Duane - piano chords for adults

Real Letters From Real People Who Wrote About Our Music Courses

(We have a big cardboard box that we keep testimonial letters in -- there are hundreds (or maybe over a thousand now) of letters praising our music DVD and CD piano lessons!)

"Your program has really transformed my life--well maybe not my life--but certainly my piano playing."  -Karen L. (email July 2007 -- on file)

The testimonial below sounds like a paid ad. I assure you, it is not. 
It is from a student named Luis in Portugal.

"This IS the ONLY way to go for BEGINNERS. Let me repeat this: This IS the ONLY way to go for beginners. Put this in your head, because I've tried all the courses you can imagine with no success. Why? Because they DON'T teach you to UNDERSTAND what you're playing! The result is: at a certain point (a little bit more advanced point) you simply CAN'T play the song(s) because you have no idea of what you're doing and the Chords, Slash Chords, inversions, etc, become too much and you simply have to STOP and forget piano, because you can't go any further. You HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE PLAYING and sometimes READ IT (from very simple "fake" lead sheets that Duane teaches you how to read). Its the only way. Do not repeat my mistake.     

If you want to play piano by ear using Chords (wich is very powerful) here's the advice of someone that tried everything: You HAVE to do this course first. When you master this, then go ahead and choose whatever course you like (whatever you wish - theres alot of stuff out there). BUT only Duane can get you started. Period. From this moment, its your choice to choose what course or teacher you want, or stay with Duane for the more advanced courses wich can last 1 to 3 years if you want to become a great piano player. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." -Luis, Portugal  (email Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 2:38 PM - on file)

"I just finished your "One Year Crash Course in Exciting Piano Playing". The instruction will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for being the greatest teacher alive."   Margaret from Cape Cod   (e-mail on file)  "Hello, and thanks again for your wonderful set of teaching lessons in the 52 week crash course. I am a Veterinarian who has only limited time to practice and a weekly personal lesson would never work in my busy professional life but your crash course is just simply great. I bought the package a few months ago and I'm taking it slow because I do not have enough time to get a lesson in each week but man have I really learned a lot in a few lessons." 
-Jerry Magee DVM (email on file)

Dear Duane,

This piano lesson course is phenomenal. In documenting what I've learnt so far, and that's only scratching the surface -- loads more to come, I realize the enormity of its content. I know you covered a lot, but seeing it documented, I'm in awe. Unbeatable and unparalleled is all I can say. Thank you for this terrific course, I didn't think that a home study course could be that good . I would never in my wildest imagination thought this was possible. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us in such detail.  You're the best, how could I not say that.

Keep well and God bless. -Lydia (e-mail June 28th, 2008 on file)  

Dear Duane,

"Words cannot express my joy at having found you. I'm 63 and have been studying piano on and off all my life - even studying with high-priced teachers. Every single one told me they could not teach me how to play from chords. One expressed it was a gift and that either you have it for you don't. 

Well...3 days after receiving your "Naked Music" course, I was able to play from chords. Trying to understand why now at long last...it's because of your way of teaching. You make it soooo simple. First you explain what to do; then you demonstrate it, then you follow up the demonstration by explaining what you did and how the student can apply it to their written music. Beautiful!

Can't tell you how many other books I've bought that left me confused. So I love you, love you, love you. And will buy many other of your courses." -Donna P., Akron, Ohio (letter, Nov 12, 2003)

Dear Duane,

"I think I may have told you what my husband said when I first started ordering your courses a few years back...he said "Where has Duane been all your life?" I've taken off and on from different teachers and in various situations and he always saw how frustrating it was for me to be unable to get exactly the "right" teacher to explain the "neat stuff" to me. It always seemed a secret kept for only the privileged few. That's for letting me in on many of those fun things to do on the piano." -Renay Goodman, Colorado Jan. 21st letter

Mik Vental Music has made a comment on: 
How To Learn All the Major Piano Chords in 10 Minutes Or Less

"Wow, awesome lesson! Great explanation and love the oreo's reminder :)" Oct 2013

Johan Espelund has made a comment on:
How To Fill In Those "Dead Spaces" In Your Piano Songs 

"I just started in a band, and your videos a just great! :D 
I understand how chords and that stuff work out, and how to really use them to make songs better!  THANKS! :D" Oct 2013

FZ has made a comment on:
Piano Chord Substitutions #1 

"Dear Sir,
This was fantastically explained, I got the idea very quickly, and the jazzy silent night gave me chills. Thank you SO much for this absolutely beautiful video.
Franklyn" (Oct 2013)

Caress Thirus made a comment on:  
How To Learn All the Major Piano Chords in 10 Minutes Or Less!

WOW this is the best piano lesson I've ever taken. It refreshed what I learned so many years ago and simplified it so much!! I can't wait to start playing and writing music. Great tutorial. Thanks. (Sept 2013)

2msvalkyrie made a comment on:   
7 Different Ways To Play The Same Melody Note

Dwayne ; if you were British you would get a knighthood for all the great work you've done ! You've helped and encouraged so many people . Next time I see the Queen I 'll put in a word for you ......if you'd been Canadian it would have been easier but I'll try .  – Aug 2013

fanbb has made a comment on:
Rhythmic Under-Chords In Your Right Hand 

You are the best~! 
I love u very much~
Thanks for teach me a lot~!!! 

