"Finally! A step-by-step way to quickly and easily master
praise & devotional songs, worship chords, and shouting music...ALL on the organ!"
Warning: Learning the
organ requires the ability to master what I call the "third
element." If you can seamlessly add this third element and
shift your thinking slightly, then you can become a powerhouse on the
organ in no time.
Read on to learn
techniques, tips, and tricks only used by the professionals... until
From: Jermaine A. Griggs
(personal audio message from me)
Dear Gospel Musician,
If you're like most gospel
musicians trying to learn the organ, you might be thinking that it's as
simple as transferring the same chords and concepts that you know on the
Well, not exactly.
While the concepts of chords and
progressions remain the same, how to play and connect between
chords and progressions is totally different on the organ.
In fact, I had to learn this the
hard way. I thought I could just take all the same chords and voicings
I'd play on the piano and transfer them to the organ but for some
reason, my chords on the organ would never sound as full as the next
I didn't know how to "think" like
an organist. Things that would have been so easy for me to pick up (like
finding the right chord inversions, "sliding" my fingers instead of
lifting, playing abbreviated chords on my left with extended voicings on
my right), I just didn't know because I didn't have an experienced
organist to share with me the "ins" and "outs"--- the "do's" and
Fast forward several years later
and now I'm playing the piano and organ (...even fiddling around
with some guitar) because I was able to skip all the years of mistakes
that come with learning a new instrument.
Music Success Secret:
"When it comes to learning something new, never repeat the
mistakes others have experienced if you can help it. Learn from
those who have been where you are and are currently where you want
This is referred to as "cutting
down the learning curve." Why sit for days and weeks trying to pick
out chords and voicings when someone has already done this and is available to teach them to you,
That is why I've created this organ
resource --- to make sure that you can cut down your learning
curve and start playing praise songs, worship tunes, and congregational
music on the organ in no time (...of course with practice and
Who Should Be Reading This Page?
* Anyone who plays the organ or wants to
make the transition from piano to organ...
* Musicians who struggle to keep up with modern
ways to play praise and devotional songs...
* Musicians who seek to "contemporize" the
way they play gospel music...
* Musicians who "think" they know all there
is to know on the organ. This isn't for the pure beginner. The chords
* Any musician desiring to learn more gospel
voicings on the organ!
* Musicians committed to lifelong learning,
no matter what style of music or instrument.
If you can relate to any of the statements
above, then I encourage you to continue to read this page. There
are tons of video demonstrations and useful information below.
Just before we delve into what you'll
learn, let me tell you a little bit about myself (host /
co-instructor) and Kevin Nickelson (organist / instructor).
Kevin Nickelson is an organist-extraordinaire on the west
coast. He has been a Minister of Music for over 25 years and has played
for the "Who's Who" in gospel music. From Kurt Carr, Judith McAllister,
and Beverly Crawford to Douglas Miller, Juanita Bynum, and others, he's
had the privilege to travel around the world accompanying various gospel
artists and groups.
I am the founder
of HearandPlay.com and have taught thousands of
people how to play the piano by ear:
from over 53 Countries have already relied on me to teach them
how to play the piano through my various paid courses. Many of them have since gone on to play in
bands, churches, special events and more (as shown in their
>>> I currently serve more than 202,364 online subscribers
and supply over 1,500,000 visitors (that's ONE AND HALF MILLION
PEOPLE) per year with my online piano
lessons, newsletters, and more!
Thousands of them now
play the piano for their churches, special events (weddings,
celebrations, ceremonies, parties ... and the list goes on) and
even assist in directing the choir. These secrets will open up
unimaginable doors! .... believe me, I use them myself!
Simply put... with the two of us combined,
you're destined to receive the techniques, concepts, tips and tricks
you need to succeed on the organ!
How to play uptempo praise songs using my
award-winning 5-step process and tons of bass lines, right-hand
chordal movements, "runs," "licks," and more!
How to incorporate the "third element"
your playing to produce the sound of a full band, especially if
you're the only musician!
