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[MUSIC]
Let's talk a little bit about what
you should bring with you
as we start these lessons.
Pretty simple stuff really.
We're not going to start by teaching
you how to find middle C on
the piano in other words.
If you can read some music, you can
read music including sharps and flats.
You kind of know what the treble clef and
the bass clef are.
Maybe you've studied piano in school,
or with a private instructor for
a year or two, so that you can read enough
music that when I show you a PDF or
a download, with some real simple notation
on it, you understand what that is.
That's kind of important.
If you have an idea what the major triads
are in each key, that would be great.
We're gonna start out, we're not starting
out in D flat or G flat minor or
any of these keys full of sharps and
flats.
We're gonna start you out in a way
that's easy to get your head around
with a tool that makes music right away.
So I would say if you need a little bit of
help understanding how to read music or
maybe you know, help with your sharps and
flats and stuff like that.
That's readily available.
We're right here to pick
up from that point and
make you into a jazz musician.