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From: Yoke Wong
Dear Fellow Pianist,
Playing the piano is such an uplifting activity it’s almost therapeutic. But have you ever been stumped? Confused? Overwhelmed when it comes to playing without sheet music?
Let me tell you a true story.
Twenty-one years ago on a Saturday night I was at a get together with friends. About an hour into the party I was asked to liven up the evening with a few songs on the piano.
To my astonishment a shocking truth was revealed that night about my decades of lessons, practice and playing . . . there was one thing I could not do . . . I could not improvise!
So there I sat at the piano with NO sheet music and a crowd eagerly waiting for me to entertain them.
I froze like a deer caught in the headlights. It was as if the wind got knocked out me. My hands felt like they were chained to cement blocks . . . I couldn’t move. Seconds seemed like hours. I just sat there staring at the keys. The overbearing silence was so thick I could have sliced it with a knife.
I have never felt so uncomfortable in my life. I mumbled something about not feeling well and quickly made my exit.
Not only was I embarrassed, but I was so mad at myself. How could I, who have been playing the piano for so long, not know how to play without sheet music?
I Was Angry When I Thought Of All
After ten years and over $5,600 of piano instruction from highly respected teachers why couldn’t I improvise? I couldn’t even play “Happy Birthday” by ear!
I thought I knew it all. I started playing piano at the tender age of seven. I then went on to score “distinctions” on my exams from the Associate Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) in England .
Why was the skill of improvisation not taught in all the piano lessons I have taken over the years? Why didn’t the schools touch on this important area?
Right After This Gut-Wrenching Experience
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"National Certified Teacher of Music Can’t Believe It!"
Another student improvised in the treble clef on the same chords. They loved it!
I've taught for over 25 years, but never thought to have students improvise on Middle Eastern sound."
Peggy Schlieker, NCTM (National Certified Teacher Of Music), Omaha, Nebraska, USA
My friends and church family noticed when I sat down to play at the piano that I no longer needed sheet music. My style was no longer stiff and rigid . . . my music had more vigor, it had more life and it was joyous and I felt so free and inspiring. All this came through in every note I played.
I was finally playing with ease and confidence as I always dreamed.
All my piano playing friends begged me to teach them my methods. I was excited to share my discovery with them and but I was way too busy. Blessed with a girl and then a boy, and trying to juggle corporate life with family life, I felt pulled in all directions. Needless to say, I chose to give up my corporate world. You might say I traded in my attaché for an apron.
And then God opened a new and meaningful chapter in my life.
Hi, my name is Yoke Wong .
Being a stay-at-home-Mom has its ups and downs. One of the bright spots is I am able to play the piano and teach as time allows.
It’s almost as if you are sitting next to me looking over my shoulder —it’s actually better than being there live because you can watch the DVDs over and over at your convenience.
When I named my package the “Definitive Piano Improvisation DVD Home-Study Course” it wasn’t a marketing ploy. It’s called “Definitive” because I held nothing back.
You get everything and I mean everything I’ve learned, researched and tested. All my proven methods and processes are revealed in this power-packed home-study course. This course was awarded NAMM (the International Music Products Association) 2010’s Best Tools For Schools– the “cream of the crop” in competition with tens of thousands of exhibiting musical products.. What an honor! The methods I teach works!
"This Is What I Was After For Years And Years And Finally Found It"
I just received your DVD course this week and can only say it's awesome. I like the clear instructions which makes it so easy to understand and apply straight away and it all sounds so beautiful. My playing has totally taken on a new dimension. Interesting...when I took music lessons years ago the teacher told me "Improvisation can't be taught, you have to feel it, you either got it in you or you haven't." How wrong he was. He should take your course. Thank you for opening up a totally new world of music making for me. This is what I was after for years and years and finally found it. I'm not a religious person but I do believe things happen the way they have to.
Roland Schupbach, Christchurch, New Zealand
Here’s a sample of what you learn once you get this course in your hands:
How Improv Should Sound . . .
