Jermaine Griggs's resources have helped me tremendously. I have been playing keys since 1993, but didn't really understand the concept of theory, progressions, and all my keys until I heard of Hearandplay.com. I purchased his thick course, the 300 pg workbook. I got through with it within 3 months. Since purchasing the book, I am currently playing for three different churches. One church as the main director, and two as a keyboardist. I don't really have a favorite key anymore. It used to be Bb, until I heard of Hearandplay.com. I play all styles now, not just gospel. So if you are serious, and serious only, then this is the site to invest in your playing. Thanks & be blessed!
I have purchased the GospelKeys 101. This video has inspired me to want to learn more about playing the piano. The lessons are very easy to follow and I was able to learn full length songs in one day. I am a beginner and never really understood musical note reading. But since I have been involved in this community my understanding has grown immensely. My ear listening abilities have also grown tremendously. One day I sat down and decided to try to play Silent Night by ear only. I was shocked!! In about 10 minutes time I had the song mastered. So then I thought why not try, We Three Kings, and as well it came so easy for me. I'm excited about how my playing by ear has increased. I can play quite a few songs now by ear that I couldn't of played before the lessons and the help of the community at Hear and Play. The community is like a second family to me. They are all so supportive of each other and provide such good information on playing music and on other helpful sites available. Becoming a member is a true blessing
Jermaine has cleaned the window to my mind of understanding. I now pick out the chord progressions in songs just by hearing them. After years someone has finally given ear trained musicians the resource they need to truly play by ear. Thanks Hear and Play!
Piano & Guitar
A friend first introduced me to HearandPlay.com and ever since, my piano playing has moved to an advanced level. This is just from a week's worth of lessons online. I can't imagine how excellent I will be playing after completing the 300pg course. I have told friends and will continue to recommend this site to every individual for the great resources it offers! Thanks!
I thought I had a decent grasp on music theory after having played guitar for 13 years. I tried my best to apply this knowledge to the piano when I decided to learn to play. I had very limited results. But after one night (literally) of watching the online lessons on this site, my understanding of chord structure and my playing ability was revolutionized. Thanks Hearandplay!
Piano & Guitar
I am so very ecstatic about Hear and Play™! Hear and Play™ is a wonderful company! Jermaine Griggs is absolutely a genius, teaching people all over the country how to play gospel music on the keyboard, by ear! I think it's phenomenal! God bless you and be prosperous!
Singer & Piano
I have really been blessed by being a part of the HearandPlay community! I recommend it to everyone! I've been playing piano for about 10 years now, and I wanted to enhance my playing skills. It is hard to find someone willing to teach a visually impaired person, but since we discovered HearandPlay, it's been tight! I own all the GospelKeys piano lesson DVDs, including the 300pg piano workbook! I really enjoy my DVDs and the newsletters are really good. The zone is off the hook!
I am slow at learning good and hard techniques but I challenge myself to learn it all! I love it! I try to get on everyday to learn even better things because I truly love the piano. It's a great chance for me as a young girl to start playing at my church. God bless you Jermaine, and your ministry!
GospelKeys is a GREAT creation and the number of musicians, skill levels and talent on the site have opened my eyes to much more than book learning. The sharing of music knowledge, style and technique learned from working with other musicians has really helped me become a better student of music overall.
I have been playing the piano for 10 years and I've never been able to place at the level I should be until I ran across Jermaine's Hear and Play website. After I ordering my first set of DVDs, "Mastering Worship Chords," I can now play songs I've never heard before! Jermaine, what you guys have done to come up with a way to teach slow music learners like myself... MAN, THIS IS AWESOME STUFF!!!!
I am truly blessed to have found this website. I took music lessons in my youth and never really took playing seriously. I was trained in classical music and could only play what was in front of me. With the help of The Gospel Keys courses and unlimited community assistance, I am learning all kinds of tricks and have a renewed excitement about playing the piano. I never thought I could master the art of improvisation, coming up with fill-ins to sheet music and other venues, but now I am not only doing fill-ins but am improving my ability to play what I HEAR!
This site and its free lessons have really helped me out a lot by various lessons and being able to learn the newest songs out there. Especially with the virtual chord finder that is a major help if you can't read music. Jermaine Griggs is a blessing. Being a promoter and endorser of different products, I don't advertise or endorse just anything. Jermaine, you are blessing... keep up the good work.
GospelKeys has helped me tremendously! The chords Jermaine has shared with me has afforded me a new melody I'm working on right now. The melody is upbeat, uplifting and I look forward to learning more chords through this on-line service. Tonight, I'll try the Ab Major Chord with a Twist! I'm composing a third CD, total inspiration with a twist of gospel. So far, I'm four songs into it, with this new song, inspired by Jermaine Griggs' instruction. God sent me to you. I'd encourage anyone to read every single word of this site. Thank you.
