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Revamped free lessons archive

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After spending some time this week updating the free piano lessons section of this site, I want to talk about it for a few minutes.

My first blog post on this site was just over ten years ago when I first started doing concerts. Since then, I have written close to 1200 posts and while I would not cry if a lot of them disappeared, some of them seem to have been helpful. I am always shocked when I stop to consider just how much I have written about music. It is a staggering amount of information and the only way I can explain how it is happened is that I have consistently done it over time just bit by bit.

My archive is simply an categorized list of 250 free instructional articles and videos (about eight hours total) I have produced over the decade. I hesitate to say what I am about to say because it sounds arrogant but I am not aware of anything remotely similar (and free) anywhere else on the internet. That is especially true in Christian music but I am not even aware of anything similar in secular music. I cover major topics like theory, reharmonization, arranging, writing, and performance but also more specialized topics like transposing, modulations, charting, etc.

I had not updated the archive in well over 2 years so I just caught it up this morning. Check it out if you have not been there in a while.

If you have been helped by the free resources over the years, can I ask you a favor? Past this email on to your musician friends or post something about it on social media. (You can post any page from the archives by using the “share” links at the top of the page.) Thanks in advance and have a great weekend.

One thought on “Revamped free lessons archive

  1. Ashley says:

    I want you to know, Greg, how much I appreciate what you do here. I have not found anything else like it. I would never be where I am at today as a musician without all the resources on your website. I have not found anything that explains functional harmony like you do, as well as many other things. THANK YOU so much, and I do share your website whenever I get a chance.

    The problem is, people have been so brainwashed with the myth that playing classical music is the only way to be a real musician, and that improvising is to be frowned upon, that I have a hard time getting them interested in it. Any suggestions how to bust the myth in their minds and get them interested? I can’t understand that way of thinking. While I was a victim of that myth until I was in my twenties, when I would hear others play by ear my hands would itch to be able to do the same, so when I came to the realization that I could learn to do it, I was ecstatic and went running for it! What did I care if my teacher didn’t want me to? I had made a few baby steps over the years of picking things out by ear, but unlike you (who decided to make yourself learn to play by ear), it never occurred to me that if I kept on and kept practicing, it would eventually come natural to me, because I believed what I was told, that since I wasn’t born with the gift, I could never do it. All those years wasted. Oh well, at least I know now. Now I get frustrated watching other people blindly choose to remain stuck there, in spite of my attempts to enlighten them and show them my own example.

    Anyway, thanks again.

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