How to Play "Chord Piano"
In 10 Days

 from Chord Symbols in 10 Easy Steps!  
Guaranteed or Money Back!
Bb7     G7     Fm6     D9    C-9     Dbm7     Em    Abm6/9

I can have you playing Chord Piano in 10 days!

You won't be great in 10 days, but you'll be on your way.

If you don't learn, you don't pay. It's that simple. But you will  learn.

Dear Friend:

     I really can teach you to play the piano using piano chords & chord symbols such as G7, Dm7, Bb6 and so forth. And it won't cost you an arm and a leg, either. And you risk nothing, since my chording method is 100% guaranteed.

     This is not a bogus claim. I've been teaching people to play the piano using chords for over 25 years, and I know what works.

     At the end of 10 days you'll know enough about chords and music to play songs on the piano with both hands - without having to read complicated sheet music -- just the tune and the chord symbols such as D7, Em, Cm7 and so on. These chord symbols are the magic key to unlocking the door of exciting piano playing, because once you know them, you can apply them to THOUSANDS OF SONGS!

     Piano playing becomes SO much easier when you know what chord to play in the left hand while your right hand plays the melody!
     Will you be great in 10 days? Of course not. But you'll be on your way. Some will go faster, and some will go slower -- what else is new? But the point is that you will know chords and you will know how to use them in your favorite songs.
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     Here is what you'll learn in the 10 day "Chord Piano" course:

1. You're going to be able to play all 12 major piano chords easily and quickly. Some of my students can play them in as little as 3 seconds! (Honest!)

     2. You're going to be able to pick out a tune with your right  hand both "by ear" and by reading notes. (Some people  play by ear, and some by sight-reading. You're going to  be able to do both -- and knowing piano chords speeds up both.)

     3. You will be able to play all minor piano chords, all diminished piano chords, and all augmented piano chords, just by changing each major piano chord slightly. But that's not all: You will also learn how to form and play 6th chords, minor 6th chords, 7th chords, minor 7th chords, maj7th chords (different than "regular" 7th chords), and even 9th chords! You will be able to do this for the rest of your life just by reading chord symbols such as F7, C6, Gm7, and so forth.

     4. You will learn to create a chording rhythm  pattern with your left hand, made out of the piano chords you learn, which you can use on a thousand different songs the rest of your life. If you like ragtime, you can use it on The Entertainer, and songs like that. If you like gospel music, you can use it on Amazing Grace, and a thousand other hymns or other Christian music (Actually -- any kind of "popular" piano music). If' you like Country-Western or Contemporary or Pop or whatever, you can apply this "chording bass" pattern to your favorite songs. (The only kind of piano music you shouldn't use it on is classical). You will learn to do this "swing bass" technique in both 3/4 and 4/4 time (and all the other variations). Then you will learn a left-hand technique called "arpeggios" -- where you'll "stretch out" the chord into a beautiful and full orchestral sound -- great for ballads, love songs, certain praise & worship songs, etc.

     5. You will learn a wonderful "harmonizing trick" you can do using piano chords. It's very easy to do, but adds a "duet effect' to your right hand melodies. (If you sing, or play another instrument, you can apply this technique to that as well!)

     6. You will learn how to "fill up the empty spaces" in a song with echoes, fills, and runs -- all made out of piano chords. This lesson alone is worth ten times the cost of the piano lessons, as only the very top professionals know how to do this. You'll learn rapid-fire runs, straddles, fills, melodic echoes, and cascading waterfall runs!

     7. You will learn how to arrange a song -- put an intro at the start of it, and an ending on the caboose. You can then take a piece of sheet music and play it your way, instead of just playing what's written.

     8. You will learn how to create a fantastic "orchestral pad" in your left hand part that creates a "river of sound" for ballads, love songs, Christian music, regular sheet music and any kind of song needing a "smooth" feel.

     By the way, you will not only learn how to do all these things, but you will also understand what you're doing! In other words, I teach music theory -- why piano chords work the way they do -- along with the specific skills, so you won't be doing anything by rote -- you'll understand exactly what you're doing and why you're doing it!

     Whether you take 10 days or ten weeks or ten years is up to you, of course -- but the piano chord course comes in 10 dynamite piano lessons that will take you from where you are to where you want to go. You'll start by learning what music is all about -- the 3 parts of music -- melody, rhythm, and harmony -- and then your learn to read a melody line (if you don't already know how). Then you'll learn how piano chords are formed, and how to get a grasp on all 12 major chords -- and then learn to change them to minor, diminished, and augmented.

     Then after you know 48 piano chords (12 major chords, 12 minor chords, 12 diminished chords, and 12 augmented chords), you'll learn to invert them (turn them upside down) so you'll have 144 chords to work with. But then you'll learn to add extensions to the basic chords -- 6ths, 7ths, major 7ths, 9ths -- for those wonderful and exciting sounds that add so much to music. That will give you....oh, about 1000 piano chord possibilities. Piano lessons were never this much fun!

     But that's when the fun just starts! Once you know piano chords, then you will learn how to create exciting rhythm patterns using those chords in a variety of ways -- from "swing bass" to "western bass" to "broken chord bass" to..........and each style has many varieties, so there is really no end to the distinctive styles you can come up with to create your own sounds using piano chords!

 -- Free Quiz! --

But in case you are wondering...

"Can I REALLY learn to play "Chord Piano"?

Yes, you really can, and I'll show you why you can right now:

Click here to take a quick quiz! 

Qualification #1: Raise your left hand about waist  high, and swing it back and forth -- left and right.Left hand playing music Can you do that?