Guitar & Piano
I Thank God for the Gospelkeys courses. Classically trained at Juilliard by some of the best, playing gospel was always a goal of mine. The inspiration I received from Griggs, The Hear & Play web site, community, and my new friends is awesome! I've ordered GospelKeys 300, 202, and the Ultimate Gospel course, and I am well on my way to my goal. Thank too you all. God Bless, Lonnie Evans
Jermaine, It is always an honor and a pleasure to share blessings! Hear and Play is one of the best things that have happened to me and my fiancĂ© Albert Williams! We just THANK GOD for giving us an opportunity to learn from and be a part of such a wonderful and vibrant productive family! We have seen the glory of God through all of the lessons and resources! As Albert is at work now, I speak on his behalf to say he has lessons printed to look at during his breaks and every possible chance he has. It has been his persistence and growth that has inspired me so. All of your teachings and lessons have been such a wonderful joy to the both of us. We talk about the fact all the time that to be able to have the opportunity to learn things that we each have always wanted and for various reasons unable to do so until now is another miracle from God! Albert, has learned ahead of me many of the lessons and it is such a joy now to have him teach me a lot. He has printed materials all around and portable players to listen to the mp3 lessons while on the go. I am still trying to learn my basics but I am smiling as I write this testimony knowing I will eventually get there. This is the power of practice and having such a great inspiration! I thank you! We thank you! We thank God!
The HearandPlay community of has truly been a blessing! There are those who are not afraid to invite me as a buddy, and who always make certain to wish me a good day. That means a lot to me. Thanks HearandPlay for providing me with these great musical resources!
Hi, I'm LadyD... I was surfing the web one day and found Jermaine Griggs website. I have enjoyed playing the piano since I was 8 years old! I read notes well and play keyboard on the worship team at my church. I have always longed to play without sheet music and to learn what it means to play by ear! I became a zone member in March of 2006. I have met over 700 buddies who share music tips, music files and songs they're working on. I started a group called Camp Grandma, family atmosphere, where over 400 musicians have joined and relationships continue to grow. I purchased the 300 page course book and enjoyed the theory immensely. Learning how to harmonize the melody the basics in Gospel Keys101 increased my understanding greatly. Gospel Keys 202 & 300, with worship and praise songs, is a must to becoming a better musician for your church worship team. Playing music by ear is a very enjoyable experience for me and a dream come true!
My name is Ed and I am both a trumpet player and instructor in Florida. Honestly, I was skeptical about this course at first. I went through the entire site and read everything I could about this system. I decided to sign up for the free lessons to prove or disprove my reservations about this course. After doing the free lessons, I must say that I was very impressed! I definitely learned a lot and some different ways to think about music that made a lot of things so simple. It's even evident in my trumpet playing. I've had the opportunity in my life to talk to and perform with some of the great musicians of our time and in talking to other trumpet players (Gillespie, Marsalis, Sandoval, Ferguson, Faddis and so on...) they all suggested that I learn how to play the piano to really get inside the music. The people who heard me before and after I started this course have noticed a difference in my trumpet performance! As I get deeper and deeper into this course my ears are really starting to open up and "hear" many different sounds and tones in which I never paid any attention to before! I just want to say "THANKS" for such a great course. I also want to give my personal endorsement for this course and suggest that all musicians (...especially the wind players) get this course so you and others can "Hear" a difference when you "Play!"
I had tried everything I knew to do and being that my father is a very accomplished musician, I've always wanted to play like him. I would ask him to show me things but I never really got too far with that. I either got yelled at or overlooked, but I thank God I stumbled upon this site. I have a totally different outlook on music, and I love it more and more. I had been playing for a church and just stumbled my way through, but thanks to this site, I've really come a long way with all the patterns and things that they show me. I am very blessed and "Grateful" for that. I love the site everything from music the Roy to the silly posts that people post. I'm 16 years old and understand everything! It's easy to learn but can be challenging at times but in the end it pays off greatly. The community is great and the people you meet there are great too because everyone is like a family trying to help everyone out. You never will feel left out. -AC
I thank God I was brought to this website about a year ago and my playing has gone to the next level because of it. My playing was okay, but I felt I wasn't quite where I needed to be. I've been playing seriously for about six years, and I've learned more in the past year from the material on this website and the DVDs, videos, etc. than I learned from private lessons. I just want to say keep up the excellent work and God Bless you all for having a website that's helping so many people grow in the very important ministry of music.
I'm a gospel, hip hop, and R&B producer here in Long Beach, Ca and I have to tell you that "Gospel Keys" is the business. It helped me all the way down to the last note in playing by ear and different types of chord progressions. don't get me wrong, I've been playing keys for 22 years but these tools are a must have for anybody who is serious in playing the piano/keyboard. Mr. Jermaine Griggs, you are a true blessing to this industry. Keep it up brother. You will continue to be richly blessed!