Discover the secrets to playing hundreds of
"call-and-response" hand-clapping praise songs in all 12 keys just
by knowing a few well-known organ patterns!
Learn how to play common progressions and
turnarounds like the "1-4," "7-3-6," "6-2-5-1," and how to apply
them to your favorite congregational songs like "Bless that
Wonderful Name of Jesus," "God is a Good God," and more!
An "over-the-shoulder" and "behind-the-foot"
look at how to combine the power of the foot pedal, left hand, and
right hand and what it takes to play all three of these components
Over 40 bass runs, chords, progressions,
and fill-ins to apply to your organ playing right away! After
learning these things in all 12 keys, you'll instantly have over 480 chords to
add to your gospel playing toolbox.
"guess" on the organ again! Model after someone who's "been there" and
Discover the simple secrets
using the drawbars, percussions, and settings to obtain the contemporary sound that you desire.
Learn the proper
techniques to playing the bass pedals cleanly and smoothly. If you're not
familiar with the "toe-heel" technique to double the speed of your
bass-walking, then you're missing out!
How to get away with playing advanced "phat"
chords (...that are normally used for worship) during high tempo praise songs. The combination of these contemporary chords
during a fast praise song is explosive!
Learn the way of the west coast and how to
contemporize your praise & devotional songs using "west coast"
chords, movements, and runs!
The secrets behind one-note pivots
and how just a few little changes to the way you play chords can totally
transform your sound on the organ. Remember: The way you
approach the organ is not the same as the piano.
Several left-hand/right-hand combinations
that can be used interchangeably to create dozens of
chordal variations. For
example, you can use the left-hand chord from set #1 with the
right-hand chord or fill-in from set #3. You'll learn a variety of
sets and various things to do on both hands.
How to master 8-note bass lines
(traditional) and even modern 16-note connecting bass runs (...this
has never been taught before)! This is one of those things you
pull out of your bag of tricks after you've repeated a praise
song several times.
Learn how to power up your left hand by
forming a variation of the chord you're right hand is playing. This
strategy alone will make your praise songs differ from the next
your gospel praise songs to the next level on the organ. I have a
step-by-step way for you to do it...
Discover 3 ways to syncopate the rhythms of
your praise songs and how to provide multiplicity to the way you
play them! Playing by ear means having options so you never
have to play anything the same way twice!
How to borrow chords from your praise song
to accompany (...back up) a preacher during high points in the
sermon! Believe it or not... preacher accompaniment follows the same
exact patterns as praise songs (just slowed down).
Chromatic "chord-sliding" techniques that
can be integrated with any praise song ending to provide variety
during long repetitive vamps.
The use of tritones and how they are the
heart & soul of organ praise song mastery! I've never met a
professional organist who could play a full song without utilizing
tritones --- they're that important and you'll get several examples
of how to use them.
Slow motion break-downs
fill-ins and right-hand chordal movements so that you never miss a
How to include 7ths, 9ths, 11ths, 13ths,
and several altered chords to spice up the sound of your praise
How to apply the same 5-part
process taught in GospelKeys 300 to the organ. This concept, alone,
has allowed musicians to play hundreds of praise songs on the piano. Now you'll
have what it takes to play these "A-B" and "A-B-C-D"
songs on the organ!
GospelKeys Organ 350 (described above) will show you
everything you need to know to start playing praise songs by ear
on the organ. Now, we'll turn to GospelKeys Organ 450,
which focuses on worship chords and voicings.
Discover the secrets to playing
worship music by learning chords and voicings for every tone
of the diatonic scale. Once mastered, you'll be able to
seamlessly connect multiple advanced worship chords together
to play full-sounding songs.
How to play monster chords
and how to voice and invert them in non-conventional
Explore major, minor, dominant,
diminished, sevenths, ninths, elevenths, thirteenths, and
altered voicings from every scale degree, even tones that are
not a part of the scale (transitional chords).
How to pick the best inversion of
chord based on your melody and how to use your left hand and
bass pedal to support what your right hand is playing.
