Secrets To Quickly And EasilyMastering Chords, Playing Your
Favorite Songs, And Sounding Like A Pro!"
ALL-NEW Hear & PlayTM Audio Series!
family, friends, church members, and fellow musicians with newly
shortcuts to remembering tons of useful chords and how to
quickly and easily play them within minutes!
How to save time
learning all the essential chords in all 12 keys. Avoid learning 100s of
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if you could pop a CD into your home or car stereo and learn everything
you needed to know to start playing beautiful chords on the piano?
I'm talking about all the same
chords used to play practically every popular song out there! The ones you
grew up listening to... the songs you now enjoy... classic holiday tunes...
even your kids'
favorite songs... and more!
What if you could learn all
the chords that make up those songs in just an hour or so? Would you be
Well... You should be!
Because on this page, I'm
going to reveal an approach that allows you to learn anywhere: at your
piano, in your car, on your ipod®
while at the gym --- ANYWHERE!
you have a cd player and two hours to spare, then you have what it takes
to start mastering chords by ear.
Here's some info about my tested and proven approach...
start you from scratch, so you won't need any experience or prior
knowledge. Just pop in my 2-hour audio course from the very beginning and
you'll be well on your way to learning everything you need to know to play
popular chords by ear.
don't use any sheet music, so you can expect to be playing chords
without having to rely on any! You're going to understand the "how"
and "why" behind chords, and once done, you'll have a well-rounded
education after just two hours with me.
No boring book work! Everything is
audio-based. Whether at your piano, in the car, or exercising, you'll
benefit from this convenient way to learn. I designed this audio program with
busy people in mind so you'll find many shortcuts aimed at getting you
up and playing in the fastest possible time. No fluff.
No hype. Straight to the point!
Here's a detailed overview of
what you can expect to learn in my comprehensive "chords" audio series.
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Chords 101 Audio Program Overview:
"Introduction to Chords"
Step-by-step, you'll learn:
to form various types of chords: major, minor, diminished, augmented and the
easy theory behind them. DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED.
You'll literally laugh when you discover how easy it is to play all of
these chords by ear!
classes of chords and the difference between triads, sevenths,
ninths, elevenths, and thirteenths... all broken down in "normal,"
magic formula that creates all the chords you'll ever need to know.
All I'll tell you is that it involves two words: Quality & Quantity
(and you need both in order to create all chords).
notes create scales... scales create chords... and chords create
progressions. Once you master this simple process, learning songs comes easy...
even to a beginner!
to form any major scale in seconds using my "Why Won't He
Wear White When Hot" trick. You won't find
this taught anywhere else because it's totally out-of-the-box.
These are the tricks students need to bring
theoretical, intimidating concepts down to earth... and to stop
from boring themselves to death! My courses are full of these creative
ways to understand intervals (which are merely distances between notes).
There are melodic intervals and harmonic intervals and you'll learn both.
Simply put, if you can understand freeway signs: "Next exit in 3 miles"...
then you can understand intervals!
secret behind the "number system" and how to use it to learn
practically any chord out there. I'll prove it to you with 7 practical
"interval" approach and how to never mislabel notes and
chords again by simply mastering two simple rules that'll stick
with you for the rest of your music career.
difference between generic and specific intervals and why it's
important to master both. Hint: One is like the "shape" of the chord while
the other is like the "size." You need both to properly describe any
concept of superimposing one interval over another
to create something bigger than the two parts, separately.
words... superimposing simply means to stack one thing on top of
another (like one box on top the other). This happens a lot in music!
the formulas you need to know to play triads (M3 + m3), (m3 + M3),
(m3 + m3), (M3 + M3), etc. Each of these give you an entirely different
chord and sound!
to master inversions (root position, first inversion, second
inversion, etc.). An inversion is simply a different way to play the
same chord and you'll learn just how to do it!
to use triads in a major scale and how to determine the primary
chords of every key. Hint: Once you know the primary chords in a key, they
will be the most common chords played in most songs.
second course in my "chords" audio series takes it a step further. Here's
an in-depth look at what H&P 102 has to offer...
