played a hymn or two, a time or two, for my little church congregation!

From the bottom of my heart, Thank you Matthew for bringing a long time cherished desire and joy to me.  There is a long, long way to go to reach the skill level I'd really like to have. Time and circumstances may prevent me from ever getting "there."  However, the trip itself is one of the most satisfying ones of my life.  Keep up the good work; keep the DVD's and other materials coming.

Gary
Overland Park, KS

 

 


 

 

 

 

This is Caroline, I can't begin to thank you enough for the piano course. I am stopping at the moment at lesson 5, to allow my brain and finger tips to absorb it all in. I love the way you teach. This course is so much fun. I look forward to practicing everyday.  I also think you are very kindhearted and too generous to give me that extra DVD!!! God bless you. I like how you open your student forum for all to see, because i enjoyed reading peoples discussions about the courses.  I also love how you start off with a simple melody and you build it up with chords and variations to show us how you can really dress up a plain melody. LOVE IT! I watched the Xmas DVD and can't wait to get started on that!  I learned about a 7th chord yesterday, I had no idea what it was used for, so when i learnt that it was used to move onto a higher chord I was soooooo pleased, felt like a kid who found a candy at the bottom of my pocket..haha. All these little details make learning piano so much fun, because I know how to use them. Well, if ever I know someone who wants to learn, I will highly recommend to them your courses. Take care and god bless your family!

Mrs. Kido, Japan

 




Matthew,  a few weeks ago I received my copy of Chords Galore. I purchased it during the promotional period because of the introductory price, but I knew I wouldn't watch it right away. I was sure the DVD was full of good information, but I thought to myself, "What could be more boring than an entire DVD full of lessons on chords?"

 

 
Well, today I finally popped it into my computer to see what it was like and I can honestly say I can't quit watching it. The instruction is not boring at all but concise. And the 'real world' examples keep me rushing to the keyboard to try them out. This DVD is another home run! Way to go.

Steve, Missouri


 


This is Clark... I ordered your DVD Advanced III the southern gospel stuff. This is great ! Thank you so much for making this. I've taken lessons off of many top Southern gospel pianist like Tracey Phillips etc.. I play at singing conventions and attend gospel music schools, but this helps break it down where I can slow it down and learn. I'm already starting to apply some of these things to other songs I play. Great Job ! I can't wait to practice this more and to continue with the rest of the DVD. I'm glad I ran across this resource ! Let me know if you ever continue with the southern gospel series. You're great..
Clark, West Virginia (USA)

 

 



I really appreciate the great service you provide. Since it is a DVD it can sometimes bring up a lot of questions and it's really helpful knowing you respond to my emails so fast and answer my questions. That was the one thing I was nervous about when ordering online. I knew I would have a lot of questions and it's so nice knowing you will answer them. A lot of services online do not have great support like you do and I really appreciate it. And I am hoping to buy your next DVD soon, because it has been a dream of mine to play by ear. Thanks again. -
Luke, New York

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Hi Matthew.  As a piano teacher who has a great interest in learning more about playing by ear as opposed to the traditional methods, I am very impressed with your course. You make the approach to the keyboard so easy to understand and your inventive methods are clear, concise, and easy to follow. Also, your personality comes across as a very sincere person that makes you feel an infinity to you even though we've only met via your DVD's.  Thanks for giving budding pianists an effective method that will propel them into the wonderful world of playing by ear.
Jim, Arizona

 

What a deal! Matthew is a great piano teacher and we have found these dvds to be so beneficial! we loved them so much for our daughter, that we bought the advanced set as a gift for our Pastor's wife who wanted them. Athough she has played beautifully for many years, she says that she has learned so much and isn't even finished with the lessons, yet!
Stacy, USA


Hi Matt!  I wanted to say thanks so much for the wonderful music lessons you have been sending me.  I have already purchased all of your DVDs and I am so excited.  I am 70 years old, recently retired, and have always wanted to play piano.  I took traditional lessons about 10 years ago, and frankly, I was a bit overwhelmed until I eventually stopped playing.  Thanks to your lessons I am already making much more progress than I ever dreamed.  Never did I think I could play piano by ear.  Thanks again for your encouragement and may God bless you and your sincere efforts to help others play piano.
Bill
, USA

 

 

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Why Do Want to Learn How To Play the Piano By Ear?
February 10, 2009 By Matthew Stephens

Hello Everyone!  As always, here at ThePianoByEar, I'm looking for ways to help you learn to play the piano by ear.  So, I've created this blog in hopes that you will share with me WHY you want to learn to play piano by ear.  This information is vital for me because it keeps me providing you with instructional material that is best suited for your needs.

