HACK the PIANO
Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at sheets while playing? Exactly.
Our "chunking" methodology focusses on learning re-usable blocks: chords & patterns, that are much like words and pronunciation in language.
Learn how styles like Pop, Soul, Blues, Funk, Hip-hop, Singer-Songwriter etc. are made, and played.
We use a rhythm- and harmony-theory approach - the founding pillars of all music. So you learn to sound exactly like the record, or improvise to create your very own unique rendition.
Conservatory-graduated and tons of experience in the actual music business. This is how we do music.
Isn't it strange that guitarists never read traditional sheets, while even beginners are often able to play dozens of songs by heart, with everyone singing along? Learn that "guitarists' approach."
Learn how music is built and how to use those building blocks to play and create your very own renditions.
Whether you'd like to play with others in a band, or accompany anyone's singing (including your own).
Understanding music's foundational building blocks will improve your arrangements, hooks, licks and riffs.
Like virtually everybody, when I started out playing piano at age 4 I was "forced" down the traditional path of learning how to read sheet music too. That didn't work out ...
... and so I quit.
Many years later, at age 17, when I saw my fellow classmates playing like rock-stars at our yearly school concert, I promised myself I was going to learn to play too. So, I went back to that old way of playing from sheet music, which -again- did NOT make me sound like my favorite artists AT ALL... and I almost gave up entirely.
Then, following the guidance of a talented guitarist-friend of mine, I taught myself how to play piano using his approach: by Chords. 4 years later I got accepted into the Conservatory of Amsterdam (major Pop-Piano / Vocals).
Now, over the course of 18 years of playing, I've performed on stage extensively -both solo and in multiple bands- written and recorded with many different artists, became a Roland-featured instructor & one of the top-5 Youtube piano teachers in the world and taught over 135,000 people worldwide how to play piano without sheets.
Hack the Piano is the methodology and backbone of all my teaching.
It will teach you the exact ways I used to accomplish all of the above and create beautiful piano accompaniments that sound just like those of my favorite musical heroes - Elton, Billy, Stevie - without ever having needed a single sheet.
"This is THE method for playing modern piano arrangements."
Guitarists have been doing it for ages. It's finally recognized that contemporary piano can be learned more effectively too
A time when there were no other ways to record a tune that showed you how to play it (or let you even hear it)
Today, we live in a day and age where music is written, played and recorded differently.
So - why revert to that ancient system, when you want to play pop music and can use modern means to learn?
Why not learn the same approach your favorite pro-musicians use?
That's Piano Hacking.
Hack the Piano is a uniquely different system that teaches the actual approach that professional modern musicians use too ...
... an approach built on understanding music's foundational building blocks Chords ("what" to play) and Patterns ("how" to play).
It's much like learning a language - the language of music
Chords = words, Patterns = pronunciation.
And like with any language, you'll understand and be able to repeat what someone else says (plays).
Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at sheet music?
Probably not, right?
That's because modern music isn't played from sheets.
Actually, since music is in fact a language, learning to read before you can speak seems completely backwards - whatever style we're talking about.
Guitarists get this. They first learn to strum chords - the equivalent of speaking words.
99% of them keeps approaching music this way forever, learning how to build riffs, licks and even entire solos out of those fundamental musical "chunks" called Chords (& Patterns).
But while guitarists are having all the fun, piano is still stuck in this outdated system.
Here we do things differently.
We teach our students how to understand the musical language and "say" (play) anything they want, using its foundational concepts - chords (music's "words") and patterns (music's "pronunciation") - just like guitarists.
You'll learn building blocks that can be re-used in all music - so you never waist time deciphering lines-and-dots on paper, blindly regurgitating, but always grow as a musician.
We call this Piano Hacking.
It's the ultimate shortcut to finally actually sounding like you want - by ear.
And - beneficially - it's the actual language ALL pro musicians speak too.
Not just piano-players. ALL musician.
So if you'd want to play something that's originally written for another instrument ...
... or play together with other musicians ...
This is how we do music.
Don't settle for information-overload, learning stuff you're never going to use anyway or one-trick pony approaches that only teach you one song without any context.
Start Hacking the Piano today to learn how music works and be able to apply what you learn on any tune you want - finally actually sounding like your musical heroes while cutting the time to learn new songs by 90%.
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