Six Audio CD's and "GETTING TO KNOW THE KEY OF_______" sheets for each of the 12 keys
"How To Think In The Key
You're Playing In"
To speak Spanish or German or French well, you have to be able to "think" in the language. It's the same with music...unless you can "think in Bb" when you're playing a song in the key of Bb, you will leave out flats, miss chords, etc. that are just not necessary to miss.
Since there are 12 keys you can play in, I've come up with a set of six audio CD's which cover those 12 keys:
Track Two: How to Think in the Key of D flat.
Track Two: How to Think in the Key of E flat.
Track Two: How to Think in the Key of F.
Track Two: How to Think in the Key of G.
Track Two: How to Think in the Key of A.
Track Two: How to Think in the Key of B.
I could have titled these tapes "EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE KEY OF __________, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK YOUR MUSIC TEACHER",
because on each tape I drill you intensely on the key, so by the time it's over you'll know:
.....what each scale degree is
.....what the primary chords are
.....what the secondary chords are
.....what the fingering for the scale of that key is
.....what the relative minor key is
.....patterns that work particularly well in that key.
With each CD you'll get a sheet titled
"GETTING TO KNOW THE KEY OF_______"
On it there is a picture of each key. As you listen to each CD, I'll ask you to write down on that sheet the things you learn about that particular key. That way, you will get acquainted with each key in a way you never thought possible. Just like each person is an individual with dimples, or long eyelashes, or a hitch in their get-along, so each key has its own "dimples" --things you'll learn to love about that particular key.
P.S.: Unless you learn to think in each key, you'll be swimming upstream when you need to play songs in keys which are different that the keys you are used to. Most people feel at home in the Key of C, for example, but are totally lost when playing in the key of Db -- just a half-step above C. That's a shame, because if they only knew how fun and exciting it is to play in other keys, they would spend a little time getting acquainted with those other keys. It's not as difficult as it might seem, because each key has a personality all it's own, just like people. So if you like people, you'll like getting acquainted with these 12 keys, too.