Welcome To The Second Issue Of Our New E-zine!
Last Wednesday, I announced that after 5 years of hibernation, our ezine is back... and this time as a weekly newsletter rather than monthly!
And boy was I not ready for the hurricane of e-mail replies that soon
followed. You guys have re-welcomed the ezine with open arms and I thank
you for that!
This one, like last week's, is packed with tons of great information.
From self-help philosophy to quick and easy tricks you can apply to your
chords, you're sure to find a nugget or two.
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The Michael Jordan Method To Music Mastery
Time to change gears a little bit. It surprises me the number of people married to their own "Cant's."
More surprising, the fact that most have not really given the endeavor
even the MINIMUM amount of time required for growth, let alone mastery.
Malcolm Gladwell, in his book, "Outliers," talks about the 10,000 hour rule. Summed up, it takes 10,000 hours to... Read more >>>
A Quick and Easy Way to Spice Up Minor Chords
It's been said "small hinges swing big doors" and it's
true. Today's strategy is so simple and concise, yet it will be very
valuable to you.
So with that said, here's a simple alteration you can make to spice up
minor chords and sound like you've been playing for years. When a pro
hears you do this, you automatically get brownie points... Read more >>>
"Initiative! Now that's what I'm talking about"
A couple days ago, I wrote about the "Michael Jordan Method To Music Mastery." I recommend you go check it out.
But in it, I introduced a concept from Malcolm Gladwell's book,
"Outliers" which asserts that it takes about "10,000 hours to master a
I got some really good feedback both via the comments and e-mail. But one of my favorites came from J.R. Massey... Read more >>>
8 Year Old Gospel Music Genius - Jayden Arnold [VIDEOS]
Today's post is about a young musician I can't stop
marveling over. His name is Jayden Arnold and he reminds me so much of
myself (except he's several miles ahead of where I was).
I've had the opportunity to talk to Jayden's mom and she says he is
completely self-taught. Never had a lesson, never had a teacher. He just
listens to things and is able to pick it out. This is a perfect example
of giftedness at a young age.
If you observe his clips, he's got... Read More>>>
Ask Jermaine: "How To Play Gospel Piano Scales"
We're back for another "Ask Jermaine" where I choose a student's
question and give my personal take on it -- this week on gospel piano
It comes from Ade: "How many types of gospel piano scales are there
and which ones do I really need to know to progress as a gospel player."
My answer... Read more >>>
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Hear & Play Wednesday Weekly
Issue 2 - January 26, 2011
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Musician Breakthrough 2011
If you haven't checked out the Musician Breakthrough website, you're in for a treat.
It features 7 musicians and over 70 minutes of online video clips so
far. Each of these musicians are competing for a trip to the Bahamas!
And a few lucky visitors (like you) will win an iPad and full suite of
Hear & Play Products.
Head over to the site, vote on your favorite clips, learn a bunch, and get in on the action! Click here...
This clip features David Jackson (from Northern California) breaking down one of his famous gospel "shouts!"
For more information on Musician Breakthrough,visit the website.
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