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I have exciting news for those who have a desire to learn how to play the piano or for those who simply would like to advance their musical gift.  I am offering my ebook "Horton's Ways Around the Piano Keys" for free.  That's right, For FREE!  You have the option to set your own price.  If you choose to pay $0.00, then that is what you pay; however, if you choose to pay $10.00, you're more than welcome to do so. 

I am not sure how long this offer will be available so click on the link
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/274013, get your copy, and name your price, and begin advancing your musical gift Right Now.  If you choose to pay $0.00 or $100.00, my goal is to help as many people as possible to understand the world of music by using the piano as a guide.  In this book, I show you a way to understand how to play the piano in a way anyone can understand.  This type of learning will help you develop your very own music, and even understand how to play music by ear.  That's right, turn on your favorite song, and begin learning how to play that song within minutes.  If you have any questions in regards to the content in my book, please insert your email on the right side of this page, and email me personally at WaysAroundThePianoKeys@gmail.com
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SONGS ARE PREDICTABLE- A MUST KNOW FOR EVERY MUSICIAN!

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OK, Hey fans, my name is Brian Horton and it is good to be here with you to share some great piano tips.  I am a huge fan of good music and because I am a musician, I love many genres of music, but I absolutely love neo soul and gospel jazz.  Many people haven't heard of gospel jazz before, but it is exactly what it sounds like.  A little bit of gospel mixed with a bit of jazz. The type of music that I demonstrate in my new ebook "Horton's Ways Around the Piano Keys" fits all genre of music.  I walk beginners through the entire process which includes the letters of the piano & to how to identify those letters.  I teach intermediate students how to build progressions along with tons of other things, while I show advanced students an easy way to form complex chords and how to memorize them while playing.  This book includes all learning levels.  I have been playing the piano for about 17 years and I absolutely love helping those who are starving for musical knowledge.  I hope to create a video later this year to give a visual aid for those who desire.  Don't worry, I'll keep you posted.
DID YOU KNOW....Beginners & Intermediate:  Why do most advanced musicians pick up on music
that they've never heard before within seconds?

ANSWER: Most advanced musicians understand that chords and progressions are recycled regardless of genre.  We listen to the music and understand that once a chord is played in a song, 9 times out of 10, there is only 2-3 chords that will be played afterwards.  Have you ever listened to a song and right before that last chord is played while ending the song, you know how it should sound?  That is because, music is predictable and chords, and progressions are recycled.  Almost all songs end of the same chord is started with.  In my book, I go into more detail.  Once you master this predictability concept, your eyes will begin to open, next thing you know, your music playing will advance.  Hey fans, I hope this helps.
Look out for more (DID YOU KNOW) next week.

Piano Playing Secrets and Tips Revealed/Made Easy


Let us look at the C major scale and associate it with numbers. C=1, D=2,E=3,F=4,G=5,A=6,B=7,C=8. If we were to continue this pattern then D=9,E=10,F=11,G=13,A=13. When creating 9th, 11th, and 13th, we always look at the odd numbers. Which ever odd number we end with would be considered the name of the major scale. In our Cmaj9 example above, we have C=1, E=3, G=5, B=7, AND D=9. Since we ended on that last D, then this would be considered a C Major 9 (Cmaj9). Let us create a Cmaj11 chord. C, E, G, B, D, F. If you look at those keys, you will notice that each key is an odd number in the C scale with the F at the end, which is the 11th note if we were to continue counting higher in the C major scale.
I personally believe that getting these keys as close as possible provide the best sound, however; you do not need to play every since one of these keys. As long as you have the most important keys which are the root, the 5th, and your 9th, 11, or 13th, which ever extension chord you’re trying to build. You can separate the keys or even rearrange them anywhere on the piano. It depends on your and what type of sound you’re looking for. Here is an example of two different Cmaj11 chords. C, E, G, B, D, F & C, F, B, D. The reason why C, F, B, D is considered a Cmaj11 is because I still have the main ingredients. I have the C, the F which is the 11th, the B, and the D. I rearranged the chord, but it still gives the same affect I’m looking for....
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The same method applies for creating a 13th chord. Take the odd numbers of the scale you want, in this case the C scale. C=1, E=3, G=5, B=7, D=9, F=11, AND A=13. This is the Cmaj13 chord. Feel free to take out some notes if you can not or want to play all of them. Just as long as you have the root which is C, and the A which is the 13th and the rest is up to you which you decide to keep. If you are a visual person, notice the C major chord, the G major chord, and the D major chord all combined into one. Remember the next time you want to create an extended chord, to always start with your basic chord, then build from that 5th note and make another major chord. It is a simple ladder trick that can be easily created and memorized.The same method applies for creating a 13th chord. Take the odd numbers of the scale you want, in this case the C scale. C=1, E=3, G=5, B=7, D=9, F=11, AND A=13. This is the Cmaj13 chord. Feel free to take out some notes if you can not or want to play all of them. Just as long as you have the root which is C, and the A which is the 13th and the rest is up to you which you decide to keep. If you are a visual person, notice the C major chord, the G major chord, and the D major chord all combined into one. Remember the next time you want to create an extended chord, to always start with your basic chord, then build from that 5th note and make another major chord. It is a simple ladder trick that can be easily created and memorized.