The power of polychords:
separate smaller chords can creatively come together to form
larger "fancy" chords.
Tons of "opening" and "closing"
chords to pull out of your treasure chest at the right time!
With your increased chordal vocabulary, you'll never begin and
end a song on the organ the same way twice because you'll have
dozens of options to choose from.
a "show off" course! You'll be "taught" exactly how worship chords
Learn the same exact chord patterns
that are used in some of the most popular worship
songs today! Songs like "Lord You Are Awesome," "I Need You,"
"Like the Dew," "Lord I Lift Your Name On High," and more!
Fancy dual-note movements
to add to your 1-chords! These are the same movements you hear
the pros using on some of the most popular gospel albums out
isn't a course for someone who is struggling through our basic
dvds because we introduce tons of advanced chords that'll have
you sounding just like the professionals (...the
'practicing' part is up to you)!!!
How to provide instant "phatness"
common chords by using basic triads on the right hand. What most
musicians don't understand is that "triads" (3-fingered chords)
aren't basic unless you use them by themselves! But if you
know the secrets to embellishing your chords, you'll never
sound dull again!
How to acquire the "west coast"
worship feel by using lead-in tones, grace notes, transitional
chords, and modified open & closed voicings on the organ!
Learn to use quartal chords in key
areas to enhance the sound of your voicings!
The key to building up your left hand
independence! Hint: One major hindrance to getting to the next
level is the underdevelopment of the left hand!
Once you can successfully mimic exactly what your right hand
is doing (...but all on your left hand), you've arrived!
How to mix "churchy" dominant chords
into your worship chord progressions to instantly change up
How to apply my famous "couples"
principle to the organ, using dozens of chords from all seven
unique tones of the major scale.
Enjoy studying over 50 worship chords
(which translates into hundreds of voicings and inversions) ,
and how to apply them in real-life situations!
Put it all together by spicing up old
favorites like "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "Jesus
Loves Me," "As the Deer," and more!
An up-close look at how to approach
chord progressions differently and how to think creatively
when it comes to combining different chords from various scale
tones. Songs are built on recurring patterns within the scale
tones --- so if you can master this concept, you can learn any
worship song out there!
Learn how to apply my "3-4" principle
to the organ and how to predict what chords will come next by
using my simple mathematical model to count up and down the
And much more!
Here are some sample video demonstrations from
Introducing The Most Comprehensive Gospel Organ Training Package On
GospelKeys 350 "Praise
and Devotional Songs" 2-hour dvd
course is for any spiritual musician ready to take their organ
playing to the next level! Step-by-step, you'll explore:
alternative walks, left-hand comping, right-hand fill-ins and
movements, turnarounds, short-styled praise songs, long-styled
praise songs, vamps, final endings, and more! By the end of the
course, you'll be playing full praise and devotional songs like
"Bless that Wonderful Name of Jesus," "This Little Light of
Mine," "Have You Tried Jesus," and dozens more! More info
next 250 customers will receive:
Organ 350 "Praise Songs" Bonus 86-pg reference pamphlet! Shipped physically with package - ($30
convenient guide will give you close-up snapshots of every
chord and movement taught in the course.
again... Use your reference pamphlet to follow along,
chord-by-chord! Only for the next 250 customers to order.
GospelKeys 450 "Advanced
Worship Chords & Voicings"
2-hour dvd course is for any spiritual musician ready to explore
tons of two-handed, fancy worship chords! Step-by-step, you'll
voicings, polychords, inversions, two-hand combinations, worship
movements, chords for every tone of the scale, passing tones,
transitional chords, "couples," real-life examples, modernized
hymns, and more! By the end of this course, you'll have a fresh
perspective on playing worship organ by ear forever! More info
next 250 customers will receive *three* special bonuses
Organ 450 "Worship Chords" Bonus 40-pg reference
physically with package - ($30 value).
never miss one single beat with this chord guide. Flip
through pages as you watch the dvd, taking notes next to
the enlarged organ displays (...which shows you exactly
what's being played, note-for-note)!
for the next 250 customers to order. No exceptions.
