Includes 1 hour of instruction and a study guide with classwork and examples
"Transpose" is a word that almost all church pianists hate to hear. Without question, it is an advanced skill. But it is absolutely a skill that you can learn if you approach it from the right perspective.
There are three ways to transpose:
- By ear
- By trying to shift every note on the page a specified interval away
- By transposing harmony only and simulating the original style
You may not know how to play by ear yet, and the second way is practically impossible (we have never met a pianist who could transpose that way). The third way is easy and well within your ability, and that is the way that is taught in this course.
In this course, you will learn four simple steps to transposing church music. The course focuses on simple songs, but at the end, a more complex example is examined.
This is a 1-hour course and includes a study guide with illustrations and assignments.
Prerequisites (what you need to know to understand this course)
1. How to read music (general basics such as naming notes, counting, key signatures, etc.).
2. Basic theory. You need to know how to play a major scale. Ideally, you can build simple chords such as major and minor triads. If you need help in this area, consider purchasingTheory for Church Pianists from GregHowlett.com.
3. How to identify chords and chart a song. You should be able to work through a typical song in the hymnal and write in the chords you see. If you need help in this area, consider purchasing the course How To Chart a Song from GregHowlett.com.
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Pay on your own schedule! Spend at least $80 and spread your payments over 5-8 months.
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Theory for Church Pianists
Play by Ear!
Playing Lead Sheets
How to Chart a Song
Playing Soft Music
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is your return policy?
If you purchase and want to return this product, you are welcome to do so within 90 days of the purchase date. We have yet to see our first return!
How is this course different from all the rest on the market?
It is different in one very significant way. It is based on understanding harmony. There are methods for teaching congregational accompaniment that do not focus on harmony. While you may initially learn quicker using those methods, you will limit your long term potential.
What kind of church music will the concepts work with?
You can use these concepts with any music. In the DVDs, the concepts are demonstrated with simple hymns, but you can use them with practically any modern music.
How does the "Pay On Your Own Schedule" option work?
If you cannot afford to pay for this course right now, you can still get started today. When you check out, you can specify how much you want to be charged each month until the course is paid for. Most courses can be paid for over the course of 5-8 months. Click here to learn more.
Do I have to wait for this course to arrive by mail or can I view it online?
You can order and take the electronic version of this course. You simply need a DSL or similar internet connection. When you order, you will receive the study guide in PDF format and will be able to view/download the course as much as you want. This option will save you money and is especially effective if you have a laptop but no TV in the same room as your piano.