To my Fans



Hi Fans,

I am absolutely enjoying the feedback from you all who have purchased my ebook.  I am glad that I can help those who are interested in enhancing their musical gifts.  For those who have yet to to check out my book, I have great techniques for those who are either struggling to learn the piano, or those who want to simply take their playing to another level.  Did you know that you can play complex chords easily?  I teach the basics of the piano.  From learning the keys on the piano, chords, progressions, and teaching yourself how to play any song you want to, either from the radio, or a song that you would love to make up on your own.  It is now available on Amazon, Ibooks, Barnes & Noble, and other electronic devices.  Feel free to comment and reach out to me at (waysaroundthepianokeys@gmail.com)

DO YOU HAVE THAT FEEL?


Every musician you run into can testify to the fact that their feelings and emotions are heard through their music.  There is a huge difference between singing and sanging. The same goes with playing the piano.  Anyone can learn how to play the piano, but it takes a special spirit to become a musician.  Have you ever listened to an instrumental, or an artist singing, and began to feel your emotions coming out?  You maybe cried, smiled, laughed, or simply laid back and relaxed.  This is because their emotion, their spirit, their heart has flowed through their music directly into you.  That is the difference between a piano player and a musician.  This is something that can not be taught.  Once you begin to understand what music is and embrace it with your love and passion, the musician will come right out...
 
HAPPY PLAYING!  PS, sign up and leave an email address to receive free tips and special discounts to my new ebook "Horton's Ways Around the Piano Keys".  See ya on the other side!

Book now available on IBOOK


Hey fans, I am please to announce that my book is not only available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle, but is now available on all Apple products such as the Iphone and Ipad.  This ebook is absolutely great for those just starting out on the piano, and midway through the book engages those who understands the basics but is eager to learn how to apply chords and progressions with music. 
Keep an eye out for my book at Barnes and Noble/Nook, and other device markets soon!

Happy Playing



 

 
 

Playing by Ear or Sheet Music

Learning how to play your favorite song is a wonderful feeling.  I was first introduced to the piano when I was 5 years old.  My father and his brother would sit down at the piano together, my dad playing the bass keys, and my uncle playing the treble.  I sat back in amazement wondering how are they doing that?  Shockingly, I didn't touch the piano until the 11th grade in high school during a music appreciation class.  I advanced very quickly, learning about the treble and bass clef staff, whole and half notes, etc. 

About a year later, I began to attend church and found myself very focused on the band, particularly the piano and organ player.  After service, I asked if I could sit in on future rehearsals and soon discovered that the band was learning new songs not by sheet music but by listening to CDs.  I was highly impressed because I only thought music was learned by sheet music.  I thought to myself, how are they doing this?  I shortly discovered on my own how to listen to any song on the radio, and play it within a matter of seconds. 

At this time, knowing how to play the piano by sheet-music and by ear, I definitely choose playing by ear.  Most people that I run into ask how is it possible?  All those years of wondering "How do others do it", I am now asked that same question.  I LOVE IT!  I absolutely love the fact that I can play any song that I choose to, just by listening to it.  No difficult sheet music to play; which limits me to only play how the composer tells me to.  In my book; Horton's Ways Around the Piano Keys, I show you the true fundamentals of how to play the piano, not just memorizing a few chords and songs.  Anyone can learn music if you are told to only play specific notes and chords.  I go a bit deeper.  I show you chords, and I tell you why these chords are used.  That way, you can form your own chords and play your own music freely; not robotically like sheet music.  Don't get me wrong, sheet music is a good method of learning, but it doesn't allow you to learn how to play your own music, or music on the radio. 

If you're interested in learning more, my eBook is currently available on Amazon which is downloadable on any device if you download the Amazon app.  By the second week of February 2013, the eBook will be available on all devices such as: Apple, Barnes & Noble Nook, Android, Kindle, Sony and more for only $5.99.  Receive an additional 25% off by visiting http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/274013 and using code#  AF68B. 

HAPPY PLAYING!