Organ "Shouting Music" Bonus 30-minute mini-course! Shipped
physically with package - ($34.95 value).
right. I'm throwing in a third dvd to the GospelKeys 450
series! That's an additional 30 minutes of
hand-clapping, foot-stomping shouting music!
talking about fast uptempo bass runs, right-hand chords,
left hand rhythmic patterns, famous "blues scale" runs,
the bonus disc #3 ($24.95 value):
mini-tutorial on how to operate the
organ drawbars, settings, percussions, and more!
has literally thousands of sounds and you'll
learn the basics on how to manipulate it to produce the
mood you desire!
Only for the next 250
customers to order. No exceptions.
very special one-time bonus, I'd also like to send you three free
courses from my Monthly Music Mentor CD of the month program.
The Monthly Music Mentor program is aimed at teaching you everything you
need to know to play piano in the quickest and easiest way possible.
Just as it sounds, this program was designed to take you by the hand and
"mentor" you step-by-step through the musical process of playing
by ear. If you lack time and want to make the best of the limited time
you have, you're going to love what these monthly cd lessons will do for
Here's how it works: Order now, and I'll throw in a one-month FREE
subscription to my Monthly Music Mentor program - PLUS you'll get three
free Monthly Music MentorTM introductory courses, which provide
an incredible introduction to the ongoing training... and you'll get
all this just for
trying this program.
The three courses you'll receive are "Piano By Ear For Starters"
2-hour course, "How To Find The Key To Any Song" 80-minute
course, and the first Monthly Music Mentor introductory CD (80-minute
"Getting Started" program). All of this is worth $79.95 but yours free
as a bonus today.
I'm so sure you're going to love Monthly Music Mentor courses that I'm even going
to pay the additional priority SHIPPING cost to send the starter kit to
If you love the three starter courses (which you will), keep them and stay subscribed to
the program. Every month, I'll send you a new lesson on CD, and you'll automatically be charged only
$15.95 a month... which is roughly just a quarter of what one private lesson would
cost you... and you can't rewind live lessons). You can cancel anytime you want with no questions or hassles.
If you cancel before 30 days, you won't be billed at all.
Three Courses Are Your Gifts
To Keep Either Way...
get these 3 courses and you DON'T love them and get IMMEDIATE success with the material you learn, you can cancel
and keep all the courses FOR FREE... just for TRYING it. In other words,
you get to keep all the material for free either way... even if you
cancel right after you get it.
This bonus is worth
at least $79.95 alone, and it's yours free just for trying this program
--- but this special free offer is only available with your
purchase right now.
prefer NOT to get this free $79.95 bonus package, you can "opt out" with one click
while ordering... and simply complete your order without the free bonus
and 30-day trial. Your choice. It's that easy.
"OK. I'm going to make this really good for you..."
If you're truly serious abouttaking your organ playing to
the next level (...updating
your chord voicings, finding newer progressions to play,
incorporating the bass pedal, adding fancy organ movements, learning
from scratch, etc...), then you'll
definitely want to be one of the next 250 musicians to take me up on this
In fact, you will
love this offer because not only am I dropping the price of this package a considerable amount, but if you order today, I'm throwing
in all the bonuses above which means you'll get an 86-pg comprehensive
workbook with the Organ 350 dvd, a 40-pg workbook with the Organ 450 dvd, plus the bonus
disc on shouting music and drawbar settings. That's $119.90 in value...
but that's not all...
You'll also get the additional 3 Monthly Music MentorTM courses valued at
$79.95. So you're not only getting 4+ hours of step-by-step dvd footage on
playing gospel organ but an
additional 4.5 hours of audio training in free bonuses. Then there's the ongoing support
of the program --- what else
could you possibly ask for?
For all of this, I could very well charge over $300 and still get tons of
orders for all five discs, the additional bonus courses, extra tutorials,
and workbooks. With this total package being valued at $319.97 , that price would be well justified. But I'm not going to charge you $$319.97 for the
4-hour set and bonuses. I'm not going to even charge you half that
3 easy monthly payments of $35, this entire GospelKeysTM
Organ Training Set plus all of the bonus courses (8 hours combined) can be yours.
