• [VIDEO] The KEY to getting to the next level in your piano playing (FREE link to 28-pg report included)…

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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!

    Attention: To learn more about this, I recommend our 500+ page course: The "Official Guide To Piano Playing." Click here for more information.




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    { 16 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Janice

    Jermaine,
    The flash cards are really helpful. Thank you for creating them for us. You are right. They are an excellent way to learn the number system. Once again you’ve speeded up the learning process. Teaching is certainly one of your gifts. And you use of that gift brings joy to your students.

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    2 girts

    thank you! :)

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    3 Ruth Miller

    Thank you for sharing with us the understanding and knowledge and wisdom and video that you have shared with your students.
    You are very giving and this is important. It will bring sales to you as you
    help each of us become a talented musician. unique and so special.
    A young man on a mission, a dream, vision ETC. ALL OF US RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
    AN ARMY OF TALENTED MUSICIANS LIKE UNTO YOU AND THE OTHERS THAT HAVE SHARED
    THEIR TALENT WITH YOUR STUDENTS. WE ARE CLIMBING UP INTO THOSE HIGH PLACES
    WITH YOU AS WE CONTINUE DOWN THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND FINDING FAVOR WHEREEVER WE ALL GO. THANKS. I HAVE BEEN RECRUITING NEW STUDENTS FOR YOU. THEY ARE SO HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FREE LESSONS THAT YOU ARE GIVING.
    SHARED WITH AROUND 500 PEOPLE OR MORE. sAME REACTION…THEY ARE SO THRILLED
    TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR WEB SITE. BE BLESSED AND CONTINUE TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS…

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    4 Stan Stewart

    Hi Jermaine – You’ve made understanding music so much easier. I’ve been plunking around on the piano for years (without much progress) and am now enthused to learn more. Thanks again, you are a blessing.

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    5 Emmanuel

    i really love reading this post thatks alot for sending me this post.

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    6 Dean

    Germaine, being a beginner sucks, indeed! Am only now looking at your video lessons and have started the 300-page course. Been away over Christmas, and life got “busy” what with all the excitement about Obama, and life in general. And although I keep thinking, “Got to complete the 300-page course, before I can fully appreciate the videos.”, I find them interesting and I feel energized just knowing that I’ll soon understand “all of the good stuff” you are giving us so unselfishly. Your passion is contageous. Continue the good work, and thanks. I am continuing to bring up the rear, as it were! — Dean

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    7 Leon

    Brother Jermaine, you are a Godsend. Thanks for your spirit of generosity. Finally, people like me with limited resources and time can learn at a pace appropriate for me. I just recently learned about you and so far, I am excited about what I’ve learned already. I can’t wait to grow. Thank you so much for your gift to the ministry of music. God Bless–Leon

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    8 Kela

    Jermaine im having a little trouble with putting it all together can you give me some tips on rhythm i love all the inforation you give starving artist like me who has limited income thank you !!!

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    9 vicky

    omg.. this is awesomeeee..
    i’m so blesseddd…
    i just found this website today.. and it makes me soooooooo happyyy…
    you really made my dayyyy… :)

    i’m soooo happpyyy…
    thank youuuuuu sooo muchhhh… ^^
    God Bless you alwaysss Jermaineee..

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    10 jennylou

    Dear Jermaine,
    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I took piano lessons as a child and can read music but could never get very far with playing by ear.
    Yesterday I listened to all four of your recent lessons and printed out the flash cards. (I did not study them yet though). I woke up at 5am with the circle of sharps going through my head. I just lay there seeing the progression on the circle and on the piano in my head. You talk about looking for patterns and I was able to see that a key is pulled to it’s 4th and is pulled by it’s 5th!!!!. I know that is not news to you but it was to me and now I realise just by thinking about the progression of the chords I have memorized many of the 4th notes and 5th notes for the numbers I need to know to be able to talk the universal language of music.
    I am so excited!!!!!
    You also said in one of the videos that you are as good as the average of the people you are with (or something to that effect). The meaning I took from that is that you learn from each other. Learning from others is so imortant. I do not have a group of musicians to be with so thank you for letting me be with you and learn from you through those videos.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

    Jennylou

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    11 Regina Guillory

    Jermaine, just listening to chords cd-1 I’ve learned a lot, I am relearning everything. I get a little confused with major vs minor but when I go back over my notes it’s there, or I pop the cd in, and hear it again, and now I don’t look fearfully at a keyboard. I can see every C fast! The rest will come. I can’t wait to get to the next dvds, I feel like the chords are more important,let me know if I am wrong!
    Regina in Louisiana

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    12 jude Lawrence

    Man this is so informative. Jermaine you is using you in such a mighty way. May he continue to bless you and all you put your hands to do. Going now to get down more into this info. There aren’t so musicians out there willing to really help you grow and improve so i agree with all that you said. Its so bad of us as the church. Hoping things will change with time. God bless you all.

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    13 Jude Lawrence

    haha omg i meant to say GOD is using you. a lil typo error. 4give me :-)
    bless.

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    14 Harold

    this is a very good article, I am also making good progress in my playing. I have a question, I received your 12 disc musician trans. package it is great. also you gave me pitch. I like pitch and want to purchase it. Let me know how and when.

    thank you
    Harold Lusk

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    15 Ruth Collins

    Germaine,

    I’m excited! I think I can do this. I’m going to print off those flash cards ( I love flash cards) and get this show on the road. I would like to know where to start really. I do have more theory than I’ve had practice. I’d like to get in touch with you via email to let you know more specifically how I want to progress. I’m a senior and I’m not sure I have a lot of patience. In fact, in my earlier years I didn’t and that’s why I never learned how to play. I do think, however that I have a good ear. I’ve been told to just work on a song that I like. Well there is a tune..well there are two tunes that I’d like to play right now!!! I’ve figured some of the notes to both pieces already but I need help. One is LEAN ON ME….the other one is……INDECENT PROPOSAL. I’ve been watching that video on YouTube to pick up some of the notes….and that’s just it…I’ve only gotten SOME of the notes. I adore you and respect you and I will listen to whatever you suggest. Please help me. I don’t want to become frustrated.

    Ruth

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    16 Teia

    Hi Jermaine, loving the free lessons, you are a gracious man.. I am trying to follow each lesson, but know matter what I do, I can not download the flashcard or get the 28pg report.
    Please help
    Teia

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