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Chords 102 Audio Program Overview:
"The Power of Seventh
Step-by-step, you'll learn:
to form various types of seventh chords and why they are so
important in playing by ear.
seventh chords are the foundation of many more extended chords like
ninths, elevenths, thirteenths, and altered voicings.
Hint: You won't even have to
learn the "big" chords once you've mastered a few little tricks with the
power of the "magic 3rd & 7th" and how manipulating them can help
you to instantly play dozens of chords in all twelve keys... very
concept of "tertian chords" versus "non-tertian" chords and how to
form both types. Musicians that understand both kinds play a lot more
interesting and unpredictable than those that stick to regular chords.
Don't worry about the fancy language. There's nothing to it once
you understand it.
secret behind extended tertian chords and how to enhance your playing
with them. This one secret will change the way you look at chords forever.
to play chords most musicians have never heard of... "secundals," "tone
clusters," "quartal chords," "quintal chords" and more!
No! I'm not trying to impress you with big words. These are real
types of chords used in real songs.
to play the "minor/major" seventh chord... NOT just separate major
seventh chords and minor seventh chords (you'll learn those too)... but THE
"minor/major" seventh chord. Most musicians have never heard of this!
intervals are so important and how to use them to easily play any major, minor,
dominant, diminished, half-diminished, augmented, or altered seventh chord in all
12 keys --- instantly.
power of tonic chords, super tonic chords, mediant chords, and
others... and how they help you to understand how music flows.
Other scale tone degrees like "subdominant," "dominant," "submediant,"
"leading tone," and how to use them to predict what chords will come
next in a song. Don't worry if you've never heard this language before...
it's very simple once I break it down for you.
to determine what chords strongly pull to others. This is the key
to effectively learning songs by ear... quickly!
modern musician's best friend: The "tritone" and how to use it with
seventh chords to creatively transform the entire mood of your playing.
the circle of fifth allows you to play dozens of chord progressions
using all of the seventh chords and voicings from this course!
the "minor-dominant-major" chord progression is and how it's used
in at least 60% of popular music! Think of a song and I guarantee
you it's in it!
Various chord progressions like the "2-5-1," "5-1," "1-4," and how
major scales help you to understand these progressions in every major key.
How to invert seventh chords four different ways! Hint: There's the root position,
first inversion, second inversion, and third inversion... while triad chords
only have three inversions.
best inversions to choose for seventh chords to give them the
richest, smoothest sound... especially when connecting from one chord to
to play seventh chords on each and every tone of the major scale. That
means, for all seven unique tones in a scale, there is a major seventh,
minor seventh, dominant seventh, or half-diminished seventh chord to
correspond to that tone ---- which tells you where to place chords
when playing real songs.
seventh chords relate to the minor scale. Warning: This is rarely
taught so you'll be shocked to see what chords correspond to the minor
scale and how to use them in more serious-sounding songs.
to change your left-hand bass note and create a bigger, nicer-sounding
chord (like an eleventh or minor thirteenth voicing) by keeping the
same seventh chord held down in your right hand!
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This bonus is worth
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prefer NOT to get this free $79.95 bonus package, you can "opt out" with one click
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and 30-day trial. Your choice. It's that easy.
Chords 101 retails for $43 and 102 retails for $47. Plus, you're getting
the three additional Monthly Music Mentor courses (4.5 hours) valued at
$79.95. That's over $169.95 in value.
if you come back after this temporary "sale," you might have to pay that
amount to get your hands on these courses (8.5 hours, 8 discs combined
Of course, even at $15-$30 per half hour, which is super-cheap, 8.5
hours of private training would cost you $240 to $480.
