This is not for all musicians. This page is only for serious gospel
musicians who want to learn, step-by-step, how to master shouting music.
You won't find this style of music taught by local piano teachers, music
schools, or even Universities.
the secrets to playing fast, uptempo, spirit-filled
SHOUTING MUSIC by ear in THREE
Give me two hours
and I'll share with you
dozens of techniques, principles,
tips, and tricks to playing shouting music ---
Click here if you've never heard of "shouting music" before.
My name is Jermaine Griggs, and on the following page, I'm
going to show you why over
around the world rely on my techniques and concepts to learn gospel
music by ear...
... (Yes, that's 197,000 students).
if you're truly serious about taking your gospel piano playing to
the next level (especially your understanding of fast shouting
music), I recommend that you read every word on this page as your
gospel piano playing will never be the same!
the type of person that wants to know why I play what I play and I
can't tell you how many courses I've bought where I just sat at my
television and marveled at how good the person was. Never before was
I able to imitate what the teacher on the screen was doing until I
started following your methods Jermaine. You make it so easy to
follow and you just have a gift for expressing yourself clearly. I
encourage you to keep providing these gospel music resources because
they are truly blessing people like me."
to find out how this article is different from GK300
From: Minister Jermaine Griggs
A Personal Message
from Jermaine Griggs...
Dear Gospel Musician,
If you've always
imagined yourself playing fast, uptempo "shouting" music at church
--- or being able to play in a band during high praise moments of a
...Then this may be
one of the most important letters you'll ever read concerning this
style of playing.
In fact, this is one
of the very few resources available on "shouting music," as you just
don't hear of this concept being taught at the local performing arts
academy or university.
When's the last time
you've heard of someone receiving a certification or degree in
"spirit-filled, uptempo, shouting music?" You probably
... Why are there so
many churches on every corner but very few resources to equip
gospel musicians with the information and techniques necessary to
effectively lead their church services?
One of the answers is that
gospel music is so specialized and unique that the average classical
or jazz teacher either cannot play the style very well (...and thus
can't really teach it) OR doesn't care to teach the style
because there are enough customers that want to sight read or play
As honestly as I can put it...
It just takes a
spirit-filled person to teach a sprit-filled style of music.
talking about learning, step-by-step:
>>> How to
skillfully play the piano, organ, or keyboard during "high praise"
moments of the service. These are times when the saints of
God are dancing and shouting for Jesus!
>>> How to
keep the "shouting period" strong and progressive with a number of
left and right-hand chordal movements and techniques.
>>> How to
build up shouting music from scratch. From experience, most
musicians find it hard to naturally start the "shout" without
being too obtrusive. It should be a natural build-up and certainly
in alignment with what's occurring in the congregation (...not just
for the fun of it).
exactly to play on your left-hand and how to compliment it with
right-hand tricks. Since shouting music is redundant (...usually the
same pattern repeated over and over), it helps to have a variety
of tricks and chordal movements to pull out of your toolbox!
>>> The three
steps to shouting music and how each part will drastically change
the way you look at fast and uptempo shouting styles!
>>> and much
But don't forget:
Playing shouting music
is not just about fast-moving bass runs and right-hand fill-ins (as
I'll explain below), but you must be tuned in to know when to
start the "shouting" music... when to "cool" it down (this is a
specialized technique that I'll show you), and how to "push" it
There are certain chords
and movements you'll play at different times... a variation of bass
runs (if you're playing without a bass player), and a number of
progressions that work best at certain periods. And even though
shouting music seems to be the same thing played over over, with my
three-step process, you'll learn how to break them up and
play certain parts at certain times ("The Intro," "The Main
Loop," "The Cool-Down").
You may be wondering
"Well... if hardly anyone is
teaching shouting music and gospel music principles in general, then how have
musicians learned this style in the past?"
The "School of Hard
Most musicians have
learned what it takes to play gospel music by doing one or more of the
Looking over other musician's shoulders
and watching carefully what they do. Many
gospel music techniques are passed down from musician to musician.
These days, however, many musicians are reluctant to share new
chords and techniques with others for many reasons.