Mr. Griggs, I purchased the DVD courses and I was very impressed by the professional quality of your product. As soon as I get thru with them, I will order more of your products for sure. This is in great contrast to another product that I ordered on-line. I ordered instructional materials from another company, and I was not impressed. The audio sounded like it was recorded into a "boom box" and he would spend about 1/2 hour on 1 single chord. Not to mention, I was charged about $40 just for shipping! Yours is truly a "good deal" for the money, and I will send many folks your way! God Bless, Bart Edmonds
This is one of the most blessed opportunities available to a novice like myself. I can play with much more noticeable confidence. As a pastor it enables me to better understand music quality and draw closer to my Music Ministry staff I can talk the language (i.e. inversions and root). Paid musicians may feel funny when I say I love this opportunity to fill in without having to pay for every little thing that is needed. I no longer have to worry if they will show up!!!
have been playing the organ by ear for a few years and decided I needed a boost to my techniques that seemed to be totally stagnating. I found Hearandplay.com and could not believe the wealth of info available to the musical community!!! I have learned what I am actually doing when I play as well as a multitude of tips and new things to add. I currently am taking the free lessons that Jermaine emails me and I print them out and practice the techniques-even if its something I already know because I want to establish the foundation I need to build on when I am able to purchase the courses. My husband says he can already tell I have learned new stuff! The forums are great if you have questions although I don't have a lot of spare time to socialize there-the option is available if one should desire to participate. Overall, the site is fabulous and the courses I know are even better. I can't wait to get mine!!!
The H&P community has been greatly helpful to me. Despite a busy schedule and therefore not being online as frequently as I wish, I benefit from the help that other Zone members render. I find and print the songs posted with the chords and study them and ultimately easily (and happily) play them when I have the time. This has greatly helped me enhanced my skills and I have made beautiful friendships with zone members who are always willing to lend a helping hand. It's all thanks to Jermaine and his team. I have been blessed by being part of the family of H&P. I also believe that God is touching people on H&P, because almost everyone I meet on H&P is a Christian who openly declares the love of Christ. - Tully
I will say this to all beginners as well as advanced players. If you want to learn gospel music as well as the theory behind the music, you cannot go wrong with any of these courses! Jermaine has got the right thing! I bought the 300 pg. book and I have the first series of the Gospelkeys CD's. Both are awesome sources of instructions! I encourage everyone to make an investment in your musical career by purchasing any of Jermaine's material. You will not be sorry you did it! Peace!
Hi, My names Amarish. I can say that these online piano lessons helped me a lot. I learned many things, one of them being my main problem: chords. Now I am on a totally different level than I was before. So, thank You, hear and play!
Hi, My name is Zeyng. I started to learn piano since early 2006. For the first 3 months, I started with traditional teaching methods from my piano teacher (learning Bla Bla black sheep with just one note pressing). I found it is very slow and boring. I started to look for better way to learn piano. Finally, I found "The Secrets of Playing Piano by Ear" written by Jermaine Griggs. I'm really excited with the way of his teaching, even though he just sent me a book and one CD, I learned to play piano in a easy way. Now, I'm able to play the piano by ear in just 3 months. It is 3 months with BOTH hands :). I just bought Gospel key 202 and it was further giving me more understanding about music (not only piano) and how to apply it into my piano playing. Now I could play piano for my church and give some short classes to those who want to learn to play piano by ear. Thanks Jermaine.
Hi every body, I just want to share some wonderful things about how Griggs has helped me a lot in my piano training... I've been struggling to know the chords of the piano, but the way Griggs learn me is very simple... I mean the 'whole step' and 'half step' stuff, if you know what I mean.... If you need to learn how to play keyboard in a simple and effective way, my advice is to subscribe to Griggs "email lessons" and you'll see the result. Also don't forget to register on the HearandPlay musician zone. It has lots of good stuff there like mp3, clips, software and much more! Once again, if you're looking wanting to learn piano, my best advice is "Hearandplay.com", go there and find out for yourself.... it's awesome.
Gospel Keys Courses are by far the best tools available on the market today. These courses will actually teach you how to play from the ground up. It is very difficult to find a teacher that will give you this type of musical foundation. And if your lucky to find one it will take years to learn the musical theory,techniques and tips that will make you a great player. What ever your situation maybe if you have a teacher or not you have to purchase Jermaine Griggs Gospel Key Courses. -Jeff
I just purchased the 300-page course about a month ago, and it has been great! Hey, I paid almost $500 for a music theory and piano lab course in my college years ago taught by a Berklee College of Music Graduate and I did not learn even the half of what I'm learning through this book! Do the math: What is better: 69.95 and learn a lot, or 500.00, and not learn that much? Thanks Hear and Play, I can read music again! Wow, and that's through a "Play by ear" course! This is the year of the Lord in my music ministry! I have since gone from just being a local church musician to playing at services at the statewide level and for the entire New England Region of the Church of God's Hispanic ministries! People everywhere are inviting me to play in their services, and blessing me financially when I heed to the call! I have seen people get their deliverance when God uses me to play. Glory to God! No words can express what God has done and is doing through this Hear and Play website, or should I say, this ministry.
I'll be doing concerts soon because of these dvds. If not I'll go to Russia & become a singer by a different name!