Discover a New Secret To Learn How To Play the Piano Like a  Professional

   ...Using a Visual Learning System That's Fun, Fast and Easy!"

  • No Traditional Piano Lessons With a Teacher

  • No Previous Piano Instruction Necessary

  • Learn At Your Own Pace

 From: Greg Lee Wednesday 9:06 AM
Read this to learn how to go where you are to playing and sounding like a professional without years of traditional piano lessons!

Are you an adult that took piano lessons as a child?  Maybe you've taken piano lessons as an adult or you're like me.  I took piano lessons as a child and as an adult. 

With all of those piano lessons, I must have learned enough to be a pretty skilled player...right?

Wrong!

To be honest with you, my parents made me quit because of that age old reason kids stop taking piano lessons....I wouldn't practice.  My parents were at the end of their rope making me sit down for 30 minutes a day.  I still remember waiting for the kitchen timer on our old upright piano to "grant me parole".

But I never lost my love of the instrument and my desire to play...really play and sound like a professional!

So after years of not even touching a piano or keyboard, I found a teacher and started taking traditional piano lessons again.  It wasn't too much like starting from scratch. 

After all, I knew the notes on the keyboard.  I could read music at some level.  But it wasn't long until I remembered why I became frustrated and disinterested when I was a kid.

 Read this to learn how to go where you are to playing and sounding like a professional without years of traditional piano lessons!

There I was with another couple of years under my belt.  It was more work than fun and I wasn't getting anywhere!  My learning was at a crawl and when it wasn't, it was at a standstill. 

I saw other players sitting in front of a piano or keyboard playing a lot of notes without sheet music!  I thought:  How are they doing that?  It seemed as though the music that they were reading was on the keyboard itself instead of the score stand.

"I Re-evaluated My Situation"

 First, I fired my traditional piano teacher (in a nice way)  Hey!  It just wasn't working and my piano lessons were expensive.  I was a student at a performing arts center.  

 Here's what my goals were (Now I'm thinking that it just may be possible that some or all of these goals may be yours too.)

  • Play pop, jazz, country, rock, folk, blues & gospel You know. Popular music.Non-classical music that's not centered on note reading and playing a piece of music within the guidelines of the time period that it was written
  • Be able to play the piano without having to read sheet music
  • Play the songs I heard on the radio when I was growing up as well as new music I hear today
  • Sit down at the piano and make up music as I play that actually sounds like a real song

If you're not already aware of it, the path to be able to do these things are not found in traditional/formal piano lessons or found in music schools or universities.  Don't waste your time and money unless you want a useless piano pedagogy degree or some general skill in music that's useless.

You may be asking: What about learning to play the piano by ear?

So Just how did I go about figuring out how this playing the piano and sounding

like a professional works?

I checked out books at libraries.  I purchased books, dvds, videos and courses.  I attended workshops and when multimedia on the internet began to grow, I looked into everything that I could find available there.  I can't tell you that everything I found was helpful.  There's was a lot of very helpful information.  There was also a lot of useless information that proved to be a waste of my time and money.

But it was all worth it because when you're trying to learn something that turns into a lifelong dream, it's a lot like mining for gold.  You have to dig through a ton of dirt just to find a few gold nuggets.

 I want to share with you just what those gold nuggets are...

  • Chords are the magic pill for the frustrated note playing former piano student.  When you have an understanding and competency for chords on the piano, you'll become a chord junkie (that's a good thing) and you'll see music in a different way that opens up the doors that were closed and locked before.

  •  A lead sheet is musical cheat sheet that's a magic wand once you learn how to use and interpret it.  It's just a simple melody line with chord symbols above them but they're all you need to take any song and turn it into a full arrangement.

  • There's really only two different types of piano playing!  Playing solo piano (where you are the entire band and you carry the melody and the harmony)  Playing rhythm piano (you're playing the rhythm and a vocalist or another instrumentalist plays the melody)

 Ok.  I have to tell you that there's a kind of in between where you'll play some melody or imply the melody to give you some harmonic and rhythmic freedom. (more on this later)

Sheet music doesn't have to be read and played note for note.  In fact, many times the sheet music to your favorite songs are oversimplified versions or just plain wrong.  When you have the right tools you can interpret sheet music and ignore the parts that add nothing to the song.

Visual learning is the key to learning the keys.  Some information about learning how to play the piano and sound like a professional I found to be very useful because the tools within it were visual tools.  I took those tools and improved upon them to become even more effective and powerful. 

These are just a few of those gold nuggets  (I'll share more of them with you a bit later)

"Are you struggling to learn how to play the piano and feel like you're stuck?"

You're not alone.  That's why over 90% of traditional piano students become former piano students...and that's at all ages!  Sure it's mostly children who's parents have nudged them into taking piano lessons. 


 ...why piano lessons are broken  (and have been for years)

Piano pedagogy is the study of teaching piano playing.  The focus is to teach musical skills on the keyboard to individual students. 

This often consists of private lessons.  The lessons are broken down into segments that focus on reading music, technique, rhythm, memorization and classical repertoire. 

The content is published in multiple series of graded method books that the student graduates from one level to the next.  It's a very effective way make piano lessons last for many years.

It's not a very effective way to teach an aspiring piano player how to do the one thing that most want to do:  Play their favorite songs on the keyboard.

The end result is a very high percentage of piano students (children & adults) who become discouraged.  It's taken them an excessive amount of time to play at only a basic level and sound like an amateur.

 Everything requires effort but:

 It's discouraging when you put forth the effort thinking that you're going in the right direction but aren't getting where you want to go.  Let me put it like this:  You can't find a sunset heading east. 

I was bewildered that I would put in my time practicing the piano and not developing the music skills that I wanted.  I kept thinking that if I just kept doing what I was doing that I would eventually gain those skills.  That thinking was wrong.

