In about 3 or 4 hours you’ll learn the principles of reading-music.
You won’t be great, of course, but you’ll be on your way!
You’ll know about melody, rhythm, & harmony… and when you see how these 3 co-operate in a song, it will all make sense to you.
Duane is the author of hundreds of piano courses, DVD’s, CD’s, books, videos, etc. For years he operated Piano University, a teaching studio in the beautiful Rogue River Valley of Oregon.
He really can teach you to read-music in a very short period of time. You won’t be great, of course, but you’ll be on your way, so for the rest of your life you can enjoy reading-music and get better at it as you go along.
He has taught piano and music-theory for over 40 years now in the beautiful Rogue River Valley of Oregon, and he has taught thousands of people how-to-read-music and play the piano.
He CAN teach you the principles in about 4 hours. You won’t be a polished sight-reader, obviously – he doesn’t do magic – but you will know.
Introducing… How To Read Music in One Evening!
- Melody (the tune of a song)
- Rhythm (the pulse or beat of a song)
- Harmony (the chords that support the melody)
Sight-reading-music in hours, not years This Is Too Good To Be True — Right?
The reason it seems to be an amazing claim is simply because people THINK learning to read-music is a slow, long, drawn-out process. But it’s only slow because of poorly-organized teaching techniques. What teachers usually teach is OK, but it’s out-of-order, or fuzzy, or confusing, or gets bogged down in a torrent of words. And so people naturally think that it takes a long time to learn.
But that’s absolutely false. Period.
The Amazing Power Of Simplicity
In just 3 or 4 hours — set aside one evening instead of watching 3 or 4 television programs you’ll forget right after you watch them — Duane can have you understanding the three principles. Within the first hour as you cover melody you will know all the notes in both the treble and the bass clefs, as well as the little short lines above and below the staff, plus all 7 of the flats and all 7 of the sharps and how they affect each note. And you’ll know the order of the sharps and the order of the flats as they always occur.
The “Big Three”
Within the 2nd hour you’ll know what rhythm is about and how to keep time in 3/4 and 4/4 — (the two basic meters that comprise 90% of all songs). You’ll know and understand that measures are “rhythm rooms” that contain a combination of note values — quarter notes, eights notes, half notes, etc. — and rests (signs of silence).
In the third hour you’ll learn about unisons (one note), intervals (two notes) and chords (3 or more notes) and the 4 main types of chords as we learn harmony. We’ll see how easy it is to memorize the 1 dozen major chords, then transform them into minor chords by moving just one note, augmented chords by moving another note, and diminished chords by moving two notes. Then we’ll learn about inversions (chords upside down) and extended chords (such as 6th chords, 7th chords, etc.)
In the last session together we’ll put all 3 elements — melody, rhythm, and harmony — together to see how they all fit — and they fit beautifully, so we’ll demonstrate how the 3 elements blend together in a song such as “America The Beautiful.”
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How To Read Music in One Evening!