Duane, I love your approach & have used a tasty way to teach my students for past 30+ years! I visit grocery store & buy OREO cookies in all flavors I reward to students when they learn all 12 chords! Original OREOs BWB=Db, Eb, Ab; all white=C, F, G; all black (chocolate filling)=F#(Gb); white w/choc. filling=D,E,A; finally we can take apart OREOs & put them together to make the BWW=Bb or WBB=B natural. Children of ALL ages enjoy earning them! YUMMY! I show your You-tube for more ideas! Love it! -Susan Justesen

denneberg has made a comment on:
How To Fill In Those "Dead Spaces" In Your Piano Songs 

I've played for a long time and i got some good tips from you. Very inspiering. Great teacher. Tnx. Looking forward to see more from you. 

User: 0U8123MTA3  says: 
Well done, Duane. I have purchased your crash course material. I do not have a consistent schedule so "live" piano instruction is not convenient for me or any potential instructor. Your instructions are helpful and convenient. It is so nice to be able to play around chords and melody. Playing should be fun. Playing with the information you give is a lot of fun for at least my ears. Thanks for being a blessing :)

Caress Thirus says:
WOW this is the best piano lesson I've ever taken. It refreshed what I learned so many years ago and simplified it so much!! I can't wait to start playing and writing music. Great tutorial. Thanks.

BlackBox has made a comment on:|
Things You Can Do With Just Two Chords Sept 2013 

My mind was completely blown when you made me realize the first part of Für Elise used only two chords! Over the last couple of days I've been realizing the magic that is chords, and how much you can move around individual notes in progression...

Busy Works Beats .TV has made a comment on:|
Things you can do with just two chords – Aug 2013

I've seen tons of videos and even took a class on songwriting, but you opened up the mystery of the use of a chord very well. Excellent. Thank you for extending your talents to us for help. We greatly appreciate it.

frankz00 has made a comment on:
How To Use Major Chords To Harmonize Thousands Of Songs! 

Wow! What a great way to remember chords! I'm just starting (from guitar) and I was wondering how I'd remember them. Thanks!  Aug 2013

Tina Perez has made a comment on:
Play Piano: The Most Used Chords In Any Key & How Knowing Them Can Help You Aug 2013 

Bingo! You are the best teacher to be found on the oceans web. Thank you so much !!!I would want to purchase a slip chart as I learn faster by visual.  

Patricia Muscarella has made a comment on:
The Most Used Chords In Any Key & How Knowing Them Can Help You – May 2013

Finally! A guy who knows something about playing the piano!! Awesome video 

Holmw W has made a comment on: 
How To Fill In Those "Dead Spaces" In Your Piano Songs 

that was extremely beautiful and very well explained, thanks a lot for your help :) 
-Aug 2013

Absolutely the best 13 minutes I've had to learn the piano! This lesson was quick, simple, precise, fun and it works! Thank you so much! Your time and effort are gold.  -MissGominolas

WOW this is the best piano lesson I've ever taken. It refreshed what I learned so many years ago and simplified it so much!! I can't wait to start playing and writing music. Great tutorial. Thanks. 
- Caress Thirus

Brilliant lesson keep it up. - kepazino

Don Hightower has made a comment on:
Learn to play Chord Piano In Days Rather Than Years! 

Great product thanks for creating it. 
Sept 19, 13 

Naomi Bowler has made a comment on:
Piano Players: Give Your Songs a Lift By Modulating Up To a Higher Key 

you play beautifully and thanks for the help!! :) 9-19-13 on file

After I retired from my nursing career and there was a wonderful local teacher so I decided to take private lessons from her. During the five months I took those lessons several things she expected me to know (I took lessons for 3 yrs as a child) I ONLY knew because of the courses I had taken from you. Also, she wanted me to move to new songs each week so I wouldn't "get bored" even though I told her I felt like I still needed to practice the last ones more. So I felt like I was getting further behind. And timing was always my problem, in childhood and with the last teacher. I just couldn't get it. But I was trying to learn the songs as a whole, not the individual pieces. I was losing my will to even touch the piano. I can honestly say since starting your crash course (I've only had six lessons) I have learned more than I EVER did before and I am loving practice again. And finally, I can maintain the proper timing! It's so easy to learn each aspect of the song first. And the chords are easy because now they make sense. They aren't just notes on the staff. Thank you so much for creating these lessons! -Patricia via email Sept 16, 2013 – on file

Dear Duane,

Duane, I just wanted to take a minute and say thanks to you. I recently purchased your course, "How to dress up naked music". I can't believe the amount I have learned in a few weeks. I look forward to the skills I hope to develop as I continue to practice and play over the coming months (and years). Thanks again!

Rick K., Minnesota (police captain),
email May 2, 2007 on file