Why do you want to learn how to play the piano by ear?  ... for church, your own enjoyment, for a band, so you can play for others....and the list goes on!  Let me know!

Just start your post with:  I want to learn how to play the piano by ear because....YOU FINISH THE REST! 

I can't wait to see your response!  Let's shoot for 50 blog posts in 24 hours!

Visitor Comments (47)
Why I want to learn piano by ear because
Posted By MR on October 23, 2016
I leave a lot to be desired whenever I play.
I'm so grateful and excited that I found your site. I need to enhance my playing skills. I learned to read music as a child but never used it, yet, I've always wanted to play.
My Father passed away, and some years later my mom met and married a wonderful man who had a gospel group. He told me that he would teach me how to play keyboard by ear....the ironic part is that he taught me and after the first month of lessons, he allowed me to play with the group, but I still could not play well at all.He plays lead guitar. He taught me how to watch his (guitar) moves and for me to play off him. I did this as I learned the songs of which we played for each venue. I have finally gotten to the point where I don't have to do that anymore. Thank the lord for the blessings. I now need to add some flair to my playing.I am so bland . I need to know how to play melody and use the bass keys He taught me basics.I need to work on transposing and cording, etc. Oh by the way. What my new dad did for me is what he does for anyone who wants to learn an instrument. I'm only special in God's eye, lol. I'm very excited to get started. I'm going to purchase the "continuing learning to play by ear"
I want to learn how to play the piano by ear because.
Posted By HAL on July 28, 2016
My grand mother tried to teach me to play by ear.She could hear a tune and sit down at the piano and after a while could play the cords.
She is now deceased. I long to learn to play the piano by ear for my own enjoyment. Also to remissness when I use to sit beside her while she played.
Hal,OH-IO
piano by ear
Posted By TRACEYDEESE39 on December 29, 2014
I want to learn to play piano by ear because my husband has started pastoring a church and we currently don't have any musicians. I have always wanted to learn to play. I took traditional lessons but felt overwhelmed. Looking forward to learning the piano by ear. A friend of mine actually took the learn by ear lessons and she was playing in no time.
learning to play piano
Posted By GE00166 on July 7, 2014
I did not have the privilege of learning when I was young but I have always wanted to be able to play. I am a member of our church praise band and would love to be able to improve my singing by being able to play the pieces on the piano to hear what my notes are. We recently (this past Sunday) lost our piano player and have not had anyone volunteer to take her place. I would love to be able to learn so that I can be of service to my Lord and use my God given talents to play and sing at church at any time the Lord decides to use me. Thank you for offering this help!
adding extra's
Posted By NANAPAPANIX on April 14, 2014
matthew, I want to learn how to put in the extra little pretty runs and fill in's . I know the chords but it is just plain and I want to add the pretty stuff because I play for church and I want to be the best that I can be , I sure hope you can help me. my son matthew can play beautiful but he goes to fast for me to learn I can not seem to pick up anything that he shows me . I hope I can from you .
Playing the piano by ear
Posted By PENTECOSTALGIRL on February 19, 2014
Hello, I am 16 years old and I've been raised in the backwoods of West Virginia in a good old Pentecostal Church my whole life with the hard core preachin and praise breaks so I know what ya mean about the fast foot stomping music!! :-D I have always been interested in music, but especially the piano. I even took leasons when I was around 10yrs old, however, that was by note so I can partly read music. I think that playing the piano is one of the most beautifulest instruments! That is why I want to learn how to play by ear beacuse its such a beautiful sound when you can add your own notes here and there! I want to play to honor God and bring glory to His name! I want music to be my praise to God. (I also want to play the drums and any other musical instrument that I can. So hey if your gonna dream then dream big right? Lol) I have looked up videos on how to play the paino and all of that but it never seems to make sense and it frustrates me!! I am hoping that this will work! :-D God Bless!!
I Want To Learn To Play Piano By Ear Because . . . .
Posted By EXPRESSINGMYHEART4HIM on December 4, 2013
Hi Matthew, I want to learn to play music by ear because, I have such a burning desire in my heart to do so. Overall, I simply want to give God glory, to express praise to him of how much He means to me. I often time express worship to Him and much encouragement to others through songs I've written over the years.98 percent of everything written, I begin humming a melody. I come to realize it's something new again. Not long after the humming, comes the lyrics, and I know to stop and go write them down. That's not any glory to me, but it's HIM, the One who gave it. So many times I have sat down at a piano and wanted to express what's in my heart by placing my fingertips to the keys and just letting it flow . . . .not any certain song, just play. Many a times I have sat at those pianos and tears flow down my face because I want sooooooo badly to express myself through music, that it hurts my heart because I cannot. But... I am beginning a new journey, and giving the care that needs to be given to it, I believe I will soon be able to express the music within, in an audible fashion, with your help. My 8-year old son is very much looking forward to beginning your course as well.
why i want to play piano by ear
Posted By SHOPHARIST on May 27, 2013
Hi Matt, blessings, I'm Tania, it's a long story but the bottom line is I want to worship my Jesus with the piano.
I want to improve my playing by ear because
Posted By NAELLIS on December 27, 2011
I already play by ear - somewhat. And, I already play by reading - somewhat. Most of the time I can hear a different chord, or chord progression and incorporate it into my own style, but I seem to be stuck in a very basic style and I want to expand my horizons. One of the styles I really like is what I hear with Jimmmy Swaggart, Charles Blake, Stan Whitmire, Anthony Burger and the like. I have a difficult time picking up on the style. I can usually hear the chord changes and find the chords, but I can't seem to get the runs, fills, licks, etc. I like Southern Gospel, Blues, Jazz, and New Age styles. I found the Learn to play by ear website while surfing the web looking for "How to play Southern Gospel piano". I look forward to the lessons, both online, and via DVDs.
Help....
Posted By ANGELA on March 25, 2011
I want to learn to play by ear. I just got a piano and I can play melody, but I am having a hard time with chords and melody. I took piano lessons when I was about 7 or 8 years old and just struggled with it. Now I am 54 and really had a desire to play.
Hi Matt
Posted By 2FLYMOOKIE on January 30, 2011
I want to learn to play by ear so I can play for my church and also to play for fun and leisure
I want to play by ear because...
Posted By JENILEE on January 16, 2011
I want to be able to play freely, unrestricted during worship to play as the Spirit leads. To play the sounds I "hear" and release them prophetically, as well as to create a warm, worshipful atmosphere without the restrictions that come with limited knowledge or too much piano structure (like sheet music). That's why I'm on this journey to play by ear!
Why I want to learn piano
Posted By TEMO on December 16, 2010
I have always wanted to learn how to play piano for God's glory. I have a personal keyboard and can only play the basic chords and need someone to teach me to play better. My kids love singing Church songs and while watching your videos I am certain this would be the right place to get help. Iam looking forward to receiving your emails and great lessons. Can't wait to start.

