PIANO BY EAR CONTINUED (VOLUME 2)

Piano By Ear Continued (Vol. 2)
This course is focused on building where Piano By Ear for Beginner leaves off. In this course you will learn how to make your piano playing sound rich and full with focused left hand and right hand techniques.
  • Learn more extended chord progressions

  • Learn augmented chords and their inversions 

  • Learn second chords and their inversions

  • Learn sixth chords and their inversions

  • Learn major seventh chords and their inversions

  • Learn how to use augmented chords in chord progressions

  • Learn how to use second chords in chord progressions

  • Learn how to use sixth chords in chord progressions

  • Learn how to use major seventh chords in chord progressions

  • Learn how to play basic rhythmic bass runs with the left hand for accompaniment

  • Learn how to play extended rhythmic bass runs with the left hand for accompaniment

  • Learn how to arpeggiate chords with the left hand for accompaniment

  • Learn how to “roll” chords with the tenth roll

  • Learn how to use chord inversions with the melody in the right hand

  • Learn how to use octave thirds in the right hand 

  • Learn how to use octave chords in the right hand

  • Learn syncopation

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

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