Paying for lessons from the church musician. Usually, this is
more of a sharing of chords and songs than actual lessons
that teach theory and systematic ways to play the piano. Don't get
me wrong. Many church musicians know chord names and can teach the
reasons behind why certain chords are played. However, this may not
always be the case, so if you find a good one, hang on to them!
Sitting down for hours
poking at the piano and figuring things out on their own. This is,
undoubtedly, the driven, hungry musician who wants to be the best at
what they do. They may read chord books and apply concepts from
other genres of music (like jazz) and innovate unique ways to play
Shedding with other musician
friends after church or at a weekly rehearsal. This is a little
different than just peaking over someone's shoulder. Usually,
musicians on the same level (or members of a band) will get together
and share chords and tricks among each other. Beware, if you're
an "old-school" piano player or a beginner --- you may get laughed
out the group.
Classically training at an
institute/school in other styles of music and successfully
crossing over to gospel. You'll hear many other influential genres
in the playing styles of gospel greats like Richard Smallwood and
These are just some of the
ways musicians learn to play gospel music by ear. Of course, there
are many more.
"I've been using your techniques
for three years now and they have turned my playing around.
It really hurts when people at your church tell you that you
can't play. It made me seek more help and I'm glad I found
you guys. Ever since I've been learning how to play praise
songs and worship music from you, my playing has become more
modern and I'm finally getting good stares from the people.
Hearandplay, thanks much and I'll be first in line for all
your new products!
Pete Johnson Jr.,
then came online gospel music learning resources...
of how you learned gospel music in the past, with the power of the
internet and gospel music resources like this site, you now have at
your fingertips the techniques, principles, concepts, and tricks to
playing gospel music --- without the learning curve (years) and
frustration of having to get chords from other musicians.
Just before I show you
more details on shouting music, here's a few things about myself:
I am the founder of HearandPlay and have taught thousands of people how to play the piano by ear:
>>> Over 33,165 people from over 53 Countries have already relied on me to teach them how to play the piano through my various paid courses. Many of them have since gone on to play in bands, churches, special events and more
>>> I currently serve more than 202,364 online members and supply over 1,500,000 visitors (that's ONE AND HALF MILLION PEOPLE) per year with my online piano lessons, newsletters, and more!
>>> Over 1,423 of them now teach beginning piano to students! Imagine going from learning piano in a few months to passing on your knowledge to children in your community, church ... or even family members! [Survey updated: 3/25/04]
>>> Hundreds of them now play the piano for their churches, special events (weddings, celebrations, ceremonies, parties ... and the list goes on) and even assist in directing the choir. These secrets will open up unimaginable doors! .... believe me, I use them myself!. [Survey updated: 3/25/04]
>>> Students have paid me anywhere from $45 to $125 an hour for musical instruction. Since launching HearandPlay in August 2000, I no longer teach privately as this website has grown to be one of the leading resources on the net serving a couple hundred thousand subscribers with our piano lessons, newsletters, and more (see above).
These organizations along with many others have been impacted and have honored me for my accomplishments in various fields ...
"I originally bought your 300-pg
course to learn the basics. You then allowed me to be one of your
"pre-testers" for your new gospel videos. I can't believe what I've
been able to accomplish in just a couple of hours. It's amazing how
you can just learn a few things that will last you a lifetime. This is
definitely one of those things. I've now used these bass runs and
chords in a dozen of my praise songs. I didn't even know the beginning
to playing bass runs. You've opened a door for me that no one can ever
Darlita Thompson, 31,
Finally, you can learn what it takes to hold an entire church
service --- including the "shouting" periods!
Here is what you'll gain
from studying with me:
to master shouting music by learning my
never-before-seen techniques. I break shouting music
into three key sections: "The Shouting Intro," "The
Main Loop Period" and "The Cool-down." You'll
explore each part, step-by-step. I guarantee that
you won't find shouting music taught in these 3
steps ANYWHERE ELSE!