"Why do most piano teachers keep teaching the same traditional methods that have been around for the last one hundred years?"

 Let me give you a visual example.  I'm sure you recognize this item.

Have you every wondered why the layout of the keys on a typewriter is in this odd order?  In the early days of typewriters, the letters were in alphabetical order.  Unfortunately, if you typed too fast, the type bars had the tendency to jam.  The solution was to place commonly used letter-pairs (like "no" or "st") so that their type bars were not neighboring, avoiding jams. 

Avoiding jams made typing faster overall but only because you spent less time fixing a jammed typewriter.  Now here's the kicker.  We haven't used mechanical typewriters with type bars in many years.  An equipment jam is no longer an issue.  So why do computers and all digital devices still use the qwerty keyboard that was designed to avoid equipment jams? 

We learn the alphabet in phonetic order.  Doesn't it make sense that you could type faster that way?  Why are they still making qwerty keyboard arrangements when alphabetical order may be better? 

The answer is:  That's the way it's always been done.

Again: Why do most piano teachers keep teaching the same traditional methods that have been around for last one hundred years?  The answer is:  That's the way it's always been done. 

A traditional piano teacher will tell you that's the way He/she learned.  His/Her teacher would tell you that's the way they learned etc. etc.

"What are your musical goals?  Do you want to..."

 Play For Your Church?  Hey, churches are starving for piano & keyboard players and most of them are not looking for classically trained pianists that read music note for note. 

They need someone to play hymns, contemporary Christian, praise and worship as well as music specials.  This is possible for you if you learn what I'm going to show you.

Play in a Band or Music Group?  You would be surprised how little you need to know to just jump in and comp other musicians in a band setting.  Just a little knowledge about chords and rhythms is all it takes to get you playing along.

Play Events Such as Weddings or Birthdays?  There's always a need for live music for special celebrations.  You don't have to have a huge repertoire of songs to help someone celebrate a special occasion.  You can be the part of the event that people will always remember and will refer you to their friends.

Play For a Hotel or Cocktail Lounge in your city? Maybe you would like to meet new friends.  Network with other musicians or just be a part of the nightlife in your city.  The opportunity is yours and you can get started learning how no matter what your age is.

Play a Special Song For a Special Someone?  You could send flowers or poke them on Facebook...but what kind of impression would you make on that special someone if you sent them a personal video of yourself playing or singing and playing their favorite song. 

Play For Your Own Personal Enjoyment?  Every time I sit down at the piano and play for nothing more than enjoyment it adds a sense of peace and satisfaction that I cannot describe.  It's a therapy session that leaves me relaxed and fulfilled. It's also meditation session that prepares me to take on the challenges of life.  Experience it for yourself!

It's All Possible!  Even if you're an adult who has never had any piano lessons or study at the piano or keyboard!

When I was struggling to learn to play the piano and sound like a professional I discovered that visual learning is the key. 

I also discovered how to learn fast!  Most people do not want to spend years taking traditional piano lessons or stumbling through hundreds of pages online without any kind of structure or plan.

 If you're an adult who wants to learn how to be a musician at the keyboard, I want to introduce you to a visual way to learn...

Learn how to be a musician who can...

Write their own music on the piano

Play any song they hear on the radio

Hum a tune and be able to not only play the melody but add some professional chords in minutes

Play hymns or contemporary Christian music for their church

Play their favorite pop songs they've always wanted to play

Color is an powerful learning tool.  Color is also visual language that conveys information without having to read.  But it goes much farther than just simple language.  Color is ingrained throughout our daily lives and the world that we live in wouldn't be the same without it.

 Before I go any further, I want you to take a little quiz.  It's not difficult.  I just want to illustrate the value of a visual tool to learn music.

Can you identify the notes on this staff?
(If you can't read music it's not important) 

If you can read music at a basic level you see that the notes are G, D, A and E in the order of left to right.

I've now removed the notes from the staff and rearranged them from the order that they were in.  Can you tell which note is which? 
I think it's obvious that you can't.

How about this for confusing looking notes?

Why?  Notes are identified by their relative positioning on the staff.  When you take them out of that context they lose their identity. I know this is obvious.  I also know that you can get pretty good at identifying single notes on a staff. 

That's why lead sheets are so effective. (minimal music reading)  But what about a series of chords and chord voicings?  More note reading makes things more complicated and takes longer to learn.

"So What's a more visual way of learning how to play voicings and chords on the piano?"

The key ingredient to visual learning is Color.

Let me first say that the purpose of this visual learning system is not intended to be a new way to read music.  Not at all!  It's a visual way to learn music. 

It's about knowing a particular chord just by seeing its chord symbol.  Or even better being able to play the chord of your choice just based on a single note.  (remember the lead sheet I talked about earlier?) 

Color is an powerful learning tool.  Color is a visual language that conveys information without having to read. 

But it goes much farther than just simple language.  Color is ingrained throughout our daily lives and the world that we live in wouldn't be the same without it.

My favorite example of how effective color is used in this way is a traffic light.  You have one of three different colors, each commanding a different but immediate response at a moments notice.  Sure, you learned how a traffic light worked as a child.

But when you started driving a car it took on a whole new meaning.  You no longer just recognized a traffic light.  You started responding to a traffic light.  You found yourself in the driver's seat!  Along with your physical response was your neurological response. 

Green:  I'm good to go.  Just pass right through.  Easy and relaxed. 

Yellow:  Slow down. It's about to change.  Can I make it through before it changes to red?

Red:  Stop! I can't proceed. I'll cause an accident if don't! 

All of that information and neurological response from just three colored lights.  That response is ingrained in your psyche.  Have you ever forgotten that a red light means stop?  Have you ever forgotten what to do when a light changes to green?  I would bet the answer to those questions would be no.