...And it's well worth it to be able to play exactly what you feel on the
piano and to watch the jaws of your family, friends, and fellow musicians
see you playing all types of chords and voicings by ear!
to reward those who are serious about learning the piano, I want to offer
a special "bundle" price today...
just 2 easy monthly payments of $25, you can have both of these courses shipped to your doorstep
in less than a week. It's a no-brainer deal and if you're serious about
learning chords and taking your piano playing to the next level, then
you'll have no problem with this offer.
course, like all of our products, these courses come with our
"No-Questions-Asked" Full 365-Day Money-Back Guarantee, which means if you're
unhappy with them for ANY reason, simply pack them up and return them for
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Your package is shipped via
USPS Priority Mail. You will receive the Hear & Play Chords Audio Collection
in a week or so and you can get started learning all types of chords
and songs the same day you receive it!
I look forward to receiving your success story very soon.
Jermaine Griggs, President
Hear and Play Music Group
First, I believe in
both modalities of learning: audio cds and dvds. In fact, I have tons of
dvd courses specializing in teaching students how to play piano,
organ, keyboard, drums, and even guitar by ear.
When learning the
"how" and "why" behind things, repetition is very important. The
thing is, however, that it's not easy for everyone to be in front
of their tv screens all the time so these audio courses were
created so that one can learn the "how" and "why" behind scales,
chords, progressions, and songs without always having to be stable
in one place.
You can simply pop
a CD into your car... your home stereo, your office player, your
portable disc player or ipod and learn on the go... getting the
repetition you need to learn effectively.
Just imagine... if
your trip to work is just 15 minutes each way, that's an extra 30
minutes per day of constant, repetitive learning! If you drive 30
minutes each way, even better!
While it's great to
be able to "see" things in action, sometimes, it's equally
effective for your growth (if not better) to only "hear"
things and be able to relate to what you hear without seeing it.
The way I look at it, "sight" is more associated with sheet music.
It is the
"hearing" part that allows you to play by ear --- thus our
company name, Hear and Play Music Group.
Of course you can!
Even private teachers are known to record their lessons and offer
them to their students for an extra fee (some are gracious enough
to do it for free).
Now you can have your
very own private teacher make some of the most confusing musical
concepts plain and simple... like they should be! Not only that,
but you'll be taught real-life uses for what you learn --- like
how to play actual chords from real songs!
And when you're not
at the piano, you can still learn on the go! That's the best part
about audio courses. You don't have to be in one spot to
benefit from them! Plus, they tend to be cheaper than dvd
courses because they're easier to produce!
name is Jermaine Griggs and I'm the founder of this site.
I've been playing
piano for majority of my life. I started at the tender age of 7
years old playing for my church's junior youth choir.
Some of the things
I now teach came naturally to me back then (although I had no idea
how to articulate them) and many of the things I've learned over
the span of 17 years by literally reading, watching, and
studying everything I could get my hands on.
The rest has come
simply from "school-of-hard-knocks" experience out there in
the real world. Personally, that was my best teacher.
a graduate of the University of California at Irvine and have had
the privilege to work with top professors and colleagues. I've
helped lead the gospel choir there as well as many other campuses.
accomplishments as a teacher have come from this site,
Over 41,185 people from over 102 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, for churches, special events and more.
currently serve more than 203,750 online members and supply
over 1,500,000 visitors (that's ONE AND HALF MILLION
PEOPLE) per year with my online piano lessons, newsletters, and
Thousands of my students now teach beginning piano to their own students!
Imagine going from learning piano in a few months to passing on
your knowledge to children in your community, church, or even
Since my first day online in August 2000, HearandPlay.com has
evolved into a multi-staff music instruction company and our
headquarters are in Irvine, CA.
Each course (H&P
Chords 101 and H&P Chords 102) is approximately 2 hours
you by the hand and walk you, step-by-step, through the process of
forming chords and how to use them in real-life situations. I
leave nothing to chance and explain everything in-depth.
