Home > Crash Course In Exciting Piano Playing! 52 Week Home Study Course
Learn to Play Piano like you've always wanted to!
from today you'll be able to play 24 different
chords on the piano, and several simple songs. One YEAR
from today you should be able to play 1288 different
chords and HUNDREDS of songs.
Date: Monday morning, 6:15 AM - Crisp & clear morning in the Rogue River Valley of Oregon
Remember the old ad...
laughed when I sat down at the piano...but when I started to play..." ?
I remember very well the first time I played piano for a group. They DID laugh. It was a disaster. I overheard the leader say "Let's get somebody with some rhythm in there to play".
That hurt. But I told myself right then and there that I would learn to play the piano so well that no one would ever laugh at me again.
Nobody laughs anymore. And they don't laugh at my students, either.
Because I discovered...
The BACKDOOR to piano playing.
What in the world is the "backdoor to piano playing?
Chords are a way in to the world of piano playing without having to go through the front door: years and years of scales, drills, rote practicing, etc. Chords are really a shortcut to understanding and playing music without all the formal training.
Formal training is fine if you have the time and money. But most adults don't want to wait forever before they can play something enjoyable on the piano. I took lessons when I was a kid, but found it boring. Not only that, but all I could do was play the written music exactly as it was written. Without the sheet music in front of me, I didn't have a clue what to do. So I lost interest in piano playing until the incident described above. But shortly after that, I had the opportunity to play in a school combo -- but to do that, I had to learn chords, and learn them fast. So I sent for a $2. chord chart advertised in Popular Mechanics, and within hours after I got it I was playing the Dm7 chord and the C6 chord in my left hand while I played the tune with my right hand. Talk about excited! Within a few weeks I could play dozens of songs using
chords. And I discovered that my sight-reading speed greatly improved at the same time, because now I understood what I was seeing on the printed page!
So I came in through the back door instead, and now I enjoy
what I used to hate! Why? Because I understand what I'm doing because now I
understand chords and chord progressions. I eventually went on to get my Masters
Degree -- and it was easy because of all I had learned about music theory and
harmony due to playing and understanding chords.
So in this course I give you the best of both worlds: You get the understanding that comes from knowing chords, but you also learn how to sight-read printed music. And you can do it much easier and faster because you understand what you are seeing -- chords and parts of chords and chords stretched out into a string of individual notes (called "arpeggios") and chord progressions -- one chord flowing into another.
Here's an example from a piece of classical music that looks complicated:
But as soon as you learn about broken chords, you will soon see that all this is is 3 chords broken up. When you learn the notes of those 3 chords, this music suddenly becomes as easy to read and understand as:
Like music? Always
wanted to play the piano? Here's your chance!
Every single week for a YEAR Duane will come right into your home and appear on your TV screen and teach you to play the piano using both sight-reading and chord techniques. With music DVD video piano lessons, you can watch them over and over again. Can do you that in "studio piano lessons"? Of course not. And Duane explains and demonstrates everything so thoroughly -- plus you have the book he's teaching from right there in front of you -- that you would have to try hard
not to learn!
You'll have a permanent library of all your piano lessons on
DVD videos, plus all the books Duane sends along (at least 8 books). And all you pay figures to just $25. per week for everything -- Duane's expertise, the music
DVD's, the books -- everything!
Duane starts right from square one -- how to sit at the keyboard, the finger positions, the chords you will use, how to read the melody while playing chords in your left hand -- everything. So if you are a beginner, or a rusty intermediate, or you took piano lessons as a kid but want to make sure you don't miss anything, this is the course for you. All Duane's other courses specialize in this or that, but this is THE BASIC COURSE -- the CRASH COURSE -- you'll get a complete, correct start at the piano. And if you watch these piano lesson videos week after week for a solid year, you will be astounded at how much you can learn in a year and how many different songs and styles and chords you can play!
Learn piano from the man who wrote the book! - If you take lessons from someone who plays well but hasn't mastered teaching, you run the risk of missing lots of important stuff you need to know. You KNOW what you're getting when you study with the author of over 500 piano books and courses!
Learn at your own pace! - If you want to go slower than one lesson per week, we can adjust that to fit your schedule after the first month. If you want to go FASTER, that's fine too -- we can do that.
Learn music theory & harmony as you go! - You won't just learn HOW to play piano -- you'll learn WHY chords move they way they do, and WHY certain patterns repeat over and over. You'll learn musical form, transposition, modulation, improvisation, and a host of other musical truths!