Discover the secrets to effectively playing shouting music
and how to properly begin and end your playing
naturally. This is one of the most awkward things in shouting
music: The beginning and ending.
power of tritones in shouting music
and how they allow your right hand to play fast-moving movements,
fill-ins, and runs at double the speed!
to play common shouting songs like "When I
Think of the Goodness of Jesus"
(aka "I can dance,
dance, dance ALL NIGHT!"). Every musician should
know this version of shouting music because it's
bound to pop up sooner or later in someone's church
looking over the shoulders of others. Now musicians
will be stealing your secrets!
How to play left-hand bass runs, right hand
chordal movements, and fill-ins (all covered in
my "Main Loop Period" section) at high tempos and
how to keep the speed of your shouting music
consistent at all times!
difference between praise songs and shouting
music and how to
determine whether to play in a linear or non-linear
style. Tip: Shouting music, for the
most part, is non-linear (no particular order).
You'll also learn linear shouting patterns that are
common among gospel bands these days.
to use modulation
to increase the intensity of your playing during the
highest points of the shouting period. This
"constant modulation" is heard in many gospel songs
and you'll be able to apply it to your shouting
you're intermediate or advanced, there's something
to learn in GospelKeysTM 500!
How to add flavor to your shouting music by
various advance techniques
like "stride piano,"
"modulation," "role reversal," "linear shouting
patterns," and a lot more!
to play "prepared and planned" shouts that
all instruments can follow (bass, organ, piano,
guitar). This is what I call "linear shouting
patterns." Learn the ins and outs of changing keys
and how to make sure all instruments are on the same
to start a "shout" from scratch! I've
found that it is very difficult for musicians to
initially start shouting music during a high
praise part of the
church service. I'll show you several versions of
what I call "The Intro" and how to make the
beginning of your shouting music sound natural!
are just three of many case-studies from my past GospelKeysTM
|Tanisha Barnes from
New Jersey had been playing for her church for about 2 years when she
started studying with HearandPlay. After receiving our
300-pg course and having huge success with it, we invited her to
be one of our pre-testers for the new upcoming video series.
"I was lucky to play at my
father's church for a while but I wasn't growing like I knew I
could. After taking your video course, I figured out what I was
doing wrong. It wasn't long before I had improved my left hand
bass and even added more chord progressions to what I was already
playing. I didn't want to tell my father I was studying a course.
I wanted him to comment on my growth before I told him. Soon, he
approached me and told me that God had really anointed my hands
during the last few services. I told him that I had truly received
a gift from God. Thanks Hearandplay. You're a Godsend.
Tanisha Barnes, 22,
Steve King was totally
new to the piano. According to his story, he had just been blessed
with a new "Korg Triton" keyboard. Coincidentally, one of his
church's musicians left around the same time. He knew this would be
an opportunity for him to fill a gap.
"All things happen
for a reason. I didn't have to get a new keyboard. An
opportunity didn't have to arise at my church. I didn't have to
stumble across your website. But I did and I am forever thankful
that I did. Can't anyone one tell me that this site isn't a ministry
because it is. Yes, it is a business and yes, you must profit but
overall, this company is a ministry. If you can take someone with
no prior experience, no knowledge or anything and turn him into a
church musician who can hold a service, then you're a ministry. I
know I sound redundant but I just get excited about what God is
doing in my life. May God continue to bless you and your ministry
Steve King, 48,
Darnelius Crawford has
been a church drummer for 17 years. For the past three years, he has
been playing the organ at church. We wanted to test these techniques
on organists (as the concepts are very similar except for the actual
operation of the organ). Since he already knew how to operate the
drawbars and everything, all he needed was bass runs, chords,
progressions, "fill-ins" and licks.
"I probably was the
first one to doubt that you could take keyboard and piano
techniques and apply them to the organ. I am also probably one of
the first to swallow my own doubts. I literally took everything
that he showed me in the video and applied it to the organ in less
than a few hours. The part about playing with a bass player was
very helpful as I could use my foot as the bass and utilize my
left and right hands just as a pianist would. I can definitely say
that I've learned so much more than I knew and have been inspired
to learn as much as I can. My search for new knowledge will never
You could be getting
similar or even better results. All it takes is applying a few of
the simple techniques and rules that I use in my "GospelKeysTM
500" dvd course,
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>>> 60+ minutes of step-by-step,
over-the-shoulder footage of what I play the most during shouting
periods. Not only will I "show" you what I play, but I will make sure
you understand "why" and "where" to use these bass runs, chords,
movements, fill-ins, and
>>> Over six segments of useful
information and examples. From the "shouting music intro" and "main
loop period" to the "cool down" and "beyond the basic" sections, you'll
learn tons of useful tips, tricks, and techniques to playing shouting
music --- by ear!