 

Wiring is also color coded to ensure a proper and safe installation.  Fire extinguishers are red for the purposes of instant recognition during an emergency.  There are a   million other things that are color coded that I could mention but you get the point.

In less critical situations, some filing systems are color coded for organizational purposes.  If you've even been to the beach you've probably noticed colored flags that indicate weather conditions or marine life you should be concerned about.

What about almost every company and business logo that you've ever seen?  The color is just as, if not more significant than the logo itself.  Have you ever seen a black and white McDonald's logo?  It wouldn't have the same impact.  Would it?


What about this neurological response?  You're driving home after work.  You're no more than a few miles away from home.  You fully expect to arrive in less than a few minutes.  You look in your rear view mirror.  You see a flashing red and blue lights right behind you.  Has this ever happened to you?  Can you recall the neurological response?

Oh my gosh!  I'm about to get a ticket! We could talk about how fast you were driving.  We could discuss your local police dept or the fact that you just got off with a warning.  But the point is that those colored flashing lights behind you triggered a neurological response that had a very significant meaning.

"So how can color become an effective tool for learning the piano?"

Color Score is a visual chord learning system for piano and keyboard that uses two different formats for learning chords and voicings.

Watch this Video

...for a demonstration of how Color Score works.

The first tool of Color Score  is called a Keyshot.  It's a very familiar graphic that you may recognize as a simple keyboard but it contains some very special information for the purpose of displaying a chord visually. 

For the user of this system, it means a very simple way to learn how to play some very professional sounding chords.

The colors aren't about notes. They're about numbers.

This is a simple breakdown of a Keyshot.  The notes are numbered per the numbering system.   This makes it fun and easy for you to voice this or any chord so you can sound like a professional at your piano or keyboard.

A Keyshot very plainly shows each note in a chord voicing.  There's a chord symbol that's color coded in respect to the key it's in and the colors themselves do not represent individual notes.  Instead, they represent the structure of the key the chord is in.  That is, the numbering system.  Each note in a key of music has a numerical sequence.  This is the structure that every chord in existence has ever been created from. 

A Keyshot is a visual representation of a chord.  This is a simple but very powerful learning tool.  You can be at a very beginner level and play some very advanced chords and progressions.  But you're not just playing clusters of notes without an understanding of what they are.  You're learning how these and any possible chords are constructed. 


A Noteshot is just as colorful as a Keyshot and represents the structure of chords exactly the same.  But they can do something that Noteshots can't do: show rhythm.  They can also show a particular chord voicing in all 12 keys.  Noteshots were created to teach you how to play rhythms the simplest way possible. 


Noteshots are visually different but represent the same numbers and chords

Noteshots are an excellent help yo learn to play rhythms the simplest way possible.  This means you'll be playing some very rhythmic piano arrangements on the keyboard without having to go through years of music theory and traditional piano study.  This system is meant to teach you how to sit down at the piano and play!

 These easy to use tools are at your fingertips so you can:

Build your own chord voicings from the simplest to the most advanced

Play the songs you always wanted to play and sound like a professional

Write your own music with your own unique sound from the chords that you'll learn to create

Follow any Youtube music tutorial on popular songs on the piano no matter how advanced it is

Recognize chord progressions and have the ability to play them in any key

Re-harmonize songs with professional sounding chords instead of the simple chords that's in most written music

Play rhythms on the keyboard that would be difficult to read from standard written music

"These colorful formats make learning fun and easy so you can experience real progress while learning how to play and sound like a professional!"

Learning how to play the piano by ear is a valid and useful approach.  But it can't precede the visual practice of putting your hands on the keyboard and pushing down on the right keys to get the sound you want to hear.  Music is a hearing art and recognizing sounds such as chord qualities and progressions are developmental skills. 

However, the hands must recognize chord shapes and movements before the ear can be of any help.  Have you ever noticed someone giving a play by ear tutorial but most of the information they're giving you is visual?  Visual information is the key to getting started and building the foundation you need. 

It's after you've developed the visual familiarity with the keyboard that ear training will take you to the next level you need to go.  The idea behind Color Score is to see and hear as you learn visually!

One of the biggest complaints I hear from aspiring piano and keyboard players is: My piano playing just doesn't sound good...I want to sound like a professional.

There's nothing more frustrating than to put forth an honest effort to try to learn how to play the piano and all of your hard work produces mediocre sounding results.  Do you seriously think that over 90% of piano students would quit before they even reach an intermediate level if their piano playing sounded like real music?

Are you:

Frustrated because you have a lifelong dream of learning to play the piano and it seems to be taking forever?

Disappointed because you've spent time and money and haven't gotten the results that you really want?

Discouraged because it seems as though learning how to play the piano the way that you really want to is confusing?

Overwhelmed because what you have learned seems to take more brain power than what you have?

Anxious because you don't know what to really focus on that's going to help you get the progress you need to learn how to play the piano and sound like a professional?

You can overcome all of these negative emotions about learning how to play the piano!

It's all about finding the shortest distance from where you are to where you want to be. 

 Just a visual example of how simple a Keyshot can make professional chords easy and fun to learn.

This animation shows several Keyshots you would have teaching a gospel walk-up cadence

Here are 3 myths about learning how to play the piano

1

You have to start young   Even though a lot of musicians at the keyboard get their start at a really young age, it's simply not true that you can't start learning how to play the piano at age 40, 50, 60, 70 or even 80 years old!  You just need a commitment and desire to learn. 

2

You need a traditional teacher   Did you know that most accomplished piano and keyboard players are mostly self taught?  Traditional piano instructors are good at teaching traditional piano skills such as scales, exercises, drills and reading music.  Self instruction has been the greatest gift I've ever given myself and you'll find that to be true for yourself also.

3

It will take years to learn enough to sound like a professional  If your goal is to play Bach, Beethoven, Chopin or Rachmaninoff then that may be true.  But most aspiring piano players want to play popular music such as rock, jazz, blues, gospel, country or folk.  Learning these styles of music do not take years to learn how to play and sound like a professional.

Learning how to play popular music requires that you learn the simple mechanics of how music works.  Not the complicated music theory and terms that cause so many piano students to get bored and quit in the first place.

"Traditional piano study often requires you to learn classical repertoire before learning popular music and improvisation.....I think they have it backwards."

Maybe you’re thinking:   My goal is to play some or many classical music pieces as well as popular music.  Why would I want to learn how to play the piano in a different context that makes playing easier?  

Well, let me answer that question with another question: Did you know that all music is made up of chords anyway?  Yes, even classical music!  Have you ever heard of a little song called fur Elise? It's nothing but simple chords broken up into arpeggios.

 

So even though Color Score is not a method for teaching the classical repertoire, you can actually use the principals you learn to play some very well known classical music pieces.

"What styles of music do you want to learn to play?"

 Rock?

 Jazz?

Pop?

Blues?

Country?

Gospel?

Folk?

New Age?

R&B?

Hip Hop?

Learn how music works in this simple, colorful and fun way and all of these musical styles are yours!

You may be thinking...

I would like to learn to play the piano but is there really a practical reason for me to learn as an adult? Let's look at some of those practical reasons.

 5 benefits of learning how to play the piano

1  Playing the piano maintains and increases your mind and body coordination.  As we get older these skills are vitally important and studies show that activities such as playing musical instruments can stave off neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease and dementia.  

Piano study specifically fits into this category because of the brain activity needed to produce independent movements in each hand.  

2  Music makes you think.  It's that simple.  Watching tv, surfing online, flipping through a magazine or much of the mindless day to day activities we do don't have the positive effect on the brain that learning and playing music has.  

Each time you sit down at the piano or keyboard there is a mental rejuvenation process that is taking place within you.  This has a positive effect on every mental activity to do! 

3  The physical activity of piano playing keeps your hands nimble and strong.  Name a physical activity that DOES NOT require the use of our hands.  It's difficult to do.  The development and maintenance of our fine motor skills are extremely important. 

These skills are a necessity in so many activities of our daily lives.  The longer we keep these physical faculties in tact, the longer we'll maintain a good quality of life at its most basic level.

 4  Hearing the music that we play increases auditory awareness.  That's just another way of saying that we pay more attention to the musical sounds we hear.  Piano playing is about evaluating the chords and melodies that we're playing.  

That awareness continues even when we're not at the keyboard.  The result is a sense of higher awareness of music and a deeper appreciation.

 5  The activity of playing piano increases social interaction.  Whether you're simply playing a song for someone on a Sunday afternoon or you've been hired as a musician to play at a wedding, piano playing is a social skill/activity.   You're more likely to network and interact with other musicians of all kinds. 

Regardless of age, this benefit alone is worth the time and effort of learning to play the piano because life is about having a connection with other people.  If you're single, I guarantee you that you'll find it a lot easier to meet that special someone by having piano playing skills.

"I do want to be honest with you."

Am I saying that I can teach you to play the piano overnight, easy and free, without any effort, so you'll sound like a professional?  That would not be an honest thing for me to say and it wouldn't be the correct thing for you to believe.   It takes time.  It takes effort.  It takes a commitment. 

Those words have the tendency to scare some people.  Those words can also conjure up some images and feelings that make learning the piano seem as though it's more than what those people are willing to give.  But...

Let's break that down and see what those three words will mean for you.

Time:  You're going to be putting in some learning time but there's no comparison to the time it would take you to start from scratch as a beginner with traditional piano lessons. 

The time you'll be spending will be in the fast lane. No playing scales and traditional exercises that don't make sense for someone who wants to play popular music.

Effort:  One of the biggest problems a traditional piano student faces is when he/she puts forth an honest and isn't rewarded for that effort.  I've experienced that for myself and it's discouraging. 

Progress is the reward for that effort.  The real key to making that progress is to have a system of learning that works.

Commitment:  This can be a scary word but look at it in a different way.  You're desire is to learn how to play the piano and sound like a professional. 

You're not trying to become a classical virtuoso that requires a long commitment to conservatory training and formal education.   Commitment can actually be fun because you're engaged in something that causes you to experience real growth on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. 

You're also free to learn music at your own pace and direction.  You're not at the mercy of an instructor's agenda.  It's your time and music.

 "I've sat a fresh beginner down at the piano and in less than ten minutes, guess what happened..."

I taught them a simple chord progression with some very professional sounding chord voicings and they were amazed.  Not only did they amaze themselves by being able to play, they amazed their friends and family because they were adults who never had a piano lesson in their life. 

The most memorable reaction I remember a student getting from someone was when he went home and played what I had shown him to his mom.  She was stunned and asked him:  "How long have you been taking piano lessons?"

 When an aspiring piano player wants to get started learning, it's automatic for them to think in traditional terms:

Find a teacher

Sign up for lessons

Fit the costs into their budgets

Work it into their work or school schedule

But they're often disappointed.  I've been in that very position.  Don't get me wrong.  I don't have disrespect for traditional piano teachers or the institutions in which they teach.  But if your goals are not in line with what and how they are teaching you, you will waste a lot of time and money. 

Those resources could be better utilized by finding the right system that's going to get you closer to your musical goals from the beginning.

"The 4 biggest complaints about piano lessons."

1 Traditional teaching methods and learning classical repertoire Scales, drills, method books, music theory, playing simple little children pieces etc.  Lessons are broken down into tiny segments are administered over months and years.  Limited results and a general music skill that sounds amateurish.

2 Cost   Formal lessons can be $50 or more for a half hour.  I myself was a student at a performing arts center.  The cost was payable in full every semester.  Even a private teacher that teaches out of his/her home can require this much of a fee.

3 Inconvenient Traditional piano lessons are on a weekly schedule.  A piano instructor has many students and can't schedule them at the same time.  So if your schedule doesn't work with theirs one week, you'll have to reschedule and make up for the lesson at another day and time.

4 Required Participation Some instructors/schools require you to participate in recitals or other activities.  Many people want to have the option and not be required to participate in a student activity.  I once talked to an adult student who quit taking lessons from a particular piano teacher because he did not want to participate in a recital but was required to do so.

"Let's take another little quiz."

I want to first say that I would like to make this more complicated than what it is so you don't feel as though I'm insulting your intelligence. 

But I simply can not do that because this learning system called Color Score is plain and simple by nature so I just have to give you this quiz the only way I know how.

First:  Can you count to 7?  (this is not meant to be condescending or insulting)     1 2 3 4 5 6 7    

Second:  Can you identify these 7 different colors?

Third:  Can you associate these 7 different colors with numbers 1 thru 7?

Fourth:  While looking at these Keyshots, (keyboard diagrams) could you (while sitting at a keyboard or piano) press down on the keys that have colored dots on them?

You do not have to play them in any time value or with any type of rhythm.  You can play them with any kind fingering.  They don't have to be smoothly connected or played quickly.  You don't even have to play them all at the same time. 

So how did you do?  I'm betting that you got at least 3 out of 4 correct.  If that seemed easy to you, then not only will you be successful learning how to play like a professional with Color Score, it will be very easy for you to understand how to do it!

"So why should you listen to me?"

The chances are that you may just be very much like me.  I started taking piano lessons at the age of 9.  I would like to say that I did very well and I had a lot of talent.  But that's just not the truth. 

It would also seem that a degree in music studies would give me some credibility.  But if I did have a formal education in music it would not lend any credibility to the fact that I'm offering you an alternative and secret shortcut to learning how to play the piano like a professional. 

My early music education experience actually took me away from the piano for many years.  It was only after I became an adult that I took the action I needed to learn how to play the piano like a professional. I created the Color Score Professional Method as a tool to make it easier and simpler for me to learn how to sound like a professional. 

After sharing the concepts and tools with other people and eventually students I knew that I actually created a method that works.  If I would have continued on the path of traditional learning and instruction, I would have been just another note reading piano player. 

It's hard for me to imagine because I would have never experienced the journey of discovery that I've been on for the past 15 years.  

Please don't be offended if you're a traditional piano student but...

 ...I'm guessing that if you're reading this then you're looking to discover an easier and fun way to learn how to sound like a professional piano player.  I have great respect for those that spend many years and dedication at the piano. 

I also know that path is not for everyone.  The sad part is...those that don't seek will never find the more fun and easier way that they're looking for.  They'll just resign themselves to the fact that they didn't learn as a child and now it's too late.

If you're reading this... ...it's not too late for you!  You can learn how to play the piano or keyboard and sound like a professional with this simple to learn method.  It doesn't matter what age you are. 

Students in their 40's, 50's, 60's 70's and yes even older have used this very system to learn how to play the piano and sound like a professional. 

Now I want to emphasize the "sound like a professional part" because I believe that can be the difference between getting started and staying at it and getting bored and calling it quits.

So what is the difference? The difference between professional and amateur sounding piano playing are chord voicings.  It sounds more complicated than what it really is but the term Chord Voicing simply refers to the notes and arrangement of notes that are in a chord. 

It's really that simple.  Beyond understanding professional sounding chord voicings is the ability to create them in a fun and easy way.  That's what Color Score is all about. 

Here's an example of virtually the same chords but are audibly different because of their chord voicings.

"What every aspiring piano player should know is"...

 ...it's not about notes.  It's about numbers.  And Color Score takes that principal a step further by visually simplifying the process of learning how to create any chord voicing in any key.

Here are the 7 different notes in the key of C.  Think of these 7 different notes as a simple menu in which you draw from to create a chord voicing.

The Menu of C Major


Every Major key retains the same structure and colors.

The Menu of F Major

 Different keys of music have different combinations of black and white keys.  Because of this visual difference, the same chord voicings in different keys of music will also have different combinations of black and white keys.

This makes learning chord voicings by themselves difficult in all 12 Major keys of music.  But the colorful structure of the Color Score learning system makes it an effective learning tool because any given chord voicing will look the same in all 12 keys making them easier to learn.

Let me remind you that the purpose of this visual learning system is not intended to be a new way to read music. 

It is about learning how to create chords, voicings, rhythms and even melodies without reading music or needing any kind of visual information. 

It's a simple but powerful tool to help you reach your musical goals.

So you may ask... Is this just a course with a laundry list of chord voicings that I apply to my own music?  The answer is "No"

This isn't a chord voicing encyclopedia that just throws you into playing any songs that you can apply them to. 

That is to say, it's not going to leave you lost without having some solid material to learn from.

