Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Gospel Guitar 101: How To Play Praise Songs On The Guitar

 If you've always wanted to play good old' praise songs on the guitar --- traditional style --- then this is the dvd course for you.

    In this revolutionary 2-hour course, expert guitar instructor Bobby Griffin covers everything from the basics and fundamentals like guitar parts, posture, frets, notes, strings, and strumming to full-sounding praise songs that can be performed in church within weeks, if not DAYS.

    If you're like many, you're probably wondering how a 2-hour course can cover so much ground in such a little time. I'd be thinking the same thing if I were you...

    The power is in the revolutionary 5-part structure we invented and have been sharing with piano players since 2003. Only this time, Bobby has applied the award-winning concept to the guitar.

    You'll learn the 5 parts of praise songs and how to play literally dozens of songs just by knowing these easy-to-learn strategies. Each part literally takes only 20 minutes to teach and once you've mastered them, you'll be well on your way to playing tons of praise songs on your own. Some will master the course in weeks... others in days. The "dedicated few" will even master it in hours. Sounds bogus but that's just how easy the 5-part formula is.

(And with my 365-day money-back guarantee, you can return it back for a full refund if you don't find it to be worth every dime you've invested).

    As long as you're willing to put in the effort, you'll have what it takes to master praise songs you'll even be able to play a live church service (if that's your goal). Now, to be fair, this course doesn't cover the "slow" or "worship" stuff (even though worship music uses the same chords... just in a different way).

    This course focuses solely on uptempo, praise songs (so don't say I promised you how to play all styles... I'm promising you the fast, uptempo "praise song" style). It does ONE things and it does it very well rather than those unstructured, scattered courses you've probably seen in the past with the instructors doing anything and everything off the top of their heads. That's not what this is. If you want a "shed" tape or something like that, kindly close this page. This is full-on instruction from someone who knows what they are doing.

    You'll enjoy exploring the various parts of praise songs and how to bring them to life with various chords like major, minor, dominant, sevenths, ninths, elevenths, thirteenths, and even altered chords. Additionally, you'll learn patterns, chord movements, fill-ins, muting, rhythm, and a host of other techniques. Don't let the "101" in the title fool ya. While it starts off very basic with the fundamentals, it quickly moves to the practical side by teaching you real chords and patterns that are found in real songs.

    While this is a beginners course and will introduce you to the basics and fundamentals, it also covers a lot of ground by revealing how to play full praise songs by the end. You'll be playing hand-clapping, foot-stomping songs like "Bless That Wonderful Name Of Jesus," "This Little Light Of Mine," "Glory Glory, Hallelujah," and more. No doubt, by the end of this course, you'll have over 2 dozen new chords mastered (a whopping 288+ chords if you learn them in all 12 keys) and dozens of patterns to apply to real hand-clapping, foot-stomping songs.

1. The five parts to a praise song and how to recognize them with your ear.
2. Various methods to figure out what type of praise song is being sung.
3. Dozens of chords and voicings to keep your praise songs sounding different each time!
4. The difference between "condensed" praise songs and "full form" praise songs ("A-B" vs
"A-B-C-D" songs)

The same chords, patterns, and praise song structures played in over 100 songs (once you know the structure, you can play tons of these songs

How to stack intervals to create any chord you want: major, minor, dominant, diminished, sevenths, ninths, elevenths, thirteenths, and more!

Fancy movements that you can easily substitute to make your praise songs sound more flavorful. People will think you've been for years when you bust out with these chords!

And much, much more... Here's a video example!

If you're interested in purchasing this dvd course please click here: http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=gospelguitar101

Monday, September 17, 2012

Gospel Music Training Center!

Take Your Playing To The Next Level Faster Than You’ve Ever Dreamed Possible! If you’ve always dreamed of playing for your church or being a top, sought-after gospel musician, you’ve come to the right place.

Thousands of church musicians have relied on the Gospel Music Training Center for the tools and resources needed to take their playing to new heights faster than ever imagined.

From learning the hottest songs with pinpoint accuracy to the skills it takes to back up a preacher or accompany a soloist, we’ve got you covered in our vast 300-hour video and audio library.

In as early as days from now, you’ll have what it takes to start forming professionally-sounding chords and voicings that will turn heads the minute they roll off your fingers. And you’ll do it with poise and confidence knowing that you’ve learned from the best and are abreast of the latest chords and styles in gospel music.