God Bless!

Temo
Fiji Islands
Why I want to learn to play by ear..
Posted By ARLENE on October 22, 2010
I would like to play by ear because I can only play music in the key in which it is written...I get very frustrated when it is to high or low to sing to comfortably. I envy those who can just sit down and play in any key and any song without the sheet music I must use. I want to be one of them....Arlene, Arkansas
why I want to learn piano by ear
Posted By SCOTT on June 1, 2010
I want to learn to play the piano by ear because... for one thing I have liked the piano for years and am on about my 6th teacher or so. But only recently was I really introduced to the "nashville number system" you know the 1 2 3 4 and etc. and that using those same #'s you can chart any song in any key. I am glad to finally be aware of such a thing. Another reason is because I am a preacher and would like to have the added blessing in my ministry of being able to have me and my family play and sing when I have the opportunity to preach, and not have to be dependant on someone else to play for us.
why playing by ear would be fantastic
Posted By MAMCGARITY on April 7, 2010
Hi Matt,
I have always had a desire to play piano by ear. I have played by reading music for years, and enjoyed coming up with my own accompaniment using broken and block chords all over the piano. I have always had trouble trying to pick songs out by ear. I can do some, but deeply desire to do this better and more quickly. I work with a lot of children in Sunday School and VBS. This skill would greatly enhance my songwriting and music time with the children. I have ordered your course and can't wait to learn from you.
Why I want to play by ear
Posted By ELGUSEL on February 16, 2010
I want to play by ear because there are some chorus I want to play but there is no written music for them

Elrita, St. Vincent
Why I want to play by ear
Posted By MALEEAH on January 26, 2010
I've been playing with sheet music for more than 20 years in church. When it comes to fun/popular songs, I suck. I want to improve in that area, and especially play better pop/rock/jazz/fast music without being dependent on the sheets.
Why I want to learn
Posted By OLDMONK on December 25, 2009
I want to learn to play piano or keyboard Im 45 and used to do karate and that was my sourse of keeping my mind learning. Now that I have given all that up (5 knee scopes) I want to learn something new. I know nothing as far a music so I thought learning by ear would be a good way to start.Today is Christmas of 09 so after the new year I'm going to get me a "keyboard"? So some insight into what I should be looking for would be very helpful! I'm really wanting to do this, is it possable for someone like me to play piano this late? thanks.
Why Do I Want to Learn to Play Piano by Ear?
Posted By JONI-EBONY on November 9, 2009
For God's glory -- so I can play better in church...I'm tied to notes...if the electric goes out/or it's dark I'd like to be able to keep playing (I'm a missionary's daughter -- keyboard has optional battery power)...I'd like to be able to teach children/adults with out them having to go through the long process I've had to go through to learn as much as I've learned...
Why I want to learn to play by ear
Posted By DORETHA HALL on September 22, 2009
Matt, I've been playing for a number of years, both by ear (amazingly enough), and by note.

