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A unique method based on simple hand shapes that works in every key.
You will be playing "Great Chords" from the start without getting bogged down in technicalities!
If you are a young pianist, student, teacher, amateur or professional, this method opens up a new world of harmony for you to teach and be creative with.

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Thinking Differently to Play Great Chords

"Using muscle memory as a starting point."

In a similar way to guitarists, this keyboard method uses shape and muscle memory to create harmony that isn't bogged down in technicalities.

Whether you are an amateur, student or professional musician, 'Read This If You Want To Play Great Piano Chords' provides a unique alternative and complimentary system for building chords.

Music notation of more complex chords can be confusing and this book develops a consistent way of playing chords that simplifies that confusion and gets you playing great chords right from the start.

It is muscle memory that makes instant chord formation become second nature and this method is about learning chords using muscle memory as a starting point.

  • As a test, play a C major triad on the piano.

RESULT: You locked on to the note C and put your hands on the keys and just played it. You didn’t think about the individual notes or relationship between individual notes. It was a result of muscle memory.

This method is a study of ‘shape to create great harmony’ which is aimed at amateur/professional performers, writers and educators in the classical, pop and jazz styles who work at the keyboard or piano.

The Benefits

This method gives tools to access complex chords without getting too bogged down in technicalities and you'll be playing great chords right from the start. Add value

  • to your playing
  • to your compositions
  • to your teaching business.
What will you learn?
  • You will learn 14 voicings.
  • You will learn the simple movements to create the 7 Core Chords.
  • You will apply the Core Chords into the major II-V-I and the minor II-V-I progressions.
  • You will learn the simple movements to colour the voicings. (Colouration Harmony™)
  • There are exercises and training pieces throughout the book with access to recordings.
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Check out the reviews.
“It has influenced my compositions and commissions for choir and added to my piano business.”

“Having become very despondent with the complexity of many pop and jazz piano books this book by Al Gurr has been a revelation to me. The 'Quick Start' section helped me to start playing great 13th chords in the first few minutes. I have used this book for some time now and I have had many people comment on how my style of piano playing has developed and matured. What used to be a daunting challenge, reading many of the common chords in music has now become a more relaxing and enjoyable experience thanks to this simple method. It has influenced my compositions and commissions for choirs and added to my piano teaching business.”

“Being a guitarist and a beginner on the piano, this method has allowed me to play great chords instantly!”
“It uses simple yet powerful ideas”

“After teaching Classical Music on the piano for more than 20 years, I considered it was time to learn more. My own playing, composing and teaching needed an injection of something new. Al Gurr, and the strategies he has outlined in his book, have certainly given me an antidote to often predictable and average sounding music. I am now able to easily discover the answers to musical conundrums that traditional methods often create.There are many music tutor books I have purchased over the years. This is one of the best. It uses simple yet powerful ideas, conveys them well and then shows you how to incorporate them into your own playing and writing.”

“..perfect for players that just want to play!”

“This book is SO much more practical & gets from A to B without needing to understand what you don't need to understand, which is perfect for players that just want to play!”

“It will have you playing more fluently than you could ever believe!”

“The book develops the pianist's understanding of 'jazz' harmony quickly and progressively, skilfully encouraging technical economy of left hand movement and simultaneously

  1. introducing new jazz colours and
  2. freeing up the right hand to be more creative.

It will have you playing more fluently than you could ever believe!”

“This book transformed my life as an amateur pianist.”

“This book transformed my life as an amateur pianist. This method by Al Gurr enabled me to play after 12 months any voicings in all 12 keys instantly and so I'm now able to play with other musicians anywhere, anytime and with confidence.”

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