Piano Lessons Are Coming Back!

September 27, 2008

Hi all you piano fans,

I am happy to inform you that I will be bringing back the piano lessons again for you. I know its been quite some time since I’ve wrote a new piano lesson, but we’ve been working so hard on The Piano Encyclopedia to get it up and running for you that we haven’t put together any new piano lessons recently.

Well, you will be glad to know its time for me to sit down and bring out all those piano lessons that just need to be learn’t by you. First things first, what songs do you want to learn? What bands? Come on give me some ideas. Switch things up.

I know Coldplay was a definite hit and they seemed to get a lot of traffic so I will gladly put more of these, maybe also some older bands. The possibilities are endless. I’d like to get some suggestions so I know I am satisfying all your expectations, since that is exactly what we are here for. You want to learn new songs on the piano and I want to help you learn them, so let me know what you want and I’ll get it.

Over the past six months you’ve seen a few posts in our piano section that have been great and now we feel it is time to begin teaching you guys again. You can never know too many songs especially when you enjoy entertaining and playing the piano while everyone sits around talking.

In the past we’ve done lessons for the more recent bands, but I am thinking maybe we should include a few classical lessons, and maybe some jazz songs. I have so many ideas brewing away in my head that I think its time I let them loose on the world.

I am more then excited to be back doing the piano lessons and hope to see you guys leaving me many suggestions.

~Chrissi~

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The Habits of the Top Internet Marketers – Summary!

April 19, 2008

Hi!
How are you doing?! 🙂

Today I am going to share with you some of the most interesting tips I’ve have read about Internet Marketing in the last couple of months.

top habits of internet marketersI’ve been deeply studying this area in the last few months, trying extrapolate the best practices from many different experts or *guru’s* such as Rich Schefren, Jeff Walker, Yanik Silver, and many others. If you don’t know them yet, you should definitely check them out, I would categorize them as: Rich Schefren, the top Internet marketing guru; Jeff Walker, the product launches expert; and Yanik Silver, the copyrighting expert. Those are good references in order to do a good benchmark for your company in those areas.

For me, most of the times it’s more intresting to study how these *gurus* actually sell their products, and what strategies do they use, even more than the actual content they sell. I am not saying that they don’t have good products- they actually have content of extremely high quality- but a lot of knowledge can be gained by just analyzing what they do to build a bigger list, and how they attract you as a customer, how they do the their product launches, and how do they write their newsletters.

However, this time, googling the Internet I was surprised by a marketing expert called Todd M. Brown.

“Starting with a small $800 investment, Todd Brown, a self-proclaimed “former knucklehead” and “one-time underachiever”, has recently, over the last 3 years created several successful mid-six-figure Internet businesses – with no additional capital investment beyond his original $800, no employees, no joint venture relationships, no technical skills, no formal business education, and certainly no extraordinary intellect.”

But- Why was I really impressed? For me it was the first time I didn’t have to look at twenty cut videos to learn something new. Todd M. Brown presented very powerful concepts and material of very high quality, from beginning to an end, without asking me for an email, nor subscription, nor anything. Even more, he wasn’t even promoting me his products, nor selling me anything.

As it’s mentioned in his website, I found in this guru to be a real transparent person, someone that is actually honest, caring, very generous, and really willing to share many of his secrets with the online community without actually selling you something. I was surprised.

I liked the videos so much, that I even made a summary and added them to my marketing notes.

I now share with you, what is for me, a very valuable summary:

  • Be a man of action: You don’t have to wait until you have a pick the perfect domain, build a perfect web-page, until you got the perfect product, until you get the perfect JV email- pitch, until you understand internet marketing perfect – cause it will NEVER happen. Instead be an action-oriented person, be a doer, be a person that learns how to implement that ideas as quickly as possible. At the end of the day it comes up to action.

You need to try and go for it, no matter how good or how bad, and get in the game, because when you get it up there it’s never going to get any worse. And it’s better to have a bad website than no website. It’s said ‘Success leaves tracks’ and it does. At the end of the day, what is left is action. Are you taking the actions you think you should or are you making excuses? Don’t over complicate it.