Qualification #2: Now look down and see if you have at least 3 fingers on your left hand.Got 'em? Fingers

Qualification #3: Now the hard part: Look at your right hand and call your thumb "number one".Right hand playing music

If your thumb is #1, what number is your index finger? Your middle finger? Your ring finger? Your little finger?

Were your answers #2, #3, #4, and #5? If so, guess what?

YOU can play "Chord Piano"!

keyboard  chords

How good you get is up to you -- how much you rehearse, what your motivation is, and what your natural talent is. But EVERYBODY can play "Chord Piano" to some degree -- at least enough to enjoy yourself and perhaps amaze your family and friends. Turn yourself into a chord piano player! (I apologize for being so obvious -- but I just wanted you to see how easy it really is!)

What people are saying about "Chord Piano"

"Your program has really transformed my life--well maybe not my life--but certainly my piano playing." Karen L. (email July 2 007 -- on file)

The testimonial below sounds like a paid ad. I assure you, it is not.
It is from a student named Luis in Portugal.

     "This IS the ONLY way to go for BEGINNERS. Let me repeat this: This IS the ONLY way to go for beginners. Put this in your head, because I've tried all the courses you can imagine with no success. Why? Because they DON'T teach you to UNDERSTAND what you're playing! The result is: at a certain point (a little bit more advanced point) you simply CAN'T play the song(s) because you have no idea of what you're doing and the Chords, Slash Chords, inversions, etc, become too much and you simply have to STOP and forget piano, because you can't go any further. You HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE PLAYING and sometimes READ IT (from very simple "fake" lead sheets that Duane teaches you how to read). Its the only way. Do not repeat my mistake.
     If you want to play piano by ear using Chords (wich is very powerful) here's the advice of someone that tried everything: You HAVE to do this course first. When you master this, then go ahead and choose whatever course you like (whatever you wish - theres alot of stuff out there). BUT only Duane can get you started. Period. From this moment, its your choice to choose what course or teacher you want, or stay with Duane for the more advanced courses wich can last 1 to 3 years if you want to become a great piano player. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
Luis, Portugal  (email Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 2:38 PM - on file)

(We have a BIG box with HUNDREDS of letters and e-mails like this.)

Here is what you'll get:

Chord piano music course book

  • The great "Chord Piano!" instruction 10-day course! 

How to play chord piano CD

  •  The great CD on "Chord Piano" so you can hear! (Lots of people listen to it in their car while commuting -- then play what they have learned when they get home...great use of otherwise wasted time!)


  • The DVD on "Chord Piano" so you can hear and see how to play!
    Chord piano course on DVD video get...

Big Fat Bonus #1:

 A Magic Keyboard Chart that slips behind the keys and directs you to every note!



Big Fat Bonus #2:

The "Visualized Chord Dictionary!" (96 chords in pictures!)

Sheet music


Big Fat Bonus #3:

The "Major Chord Locator!" Find any major chord instantly!


Big Fat Bonus #4:

The "Amazing Secrets Of Exciting Piano Playing" resource guide!

(for those who might want to take more advanced courses later)


Big Fat Bonus #5:

"What Chords Do You Absolutely, Positively Have To Know To Play a Song?" -- one-of-a-kind bonus report!


Big Fat Bonus #6:

A big, beautiful full-color binder with a CD and DVD page sleeve to hold the course, the discs, and all the bonuses!


Big Fat Bonus #7:

Automatic enrollment in Duane's email newsletter for students only titled "Good Stuff You Really Need To Know About Music & Piano Playing!"
(Only people who have taken one or more of Duane's courses receive this newsletter -- it is not available at any price to anyone else.)

   Good Stuff You Really Need To Know About Music & Piano Playing  For Duane's Students Only


Big Fat Bonus #8:

Bonus chart that could change your musical life -- like it did mine many years ago:

"The Most-Used Chords Chart"

*Click here to read more about this amazing chart and how it turned my musical life around!


Big Fat Bonus #9:

If you order promptly, you also get a Book of Songs with the melody and chord symbols only (like a professional 'fake book') to practice your new chording skills on!

Piano Sheet MusicPiano Sheet Music


  • The total price for ALL OF THIS is NOT $500. or $300. or even $200. -- but just $97. plus shipping using  fast Priority Mail delivery -- so you'll have the course pronto..

   Yes! I would LOVE to have the DVD so I can SEE & the CD so I can listen as I work or drive & the "Chord Piano" book plus all the bonus items --

  • "Magic Keyboard Chart" to guide you to all notes in both hands

  • "Visualized Chord Dictionary" that shows 96 piano chords at a glance

  • "Instant Chord Finder" that slips behind the keys to reveal all major chords

  • "Amazing Secrets Of Exciting Piano!" resource guide

  • "What Chords Do I Absolutely, Positively Have To Know?" bonus white paper

  • Full-color binder to hold it all -- the books, the discs, the charts...

  • Free enrollment in Duane's "Good Stuff" email newsletter for STUDENTS ONLY

  • "The Most-Used Chords Chart" --The priceless chord chart that can change your life

  • Book of "Melody & Chords Only" songs so you can practice chording --

  • And, of course, the DVD so you can SEE, the CD so you can HEAR, and the 10-Lesson Course-Book on "How To Play Chord Piano...In Ten Days!"

Plus everything is Guaranteed or money instantly back!


To order using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or PayPal for

Not $500. -- not $300. -- not $200. -- but only $97.

Or better yet, call Muriel or Bev right now and we might be able to get it off to you tomorrow!


(Order line only -- no musical questions)


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     after all these years, I'm really going to learn to play the 88 toothed monster."  Kevin Barnes

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