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Dear Intelligent Adult:

     Did you know that music is based on natural "laws" -- like gravity -- and by learning to understand how those natural laws work we can actually understand what we are doing when we play -- we don't have to be at the mercy of what someone else has written on a piece of music.

How many of these facts do you know about music & piano playing? Test yourself and then check the answers at the bottom of the page:

  • Did you know that by learning just 3 chords you can play hundreds of songs?

  • Did you know that there are only 12 major keys you can play in, but you only really have to master one key to play most popular songs?

  • Did you know that it is possible to easily match any melody note (tune) to a chord, so you can harmonize any note?

  • Did you know that Beethoven's Fur Elise and the blues song "Summertime" uses the exact same chords for the theme of the song?

  • Did you know that it is quite possible to predict what chord comes next in a song with accuracy approaching 85%?

  • Did you know you can use the same chords to play boogie, blues, new age, gospel, pop, rock, jazz, country - anything except classical music? (And even some classics!)

  • Did you know that by coming in through the backdoor of piano playing -- chords -- you can start making wonderful and satisfying sounds on the piano in just a few days instead of a few years -- even if you don't know Middle C from Tweedle Dee?

  • Did you know there is a guy up in Oregon who will teach you all this stuff by mailing you CD's and DVD's along with whatever printed material is necessary? These are piano lessons for adults -- thinking adults who want to understand what they are doing when they play the piano -- not play by rote.

  • And did you know that if you believe NONE of the above, you can still sign up for a free 101 week email newsletter on "Piano Chords And Chord Progressions!" so you can see for yourself that everything above is true?    

      Answers to piano playing music questions:

  • True. That's because there are just 3 primary chords in any key -- like family members: Mom, Dad, Child. Get to know those 3 and you've got it.

  • True. It's like languages. It's great to be able to speak several, but you can get by with just one. I'd love to speak other languages, but I can get by with just English.

  • True. Every note is part of several different chords. So it is easy to harmonize any song once you know the secret.

  • True. Yep. They both use the A minor chord and the E7 chord in their themes.
     

 

True. I know that's hard to believe, but remember that music is based on math. Once you understand a thing called the "Circle of 4ths" it's a piece of cake. In fact, I can tell you right now that 85% of the time the G chord comes directly after the D7 chord. So next time you run into the D7 chord, you have an educated guess of 85% that the next chord will be some form of the G chord. (G, G7 etc.) If you're into amazing your friends, that'll do it!

  • True. Apply different rhythms to the same chords, and you have many styles of music! With the very same chords I can play boogie, jazz, rock, pop, gospel, new age, ragtime.

  • True. Make me prove it by clicking here.

  • True. He's been teaching intelligent piano playing since he was 25, and you may be able to tell by the photo that he's not 25 anymore. He's been around the block and it shows. His courses don't screw around with silly drills. He teaches understanding -- adult piano lessons for thinking adults.

  • True. OK, you skeptic. Click here to sign up for the 101-week course and prove it to yourself. It's free. Should you not like it (GASP! -- that's hard to imagine!) you can unsubscribe anytime. And for those who believe -- you should sign up too.

Cordially,

Duane

PS: After you get signed up for the free 101-week newsletter, come back and click on all the links at the left at the top of the page. That will give you a preview of what you will be learning once you decide that this is the real deal.

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