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!