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Have You Learned the Basics to Help you Play Piano by Ear?

Hey,  Have you always wanted to learn how to play piano? If you’re interested in learning to play by ear and want to  take your skills to the next level you should check this out…

Just last week, we received a new e-mail from the guys over at who specialize in teaching you ear training so you can learn to play all your favorite songs on the piano.

Long story short:

They have a page that is dedicated to the total beginner and we thought it would be nice to pass it on to you. If you’ve been struggling to play piano by ear or just haven’t been able to grasp how others are able to do this, you’ll definitely want to check out this site.

We noticed one particular section of the article that discusses the 4 main ATTITUDES or pitfalls that beginning musicians tend to fall into, and thought it was interesting.

The article focuses more on the ways to avoid thinking this way– so that you will remain on the positive track to reach your musical goals.

Here are just a few of the many examples of what they said (you’ll have to check out the article for yourself to get the full story):

This is what it said…

Attitude #1: “Learning songs by myself is too difficult so I’d rather just get the chords from someone else…”

Relying on others to show us chords and progressions is one of the leading causes why we don’t move to the next level in our playing. While we might sound, look, and play beautifully, the reality is that we don’t understand anything we’re playing. Sure enough, we might be playing some of the prettiest “2-5-1″progressions ever heard, but we lack substance … knowledge …and the know-how to advance to the next level.

Attitude #2: “Ok… I’ll learn the song in ‘Ab’ major but I’d rather transpose it to all of the other keys…”

This is one of the biggest hindrances known not only to gospel musicians — but to musicians in general. Why? Because everychord has multiple roles. By just playing in the key of “Ab” or”Eb”, you’ve only used “Abmin9” or “Ebmin11″ chords as it relates to those particular keys. But did you know that”Ebmin11” also has a role in the key of “Gb” or even the key of”B” major? It’s not that you have to learn a whole new way of playing — YOU JUST HAVE TO TRANSFORM YOUR MIND TO THINK IN PATTERNS … that’s all.

Attitude #3: ??????????

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You can get the rest of this article on their website.

Visit: to view the FINAL thought.

You know… we could really go on and on about this article. Due to the lack of space, we’re going to have to send you to the article so you can check it out for yourself:

(…and if you’re really serious about taking your piano playing to the next level and avoid the pitfalls that many musicians face, you might want to consider taking them up on their “Gospel Keys 101″ course”). Meanwhile, let us know if you have any questions and we’ll answer or pass them to the right folks at

To your music success,

Independent Musicians Network Team

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