If you’re like me and you’ve been classically trained, then you know how difficult it is to play the piano by ear. I envy pianists that can pick up any tune and play along to it. I’ve even seen beginners do this as well.
I met a new friend recently at a convention inWashington D.C. America, his name is Jermaine Griggs…
Jermaine is an incredible pianist and he specializes in teaching people how to play the piano by ear. I told him that there are lots of pianists in the ukpianos.co.uk community that want to be able to play piano by ear – but (like me) – they don’t know how or where to start. He said to me that playing by ear is not that difficult. In fact, it is something that ANYONE can learn. It doesn’t matter if they are a complete beginner or an advanced classically trained pianist.
He showed me a course he put together that teaches ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING you need to know about playing by ear. It’s incredible!
Click here to get the course.
This course is for you if you desire to:
Be able to listen to any tune you hear and then play it on the piano straight away
Play the piano without having to rely on sheet music or chord symbols
Sit down at the piano and just play exactly what you feel
Play in a band and improvise at the right moment
Play at church and accompany singers without fear or hesitation
There’s so much more, but rather than ramble on, why don’t you check out Jermaine’s course
“The Secrets to Playing Piano by Ear” here.
“You’re really going to love playing the piano when you know the secrets of how to play by ear”, Graham Howard.
I saw your notes about Jermaine Griggs’ piano by ear course.
I wonder – how doe it rank compared with other piano courses such as Ron Worthy’s courses?
Thanks for your time and for maintaining a great site,
In my opinion, Jermaine’s course is second to none.
I met the Guy in Washington DC and his knowledge is
He is certainly the most popular piano teacher when it
comes to learning to play piano by ear.
You can read more about his course here:
Play piano by ear <<click here
Let me first thank you for the free lessons, I just need to tell you a
little about myself, I started playing piano at the age of four,(I am now
62) and my Mother sent me to piano lessons for two years at the age of ten,
my piano teacher told my Mother he could teach me nothing as I was not
reading music but interpreting my own version of music. I could play quite
fluently by ear, so for the next few years just amused myself trying to
imitate Liberace Fats Waller Winifred Atwell, etc., trying to always to find
my own style of playing.
I was married at an early age, and the piano was forgotten, my husband
always promised me one, but the nearest that I got was an electric organ,
not quite the same thing :o) It is our 30th wedding anniversary next month,
and I have just had my new piaono delivered, a wonderful Weber. I realise
that if I am to accomplish anything I need to learn again. I can still play
by ear most anything in the keys of C G & F but I am lacking in scales and
speed, I remember the basics of music but to be honest at my time of life
would just like to learn chord progressions skills,and style, maybe learn to
play in other keys, I have a real passion for R & B, but also like some of
the classical music.
Which way would you suggest that I could now progress forward. I do have a
genuine ear and love for music.
Thanks for all your help
Answer/ Hi Brenda
It seems you have a talent for playing by ear which you
developed at an early age.
This is the road I would go down if I were you.
Maybe you can find a local piano teacher that has good
knowledge of music theory. He/she can help you with
chord progressions and also to develop your talent.
There is also a very good online course written by my friend
Jermaine Griggs of Hear and Play. He teaches you how to
play any piece of music by ear.
You might consider buying his course BEFORE you approach
a teacher — it will save you the expensive cost of piano lessons.
Click here to get the course.
Hi graham I have been browsing this site it looks good and I’m tempted to purchase one of there programmes ,but I’m a bit concerned to the feedback as i have tried to contact them before but never get a reply only there automated response,they send emails with programme lessons regularly but no personal contact like with you and if purchasing then I want to know that there is somebody I can reach if I have a problem. It was the same last time ,they only contacted me when you personally got in touch with them ?Or maybe I will just stick with Rocket Piano course at least they talk to you .
Reply/ Hi Charles
No worries — I have a contact at Hear and Play — In fact — I personally know the owner of the site (Jermaine Griggs).
So, if you encounter any problems I will happily follow things up.