Low cost! Costs NOTHING in comparison to college or conservatory classes! - You can study with Duane on video for LESS than taking from an unknown teacher!
Doctors & professionals love it! - Doctors can't take a regular piano lesson at a studio at the same time every week, and neither can most working adults. With video lessons, you learn at YOUR convenience in YOUR home.
You get a whole library of DVD lessons! - You will refer to these lessons over and over again. The more you learn, the more you will understand, and the more you'll want to review something that was taught earlier!
Duane comes to your home
every week for 52 weeks -- stashed away in a DVD! - No transportation. No driving. No cancellations. No waiting. No rescheduling. It's at your convenience!
master of chords & chord progressions! - You will learn over ONE THOUSAND chords by the end of the year! And you will understand chord families and why chords progress the way they do.
Adults only! - Duane teaches each DVD lesson with an adult in mind...kids need a teacher sitting along side them. So DON'T order this for your children UNLESS you plan to take the course to and stay a little ahead of them. But for those adults who will do this it is a double-blessing! You can learn yourself, then help your child learn as well. Perfect for home-school parents!
It’s just incredible. People rave over it. Here’s how it works:
After you receive your first lesson in the mail, you will SEE and HEAR for yourself why Duane's Crash Course is so powerful. You won't wonder anymore whether or not you can play the piano -- you will UNDERSTAND clearly that
"If you plant corn,
corn will come up. If you plant poison oak, poison oak will come up. So pick
your crop: what you sow you will also reap. We live in a cause-effect world, so
we can largely choose our own results."
You won't just be satisfied -- you'll be THRILLED!
Does Duane guarantee your success at piano playing? He can't, because he doesn't know your motivation, your time available, your family situation, your persistence -- etc, etc. But YOU can
guarantee your own success at piano playing!
See Free Bonus gift #5 below.
If you order today we can get
your first DVD lesson off to you tomorrow or the next day -- in a few days you'll be on your
way to playing the piano like you've always wanted to!
52 weekly lessons on DVD videos. That's a LOT of instruction. If you went to a music studio to take a 1/2 hour lesson, part of the time YOU would be talking and playing. You wouldn't get over 15 minutes of instruction. But here you get the full session with Duane playing each song and explaining in detail -- using slow-motion and close-ups to make it crystal-clear. You would have to be brain-dead NOT to learn!
But you also get...
8 Free Bonuses!
Free Bonus Gift #1
($39. Value) The "
Secret of Power Practice" video. Learn the
3 little-known secrets
GREAT results from your practice time!
Free Bonus Gift #2
($15. Value) The
Magic Keyboard Chart" - a keyboard chart that
slips behind the keys on your piano and guides you to
every note in both the bass and the treble clef.
Free Bonus Gift #3
All the Major Chords" chord chart to help you understand chords and get started using them. Each of the 12 chords is shown in
picture form, so you get the
right fingers on the right notes!
Free Bonus Gift #4
($33. Value) "
Secrets I Have Discovered The Hard Way" Duane's own private chat with his students on
CD -- conducted in confidence with his "Pros In Progress". Welcome to the family! Listen in as Duane chats with you and his other private students about some of the
little-known and exciting things
he has learned about piano playing over his entire career.
Free Bonus Gift #5
"Take a Message to Garcia" A rare document you will treasure! Duane owns the first edition of this out-of-print manuscript that has become a" legend. This is
the secret of success in ANY field -- not just piano playing. You will be amazed at how you can
guarantee your own success
when you "Take a Message to Garcia"
Free Bonus Gift #6 -
($39. value) "Quick-Start DVD Video" - (Extremely helpful & valuable advice!)
"How To Get a Quick Start At The Piano!" This DVD will demonstrate what you're going to be learning over the next year, plus
tips galore on how to practice to get the best and fastest results!
Free Bonus Gift #7 - (Who knows what this is worth?)
"Good Stuff You
Really Need To Know About Piano Playing!" Duane's email newsletter
students only. No one else
can subscribe to this newsletter. You'll get it as a free bonus when you
enroll -- it will come to your email box automatically.
Free Bonus Gift #8 - "The Most Used
Chords In The Key of C". A chart like this changed my life
Once you know the
most-used chords in the key of C and understand the principle behind it,
you'll also know the most-used chords in ANY key! How much would
that be worth?
This is the course you've always wanted and been looking for to enable you to play the piano like you've always wanted to! Piano lessons were never this much fun while learning so fast!
P.S.-The tuition on this course is very low relative to other piano lessons, and may be going up significantly next year. So I wouldn't put it off, if I were you...a syllabus of the course is at: