• Surefire tips to determining the key of any song (audio and video downloads!!!)

    in Ear-Training

    If you’ve been following my last two videos, I’ve been talking about a big project I’m working on.

    All I’ll say here is that the new project has a lot to do with learning songs.

    Songs! Songs! Songs!

    You’ll also see a lot of this chart…

    song learning process

    Yup! I know it’s intimidating but it’s a reality! All these little pieces exist when learning a new song.

    Like I said in my last video, some people understand these inner workings more than others. Some “get it” naturally, although they probably don’t realize all the things their mind is working on to make learning a song in 5 minutes a reality! But here it is… right in front of you — everything I could possibly think of to learn a song (at least the way “ear musicians” do it.)

    But the good news is, I help you navigate through it so that it doesn’t seem like that much to do. There are tons of shortcuts and if you’ve been following the blog, you know that I love to reveal them to ya! In everything that I do, I’ve always tried to find ways around the “system.” In student government and mock trial back in the days, I was the same way! Still am.

    I hate the way professors and theorists make music so complicated. Do that for biology and chemistry! Music is expressive… it’s creative… it’s supposed to be fun! So stick with me, give this resource a try (when it’s ready), and you won’t be disappointed :-).

    Today, I want to talk about one section of the chart I posted above.

    It’s the R.T.I. section… or “Rapid Tonic Identification.”

    (Now, don’t go “googling” this term because you’re not going to find much. This is my own original language to describe my own original techniques).

    More specifically, I want to talk about “determining the key” by sharing this 2-hour teleclass I conducted a whopping 3 years ago!

    You’ll hear me interacting LIVE with a group of students from all over the world. This was a very exclusive group that I conducted 7 teleseminars for back in 2005. This 2-hour lesson you’re about to see was the 5th class in the series.

    I did this one in audio and video so you can pick your choice! (Don’t forget to use the scrollbars to see the outline down below. It’ll be much easier if you follow along with it).

    Enjoy —

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    Hi, I'm Jermaine Griggs, founder of this site. We teach people how to express themselves through the language of music. Just as you talk and listen freely, music can be enjoyed and played in the same way... if you know the rules of the "language!" I started this site at 17 years old in August 2000 and more than a decade later, we've helped literally millions of musicians along the way. Enjoy!

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    { 7 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Joe Bishop

    Can I call you “MR. Give.” We can’t even keep up with how much you give us :-).

    Btw, you look young 3 years ago. How old were you, 18? LOL

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    2 Keith

    Funny thing is that I was actually on this call and over the years, I forgot all about the recordings. I learned a ton from this.

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    3 Keith

    Jermaine, one of your clues was powerful monthly training in that last video. Will you be brining back the classes like you did in 2005?

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    4 TRUMUSIC1SOUL aka BRIAN

    I STILL GOT MY PAPERWORK FROM ALL 7 OF THESE CLASSES!!! SUCH A BLESSING. THANKS FOR THE YEARS OF GIVING TO THOSE OF US THAT ARE UNWORTHY OF RECIEVING SUCH A BLESSING!!! CAN’T WAIT FOR THE RELEASE DATE..

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    5 Radhames Lopez

    Hi Jermaine,

    This is a excellent article about how to determining the key a particular song is played.

    I want to congratulate you and ask God to Bless you for all that beautyful job you are doing in placing all those helpful materials to allow people to reach their dreams of playing piano. I am one of them. In my particular case the main purpose of my piano playing is glorify god with my music and maney more people can learn about god through my music. So I am getting prepared for that and I do not loose any of the lessons you send me by e-mail. Painfully I do not have that much time to listen your Radio Show, but at least after each broadcasting I can read what you already talked about!

    Thank you very much for all the effor you are doing on this on others people favor. That’s what we are in this world for…. help each other and live life in love. If every one live the real love the every one will be living the way God is expecting we live and the whole world would change positivally!

    Regards,

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    6 tina

    i only wanted to play for myself in chords melodies. i may have started out with the wrong dvd202 maybe i should have started with dvd101 you’re really deep for me. i am learning a lot of music terms and maybe someday i’ll use them but right now i just want to play chords to simple praise and worship songs for my church and fanily. what shall you suggest i do?

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    7 Eulalia Dierks

    I just like the helpful info you provide on your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again right here regularly. I’m quite certain I will be informed many new stuff proper right here! Best of luck for the next!

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