Piano by Ear Instructional

Starting on July 20, 2021 Certain Piano by Ear titles will not be available for 90 days due to an "Exclusivity Contract" with Audible.com. These titles will return to the Piano by Ear catalog after that time. To see the list of song-lesson titles on the list go to Blackout List.

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Educational Deal 1

$30, regularly $63.80for downloadable — $42.95, regularly $63.80for CD.
In this package you get Piano Improv 1 and 2 and Scales and Chords 1 and 2 for a discount.
Downloadable Educational Deal 1
CD Educational Deal 1

Intros and Endings

Get in and out of any song twenty-four different ways with this great lesson by Bill Brown . The entire lesson is taught “by ear” so there is no music or print to read.
Downloadable Intros and Endings
CD Intros and Endings

Modes (Intermediate)

Song Sample Modes

Lesson Sample Modes

Modes - an organic approach to discovering the seven hidden moods in every key (Intermediate) Sample   Lesson Sample  In this 2 hour-plus lesson Bill Brown teaches you about the different modes used in modern music in a systematic and developmental way. Rather than using the typical "scale formula" approach he takes you through a true understanding of where modes come from so that you can pull from more resources in your repertoire of melodies and improv phrases. At every phase there are demonstration tracks to listen to followed by an explanation of the different effects the modes can produce. There are also several backing tracks for the student to practice with as well as exercises and drills using the learned information.
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CD Modes

Piano Blues and Boogie

In the Mood

Learn how to play Blues and Boogie while learning the Song "In the Mood" in a Boogie Style.
Downloadable Piano Blues and Boogie
CD Piano Blues and Boogie

Piano Improv 1

Level 2

This course on piano improvisation teaches the 12 bar progressions and pentatonic scales in the keys of C, G, A and E in both a blues and pop style. You will also learn several improv phrases, also known as licks, in these keys.
Downloadable Piano Improv 1
CD Piano Improv 1

Piano Improv 2

Level 2

builds on the course Piano Improv 1 but moves the student into the realm of Jazz by introducing major 7 and m7 chords. You will also learn how to use the major diatonic scale for improv against these more advanced chord progressions. The keys covered in this course are C, G, D, A, E, and F.
Downloadable Piano Improv 2
CD Piano Improv 2

Scales & Chords 1

Level 1

This all-audio teaches all of the major scales with fingering for two octaves as well as the formulas for the major, minor and seventh chords.
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CD Scales & Chords 1

Scales & Chords 2

(2 CDs or download) Learn the notes and fingerings for all 12 minor, harmonic minor, chromatic and whole tone scales AND the formulas for the m7, maj7, dim, aug, sus4 and sus2 chords. Course 1 is a pre-requisite.
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CD Scales & Chords 2