Here's the breakdown of just what's in this Professional Piano Learning Course:

For a beginning student, there's the ABC (absolute beginners chapter)  You'll get a great foundation because it covers the breakdown of a piano keyboard from half steps to whole steps. 
If you're using any kind of visual aid to help you with your notes on the piano, you can throw them away for good.  You'll learn how to identify any note on the keyboard in minutes. There's a breakdown of the 12 Major Chords. 
You're going to learn how to take any note and instantly form a Major Chord from that note.  This is the foundation for playing in the context of chords and after going through this section, you'll never be unsure about how to find any Major Chord again. 
This information is extremely valuable because knowing these Major Chords is what allows you to create and play more advanced chords.
You'll go beyond the Major Chords in the next section because it covers more interesting chords such as minor, minor 7, suspended, 6th and the two different kinds of 7th chords. 
You're going to develop an understanding of these type of chords that you'll find in all kinds of popular song arrangements. 
In the section entitled "Using the keys to unlock music", you're going to learn to do just that.  You'll be able to identify any Major key of music by learning a simple formula. 
You'll then find out how to build any extended chord in existence in any key based of off this simple formula of a Major key of music. 
The Color Score concept is also covered so you'll have an understanding of how this visual chord system works. 
This will make it easy for you to follow along in the later sections that have actual learning pieces in them.
There are 6 music pieces specifically designed to teach you how get your hands on the keyboard and play professional sounding chords from the very start. 
They each specifically and visually cover a different aspect of playing that moves you closer to playing your own music in a way that makes you sound like a professional.

"This is what you're going to learn with the Color Score  visual chord learning system..."

All 12 Major Keys of Music

All 12 Major & minor Chords

Suspended, augmented, 7th, extended chords, altered chords and how to form them

The simplest way to learn any key of music and how they work

The Color Score Concept and How to Use It

How to Read and Use Chord Symbols

How to Play Music From Easy to Read Lead Sheets

How to Professionally Harmonize a Melody

How to Play With Rhythm

How to Use Articulation & Dynamics to Give Your Piano Playing Depth

How to Use Ornaments to Decorate Your Music

How to Substitute Plain Sounding Chords With Professional Sounding Chords

How Chord Progressions Work and How to Use Them

And More!

Below are some Success Stories of real people who have actually taken this course and are thrilled because they have learned how to sit down and the piano & keyboard and sound like a professional!

They're people just like you!  Some were unsure or even skeptical at first but decided that they wanted to learn and a little uncertainty wasn't going to stand in their way.

Wow Picture Perfect!
I wish I would have had access to your learning system years ago. I spent several years as an adult taking lessons and trying to sound good with my piano playing. 
Your lessons were easy and fun.The picture chords in the course are perfect I'm learning new stuff and I'm improving since I went through the Color Score Course.
Thank you, Jason McKinney
Three Days Into it
I'm 3 days into your course and I've learned more about chords and voicings than I ever did with my piano teacher.  Using the colors as a learning tool really come alive.  I didn't realize how effective that it would be. 
My girlfriend was in the kitchen while I was practicing last night and asked me how many months I had been working with it. 
I laughed and said only three days!  She couldn't believe it.  I just had to write to you and tell you that.  Thank you for this course!
Mike Morris
This really works!
I love learning things visually.  You've made it so simple and easy.  I can't tell you how many people have told me that I sound great at the piano! 
They think that I've been taking piano lessons for a long time.  I got an interest in piano playing and decided to give your course a shot.  I'm glad I made that decision. This really works. 
Thank you, Pam Edmunds
 Limited results before
I played guitar for 12 years.  I wanted to get into keyboard and piano playing but I only had limited results before I took your course. 
I'm playing keyboards more and more in a tribute band.  You make it really easy to understand.  I'm going full speed ahead. 
Thanks, Jimmy Underwood
Blessings to you 
I never had access to piano lessons growing up but I started to learn as an adult.  The Color Score lessons have made a tremendous difference in my music studies. 
I'm now able to play in such a way that is impressive for others to hear.  The Keyshots are so easy to learn from.  
Abebi Nkrumah
Hated reading music
I've always wanted to learn how to play the piano.  I could never go beyond my sight reading level.  For that reason, I hated reading music.  I was stuck at that point.  When I found your course and started using the Keyshots and Noteshots to play from I thought wow!  This makes like a lot easier for a beginning piano student. 
Thank you so much, Carol Gray
 Now playing in church
My name in Vicky Conly.  I started taking the Color Score course just over 6 months ago and now I'm playing in church.  I never would have dreamed that I would actually be able to play in church so soon after a few months of study. 
Our regular pianist is now asking me for lessons! Can you believe that?  She plays straight out of the hymn book but after she heard me play she felt like something was missing in her piano playing.  I might just teach her what I've learned.  
God Bless, Vicky
I stayed away from the piano...until now
Color Score is the best!  I'm a musician with over 20 years experience.  I've played guitar, drums and bass but I always stayed away from keyboard instruments because I just didn't get the theory and I couldn't make it work. 
I was never interested in taking piano lessons from a teacher because of what other people told me they had gone through.  I like to learn on the fly if you know what I mean. 
After a couple of weeks with your course I now see what I was missing and now I'm on track to adding keyboards to our band regularly.  This is so cool!  Thank you for being there.
Corey McKay
 Surprised
I didn't think I'd be jumping right into playing some professional sounding chords right away but I did. 
Thank you for such a helpful and easy to understand way to play the piano.  I'll have to say that I am surprised!
Mike
Now a house piano player
I've taken quite a few courses to give me a professional sounding edge at the piano.  It wasn't until I took your course that I had managed to figure out how to create pro voicings and play good sounding music. 
I'm now the house piano player at a restaurant/lounge called The Bottle Cap. I'm improving my piano skills every day and soon I'll be at the next level thanks to you.  
John McDuff

With traditional private lessons you could study for a year and you wouldn't get past more than a couple of simple method books that would teach you how to play the most basic sounding music on the piano. 

You'll even find that the cost of traditional piano lessons for a year would be between $600 to $1000 or more!  You’re going to find out in just a moment that the Color Score Visual Chord Learning System is a far better value than that.

Color Score is the only visual chord learning system that teaches you how to play in this unique format.  There's no traditional music reading or instruction.

Finally, an easy to understand visual learning system that takes all the mystery away from learning how to play the piano and sound like a professional!  People of all ages are learning how to play and sound like a professional at the piano with Color Score!