I want to learn the augments, the sevenths, suspended, and so on....

How to transition from one key to the next without using the same old formula.

I know you can help me.

Thanks
Why I want to learn keyboard
Posted By TOYMAKER678 on March 15, 2009
I want to learn the basics of piano playing mainly so that I can play pop songs and standards for my own pleasure, and, as I am also a saxophone player, I would like to be able to try out ideas for jazz improvisation, and study chord sequences of tunes.
I am mainly interested in being able to play melodies/improvisation in my right hand, and chord inversions in my left hand.

regards
Peter
why i want to learn piano
Posted By IVY on February 23, 2009

Dear Mr.Stephen,

I am a senior citizen of India.I am takling medication for my cronic depression.I have a keyboard for quite a long years.these days i thought of playing that and then when i went to the web i found all piano lessons are given by paying subscription amounts. I have no credit card or money to pay for that sort of lessons.Then i came across your free newsletters i found out you are not charging for it.so i am trying to first read and learn what are chords ect ect.I stil got some memory power left in me; i want to use that rather trigger that faculty,with God's help.Psalmist says all musicians and dancers they have their fountain in God Himself.So I am asking father God in Jesus name to help me to play atleast a few worship songs so i can overcome my depression.

I am again requesting you to send me 2nd lesson which i never got in my email.
God bless you
yourse sincerely,Ivy
why i want to get better at playing the piano by ear
Posted By PTDUNNE@MTS.NET on February 18, 2009
playing the piano at any age is a
wonderfulthing, know that i'm retired
its more so. i have a problem with
arthritis and can only play three
finger chords anything i can do to
make them sound better.
Why i want to play by ear
Posted By DUNNING on February 15, 2009
I want to play by ear for church, and personal.
Why I want to learn piano by ear
Posted By MATTHEW STEPHENS on February 15, 2009
Here are a few that were emailed me:

Thank you for you email.I want to play by ear for my enjoyment and for the enjoyment of friends. When I travel or go to a place where there is a piano, if I want to play I must bring very heavy sheets of songs; If I have no sheets I cannot play, as a person who sees a piano for the first time!
I studied classic and I can play a valzer by Chopin or an easy Piano Sonata by Beethoven, but I cannot play " Happy Birthday" without a sheet!
Waiting for your useful advices, I send you my best regards.

thank you for ur lessons.
i am enjoying this.
its a long wish of me to study piano.i want 2 learn it for my own enjoyment
thanks

Matthew,
I have sang since I was about 5 and now am 60 and began playing the piano at around 12 by ear. I, like you, was raised old -time Pentecostal and have played and sang in church. I have also been pianist for the church. I have always sang by playing the melody and now to change after all these years is very difficult for me. I know that nowadays musicians do
not play the melody when accompanying themselves or others. Until recently I only
played in about 5 keys (C, D, F, G, A). I now am enlarging my horizons to the other
7 keys. I would like to learn more fill ins, and runs in all the 12 keys. Modulations are
a problem for me. I understand that you play the 5th chords of the new key in your
left hand and the 4th chord of the new key in your right, but to do that smoothly and
efficiently is not so easy for me. It seems that I am missing something that needs to
be played before going into the new key. The only music I play is Southern Gospel
and the old Hymns from way back. Other types just do not interest me. Singing seems
to be music to my soul and I love to release the joy that it gives me.
why i want to play piano
Posted By IMAGINE1 on February 13, 2009
I want to learn to play piano by ear because I feel such a deep praise and worship within that words cannot express and believe playing the piano will help with expression of the soul.
I want to learn how to play the piano by ear because
Posted By CAROLE on February 13, 2009
...because it gives me freedom to put my own interpretation and emotion into the song. I don't just want to 'copy' every note as written. Playing by ear allows this wonderful feeling of self- expression to come to the fore!
I want to learn how to play the piano by ear because
Posted By JONI on February 12, 2009
I'd like to play for church -- especially when we sing choruses that don't have music readily available. Also for my own enjoyment and being able to play songs for others enjoyment.
I want to learn to play the piano by ear
Posted By ANNSOME on February 12, 2009
I want to learn to play the piano by ear, so that I could play any song on command, like at a birthday party.
But I really want to play at my church, we don't have a piano player at present. I am trying really hard.