Are you really taking the actions every day that you think you should be taking to become a successful internet marketer or are you making excuses of why you aren’t taking those actions? (such as: it’s not good enough yet and should invest more time on them before implementing those actions).

  • Self-Discipline: Doing the things you are supposed to do, when you’re supposed to them, REGARDLESS of how you feel.

Successful people do the things that they are supposed to do regardless of how they feel.

It takes a champion, a successful-individual to do the things they are supposed to do, when they have to do, regardless of how they feel.

Suppose a person decides not to check your email in the morning. Every time he sits in the morning at his computer for the first time he’s got a choice: he can decide if in that moment does he wanna check his email – is he going to get in into that temptation? – or is he going to be disciplined enough and not check his in the morning and check it later so he can get to the actions he knows he needs to do to be successful. It’s really a choice.

Successful internet marketers, when they are supposed to send an article, check visitors-stats, or execute any other action according to business plans, they do it regardless of how they feel.

Success is a choice. You can choose to do the actions that lead success to your business or you can really choose not to. It really comes down to a choice in every day.

Every time you’re faced with the choice (do what you’re supposed to do or not), will either straighten your self-discipline or straighten your non-self-discipline.

  • Success-Consciousness: We become what we think about most.
    When we think about success we exhibit those behaviors. When you maintain a success-consciousness your performance will follow. Think and concentrate about your goals and the things that you want, and do not think about the things that you don’t want. Focus on the goals and the positive, not on the negative. Focus on the achievements of the most important goals not on how not to fail them. Believe in yourself, believe that you don’t need special skills, special knowledge, or geniuses, that with the right knowledge and understanding, if you just apply it and if you’re an action oriented, self-disciplined, and responsible-for-your-actions individual that you can do it!. Believe that and your success will sky rocket.. Make the commitment to be disciplined enough to block those thoughts (any failure related thought). They add no value and do you no good.

  • View it like a business not hobby. Set up a schedule, manage times, be disciplined. Run it like Bill Gates would run it. Are you managing your time wisely. Are you focused enough? Treat it like a business, with integrity, with honesty and always over-delivery value.

  • Over deliver value: to create an unbelievable line of following loyal customers over deliver value. Give unadvertised bonuses- and do not give just scrambled junk, give material just as good as the main course. Be a champion. So that people say : wow that’s a good person, that’s a good individual, that’s a good business owner, honest, transparent, a person with integrity, that person gives and I am going to invest an extra hundred dollars this month. They take care about their customers. Think about you can do for your customers. If you can help enough other people have what they want, you can have what you want. Give people value, over-deliver value, create trust.

I hope this becomes as useful as it was for me and that you enjoyed it!

If you liked it, I highly recommend you to check out Todd’s videos and his very interesting blog.

If you agree or disagree with any of the ideas presented here, or you would like to discuss a case study, or your own business, please place a comment here so we can all analyze it!

I’ll be working on a professional study of the latests trends of Internet marketing, so if you like this article let me know, and I’ll share more of this topics with you. ;o)

All the best! 🙂

Rod Schejtman


All Those Chatter boxes! – Piano Lesson #20

January 15, 2008

Piano Lesson #20

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Coldplay
Song: Talk

Many people say they Talk too much, but there is no possible way you could possibly Talk about Coldplay too much. Throughout this video you will experience a tutorial where you will watch all the keys being played by a young gentlemen, then a special surprise has been included into this blog. I hope you enjoy!

For the tutorial you will have a little more interpretation then previous tutorials I’ve done, but you will still understand everything that will be occurring. Lets take a look,

Now its time to take part in the special treat I have prepared for you. In the next video you will get the joy of watching Coldplay play Talk live at the 2006 Grammy’s. Would of been one of the most exciting bands to ever see live. Time to get up and dance!

Now that we’ve both sat here and enjoyed watching Coldplay play at the 2006 Grammy’s, I think it is time we get a look at their official video for Talk.

I hope you’ve learn’t as much as I have from this tutorial and hope you enjoyed watching them live! Until next time…

~Chrissi~

Up next will be a few more tutorials for various bands, keep checking back for more and more updates. Don’t forget to place some requests so I can satisfy your learning needs.