Time is moving fast!  The sooner you get started learning the sooner you're going to enjoy playing and creating the music that you love at the piano.  One of the biggest excuses I've always heard from people who always wanted to play the piano is "I never took the time to learn." 
It's a shame that with far less time and effort than what most people think you have to spend, you could sit down for a short time every day and learn a valuable, healthy and rewarding skill.

"Are you tired of struggling to learn how to play the piano or keyboard like a professional?"

Here's what the Color Score Visual Chord Learning System has to offer:

Instructional manual with approximately 85 Pages packed with illustrations & just the essential information that you need to know to get started learning and playing like a professional right away!

This Manual consist of...
1    The ABC (absolute beginners chapter) "Start from square one and build a firm foundation on the keyboard"
2    Major Chords "Here, you'll learn the "King" of all chords so well that you'll be able to play all of them in seconds!"
3    Beyond the Major Chords "This will take your skills and knowledge to understanding how to create and play pro sounding chords"
4    Using the Keys to Unlock Music "Here you will learn the elements of a key of music and how to use this knowledge to build professional chords in any key"
5    The Color Score Concept "You will learn how Color Score works and how to use it as an effective learning tool" 
6    The Value of Notes "This is the easiest method for understanding note values in music"
7    Chord Symbols "This answers every question you ever had about chord symbols and puts them in the Color Score format.
8    Playing Your First Colors "This is the first Color Score piece where you'll start playing professional sounding chords right away"
9    America "This is the second Color Score piece that's slightly more advanced and continues your professional chord playing development"
10   Arpeggios "Here you will learn how to break up chords to play professional sounding rhythms"
11   Playing Melodies "This section will introduce you to the concept of playing melodies"
12   Playing From Lead Sheets "The concept of lead sheet playing in this section will teach you how to play from any lead sheet of you favorite music"
13   Harmonizing the Melody "Here you will learn how to take a one note melody and really polish it up for an even more professional sound"
14   Playing With Rhythm "You'll learn how your left hand can make a big and rhythmic difference in your piano playing"  
15   Articulation & Dynamics "Here you will learn how to express yourself with some very simple concepts that make a big difference"
16   Diatonic Harmony "Once you learn the concept of these very simple 7 chords, you'll be able to be able to play virtually any popular song ever written"
17    Chord Substitutions "You'll be learning the concept of substituting chords, the "chord function" of every single note and even substituting the chords for the piece in this section"
18    Chord Progressions "You will learn how to use the "circle of 5ths" for progressions in Major & minor keys as well as how any given chord naturally moves to another"
19    Ornaments "When you find out how to decorate any song or piece of music in this section, you'll amaze others with this concept of polishing up an already professional sound"
20   Playing your own music "This section explains how to use the tools you learned in Color Score to play your own songs”
21   Graduation "Put on your cap and gown. It's graduation" 
22   Color Reps "Here you will have access to 20 different rhythmic patterns that you can play in any key"
23   Index "This section is packed with illustrations of chords, inversions and beyond"
24   Templates "Create your own Keyshots and Noteshots with these simple templates"

Here are some examples of the Professional Sounds you're going to be playing...

20 Instructional Videos that Correspond With the Chapters!

"Here's what you'll learn step by step with this course"...

Have a REAL WORLD understanding of how music works and be able to apply that knowledge to your piano/keyboard

Be able to play songs on your keyboard instrument without having to read traditional music notation

Be able to use tools such as fake books and lead sheets so you can play your favorite music

Recognize chord symbols from any kind of written music so you can use them as an easy shortcut to sounding like a professional on your keyboard/piano

Compose/write your own music so you can play like your favorite recording artists do

Sit down and play your favorite music without having to read music 

How to experiment and improvise music

How to take basic chords and substitute them with other chords for a professional sound

Understand chord patterns in ANY Key!

Play for your church or house of worship (and likely sound better than a traditional note reading pianist)

 Play for a local restaurant or hotel

Play in a band or music group

Play for your friends and family at Christmas

Play a love song for a special someone

Play for fun

Play to expand your mind and grow

Play for the benefit of your own health

"Learn How To Play the Piano and Sound Like a Professional With These Simple and Easy To Use Tools"

Color Score is the Simple, Fun & Easy Way to Learn to Play and Sound Like a Professional!

In addition to the Color Score Instructional manual, you'll also get these free bonuses that are only going to be available for a limited time!

Limited Time Bonus #1

  The Color Score Melody Harmonization System

A 59.95 Value.......Yours Free!

You'll sound like a professional by harmonizing any melody that you play on your piano or keyboard by using this easy system!

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The Color Score Melody Harmonization System is the easiest way to harmonize any melody and sound like a professional!

You get:

The Melody Harmonization System in all 12 keys!

The Instructional Guide!

The Instructional Video!

Play Hymns, Pop songs or any melody that comes into your head!

Limited Time Bonus #2

 Color Quiz Numbering System Training Course

A 59.95 Value.......Yours Free!

You'll be able to use Color Quiz anywhere, even when you're away from your piano!

A 59.95 Value.......Yours Free!

Color Quiz is a numbering system training course that gives you the tools to create chords and voicings the easy way that only professionals know how to do!

You get:

The Color Quiz audio training course for the numbering system in all 12 keys!

The complete instructional guide!

Limited Time Bonus #3

 25 Chord Voicing Secrets

A 49.95 Value.......Yours Free!

You'll learn to voice and play professional sounding chords in all 12 keys in 3 steps or less!

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25 Chord Voicing Secrets will show you little known shortcuts on how to play pro sounding chords step by step!

You get:

The 25 Chord Voicing Secrets instructional guide!

The complete 25 Chord Voicing Secrets Video!

Limited Time Bonus #4

Color Score Chord

Encyclopedia

A 19.95 Value.......Yours Free!

You'll get to know all of your chords in color!