Ann
Georgia
why i want to learn
Posted By LORNA_CLELAND on February 12, 2009
I want to learn how to play the piano by ear for church because since 1998 i totally rely on reading music and can't play without it.

by Lorna Cleland,phillipines
Reasons To Play By Ear
Posted By PIANO_LADY on February 11, 2009
I want to learn to play piano by ear for my enjoyment...and maybe one day be able to play in my church.


Edna, North Carolina
Reasons to play piano by ear
Posted By SHUVA93 on February 11, 2009
I want to learn to play by ear because I don't want to be limited to reading music. I'm not good at reading piano music but I love playing the instrument. I teach myself to play piano because my parents don't have enough money to keep me in lessons anyway. I would really love to learn to play the music I hear by just hearing and not actually having to figure out what chords or base line to play. I also want to learn how to improvise well and this will definitely help me because I compose my own songs.
Reasons to play piano by ear
Posted By SHUVA93 on February 11, 2009
I want to learn to play by ear because I don't want to be limited to reading music. I'm not good at reading piano music but I love playing the instrument. I teach myself to play piano because my parents don't have enough money to keep me in lessons anyway. I would really love to learn to play the music I hear by just hearing and not actually having to figure out what chords or base line to play. I also want to learn how to improvise well and this will definitely help me because I compose my own songs.
Reasons to play piano by ear
Posted By KEYBOARD on February 11, 2009
I want to play the piano by ear because being a businessman, I do not have the time to learn to read music I want to play for personal enjoyment and later for church activities and to teach my kids.
Reasons to Play by Ear
Posted By MARIE on February 11, 2009
I want to learn to play piano by ear because trying to memorize every single note takes far too long AND even when I do learn them, I get so nervous, I freeze. It would even help when you have to know how to play classical pieces. Your DVD lessons are a big step toward gaining confidence!

You're much appreciated.

Marget
Piano by Ear because....
Posted By MARITIMER on February 11, 2009
I want to learn to play piano by ear beacause at age 70 and retired, I want to fulfill my lifelong desire to create music of various genres; popular, jazz, light classical. I don't have the lifetime left to learn by classical means.
I want to learn to play the piano by ear because
Posted By LBRIDGEM on February 11, 2009
I would like to play God's praise and worship for my church
I want to learn to play by ear....
Posted By JAVIER REBOLLO on February 11, 2009
I want to learn to play the piano by ear for personal enjoyment; also, if possible, be part in a Cristian music group.
I want to learn to play by ear....
Posted By MIDNIGHT on February 11, 2009
also, continue to learn to read sheet music. I'm trying to teach myself. To play for a church, when no one else can, also play for my friends, family and most of all for God.
Why I want to learn to play the piano by ear
Posted By ROCKMAPLE on February 11, 2009

I want to learn to play the piano by ear for personal enjoyment, whereas I can have private devotions and commune with God . There he speaks to me through songs, he gives me songs or a song to meditate on. Then maybe later on, I can branch out & play for a small gospel choir!!!

Joyce
play piano by ear
Posted By ALAIN on February 11, 2009
I want to play piano by ear because I think it is a faster and a more effective method for memorizing rather than learning to read music by eyes.It is a proper way to learn for someone who wants only to play piano for fun,and does not plan to become a professional.
Piano By Ear
Posted By DANNAC on February 11, 2009
I want to play piano by ear for church music ministry and personal pleasure.

Danna
Piano by Ear
Posted By REDFORJESUS on February 11, 2009
I wanted to play the piano by ear so I can play for my children and so I can teach it to them.
Sherry
PIANO BY EAR
Posted By GRAY&ROSE on February 10, 2009
I want to play the piano by ear for my own enjoyment and also want to play for church activities such as nursing home and senior ministry when needed. I have had piano lessons and can read music, but playing by ear provides a much fuller sound.I LOVE being able to sit at the piano and play many of the old, familiar hymns.

RB
Play by ear
Posted By FRITZY on February 10, 2009
I want to play by ear so when I go somewhere and people asks me to play a particular song, I should be able to play it without a music sheet.
Fritz
Play Piano By Ear
Posted By TDGKAG on February 10, 2009
Matt, I want to play the piano by ear because I have struggled quite a while on reading music but yet I want to learn to play well for enjoyment, Church and hopefully in a band. I think learning to play by ear would be a tremendous tool.
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