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Faster then the Speed of Light – Piano Lesson #19

January 13, 2008

Piano Lesson #19

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Coldplay
Song: Speed of Sound

It is now time to head back into the Speed of Sound and learn this song a little slower then the actual Speed of Sound. In this piano tutorial you will get a great tutorial explaining how to play this wonderful Coldplay song. The teacher has an on screen piano which displays nicely of what you are suppose to be playing. Hope this tutorial will help.

With this next video you will get an easy attempt at this melodic blessing done by a great pianist. He will take you through the song at a wonderful pace that will definitely help you put the song together.

When you’ve gone through and played along with both of the tutorials there is no doubt you are getting the hang of Speed of Sound. Now that we have taken the time to learn another one of their phenomenal songs I think its time we here the guys themselves play Speed of Sound, enjoy!

That voice will just have anyone mesmorized. Hopefully you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I have, hope to see you in the near future taking on further up coming tutorials!

~Chrissi~

Up next will definitely get you talking, can’t wait to see you there!

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Only You Can Be on Your Best Behaviour – Piano Lesson #18

January 11, 2008

Piano Lesson #18

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Vanessa Carlton
Song: Best Behaviour or Only You

Now it is time to take on the piano tutorial for Best Behaviour or Only You which has been written by Vanessa Carlton. There is so much to this song that it has been split into two different tutorials to assist in your learning. Once you get playing though you will get the hang of things quite quickly.

Its time to start the piano tutorial, the first part will explain the keys you will be using and what you will do with them. Take your time, you will get the hang of things eventually.

This first lesson was very helpful in the playing of Best Bahaviour or Only You, now I hope this second video tutorial will be even more helpful. Enjoy,

When you put the two videos together after a bit of practice with each then you will soon be getting the song down. Now that we’ve completed these piano tutorials its time to take a break and watch the song all put together by a wonderful pianist. Sadly this song never made it onto Vanessa’s newest album so there hasn’t been a video created for it. Hope you enjoy watching this pianist play the song, quite fascinating.

Now that you’ve gone through the tutorials and watched someone else play the song I hope that gives you enough hope to put this piano tutorial to great use.

~Chrissi~

Up next will be some more wonderful songs from Coldplay, if you have any requests just let me know and I will get them done for you!

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There are Many Fools, especially Me – Piano Lesson #17

January 9, 2008

Piano Lesson #17

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Vanessa Carlton
Song: Fools Like Me

You are now going to take part in the piano tutorial for Fools Like Me by Vanessa Carlton which is just as well done as all her previous songs. The person doing this tutorial has done many tutorials by Vanessa Carlton and has done every single one very well. For this tutorial it has been split into two separate parts allowing you to get a feel of the different parts you will be expected to play. Lets begin with part one,

The first part of the tutorial did phenomenal explanation of many parts of the script for Fools Like Me, next we will go through the second part which has been done by the same teacher as the first part,

The tutorial put together is very well once you get the hang of things. To assist with putting the song all together for you we are now going to watch Vanessa Carlton playing the song herself live in concert. Turn your computer up and get ready to play along.

Vanessa Carlton plays the song so amazingly, now just practice and you will soon sound just like her! Hope this piano tutorial helped you learn Fools Like Me with no complications.

~Chrissi~

Coming up will be a few more piano tutorials of Vanessa Carleton and some Coldplay, if you have any requests let me know I would love to fulfill your requests.

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Do as the song says – Piano Lesson #16

January 5, 2008

Piano Lesson #16

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Vanessa Carlton
Song: Put Your Hands On Me

Throughout this piano tutorial you will get a feel of the superb song Put Your Hands on Me. The tutorial will assist in teaching you the song allowing you to get a better feel of each section at your own pace. Let’s begin the tutorial.

Now that we’ve sat and taken the time to learn Put Your Hands on Me, its time to listen to the song all together done by a young phenomenal pianist.

We’ve now officially gone through the song and hopefully learn’t it, now its time to take a look at Vanessa playing herself live for U.S. Open Late Night. So wonderfully done.

Put Your Hands on Me has been done phenomenally by every single artist on this tutorial page and hopefully we will see you doing the same. I hope this piano tutorial has assisted you along further in your piano lessons.

~Chrissi~

Coming soon will be some fascinating Coldplay, if you have any requests please let me know.