If you’re not serious about your gospel playing, perhaps it makes no sense to join this elite group of musicians. But on the other hand, if you’re committed to growth, want to offer God nothing but the best in service, and want to discover what it takes to sound like the pro’s, give us a try for $1. You won’t regret it.

Take a test drive and start feeling good about your playing TODAY! You deserve it. http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=gmtc 

Here's an example of what you'll get at GMTC:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gospelkeys 350

Dear Gospel Musician,

If you're like most gospel musicians trying to learn the organ, you might be thinking that it's as simple as transferring the same chords and concepts that you know on the piano. Right?

Well, not exactly.

While the concepts of chords and progressions remain the same, how to play and connect between chords and progressions is totally different on the organ.

In fact, I had to learn this the hard way. I thought I could just take all the same chords and voicings I'd play on the piano and transfer them to the organ but for some reason, my chords on the organ would never sound as full as the next musician.

I didn't know how to "think" like an organist. Things that would have been so easy for me to pick up (like finding the right chord inversions, "sliding" my fingers instead of lifting, playing abbreviated chords on my left with extended voicings on my right), I just didn't know because I didn't have an experienced organist to share with me the "ins" and "outs"--- the "do's" and "don'ts."

Fast forward several years later and now I'm playing the piano and organ (...even fiddling around with some guitar) because I was able to skip all the years of mistakes that come with learning a new instrument.

Learn, step-by-step, how to  quickly and easily play praise and worship music on the organ at your own pace...

How to play uptempo praise songs using my award-winning 5-step process and tons of bass lines, right-hand chordal movements, "runs," "licks," and more!

How to incorporate the "third element" into your playing to produce the sound of a full band, especially if you're the only musician!

Discover the secrets to playing hundreds of "call-and-response" hand-clapping praise songs in all 12 keys just by knowing a few well-known organ patterns!

Learn how to play common progressions and turnarounds like the "1-4," "7-3-6," "6-2-5-1," and how to apply them to your favorite congregational songs like "Bless that Wonderful Name of Jesus," "God is a Good God," and more!

An "over-the-shoulder" and "behind-the-foot" look at how to combine the power of the foot pedal, left hand, and right hand and what it takes to play all three of these components in sync.

Over 40 bass runs, chords, progressions, and fill-ins to apply to your organ playing right away! After learning these things in all 12 keys, you'll instantly have over 480 chords to add to your gospel playing toolbox. Click here to order! http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=gkorgan350

Here's a demonstration of what you'll receive in this course!

Never "guess" on the organ again! Model after someone who's "been there" and "done that!"

Discover the simple secrets to effectively using the drawbars, percussions, and settings to obtain the contemporary sound that you desire.

Learn the proper techniques to playing the bass pedals cleanly and smoothly. If you're not familiar with the "toe-heel" technique to double the speed of your bass-walking, then you're missing out!

How to get away with playing advanced "phat" chords (...that are normally used for worship) during high tempo praise songs. The combination of these contemporary chords during a fast praise song is explosive!

Learn the way of the west coast and how to contemporize your praise & devotional songs using "west coast" chords, movements, and runs!

The secrets behind one-note pivots and how just a few little changes to the way you play chords can totally transform your sound on the organ. Remember: The way you approach the organ is not the same as the piano.

Several left-hand/right-hand combinations that can be used interchangeably to create dozens of chordal variations. For example, you can use the left-hand chord from set #1 with the right-hand chord or fill-in from set #3. You'll learn a variety of sets and various things to do on both hands.

How to master 8-note bass lines (traditional) and even modern 16-note connecting bass runs (...this has never been taught before)! This is one of those things you pull out of your bag of tricks after you've repeated a praise song several times. 

Learn how to power up your left hand by forming a variation of the chord you're right hand is playing. This strategy alone will make your praise songs differ from the next musician tremendously. Click here to order: http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=gkorgan350

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Back Pocket Band

Back Pocket band is a software that has been on the market for quite a while now but I just want to give you my person review of this product.  It plays tracks with both bass and drums or both. It also plays tracks in all 12 keys and in one of three tempos of slow, medium, or fast. Music styles include Shouting, Praise, and Grooves. They are all apparently individually recorded and provide that “live” playing feel.

Tracks are recorded in MP3 format and are automatically downloaded to your computer once you run the program. You can also stream the files while you are waiting for the initial downloads to complete. 