You’ll hear “improvisation in action” along with detailed explanations and the techniques used on a collection of songs.
Here are just a few:
And many more . . .
Change The Rhythm – Change The Style
Simple rhythm changes can instantly put more life in your song.
You’ll discover my closely guarded secrets of improvisation by learning:
Armed with this newfound knowledge your confidence will skyrocket translating into you playing with passion.
This is the "Holy Grail" of playing without music sheets. No course is complete without this technique and I teach you with concise and succinct instructions.
You're going to discover how to substitute any basic triad/chord with not 1, not 4, not even 5 - but at least 7 other chords. Each sounding totally different . . . some will take you by surprise.
Soon you'll be composing songs with these distinctive special effects:
Mellow and warm
Country & Country-Western
As well as different animal sounds! Such as: horses galloping; camels riding; bears running; and an echo effect.
By knowing chord structures and inversions, sight reading is easier than shooting fish-in-a-barrel.
Minor chords and inversions.
Diminished chords and inversions.
Augmented chords and inversions.
Suspended chords and inversions.
Major 6th color chords and inversions.
Major 7th color chords and inversions.
Minor 7th color chords and inversions.
Dominant 7th color chords and inversions.
Major 2nd color chords and inversions, 9th chord, 11th chord, 13th chord.
No more boring arpeggios or simple chords that last for only 4-8 beats! They soon become stale and weary.
These runs and fillers will give you a literal treasure trove of music that will have your listeners so captivated by your performance just as if you were in concert.
The combinations at your command are almost endless:
"upside- down inversions"
and many, many more!
You Learn the Easiest Technique I Know Of To Construct
12 Major Scales, 12 Minor Scales, and Pentatonic Scales
This took me many years to master and you will learn it all. Use this formula to instantly form a scale in any key. Have you heard of modal scale? I'll show you how to construct Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Myxolydian, and Aeolian modes. You'll even see how to improvise based on these scales/modes.
Few music majors know what to do with these modes or even how to form them. With this home study course you are able to apply your music theory into exciting real life improvisation.
"It Makes Music In A Minute"
Your videos are very easy to understand and you have an easy way about your teaching....I am so happy I ordered the improvisation series. The book is a real help and I just love going through it to find what I want - not what I have to!!!! Remember that I told you I have tried ALL the others and even bought them!! So I do know what I am talking about!!"
Glo Peters, Canada
Glo Peters, Canada
Special Techniques Used By Pros
I reveal methods to use the major and its relative minor key. Create new improvised versions of familiar melodies like "The Saints Go Marching In" or any melody you wish to change. This technique separates the amateurs from the professionals.
The basics of the minor scale; natural, harmonic, and melodic. Change a song's mood by switching from the major or minor scale.
"Best Money I Have Ever Spent"
I just finished your DVD series on Piano Improvisations. Fantastic lessons and the best money I have ever spent on piano lessons. I am 67 years old and have always wanted to play the piano. You have taught me in 1 month what my teachers could not in 3 years!!!
If I lived in your city, I would be taking private lessons from you!!!!
God bless and keep up the good work.
Tony LoCoco, Illinois, USA
The Closely-Guarded Secrets of Playing By Ear
You may not have perfect pitch, but you can certainly train yourself to have relative pitch.
You'll soon be proficient enough to associate different songs with different intervals.
You will learn how to identify the major 2nd interval by associating it with "Happy Birthday". It's true! I have five-year-old students identifying five intervals by sound after I teach them these song associations. If they can do it - so can you.
This course will show you how to internalize and retain all these intervals.
Augmented 5th/Minor 6th
As you master these intervals, playing by ear will become almost second nature.
Harmonize Any Song with Your Left Hand
See actual demonstrations of the three most used chords, I, IV, and V - with step-by-step instructions and full detail commentary.
Learn the skills of listening to different cadences (chord progressions). You'll associate cadences with songs, training your ear to hear chord progressions.
