Welcome to the seventh issue of my weekly newsletter.
Wow, we're in the third month of the year already. Before long, we'll be cutting turkey and singing Christmas carols again.
As I get older, I see how fast life moves. Just like this. That's why
I've vowed to myself to live without limits... to always be crossing
stuff off my "bucket list" (which God willing, I won't be kicking for a very long time! You too!)
Interestingly, my aunt who is a long term Oprah fan, called me up this
week excited that she finally got to cross being in the audience of "The
Oprah Show" off hers. After so many years, her and my other Aunt got to
finally attend the show --- and Oprah's Oscar Party Show in its final season at that! They had a complete blast!
I don't know if mastering music is on your bucket list but I pray my resources are helping you in some capacity.
This issue is loaded! From left-hand improvement techniques to small
changes you can implement to add flavor, you'll get a lot herein.
Also, unless you've been under a rock, you probably heard about my
latest song learning tool. In fact, I built this tool several years ago
but never revealed it to the mass public... until now. Only certain
inner circle members have used it and after so many rave reviews, I
decided a few weeks ago to offer it to the world! You can go check out a free video I made about it here.
(I've since invested even more in the software and it is loaded with
never-before-seen song learning features; see update video on right side
of this newsletter).
Don't forget to comment! I get
more personal e-mails than comments. It's ok to reply to my e-mails but
my real home is the blog so stop by and leave me a note sometimes. It
really keeps me going.
Enjoy this issue and I'll see you next time.
5 Ways To Improve Your Left Hand
If you're like most musicians, you probably struggle with your left hand.
Unless left-handed, chances are you have a disproportionately stronger,
more coordinated right hand. And if you learned to play piano with
single bass notes on the left hand and full chords on the right (as many
of us do), you kinda get stuck in your ways.
So when it comes to playing two-hand chord voicings, utilizing the left
hand just as much or MORE than the right hand -- what can you do to
improve it? Here are five things to get you started... Read More>>>
A Quick & Easy Way To Add West Coast Flavor To Your Playing
Over the years, we've brought you many west coast gospel musicians -
Jonathan Powell, Jason White, Kevin Nickelson, Mike Bereal, to name a
few - and without a doubt, they all share a commonality in their
Don't get me wrong... they each have their own distinct way of doing
things but there is, undoubtedly, this west coast "feel" underlying
One simple technique that is common out here is to take a chord, pull out the middle note, and simply... Read more>>>
If I ask you what 3 multiplied by 3 is, you'd probably have the answer really quickly -- 9.
If I ask you what 3291 x 176 is, chances are you probably won't be able
to answer as fast as the previous question. But you would be able to get
out a sheet of paper and go through the steps necessary to solve this
problem. That's because you know the formula.
And when you know the formula to something, it doesn't matter... Read more>>>
"In His Own Words" - A Student's Update
Enjoy this video of me reading an e-mail update from passionate member, Danny Simplay from the U.K... Read More>>>
Song Robot Teaches "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
After so many replies and interest in the new Song Robot
software I recently announced, I've decided to do yet another quick
demonstration that shows how the software can be used to learn virtually
any song you can find (and there's a good chance you can find ANY song
you want on google)... Read more>>>
Ask Jermaine: "How To Improve My Timing And Rhythm?"
This week's question comes from Sterling about timing and rhythm.
"Thank so so much Jermaine. You've been such a blessing to me. I've
realised lately through your teachings that my main area of weakness is
in timing and rhythm, and I would be grateful if you could recommend
materials that would help me in this area."
My Answer... Read more>>>
Every week, I rummage through our years of archived articles and dig you up a gem. Enjoy!
"Running & Reading" By Will Smith (...the key to life)
From "Motivational Minutes"
A little inspiration by The Fresh Prince Bel Air! Read more>>>
How Would You Like To Get Helpful Music Tips & Advice Sent To Your Mobile Phone Weekly?
Introducing... "The Mobile Music Minute!"
Remember, this ezine releases EVERY Wednesday. Join us next week for another issue. See ya next time!
Hear & Play Wednesday Weekly
Issue 7 - March 2, 2011
New SECRET Tool Breaks Down Songs... TURTLE SPEED (a "must-see"). Free video explains everything... Click here
This thing keeps getting better! Another Song Robot Update!
Check out this 5 minute video of me
detailing the latest changes to Song Robot.
And remember, if you've already invested in it, you get lifetime updates for free.
Just open the program and it should say a new update is available. If
not, then you need to log into the digital center with your e-mail and
dob to pick up latest update (then after that point, the software will
look for updates every time you run it).
If you haven't joined the group of proud Song Robot users, what are you waiting for? :-) Click here for more information
Musician Breakthrough 2011
- COMING IN WEEKS!
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 Marcus Hodge from our Musician Breakthrough collection teaching his approach traditional praise songs.
For more information on Musician Breakthrough (coming soon), visit the website.
This week's Member Spotlight features GMTC Member, Starling Jones from Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Starling has been a GMTC member since day one and has built a name for himself online. A great musician and sharer of knowledge.
*If you'd like to be featured in a future Member Spotlight, send us a youtube link and brief introduction by clicking here.
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