Actually learn how to use what you learn in this program!
have a very
limited knowledge of chords at this point. Can this program help me?
is a program that people of various backgrounds and levels will engage
from different perspectives. In addition, each participant will take
the concepts at hand to different levels based on his or her
experience. Although a person who has a knowledge of some 7th chords is
likely to have a less challenging time with actually applying the chord
voicings and techniques, a significant number of people who take
advantage of this program have much less experience and simply
introduce themselves to the material the first time through. This can
be powerfully effective, as it provides the incentive for wanting to
take their chord knowledge to the point of learning
and it provides the inspiration to tap into their personal creativity
within. This is really one of the beautiful characteristics of this
program. You see, since members can enjoy continuous access to the
they receive them, they obtain more and more benefits as they take
themselves through the program the second, third, and fourth time
through, etc. Keep in mind that ProProach
is more than a piano chord program, per se... it promotes a way of
thinking and is aimed at getting the individual to develop an
appreciation for and to experience the way a professional piano stylist
approaches playing chords on the piano. If you are an absolute
beginner, your first time through
will serve you well if you simply read through the lessons and
enjoy watching the videos. As you do so, your music appreciation will
be enhanced and your curiosity will be piqued. Remember, curiosity
breeds creativity. You will know for yourself when you are ready to
actually start applying the concepts on the piano. Certain lessons may
"spark" an idea that will just have you running to that piano or
keyboard of yours and giving it a go!
Q) I have a fairly
good knowledge of 7th chords and would like to take my understanding to
higher levels by learning more about 9th chords, 11th, chords, and 13th
chords. Does ProProach help in this area?
A) Yes, absolutely! From
very beginning, as you can see in Lesson #1 (provided to you
FREE), those extensions are not only acknowledged, but we have
a lot of
fun with them!
Q) I'm new at all
this. I know some chords, but what is a "piano chord voicing?"
In simple terms, a "piano chord voicing" is a chord structure
that results from taking a chord as you know it in basic form and
manipulating the chord tones by taking one or more of the following
rearranging the chord
doubling one or more
or more chord tones
results that you can
achieve are endless and so are the beautiful
chord sounds that one can achieve. Also, when you learn how to take
these voicings and incorporate them into your favorite songs,
teaches, your appreciation for both your own ability and music, in
general, becomes enhanced even more so! Truly, this is an art that
captivates anyone who spends time learning more and more about it.
Q) I see that you
lessons are provided one time per week? Why is this so rather than
sending them all at once?
A marvelous question that gets asked often. People who take themselves
through the program as suggested actually discover the value in this
format for themselves. In short, consider that ProProach
promotes a way of thinking, which includes a gradual accumulation of
ideas and each idea being used in different ways so that your potential
realized more efficiently. For example, if you read through Lesson #1
and watch its corresponding video, then do nothing with it, you've
missed something huge. However, if you take that concept, apply it to
different keys, for example, you've taken that idea to a higher level.
Also, if you are at a point where you are comfortable playing some
songs, you will see the amazing value in taking that chord voicing in
various keys and applying it within those songs. Essentially, you're
thinking about and using the concept over the duration of at least a
making it a part of you. When you take yourself through the program
again, you will approach that lesson from a higher perspective and will
likely be able to use it in a more creative fashion. Although it's true
that lessons arrive once per week, you can simply receive a subsequent
lesson and not apply yourself to it right away if you prefer to spend
more time with the lesson that precedes it. Make the most of each
lesson... strive for quality rather than quantity.
Q) I can watch the
videos right on my
Yes, you will be provided a page that includes your lesson, which you
can print out if you like. On that
page is the video demonstration or a link that leads you to it. Many
people enjoy taking their laptop and placing it alongside or on top of
the piano as they view the lessons. Others simply watch and study in a
convenient place and simply absorb the concepts, applying them later
once they arrive at their piano or keyboard.
Q) What if I don't
receive a lesson in my email box?
This is a question that certainly needs acknowledging. This may
actually happen because of the various ISP filters out there. If you
ever miss a lesson for any reason, simply send an email to:
"ProProach Lesson needed" in the suject area of your email
message and we will make sure that you receive your lesson. One way or
another, you will receive your lessons! One point that may be of help
in this area: our experience has shown that if you use an email address
other than one provided by AOL or Hotmail, your consistency in
receiving your lessons is likely to be better. You may want to adopt
another email address (like Gmail or Yahoo) for the purpose of
receiving these lessons. Yes, you can use the two previously mentioned,
but just be aware of the likelihood that your lessons may be blocked
and you may have to contact us to receive them, at least on occasion.
Q) I actually have
some playing experience and have exposed to a lot of books on chords
and chord voicings. However, I never seem to get anywhere when it comes
to using them. Is ProProach different?
This is such a valuable question because it touches upon the heart of a
matter that so many individuals have been faced with and this is what
from other materials you may have been exposed to. This program is not
meant to serve as a "book of chords," so to speak... yes, it
acknowledges a good number of piano chords voicings, but the essence of
the program goes beyond this. Not only will you learn HOW to play these
different chord structures, but you will also learn HOW to think for
yourself and HOW to actually
incorporate them into your favorite songs. A number of song excerpts
are used to effectively demonstrate how these great chord sounds can be
utilized. Remember, a major premise of ProProach
is to get you
confident when it comes to using these chords sounds and any others you
may learn in the future. Also, having taken yourself through this
program, you will definitely have more confidence when it comes to
putting other material to which you have been exposed to good use.
Q) Please explain
the process to get started with ProProach.
Once you authorize your enrollment via the order button on any of these
and as soon as your payment gets processed, you will immediately be
page that includes a simple form in which you are asked to insert your
first name and email address (the one you want to receive your lessons
at). After submitting that form, you will receive a confirmation email
message. Inside that message is a confirmation link that you need to
click. Once you do so, Lesson #2 will be on its way to your email box.
This can all happen within about 90 seconds or so from the time you
make the decision to begin.
Each week, over the course of 23 remaining weeks, you will receive a
new lesson. It's as simple as that!
Q) Are there really any advantages to ordering now if I don't really
intend to get started with the program for some time to come?
Actually, yes. ProProach
currently being made available at a low promotional price. Anyone
taking advantage of this program now can simply accumulate the lessons
a list of lessons is provided after all the lessons have been
sent to you) and enjoy them anytime later. You can enjoy all the
benefits of the program at this special promotional price and, in
addition, you will have automatic access to any updates to the program.
You can only win by acting now.
Q) I am actually
already involved with ProProach. I find your teaching style very
insipiring. Do you offer online coaching?
Thank you and yes I do. If you are interested, there are a couple of
different options that we can discuss. Simply send an email to:
Coaching" in the subject area of your email
message. I will respond as soon as possible.
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