Once you get these DVDs you'll be able to quickly identify these chord progressions:
II-V-I (major and minor)
How to memorize faster through analyzing compositions
I teach you how the world’s greatest pianists and composers (Bach, Chopin, and Schubert) used ornaments, inversions, and chord progressions?
The Definitive Piano Improvisation DVD Home Study Course will help you understand their motives, how they wrote their music and expanded on their themes.
You Will Have a New Found Appreciation for Classical Music
Analyzing the techniques of the masters will improve your repertoire memorization skills. Not only will you be able to apply the improvisation techniques on popular songs and hymns, but on classical pieces as well.
In fact, you'll probably start listening to classical pieces with a new sense of energy instead of indifference.
Chopin used this technique on almost every one of his masterpieces. You'll hear me illustrate this concept in the "Popular Song Section" of the course. Before long you'll be a master of piano rubato!
Make your melody spectacular! I show you how to remove a single note to create open voicing. Alternatively, by adding a single note you'll create closed voicing.
Learn how to move from one chord position to another - without big hand movements. This skill is important not just for easier hand movement but for smooth voicing also.
Boogie with The Blues and Rock And Swing With Ragtime
Improvising With 12 Bar Blues, Boogies, and Rock, Swing, and Ragtime Styles
These styles have their own rhythm - and these DVDs demonstrate each one for you. If you're willing to spend just 30 minutes a day practicing and learning them - in a few months you'll be playing them yourself and entertaining your audiences beyond imagination!
Improvising Southern Gospel
Sing Hallelujah! My course will teach you how to improvise Southern Gospel. And let's be honest here - if you can't improvise Southern Gospel - you can't really play it as the Lord intended! This section is invaluable for those playing in their church choir. I know - because I do!
Country and Country Western
Have you ever seen a cowboy (or girl) reading from sheet music? Well … why not learn their improvisation techniques! After you've mastered these methods, your listeners won't be able to resist singing along and two-stepping to your incredible music.
Introductions and Endings
“Without Your Course, I Would Have No Idea How And Where To Start”
I believe my playing has reached a different level thanks to you. I particularly enjoy the suspended chords; you can hear them in my playing now. I am also more sensitive to other music arrangements by professionals! Without your course, I would have had no idea how to start and where to start.
Thank you very much!"
Esther Chionh , New Zealand
Uncover more than 5 ways to introduce and end any song.
In fact, some of the techniques I introduce are totally unique. You'll hear them here for the first time anywhere. These endings and introductions are created using chord substitution and melody improvisation techniques.
Transposing and Modulating
Discover at least 3 ways to transpose a song: By hearing, by looking at the music, or by using the same fingering in new locations on the piano.
Yes, you'll learn the Solfege System as well as the "Moveable Do" technique. You're also going to find out how to use chord progressions to modulate from one key to another.
Here’s a tip for you: The key to modulation is quite simple – it’s the diminished 7th chord.
How to Improvise On Pentatonic and Modal Scales
Impressionistic composers such as Debussy frequently used them. I’ll show you how to make up songs using all the pentatonic scales, major and minor, as well as the many modal scales.
Using Block Hand Style
Made famous by George Shearing, enhance your melody and overall piano playing with his vibrant, exciting style. Fact: Shearing - a living jazz piano legend - had to improvise because he was born blind.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg of what you will discover.
I’ve basically taken my life's work of tested experiments with thousand of hours of playing and put it in a step-by-step easy to comprehend course that will have you playing piano improvisation faster than you ever dreamed.
This Course Is Far And Away The Best And Most Extensive Piano Improvisation Home Study Course Ever Created!
You get a boat load of information that will have you playing at a higher level. You will feel a deeper sense of passion when you play. You will be amazed!
And with the Definitive Piano Improvisation DVD Home Study-Course you have a full-time piano coach at your beck and call. If you have the urge to play at 3:00 o’clock in the morning . . . I’m there for you!