I really think this is a great idea and I’m really surprised nobody has done this earlier. There is a pretty big demand I think for backtracks in the Gospel music field and I’m glad to see HearandPlay take the lead on this. Whether the backtracks will expand to other musical genres like Neo-Soul or actual Gospel Music Songs remains to be seen. Ultimately it would be cool to have a drum and bass backtrack for popular Gospel songs to practice with. 

I should also add that I previously bought HearandPlay’s Song Robot Software and I can definitely say that HearandPlay does a great job of updating and supporting it’s products. Nowadays you’ll find many software companies who release software products and then leave them to fade away into history after a year or so. This is not so with HearandPlay software products. There have been numerous updates and additional song midi files added to the Song Robot system. I’m confident things will be the same for “Back Pocket Band”.

Here’s more of the features you get:

* It gives you access to over 350 real-sounding backing tracks.
* Practice and live performance files are played in all 12 keys.
* You can choose between speeds: slow, medium, and fast.
* 3 different sections, 9 styles of music, & drums-only option.
* Instant streaming playback and automatic downloading to your system for burning to cd, transfer to ipod, and editing.
* And much more…

If you're interested in learning more about this product please click the following link. It provides a video tutorial of how this product works and it also shows you how to purchase this product. http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=backpocketband 

Friday, September 7, 2012

P.I.T.C.H Ear Training System

What if you could train your ear right from your computer?

PITCH is a revolutionary system that has been carefully designed with advanced intelligence that knows exactly what questions to ask you based on which exercises you get right and wrong. A learning tool that drills you on notes, scales, chords, intervals, and even allows you to sing and mimic what you hear (using the microphone on your computer or a usb headset mic). In fact, you'll be able to connect a small midi keyboard and answer the questions interactively.

If you struggle with ear-training and need one-on-one training, PITCH is your solution.

I'll tell you right now --- the keys to effective training are repetition, interaction, and feedback!

     Some programs allow you to listen to tapes in the car. Sure enough, there may be repetition. The tape may also pause for you to interact --- but there is no direct feedback. Who's there to really tell you if you're singing or choosing the right note?

     As far as I'm concerned, if your ear is bad when you first start these programs, why should your ear be relied on to determine whether you sang the right note or not? That poses a problem for some musicians.

    Then there's live music teachers. Of course, with a teacher, you'll get interaction and feedback. Will you get repetition, though? Well, perhaps for 15 minutes or so and once a week, unless you have mega bucks to shell out for longer sessions. Also, keep in mind that ear-training might only be a portion of your 30-minute to 1-hour session. So what do you do between your lessons?

Quite frankly, I believe "repetition is the mother of skill." It's just human nature that if you repeat something time and time again (with constructive feedback), you'll get good at it!

    That's where software  like HearandPlayTM P.I.T.C.H. comes in --- that will allow you to pick a lesson, use your mic (if a singing level), connect your keyboard (if an interactive level), and get feedback during each session.

     If you choose the wrong answer, the system tells you immediately and makes you complete more questions to compensate for your wrong answers. If you keep getting wrong answers, the system works with you until your ear develops.

     Because the system is designed with advanced intelligence, you can rely on it to keep giving you questions to strengthen areas you appear to be weak in. That's the beauty of P.I.T.C.H.!

     You can't cheat this system (like you can do with tapes and CDs). Yes, you can skip lessons but you won't get the "MASTERED" stamp of approval unless you complete each lesson in order with a certain amount of consistent correct answers. That means, you'll never get "ahead of yourself" and your chances of becoming frustrated because you've skipped to a section you can't handle will be lessened. It also randomizes the questions so you never get the same exercise more than once.

     With most audio courses, you may start to memorize the order of the questions, therefore minimizing the effectiveness of the sessions after time (which means repetition isn't really effective "REPETITION"). You can also easily put in another tape or CD and skip concepts without really letting them sink in. With P.I.T.C.H., you get true repetition (and the enjoyable type) as you can return to any past lesson for review and get a set of fresh questions in random order, which means an unlimited amount of training.

     ...And because P.I.T.C.H. continues to give you fresh questions in random order, every lesson is unique, even if it takes you 20 rounds to complete each of them!

     All of this is not to say that any of the alternative methods above are ineffective. I've had the privilege to use all of them, personally.

     But we also know that technology tends to change the way we do things. Technology makes processes more efficient and saves us time and money. In this case, it allows you to have your very own ear-training tutor that was strategically built with repetition, interaction, and feedback in mind! Click here to order! http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=pitch

Here's a few of the things you will learn from this particular course:

Discover the power of repetition and how using P.I.T.C.H. will allow you to master melodies, chords, and progressions in a matter of weeks!