>>> On-screen titles and descriptions
to make sure you know exactly what I'm demonstrating to you. You'll
never miss the name of a chord or what notes to play in the chord! Everything is
s-p-e-l-l-e-d out note for note,
chord for chord!
>>> Emphasis of all techniques to
guarantee that you never miss a beat. Even though this style of
music is fast by nature, I will never quickly fly
through anything that I teach you. In fact, I usually play all
examples more than two or three times and thoroughly explain the theory
behind each concept.
>>> Overhead keyboard view for convenient learning.
Every chord... every bass run... every fill-in is shown clearly with a
dedicated overhead camera. Plus, I'm always calling out every chord,
scale, bass run, and movement I play to make sure you don't miss out on
one single concept!
Plus, you'll get:
#1: GospelKeysTM 500:
"Experiencing Uptempo Shouting Music" Dvd #2
I originally planned to sell dvds 1 and 2 separately
(a basic and extended version) and I probably will in the near
future depending on how well they do. Dvd 2 (60 additional minutes)
covers more advanced techniques like:
How to reverse
you're thinking and temporarily transpose your shouting music
to a different key (a perfect fourth up). It creates a strong pull
back to the original key and provides intensity for your shouting
How to modulate up to 12 times during your "shout" and how these incremental
modulations increase the energy of your shouting music each time
How to master
linear shouting patterns. Usually shouting music is non-linear
(...which means you don't have to really memorize an order of
chords and movements because it repeats the same thing over and
over). However, I'll teach you a linear variation of shouting
music and how to get all instruments on one accord!
When I start selling disc 2
separately (and this could be any day now), it will sell for no less than
$45 (which is barely the cost of two 30-minute sessions with an
teacher --- and that's if you're lucky enough to find one who specializes
in gospel music). But it's yours free as part of this comprehensive
One 15-minute consultation with my staff just in case you have any questions
about what I'm playing in the two dvds.
There's no other gospel training site
online offering this type of value to its customers. Not only will I throw
in both discs, but I am willing to offer a FREE consultation. There are
only three requirements that I ask of you:
All appointments are to be scheduled at
least 24 hours in advanced.
All students must call our
direct support line (just like you do for software troubleshooting or any
other huge "Fortune 500" company).
If you want follow-up consultations
beyond your first session, there will be a small nominal fee to support the
consultation program (or else we'd literally be booked for 1,000+
consultations per month).
If you agree with those easy
requirements, then this program will definitely benefit you. When's the
last time you bought something that came with a personal tutor? Now you
have one at your disposal if you choose to take advantage of this
service. My teachers normally charge $30-$40 per half hour for something
like this. So when you call, just think of it as about $15-$20 saved.
FREE for our students.
Listen. Here's what I'm going to do for you...
If you're truly serious about
playing shouting music by ear, then you won't have a problem with
this deal --- at all. I'll give you GospelKeysTM 500 Disc
1 plus Disc 2 (a $45 value by itself) AND I will extend to
you a free consultation (normally $
19.95 per session).
minutes(...that's 2 hours) of step-by-step guidance plus support ... what else
could you ask for?
For all of this, I could very
well charge over $95 and still get tons of orders for both tapes and the
consultation (wouldn't you agree)? With values at $45.00 for each disc
(60 minutes each), that price would be
well justified. Heck I know other sites charging well over $90
per course so I definitely know the going-rate for such specialized
and in-demand material.
But don't worry --- because I'm not going to charge you $95
or $90. I'm not going to even charge you $60 or $50 for the two-hour,
$47, this entire GospelKeysTM 500 Series plus the bonuses (2 hours total) can be yours. This offer is subject to
change at any time (so if you're really interested in this dvd course, I
suggest you act quickly --- otherwise, you might end up paying $90 or more
in the future).