You get . . .
Six DVDs -- Close to 11 full hours of step-by-step easy to understand improvisation tips, techniques and connect-the-dot-instructions that have you playing piano improvisation in as little as four weeks.
One Binder -- 142 pages of improvisation outlines, applications, and exercises you can read when your piano isn’t accessible.
Two CD's -- more than 120 tracks of musical samples you can pop in your CD player while you’re driving.
As you can see, this Definitive Piano Improvisation DVD Home-Study Course has straight-to-the-point information you can immediately comprehend and use right now to help you to play without sheet music.
This course and all its muscle is pretty hard to describe here. And even if I did describe it more, it would not do it justice... it really is filled with power-packed, hardcore information you have to see and apply for yourself in order to realize it.
Simplified Walking Bass & Jazz Worksheets (Online
These fun worksheets drill on left-hand walking bass and come
with numerous interesting short and easy musical pieces for you
to play and enjoy.
|Digital Piano Chord Chart (Downloadable PDF Format) - all major, minor, augmented, diminished, major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th chords - a total of 12 pages.|
|Yoke Wong's inspirational moments digital sheet music collection (39 pdf pages).|
|Carl Czerny Velocity Exercises Op. 599 & 299 digital version (82 pdf pages) - A must for any pianist who wants to improve on virtuosity and technique.|
“OK, Yoke, I’m Ready To Commit!
Gimme The Definitive DVD Piano Improvisation Home-Study Course NOW!”
This entire course is
$235 but available for special price (free worldwide shipping and bonuses) if you order today!
This course is darn cheap when you compare that to a piano teacher who’s
skillful enough to dispense this hard-hitting level of teaching, knowledge, and experience charging an hourly rate of $75 at the very least. That’s less than 3 hours of lessons . . . that’s like stealing!
This course took years and thousands of man-hours to put together. I didn’t just slap together a bunch of videos and tips. This is a to-the-point, concise and step-by-step home-study course that will improve your playing . . . your friends will notice the difference immediately.
So if you have any interest in picking up your own copy of “The Definitive Piano Improvisation DVD Home-Study Course” you really need to GET YOUR COPY RIGHT NOW…Don’t put it off or you will lose out.
So It’s First Come, First Serve...
Absolutely, Positively NO Exceptions.
The reason why you need to get your copy of this course today is simply this…
Without this vital knowledge, you’re truly “missing the boat” on playing piano improvisation. Without this course you will always need sheet music when you play.
If you truly want to play the piano without looking at sheet music and take your piano playing to the next level then order now.
If money is tight right now, I even offer an easy 4-payment plan (click here for details) to help you out.
You simply can’t pass this up.
Yes, - I Can't Wait To Get
Definitive Piano Improvisation Course
Sale Price: $175
P.S.How can you lose money? In fact, you’ve got nothing to lose except for missing out on how to play improvisational piano if you don’t get my Definitive Piano Improvisation DVD Home-Study Course. I’ve got you covered with my refund guarantee, so if it doesn’t work out, you get a refund.
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Here are some testimonials, there are too many (hundreds of them) to be listed, I hand picked a few:
"Anyone Can Learn From It! "
My name is Gordon Clegg. I bought your DVD last month - "Definitive
Piano Improvisation Home Study Course". I was so impressed by your
teaching style that I wanted to comment on it. Any compliment I come up
with would be an understatement. After looking at the DVDs I am really
motivated to practice more. I have bought many other videos and learned
something from each teacher and have been satisfied. But, I have never
seen anyone that explains piano playing as well as you do. You put so
much detail in your demonstrations that anyone can learn from it.
"I Should Have Taken Up This Course Much Earlier"
Hi Yoke Wong:
I received the "Definitive Piano Improvisation " course last week and am very
pleased with it. I should have taken up this course when I first visited
your site in 2004, and if not for the fact that I do not like to order
online and have no time to practice due to work comittment I would have.
