• 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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    A Lesson On Chromatic Bass Notes And The Number System

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    Learn about chromatic bass notes and the number system in this lesson.

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    Why The Number System Is So Important

    numbergame-small.jpgI find it surprising the number of musicians who don’t understand or haven’t mastered the number system.

    It is one of the single, most important elements of playing by ear.

    On a grander level, it allows musicians to speak on a “universal level.” We can describe what we’re doing in a song without relying solely on letters. It’s not, “D minor to G dominant 7 to C major 7” anymore. Now it’s, “2-5-1” in C!

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    A simple tool from a dedicated student that’ll help you with the number system

    Thanks to Miriam Tierno for making this “Number System” chart. She wanted me to pass this on to other members.

    If you’re not familiar with the importance of the number system, see this report.

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

    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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    Numbers rule the world of music. Here’s how to really use them in chord patterns to learn all 12 keys

    After last week’s e-mail, I received a host of replies. Here’s one that I think will really help you (VERY IMPORTANT STRATEGIES).

    ***Comment From Kelly W.***

    Hi Jermaine,

    Thanks for sending such an informative e-mail. I feel like you give so much through your website, blog, and e-mails (maybe too much). Do you ever sleep?

    Well, here’s another e-mail to add to your insomnia. :-)

    You mentioned the number system and how it is key when it comes to

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    This Musician “GETS” It…

    In reading through some of my recent e-mails, I found a message from someone who REALLY gets it.

    ***Comment From A Reader Who GETS IT***

    Jermaine, doc, where have you been all my life? Since I purchased your GospelKeys 202 and have been reading through your online blog lessons and resources, they have really opened my mind up to the whole world of…

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