A 19.95 Value.......Yours Free!

The Color Score Encyclopedia has all of the most commonly used chords in popular music today and they're also in the Keyshot format!

Major
Dim
7th
11th
Minor
Aug
Maj 7th
13th
Sus 4
6th
9th

Limited Time Bonus #5

The Color Score Journal

A 10.95 Value.......Yours Free!

Keep your Color Score Studies organized!

A 10.95 Value.......Yours Free!

The Color Score journal will help you track your progress and stay on course as you learn to play and sound like a professional!

The Color Score Journal helps you keep track of your studies as you learn:
Major & minor chords
All 12 Major keys
Extended chords
Course songs
Melody Harmonization Study
Color Quiz

And More!

"Imagine yourself a few months from now"...

You've drastically improved your piano playing skills...but in months, not several years like traditional piano lessons take.

 You've also done it with far less effort and without all of the unnecessary drills and exercises that you find in traditional piano lessons. 

You may even be playing in a band, in church, playing events such as (weddings), for your family and friends, or you may just be playing for own enjoyment at home.

I've had students who have done a combination of all of the above because the opportunities are endless.  You can have your own satisfying experience of playing the piano and sounding like a professional without sacrificing several years of your life to do it. 

"So what would you expect to pay for this visual learning system that you can't get anywhere else?"


Do you know what the difference between you and these recording artists and piano playing professionals is? 
They understand the mechanics of music, chords and how to apply them to make professional sounding music. 
Not years of traditional piano lessons! 
What is having that ability worth to you?

The bonus content alone is worth over $200!  Add to the fact that the Color Score Visual Chord Learning System is valued at over $125 just by itself, and you have a package of learning materials that are valued at over $300! 

I don't have to tell that traditional piano lessons can cost several hundreds of dollars a year.  And you still wouldn't get the visual instruction that accelerates your progress like the Color Score Visual Chord Learning System!  

Instant Savings Coupon:  For a very limited time you can get these valuable learning tools that are only available here at a huge discount! 

You Get:    

The Color Score Visual Chord Learning System:  Instructional Manual with 20 Corresponding Videos!                               

 The Shortcut to playing like a pro!

$125 Value
The Color Score Melody Harmonization System:  The Learning System, Instructional guide and video              

The way to learn how to play any melody like a professional!

$59.95 Value
The Color Quiz Numbering System Training Course:  The audio training course and instructional guide.

The real formula to playing any kind of popular music!

$59.95 Value
25 Chord Voicing Secrets:  The instructional guide and video.

The secret shortcuts to playing the simplest to the richest sounding chords!

$59.95 Value
Color Score Chord Encyclopedia:  The visual guide of virtually any chord.

The most colorful and visual chord guide you could own!

$19.95 Value

 

Color Score Journal:  Organizer of the content in the Color Score Course including bonus materials.     

The easy way to keep track of progress!

$10.95 Value
All of these items purchased separately would cost you over $300!  But because this is a promotional offer available for a limited time.  This package has been reduced over 50%! 
That's right!  For a single payment of $150, you can have access and own this entire professional piano learning system complete with all of the bonuses! 

I have some great news for you!  Since there are no printing and duplicating costs for digital products, you can get this Professional Chord System for much less than it would cost if it were a hard copy manual, dvd's and Cd's - AND you get it instantly (no waiting for the snail mail!) I will discount your investment in this    program even more!

If you act now you will receive an additional discount off of the discounted price!  For only $97 you get this entire package plus bonuses!  

This offer is about to be canceled!  Why?  Because this entire visual learning system is soon to be re-released as a monthly membership package at a much higher cost! 

These type of membership packages range from $25 to $40 per month!  Even at the lowest estimate, you would pay at least $300 for the content in this valuable package.  You can avoid missing out and get all of this valuable content all at one time at a huge discount!  

Click here to order now!  

Your "Nothing to Lose and Everything To Gain" Guarantee!

If you invest in this program I personally guarantee that you will benefit from it or your money back. 
No tricks, loopholes, excuses or requirements to receive a full refund if you aren't thrilled with the instruction to learn to play the piano like a professional with these tools and instruction!
Not for 30 days, not for 60 days, not even for 90 days!  Keep the Color Score Visual Chord learning System for an entire year!
If you don't agree that it's worth every penny you've paid for this system, you will receive a full 100% refund!

Greg Lee 

Founder of Bright Idea Music                      Creator of Color Score                                     

     

NOTE: All Color Score products are in the form of downloadable e-books, videos and audio files. No physical products will be shipped. After you order, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to download the course all the bonuses onto your computer. The e-book format is adobe acrobat PDF, which can be viewed on Mac or PC.  The videos are mp4. format and audio files are mp3 format which can be played on Mac or PC.

Remember, with the 100% money back guarantee, there's no risk on your part. You have nothing to lose by at least trying the Color Score Visual Chord Learning System, and you need to act quickly to get in on this offer before the price goes up, so click on the link below to order today!

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The only thing that's stopping you now from learning to visually play like a professional on your piano or keyboard is the simple decision to take action on this no risk offer! 

Imagine being able to play the songs you always wanted to play and having a solid understanding and ability to do so.  I look forward to hearing your success quote soon!

 

Greg Lee

Founder of Bright Idea Music                      Creator of Color Score                                     

     

PS  This offer is expiring soon.  Don't miss out on all of the value that's being offered here!  Order the Color Score Visual Chord Learning System now to take atvantage of this incredible offer and get the free bonuses!

NOTE: All Color Score products are in the form of downloadable e-books, videos and audio files. No physical products will be shipped. After you order, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to download the course all the bonuses onto your computer. The e-book format is adobe acrobat PDF, which can be viewed on Mac or PC.  The videos are mp4. format and audio files are mp3 format which can be played on Mac or PC.

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