Brenda Choo, Singapore
"You Have Made It Clear As How To Improvise!"
I have been learning a lot with this wonderful course of yours and practicing as much as I can. I know how important it is to learn and understand the structure of music. I did have a pretty good idea as how to play the melody and harmonize with chords. I did not do much with it
because I was not certain and did not want to practice wrong and then
have to undo and relearn again. I have been that route in the past, it is
harder than to learn correctly at the beginning.
"I Wish I Had Saved Money And Come To You First!"
I wanted to drop a note and say how excited I am with your course. I sat down at the piano last night and couldn't believe it was me playing. Your course has it all. In the past couple of months I've purchased similar products through another website only to find that every course was a promotion to get you to buy another. I wish I had saved my money and come to you first. I can't say it enough ... Great Job!Ernie Staaf , Pennsylvania , USA
"I Never Did Find A Teacher That Knew Much About These Topics…"
I have sung the praises of your course to a couple of piano groups that I belong to and I hope you don't mind. I never did find a teacher that knew much about these topics and I am so thankful that you took the time to learn and to pass the knowledge along in such a clear manner. I am so eager for more, but am trying to hold back and learn one technique at a time.
Linda Moon, Piano Teacher, Scarborough , Canada
"There Is A Full Spectrum of Chords I Can Use"
I've been watching the videos for the last few weeks, as time allows. (Two hurricanes have kept me busy. Fortunately, no damage or injuries). I particularly like the way you explain scales and modes and combine that with technique, improvisation and runs. I've not seen that before. I'm not trapped by the I, I V , V progression for harmonizing anymore. Instead, there is a full spectrum of chords that I can use and they don't have to be "fancy" extended chords in order to get an interesting sound. I had heard and read this before but until I saw the video it didn't really connect.
Thanks for the advice!
Gene Theobald , Texas , USA
"With Your Guidance, I'm Learning How Music Works."
I apologize for the length of time it's taken me to write you. Your lessons are wonderfully instructive, and they're letting me know what I've been longing to know. I was classically trained in piano as a child. But there were a series of traumatic events and I quit music completely. Thirty years later, a dear Hospice patient needed me to sing to him. So—out came the hymnals. This resulted in my joining the local choir. Of course, I had to have a keyboard! With your guidance, I'm learning how music works. It's so exciting, and I give you deep gratitude.
Z Reeder, Arkansas , USA
"Your Course Is Just What I've Been Looking For ..."
Last year I heard about chord piano and thought I would give it a try. I didn't begin with any grand illusions; I just wanted to be able to play some popular songs for myself and my family. I have bought a couple of books and tapes over the past year, but progress has been slow. I know the notes and the chords, but there is no movement in anything I play.
Your course is just what I've been looking for, and I can already see progress. Thank you so much for sharing your gift.
Richard Farias, USA
"I Really Appreciated The Way You Put It All Together…"
I managed to watch and listen to another of your DV D 's and once again really appreciated the way you put it all together so well and so clearly, but also for the natural ability that you have and that you allow to come through in its original form on your DVDs. I felt a little silly clapping at the end when your weren't there to receive my appreciation so I thought I'd tell you I very much did enjoy the course :-)
By the way I love the chord substitution and the key composition change theory, I'll practice those when I can get to the keys.
Scotty Isaac, Brunei
"All Of My Friends Were In Shock Of My Progress In Piano Playing."
"The piano improvisation is really great, now I have improved my piano playing like a pro. All of my friends were in shock of my progress in piano playing.
Your teaching is really great, I thank God that I found your site at the internet. If you have time please make a course on how to accompany a vocalist solo on the piano. I have already an idea on how to accompany a singer but I still need a course to improve.
YOU'RE ONE OF THE GREATEST TEACHERS I'VE EVER RUN ACROSS for anyone who wants to learn the piano. I would highly recommend this course to anyone. I will never forget you Ms. Wong, God bless!
Jetmar, Hong Kong
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