• Hello, I'm Chuku Onyemachi (aka - "Dr. Pokey") - a musicologist, pianist, author, clinician and Nigerian. Inspired by my role model Jermaine Griggs, I started teaching musicians in my neighborhood in April 2005. Today, I'm privileged to work as the head of education, music consultant, and chief content creator with HearandPlay Music Group sharing my wealth of knowledge with hundreds of thousands of musicians across the world.

    DNA Test: The Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem Of The United States Of America)

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    We took a section of the star-spangled banner melody to the music laboratory for a DNA test and you can’t believe the outcome.

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    Introduction To The HearandPlay “Christmas On The Piano” Series

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    If you’d love to join the Christmas on the piano series, then you don’t have to miss this introductory lesson.

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    Week #1: “Here Are The Notes, Key, And Scale You’ll Be Needing This Christmas”

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    Have you learned the notes, key, and scale you’ll be needing this holiday season yet? This lesson is for you if your answer is “no.”

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    Notation Systems: A Lesson On The Different Ways Of Writing Musical Notes

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    There are different ways of writing musical notes and we’re focusing on the letter, sol-fa, and number systems in this lesson.

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    The Major Scale Revival Program [Week #4] — “Formation And Determination Of Chords And Harmonic Structures”

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    We’re wrapping up our major scale revival program with this lesson on the formation and determination of chords and harmonic structures.

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    Ask A Music Teacher: What Are The Most Important Seventh Chords In The Major Key?

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    Find out (in this lesson) what the most important seventh chords in the major key are.

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    The Major Scale Revival Program [Week #3] — “Composition And Improvisation Of Tons Of Melodies And Melodic Lines”

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    If you’re interested in learning more about the role of the major scale in composition and improvisation, then this lesson is for you.

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