What music teachers don't want you to know about ear-training. The keys to self-training at your own pace with no hourly charge.

How to distinctively recognize tones from the major and minor scales.

How to mimic melodies from different scale tones (with a measuring bar that tells you how close you are to the note you're singing).

How to instantly recognize intervals like perfect fourths and fifths. If you know anything about music, you know that an overwhelming majority of songs move in fourths and fifths.

The differences between melodic and harmonic intervals and how to hear the individual notes that make up both.

How to unlock your ear to hear the individual notes of a chord (even the notes in the middle that aren't easily recognizable).

The solfege system: You'll be asked to sing random degrees of a scale (like "DO" or "RE" or "LA"). Learn to effortlessly sing any tone of the scale without a piano.

Learn how to recognize the distance between perfect intervals versus major and minor intervals. It takes mastery of both the perfect and major/minor intervals to play your favorite songs!

Use your own midi keyboard to pick out the right keynotes of melodies, scales, and chords!

Start slow, but end fast by adjusting your speed settings. Master each exercise, then return to past lessons with all-new random questions at a faster speed (intermediate or advanced)!

Learn to recognize other instrument sounds (piano, keyboard, horns, strings, woodwinds, guitar, bass, etc). Over 10 different sounds to choose from!

If you're interested in this course click here to learn how you can order: http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=pitch

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Song Robot

Would you like to learn to start playing your favorite songs at your own pace? If so, the Song Robot is for you! The Song Robot converts your music midi files and displays what the pianist is playing on illuminated piano keys. You then learn how to play a song by watching and copying what’s displayed. Some of the other features of this software include the following: 
1) Slow down to “Turtle Speed”
2) In all 12 keys
3) Your choice of red colored notes or real 3d notes being pressed down
4) With ability to stop, pause, rewind, fast forward
5) Blow the keyboard up so you can see the keys better
6) It shows the right hand and left hand keyboard split
7) And much more....

The following link shows you a video demonstration and actually shows you how to purchase this revolutionary software. http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=songrobot

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jazz Intensive Training Center

The Jazz Intensive Training Center is the greatest online training for jazz piano and here's why.  You do not have to know anything about playing jazz piano.  You do need a desire to play and a will to practice.  This 12 month, online training video teaching can have you playing runs and improvising in no time!

What to expect from Jazz Intensive Training Center
1. Learn how and when to play runs
2. incredible power of altered chords
3. ending in style
4. crash course in bebop scales...
5. modes and soloing
6. major and minor scale harmony
7. voicing and scale structures
8. secret to minor chords
9. when chords are held (static chords)
10. what stacked fourth chords are
11. how to master jazz standards and tunes
12. dimished and half-diminished scales
13. and how to use them to your advantage
14. complicated chords made easy
15. how to master scale and runs pros use
16. how to use own creativity

James Wrubel has played all over the world as an accomplished jazz pianist.  Wrubel received his Bachelor's at Dartmoth College and is currently finishing up his requirements as a physician.

James Wrubel has a mild demeanor with a golden smile.  However, excitement exudes as he walks though step-by-step how to play jazz piano.

To enroll in Jazz Intensive Training Center simply click here: http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=JITC  and pay a set up fee of only $2.97 for the first month!  You'll receive Jazz 101 and Jazz 201 as free downloads.  James Wrubel instructs in those fine jazz piano trainings as well.

So if soloing up and down the piano and improvising at a seconds notice is a true desire of yours.  Commit to practicing and applying the teachings of James Wrubel.  This system is perfect whether you  are with or without experience, whether you want to gig, or just enjoy jazz.

Learn to play for your loved ones within weeks with Jazz Intensive Training Center.  You need to be serious about playing jazz piano and willing to spend some time.  Hours upon hours on jazz chords is not what you will get here.

You get an organized step-by-step curriculum that takes you by the hand.  This course eliminates confusion as it teaches necessary precepts in order to ensure success. 

You will be assigned homework after each session.  So, be sure to stay vigilant and at practice that you will accomplish all your set goals!  

Currently, the first 50 enrolled into Jazz Intensive Training Center will receive Jazz 101 and Jazz 201 free.  Also the first 200 enrolled will receive a monthly subscription for only $25 a month.  You can start now for the first month as a trial test run for a set up fee of $2.97.

Visit the actual sales page  http://www.hearandplay.com/go/?p=a480396&w=JITC

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