Medford, Ore. (PRWEB) July 23, 2008
An exciting new offering from Keyboard Workshop in Medford Oregon presents a variety of brief videos which explain the building of piano chords and how to apply them. Chords are like a secret "back door" into the world of piano playing without having to go through the "front door" -- years and years of scales, drills, rote practicing, etc.
Chords are really a shortcut to understanding and playing music without all the formal training.
Focusing on handwork, rather than sheet music, these videos can help break through the barriers of piano playing for beginners and seasoned players as well. With a folksy style that will appeal to all levels, Duane Shinn shares his techniques for playing chords using an overhead shot of the keyboard as he talks viewers through the process.
Shinn, who has been teaching piano since the 1960s and has published over 300 books, CDs and videos on the subject, has long been known as an innovative teacher with a deep love of his subject matched only by his desire to share with his students.
Through the free short videos available on the Keyboard Workshop website at http://www.playpiano.com/pianovideos students can learn to master chords for such favorites as Beethoven's "Fur Elise" and "Joy to the World" among a host of others. Students who wish to proceed further might enjoy Keyboard Workshop's catalog of books and DVDs available on various aspects of piano instruction.
The list of free videos will be updated from time to time to encourage return visits and will be enhanced with more extensive lessons. Students will learn how to use chords to personalize their music and to simplify the learning process. As Shinn says, "Chords are really a shortcut to understanding and playing music without all the formal training."
Each about five minutes in length, the videos are appropriate for all ages and learning levels. "No matter how well you play today, you'll be better once you learn to incorporate these simple chords into your music," says Shinn, "You will amaze your friends and enjoy your music playing more than ever."
Duane says he has more fun teaching piano than should be legal, and that love of piano playing and chords and music in general is contagious. Thousands of piano students down through the years have benefited from his easy-going teaching style in person and through his many videos, audios, and publications.
For additional information on the free short videos please visit http://www.playpiano.com/pianovideos
Keyboard Workshop in Medford Oregon was born in 1965 and has taught thousands of people to play the piano using chords. Courses from the Workshop can be found at http://www.playpiano.com
Muriel Shinn, director of public relations