How to Learn Piano Notes How to Learn Piano Notes
Learn how to recognize any piano key and how the music alphabet works.

You’ll also learn where middle C is and why it’s so important.

This post is for beginner pianists as a resource for piano teachers and students. How to Learn Piano Notes
The Music Alphabet and Notes
Notes are the musical language: you should play, hear, and understand them to communicate musically.

Every tone in music is a “note” that you can recognize with a letter name or write on the staff.

For example, the classic “Mary had a Little Lamb” uses three (or four, depending on your version) notes which are arranged in differe...

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the 10 best piano practice tips to remember-free ebook

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2019 Keep Positive Mindset

The power of the mind is truly unknown…keep positive mindset

Even to the greatest scientists studying it today, the mind holds many mysteries.

From my personal experiences,positive  mindset is truly the make or break.

When I first started earning income online… Back in 2006, all I cared about was the tactics or the method.

“Just show me what button to click, and tell me how may times to click it… And I’ll do it, if it will make me money!”

I was motivated, ambitious, smart…

But I couldn’t build a business mindset or a  real business to save my life.

The reason wasn’t because I hadn’t found the right tactics or methods…

In fact, this relentless search for a ‘magic solution’ lead me to going
flat broke following fake gurus and having to move endlessly

The real reason I constantly FA...

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Confused ? Hobbies, Jobs, Careers,Vocation

Most people entering the world of digital entrepreneurship confuse the following 4 things way too often…

Hobbies, Vocations, Jobs and Careers.

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions” – Elizabeth Gilbert

As you move more and more into the world of being a creator for your audience…

Creating content that solves people’s problems…

You are moving more and more into the same challenges that artists face.

To help de-mystify the difference between these 4 KEY ideas…

And to understand how they each effect you as a digital entrepreneur…

Check out this quick video:

The video is Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote the massively successful books “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Big Magic”

Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic is all abou...

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Jazz legend Herbie Hancock Receives Ben Franklin Award

Herbie Hancock Article. #HerbieHancock#SokaGakkai#NichirenDaishoninBuddhism

The 74-year-old musician is also a follower of Nichiren Buddhism, which adheres to the teachings of the Japanese monk Nichiren (1222–82). Followers of this branch of Buddhism, which is based on the Lotus Sutra, believe that as all beings possess an innate Buddha nature, it is possible to reach enlightenment in the present lifetime.

Their main method is meditation based on recitation of the mantra Nam myoho renge kyo, (literally meaning “I devote myself to the Lotus Sutra” Hancock’s first encounter with the philosophy was in 1972 when he heard the musical tones of Nam myoho renge kyo rendered into a bass guitar solo by a fellow band-mate.

On his website, he says: “Practicing Buddhism has brought sever...

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2019 20 ways Where can I find inspiration for music?

Yes. In this post I’m going to share 20 ways below that you can find inspiration for your music.

The Creation Phase
Let’s say you’re cooking dinner tonight.
The first thing you do is gather and prepare ingredients.
Maybe you chop some onions, prepare a stock, marinade some meat
This is the creation phase of cooking your meal.
In the world of music production, it’s creating and finding your core ideas. Your ingredients:
melodies, drum sounds, vocal hooks/phrases, chord progressions, and so forth

1. Take a night out. 

2. Base your song around visuals. Photos and visual art are great sources of inspiration for music.

3. Mix two ideas together. Good songs always have a minimum of two ideas. Example: festival type energy & mellow breakdown.

4. Listen to the best music you know. It sho...

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Material success Affirmation-Parahansa Yogananda

This has been interesting discovery the works of Parahansa Yogananda reading and enthralled about the amazing history of this remarkable yogi. I know Steve Job at his planned funeral had copy of his book given to everyone there and it was the only book he had on his phone.

Material Success Affirmation
by Paramhansa Yogananda
From Scientific Healing Affirmations, 1924 edition
Thou art my Father
Success and joy.
I am Thy child
Success and joy.
All the wealth of this earth
All the riches of the universe
Belong to Thee, belong to Thee.
I am Thy child.
The wealth of earth and universe
Belongs to me, belongs to me
O belongs to me, belongs to me.
I lived in thoughts of poverty
And wrongly fancied I was poor
So I was poor.
Now I am home and Thy consciousness
Has made me wealthy, made me rich.
I am...

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Jazz Glide Progression with the help of Kenny Barron Voicing?

 Last week I showed how to play the Kenny Barron voicing how about below.

Here you can hear me play these voicing with my Band Blues Embassy

C  G  D  /  Eb  Bb  F

And I showed you how you can use it for major chords too – here’s C major 7 #4:

C  G  D  /  E  B  F#

But this week I want to show you a new type of chord progression that uses these 2 voicings:

Start by playing the C minor 11 voicing…

Now transpose all of your left hand notes down a half-step, while keeping your right hand the same – and play the chord again…

This time you’ll end up playing a B major 7 #4 (the major Kenny Barron voicing built from B):

It sounds smooth and sophisticated.

Next, play the B major 7 #4 chord that you just played – and this time transpose your right ha...

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My Minor Chord To Play &The Melody Note is The 11th(4th) of the Chord-The Kenny Barron Voicing

Yeah that’s right the Kenny Barron Voicing is built from 2 stacked 5ths in each hand separated by a minor 2nd.

I found a neat video on YouTube which explains the voicing played below by one of the best online jazz tutors Hayden from pianogroove.

This one of my favourite minor voicing for the piano its sound fantastic with a bit of practice you can bring this into your playing anytime Let’s look at the Kenny Barron voicing – for C minor 11:

C  G  D  /  Eb  Bb  F

It has all 6 notes of the C minor 11 chord (C Eb G Bb D F) – but they’re spread apart in 5ths (except for D – Eb).

It’s called ‘The Kenny Barron Voicing’ because it was made famous by the jazz pianist Kenny Barron.

If you can’t reach a 9th, try rippling it, or hold down the pedal and arpeggiate it...

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The Paradox of Internet income|Zig Ziglar’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Below is a great motivator Zig Ziglar and a email from Miles “You Can Do It!” Beckler I received this morning that nspired me to put this in my Blog I hope this helps

Yesterday I got on the phone with a legend in the world of Internet marketing…

This guy has been crushing it online since 1996 and he’s helped tens of thousands of people build successful businesses, too.

Our philosophies about the right way to build an online business overlap and our frustration with the fake gurus resonated, big time.

Our chat turned into a four-hour epic conversation.

It was like getting to talk with one of your childhood heroes, for me!

One consistent theme that came up is the paradox of earning income online…

Many people turn to the Internet as a stream of income when times are tough…

That’s how it ...

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