So if you're
looking for a course that just flies through stuff (in an attempt
to cover a gazillion times more than should be covered), then this
course isn't for you. I don't pride myself in confusing people and
making them worse-off than they were before they invested in my
However, if you're looking for a course that really spoon-feeds
you the information and leaves absolutely nothing out, then H&P
Chords 101 and H&P Chords 102 audio courses are definitely for
While most companies
don't offer a return policy on such items (audios, videos, dvds,
software, etc.), we stand behind our courses 100%. If our
courses don't deliver exactly what you expected, you can return
them within 365 days --- no questions asked. It's that simple and
we honor all returns.
We only hold a 3% return rate for our other products. We hope for
the return rate of this audio series to be no more than 1%
compared to the industry standard of 15%.
That is why we spend so much time laying out every single detail
of our courses online. We want to make sure that you understand
every aspect of our products before purchasing them.
I have been playing for 40 years and have not had many lessons. These
keyboard courses are the most organized method to getting a well rounded
keyboard education. There is no substitute for these courses. In a matter of
minutes I saw and heard many aspects of playing that I never could get my
wits around...thank you for this opportunity.
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 fiancé 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 courses and resources!
As Albert is at work now,
I speak on his behalf to say he takes his courses 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
course materials all around and portable players to listen to the audios 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!
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 taking your
lessons, my understanding of chord structures and my playing ability was
revolutionized. Thanks Hearandplay!
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!
I purchased your
courses and I was very impressed by the professional quality of your
product. I plan on ordering even more of your products in the future.
This is in great contrast to other products I've ordered online. I
ordered instructional materials from [various sites], and I was not
impressed. Yours is truly a "good deal" for the money, and I will send
many folks your way! I'm playing better already!
My name is Charles Shelton Jr., and I've
been playing keys for about 10 years now. This site has really helped me
out a lot by various lessons and being able to learn the newest songs out
on the market. Especially with the virtual chord finder that is a major
help if you can't read music.
Especially, being a world renowned drummer
it helps so I can help write keyboard parts. A lot of you all have
probably seen me on the Word Network. I've been on shows like the Charles
Shelton Jr. show on the Word Network, Dr. Bobby Jones Show, Pax Network,
Sky Angel, as well as touring and doing clinics in many different cities.
I also have an instructional Gospel Drumming Dvd that I have for sale for
Jermaine Griggs is a blessing. Being a
promoter and endorser of different products, I don't advertise or endorse
just anything. Jermaine, you are a blessing... keep up the good work.
I'm Evelyn. I've been playing piano for 9
months. Since I've discovered this site, I only knew some chords to
play but now my piano playing has improved greatly!
Not only that, I've also learned some
gospel songs through your courses. And most of all there are so many friends who encourage and
feed me the word of God. You get everything you need from this site!
Thank You Jermaine!
My name is Ed and I am 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 lessons to finally prove or disprove my
reservations about this course.
After doing the 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 is
even evident in my trumpet playing. I have 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!"
started at a young age and then quit piano. Then again as a teenager,
I went to a very well known, orthodox, and conservative piano teacher
trying to acquire appropriate skills and techniques to fulfill my
dream of being a professional concert pianist. I failed miserably and
later ended up with a Marketing career instead!
Many more years afterwards I returned
to piano, taking it up as one of my more intense and passionate
hobbies, somewhat trying to do and accomplish what I failed doing
Thanks to Jermaine Griggs and the
HearandPlay family, now as a middle-aged piano player, I'm gradually
unlearning most of my bad techniques and habits of my younger days.
The website is helping me rebuild my confidence and wish I had
discovered some of these teachings long time ago....Where were you
I am so delighted that I found the
HearandPlay Zone and in turn , Jermaine Griggs' courses. Jermaine, thanks for making the
piano learning methodology so user-friendly , well-structured,
easy-to-remember and enjoyable. I truly appreciate your efforts for
describing the piano technique and practice habits on a down-to-earth
level that makes sense!
This "hands on" nature
of the program along with its "interactive" approach focuses on the
fun and sheer pleasure of playing music. The results dispel the notion
that learning to play means enduring years of lessons, relentless hours
of drills, and boring practice sessions. This site is a powerful tool for anyone, especially
newbies interested in learning and growing. You rock Hearandplay!
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