This offer is subject to change at any time so if you're really
interested in this video course, I suggest you act quickly --- otherwise,
you might end up paying $200.00 or even $300.00 in the future.
If not, my "nothing to lose and everything to gain" guarantee should help
you make a decision --- or you're just not serious about this.
Even though the price of this package is
extremely affordable (about the cost of two or three tickets to
Disneyland these days), here's what's really important.
If this organ series was
just another set of useless courses that just sat in your bookshelf and
didn't teach you anything new, it wouldn't matter what the price
was. IT WOULDN'T BE WORTH ONE PENNY.
release many courses. But when I do, I want to make sure that you're
getting back in information and helpful resources & tools at
least two to three times what you invest. That is always my goal and
I sincerely believe this is one of the best values you'll ever come
Jermaine Griggs, President
If you can learn
just 30 to 40 new organ patterns, chords, bass lines,
tricks, fill-ins, "runs," and even songs, what is that actually worth to you? If you'll
finally be able to play contemporary organ music for your church like you've been
desiring to, what are these courses worth to you?
What is it worth to you to learn from the best of the
best? (... One who has played for people like Kurt Carr, Judith
McAllister, Beverly Crawford, Douglas Miller, Juanita Bynum, and more).
I can't put an exact
dollar figure on it for you --- only you can do that. But I can tell
you this: at 3 monthly payments of $39, this comprehensive package could very possibly be the best
bargain and the best investment you'll ever make in your organ
Your "Nothing to Lose And
Everything To Gain" Guarantee
Listen to my personal guarantee
for any reason in the next 365 days, you don't agree this incredible
program is worth every penny, simply return it (and keep the free bonuses as
a gift). You will receive every single dime of your money
back minus the shipping costs. You won't be sold another product. You won't be
asked any questions. It's as simple as that.
My accountant thought I was crazy to even offer ANY type of return policy or guarantee on a
dvd or audio course because of the many ways people could cheat us... let alone
a full 365-day year guarantee. However, I believe in my programs,
and I believe in my students so much that I am willing
to allow you to test drive it on me. Heck, I'm even willing to take on even
more risk by letting you break up your payments into multiple months.
So not only do you get the flexible payment
plan, but you have a full year to decide whether
this course is for you. At 3 monthly payments of $39, you are losing absolutely nothing
and the risk is all on me. What else can I say?
Jermaine Griggs -- President
If you fit any of these situations below, then you
need these training courses:
Are you honestly left behind
times (... and don't want to be)? Do
you want to pep up your gospel organ playing (or perhaps get
started on the organ)?Do you strive to
play newer worship music but still can't mimic that sound?
Do you need some "fancy" runs and "fill-ins" for your
praise and worship
music?Do you want to
play organ for your church in a contemporary way?
Do you like what you see and hear on this page above and want to
add this style to your playing?
next 250 to order will be guaranteed to receive the bonus
chord pamphlets (120 pages total between both courses) and the
"Shouting Music" / "Drawbar Settings" mini-tutorials
bonus dvd! If you order the entire series in time, you'll be
receiving 5 dvds and 2 pamphlets.
Your package is shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
You will receive the GospelKeys Organ Series
in a week or so (depending on the shipping options available) and
you can get started learning praise, devotional, and worship
music on the organ the very same day
you receive it. You can literally be on your way to playing for your
church service (or improving your current skills) in a couple of
I look forward to receiving your success story very soon.
Jermaine Griggs, President
P.S. Don't forget --- I am
including tons of
bonuses (totaling over $198) and special pricing on the set. I honestly don't know how long this will last.
can say is if you're serious about playing gospel music on the organ, you'll want
to take advantage of this special offer while you can. Otherwise,
you might be one of those individuals who pay over $200.00 or
$300.00 --- or
even worse, you may not be able to take advantage of this special
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