Would YOU like to learn how to
Play the Piano by Ear...
without using printed music....just by learning some Chords and using your sense of up and down to play songs you've always wanted to play?
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piano by ear for
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really learn to play piano...by ear?
Here's a quick quiz so you can find out:
Throw away your sheet music!
- Well...you don't really have to throw it away, but instead of having to read all those notes, you can use it as a MAP
-- to guide you like a map does -- the hills and the valleys of the song.
Can you hum a tune?
- If you can hum a tune, you can take that tune and reproduce it on the keyboard, simply by going up (higher) when the song you're humming goes up, and down (lower) when the song you are humming moves lower. This is NOT brain surgery -- it's just common sense applied to the piano.
Have you always wanted to play?
- Don't waste your time learning to play piano by ear if you don't love music, because otherwise you will soon lose interest. But if you are attracted to piano music, and have always wanted to play, this is your chance...
Can you keep a beat?
A good sense of rhythm is not absolutely necessary, but it sure helps. If you find yourself tapping your toes or keeping time with your fingers when music is playing, that's an indication that you CAN keep a beat. - One of the neat things about playing by ear is this: It doesn't matter at all whether the instrument you use is a piano, an electronic keyboard (such as a Yamaha, Casio, Roland, etc.) or a synthesizer or even an organ -- it's all the same. You play the tune with your right hand, and learn to match chords and keep the beat with your left hand.
Would you like to entertain your friends and family?
- It's true -- if you can play the piano by ear, you'll be surrounded by family and friends either singing along or just watching you play! And once you know the principles of playing by ear, you can not only ENTERTAIN your friends and family, but you can also TEACH them how to do it too! It's not at all hard once you get the hang of it!
Would you like to play in a group?
One of life's greatest pleasures is playing music in a group. There's just nothing like it in terms of satisfaction and a feeling of "family". Some people want to play in a worship group at church. Others want to play in a combo or band in some style, such as Country-Western, Pop, Rock, or Jazz. Still others want to learn to accompany themselves on the piano as they sing -- and play for other singers as well. - One of life's greatest pleasures is playing music in a group. There's just nothing like it in terms of satisfaction and a feeling of "family".
Would you like your kids to learn to play?- Did you know that a parent who plays is MUCH MORE LIKELY to have kids that play. It's not rocket science to figure out why, is it. When kids are around piano music, they pick it up. And when Dad or Mom can show them how to form a chord or play a riff or pick out a tune....well, the sky's the limit.
How To Play Piano By Ear...
Without Written Music!
Playing by ear is really a combination of of three factors:
1. Using your tonal memory to recall music you have heard:
2. Using your ears and fingers to help you reproduce what you recall;
3. Using what you are going to learn in this course -- "melody contour" (the "shape" of the tune), "chord structure" (how to form the chords on the keyboard to match the tune), and "chord progressions" (the path chords take as they move through a song).
Obviously, the first 2 steps you can take more or less by yourself -- you can mentally rehearse recalling a particular tune; you can sit at the piano for hours and through trial and error pick out tunes, chords, and rhythms. But the KEY to all this is what the course is really all about -- teaching you how to chart the shape of a tune, learn how to construct chords, and then determine the likelihood of chord progressions -- in other words, which chord comes next.
When you get an understanding of step three, you will be in a MUCH better position to understand and profit from steps one and two!
In case you're thinking to yourself right now, "I could never learn to play piano by ear," let me assure you that your judgment is premature -- you CAN learn to play by "ear". The reason I am so sure about that is because I have learned something most people don't realize -- that playing by "ear" is not entirely what the phrase implies.
When you hear someone say, "Oh, I play by ear", you probably visualize a genius seated at a piano with a magical current of musical electricity running from his ear to his brain and down through his arms and into his fingers, where the current is then transformed into a sea of sound, with waves of rhythm and harmony breaking upon the eardrums of those less-endowed individuals sitting awe-struck nearby.
I hate to disillusion you, but 'taint so!
I know, because I'm one of "those people" who can play "like that" and I guarantee you that at one time I was VERY impressed, as perhaps you are now, with pianists who could play by "ear." I had to learn to use my ear in conjunction with my brain before I could play "by ear", and you can use exactly the same techniques I used in learning to play -- except you have it easy -- I've figured it all out and have broken it down into easy steps.