Click here if you're ready to
order online through our secure server.
If not, my "nothing to lose and
everything to gain" guarantee should help you make a decision --- OR YOU'RE JUST NOT
SERIOUS ABOUT THIS.
Even though the price is
extremely reasonable (about one ticket to a local basketball game), here's what's really important. If this program was just
another useless course that just sat in your bookshelf collecting dust and didn't teach
you anything new, it wouldn't matter what the price was. IT WOULDN'T BE
WORTH ONE SILVER DIME.
But imagine if you can learn
just a dozen new tricks and techniques (...new chords, bass lines,
movements, fill-ins, and
"runs")... what is that actually worth to you?
If you'll finally
be able to play for your church like you've been desiring to, what is
this course worth to you?
It's a year from today(or a lot sooner), and
you're now playing for the church of your dreams. Even if you're not the
type to except money, the pastor insists that you take a paycheck of
$200-$300 per Sunday. You're not afraid of playing a "shout" anymore and
can hold down an entire service from beginning to end, no matter how
much back up you have.
Even better, you know for a fact that your musical
skills are so good that you could be playing for multiple churches but
decide to remain at your current church as the new Minister of Music.
The choir loves the way you play. The Pastor loves the way you play ---
and most of all, you love the way you play!
Now, stop and look back on today. Considering that
you've now made your musical dreams come true, what price tag would've
made it a good investment?
Some pay $500 for workshops hoping to change their
piano playing forever. Some enroll in courses at a college for hundreds of
dollars. Others spend years learning by experience.
I can't put an exact dollar
figure on it for you --- only you can do that. But I can tell you this: at
$47, this program could very possibly be the best bargain and the best
investment you'll ever make in terms of your musical growth (especially as
it relates to "shouting music").
Click here if you're ready to
take your gospel piano playing to the next level today.
to Lose And Everything To Gain" Guarantee
Listen to my personal guarantee
If you use any of my
products, I personally guarantee that you will benefit from them
within 90 days. Otherwise (1) you can return the course and the bonuses
are yours to keep. You will receive every single dime of your money
back (less the shipping costs).
staff thought I was crazy to even offer a return policy or guarantee on a
video course. However, I believe in this product so much that I am willing
to allow you to test drive it on me. You have 90 days to decide whether
this video course is for you. At $47, you are losing absolutely nothing
and the risk is all on me. What else can I say?
Jermaine Griggs -- President
* HearandPlay is a member of the
Better Business Bureau
To view this guarantee in a pop-up
window that you can
print out for your records, click here.
I've acted on my end of the deal ...
now it's your call. If you think $47 is too much for you, then ask
yourself this question: "How fast will I spend this money elsewhere?"
I am trying to literally give you 2
hours(120 minutes) that will change your piano playing forever. No one knows
your condition like you do.
If so, please do yourself a favor and take the
If you answered "Yes" to any of the questions
above and are serious about learning to play the piano by ear, here are
easy ways to order:
The video course is shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Express Mail.
You will receive the 2-hour GospelKeysTM 500 dvd course in less than one week
and can get started learning shouting music the very same day you receive it.
You can literally be on your way to playing shouting music
like never before for your church service (or
improving your current skills) by next week!
I look forward to receiving your success story very soon.
Jermaine Griggs, President
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any questions at this time? If so, please
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P.S. Don't forget --- I am including disc 2 (normally
$45) with this special offer. I honestly don't know how long this will last.
All I can say is if you're serious about playing gospel music, you'll want to
take advantage of this special offer while you can. Otherwise, you might be one
of those individuals who pay more than $80 or $90 for both of the dvds. To
receive your copy of the GospelKeysTM 500 Disc
1 plus Disc 2 (2 hours; 120 minutes),
P.P.S. Still not convinced that you need this gospel
course? Let me give you just one more reason to order. If you don't know what
role reversals, cool-downs, linear/non-linear patterns, modulation,
stride/ragtime piano, main loops, and "shouting intros" are, then you're missing
out on a wealth of knowledge.
With our 90-day unconditional money-back
guarantee, you have absolutely nothing to lose.
Click here to take advantage of
today's special offer.
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