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  • From GMTC: “Jesus Is Real”

    by Jermaine Griggs
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    Here’s another weekly Gospel Music Training Center clip from Jonathan Powell. This time, he’s playing “Jesus Is Real.” To learn the same chords and patterns found in this song, check out the Gospel Music Training Center.

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    The Secret To Chord Mastery

    by Jermaine Griggs

    In my last post, I introduced the 5-part “Musician Transformation” system:

    Fundamentals Fluency, Chordal Command, Pattern Proficiency, Song Solidity, Ear Efficiency.

    We started with the first step, Fundamentals Fluency, which consists of scales, number system, finger exercises, intervals, and rhythm.

    Now, we’ll turn to chords!

    In Chordal Command, we focus on 5 key areas: Triads, Extended Chords, Inversions, Primary vs Secondary, Voicings

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    My Advice To A Student About Learning Songs

    by Jermaine Griggs

    After yesterday’s post, I received an awesome comment from Chris Johnson. I quickly replied and after re-reading our exchange, thought it appropriate to share with you.

    Chris wrote:

    Well you’ve done it again Jermaine. You know how close I am to my goals! I pretty much do all of this already but I still struggle at times and I always struggle with the bass.

    I have all of these skills under my belt except for picking out those darn bass notes…

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    The Key To Learning New Songs… QUICKLY!

    by Jermaine Griggs

    Let’s not kid ourselves.

    The whole point of learning all these theories, principles, and shortcuts isn’t because we’re in love with this stuff (well, some of us are). But for most, learning this stuff is a means to an end.

    And without a doubt, the ultimate “end” (at our website at least) is to hear a song and in a matter of minutes, be able to play it.

    There’s a lot that goes into it, don’t get me wrong. But here, I want to give you a really concise blueprint…

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    How To Play 6-2-5-1 Chord Progressions In Minutes

    by Jermaine Griggs

    In yesterday’s post, we used my new Song Robot software to learn the hit love song, “Hero.”

    If you haven’t checked out yesterday’s 30-minute video, feel free to do so now.

    Today, I want to break down some of the chords of this song as there is a common pattern present that’ll certainly be familiar to you if you’ve been with me for a while…

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    Valentine’s Day – Learn Hero In Slow Motion! (30-minute Video)

    by Jermaine Griggs

    heartSince the release of my Song Robot software, people have absolutely been going nuts over it.

    So I’ve decided to create a full 30-minute video of Song Robot walking you through the hit song, “Hero” in slow motion.

    The first part of the video shows…

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    Jermaine Teaches Kirk Franklin’s “Imagine Me” With Just 4 Chords!

    by Jermaine Griggs

    Here’s a “beginner” video tutorial of me teaching Kirk Franklin’s “Imagine Me.”

    It was from a past product launch so ignore any events I announce at the end. Enjoy the 40+ minute video!

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    Reintroducing the best FREE 4 videos I’ve ever put out (and MORE)…

    by Jermaine Griggs

    Happy New Year!

    Yup, it’s been that long since I’ve written in my blog… but for good reason…

    You’ll probably remember I promised I’d go on vacation after the launch of my latest 12-disc “Musician Transformation” & Gospel Music Training Center launch in December 2009 (which sold out, btw).

    But that’s not the only reason I’ve been gone…

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    Play Kirk Franklin’s “Imagine Me” With Just 4 Chords!

    by Jermaine Griggs

    Ok… it’s a little more than 4 chords.

    But the main part is just 4 chords as you’ll soon see.

    I’m just going to list them here with my piano image tool but you’ll need to check out this post to see the full video!

    (I’m a little sleep deprived. My wife is begging me to got get some rest so after this post, I think I better go sleep!!!)

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    Yes you can! Play a top-charting pop song with just 4 chords!

    by Jermaine Griggs

    I’m off to support my grandma as she has surgery today in Long Beach but I wanted to post this short lesson before I leave.

    I just posted a mega 33-minute video so this lesson will just give you an abbreviated version of the video. What I really encourage you to do is stop what you’re doing and head over to view the entire lesson. Dozens of comments have already come in about it since i posted it last night (…don’t forget to leave me one as well!)

    The tutorial teaches you how to play a popular song with just 4 chords! And they’re all seventh chords too (major, dominant)… [more]

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