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Let’s face it. Learning isn’t usually fun. It’s a big drag. Espe-

cially when it comes to learning a musical instrument.
Scales, repetition, and monotonous exercises abound.
Most people love the piano but won’t go near it for fear of not
being able to play it. And most times, their fear is justif ed!
A typical beginning piano student scenario may go like
this: You walk into the teacher’s studio. He or she asks you
what you want to learn. You respond with any number of
choices; classical, jazz, new age. T en out pop the books.
You know the one’s I’m talking about. Hanon scales, Czerny.
Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll get introduced to a chord-based
method. Maybe. But probably not.
You see, most piano teachers have this idea that you must
learn how to read music before you can play music. T at’s
nonsense!

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In fact, it really works the other way around. You should
be able to make music with chords and improvise f rst. Why?
Because music is what the end result is. Music is not notes
on a sheet of paper. It’s hammers striking strings produced
when a pianist f ngers a chord. Children speak their native
language f rst before they learn how to spell and write it.
T ey have no dif culties doing this BECAUSE IT COMES
NATURALLY! Music should be the same way! We learn the
language of music by understanding how to use chords f rst.
We then use these chords to create our music with.
T ere is nothing wrong with being able to read music,
but if that’s all you can do, you’re limiting yourself creatively.
Stop playing piano the hard way and learn how to use chords
and improvise f rst. Because by learning how to improvise,
you are actually speaking the language of music f rst!

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Teach Yourself How To Play Piano
Despite Years Of Lessons

You’ve taken piano lessons for years but you still can’t play
on your own.
You probably know the scales and can read sheet music,
but you can’t just sit down at the piano and make music.
Don’t worry. It’s not your fault. You see, literally thou-
sands of people are just like you. T ey’ve taken piano les-
sons for years and while they can play a piece by Bach or
Beethoven, they can’t for the life of them f gure out how to
create something original. Something that is not written by a

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dead composer or that isn’t on music sheets.

Here’s the solution... Learn a chord-based approach to

playing piano!

What’s that you ask? Simple. A chord-based approach
allows you to think and play like the composers you can play
so well of of sheet music. Chords and the key they come
from determine the sound of music.
You may think this approach takes a while to learn. Nope.
Not at all. In fact, in my free lesson, “Ref ections in Water,”
you learn how to play four chords right away - and you get to
make your own music with them as well. In this lesson, you
learn how to use open position chords in the key of C major
along with broken chord technique to create a calm, ref ec-
tive mood! And best of all - you can do it now... right away
- without having any piano playing experience whatsoever!
How is this accomplished? T rough the use of chords and
the scale in the key of C major. You f rst learn the chords and
the C major scale (which you probably already know) and
begin to improvise with them. T ere are two audio tracks to
this lesson that lets you hear exactly how it’s done. Exciting?
You bet. Dif cult? Not at all. In fact, this may be the easiest,
most fun lesson you’ll ever get to play online!

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