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Essential Piano Exercises

by Jerald Simon

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A must for Every Piano Player

Learn music theory, improvisation, and composition!

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All are currently in the top 50 best-selling music theory books.

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100 Left Hand Patterns Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon

Level - Early Intermediate - Late Intermediate
Pages - 94 pages
Format - PDF book (you can buy the paper back on Amazon)
Retail Price - the paperback version of the book retails for $19.95 (this special PDF offer is the only place where you can buy this series as a PDF set)
Book Summary


100 Left Hand Patterns Every Piano Player Should Know is essentially two books combined into one. The two sections are:

1. 100 Left Hand Patterns, and
2. 100 songs written in Fake Book format(only using the treble clef or right hand notes with chords written above each measure).

Learn how to play the 100 left hand patterns in the first half of the book, and then try to play all 100 songs written in Fake Book format 100 different ways in every key signature.

The left hand patterns are divided as follows: 1. Basic Left Hand Patterns, 2. Jazz, Blues, and Boogie-Woogie Left Hand Patterns, 3. Rock and Pop Left Hand Patterns, and 4. New Age and Contemporary Left hand Patterns.

There are a few pages of practical application and then five sections featuring 100 different songs in Fake Book format. These are the five sections: 1. Children's Songs, 2. American Folk Songs/Patriotic Songs, 3. Christmas Music, 4. Classical Music, and 5. Gospel/Spiritual Religious songs.

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Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon

Level - Late Beginner/Early Intermediate - Late Intermediate Pages - 288 pages
Format - PDF book (you can buy the paper back on Amazon)
Retail Price - the paperback version of the book retails for $29.95 (this special PDF offer is the only place where you can buy series as a PDF set) Book Summary -


Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know is a big book of essential piano exercises in every key signature and in every inversion. Piano students need to learn the fundamental basics of playing the piano.

This book introduces piano students to intervals, pentascales, tetrachords, scales (major and minor), chords (triads, SUS chords {sus 4 and sus 2}, augmented {aug.}, diminished {dim.}, 6th, minor 6th, major 7th, minor major 7th, dominant 7th, minor 7th, minor 7th (flat 5), minor 7th (sharp 5), diminished 7th), chord progressions, and fun, cool piano exercises in all key signatures and inversions.

After presenting the traditional and essential piano exercises, Jerald presents a section featuring FUN and COOL exercises you won't find anywhere else. Jerald also explains why it is important to learn intervals, scales, and chords and then demonstrates what you can do once you have learned the theory. Jerald refers to it as the practical application of music theory. He often calls it "Putting FUN back into Piano FUNdamentals" (emphasis on the word FUN). Take your piano playing to a whole new level with these exercises in every key signature. Piano teachers are thrilled with the amount of exercises presented in this book.

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Essential Jazz Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon

Level - Early Intermediate - Advanced Pages - 266 pages
Format - PDF book (you can buy the paper back on Amazon)
Retail Price - the paperback version of the book retails for $29.95 (this special PDF offer is the only place where you can buy series as a PDF set) Book Summary -

In this book, Jerald teaches the following:

Key Signatures – page 6, Basic Music Intro/Review – page 12, Most Common Chords – page 22, Blues Pentascales – page 38, 12 Bar Blues – page 48, The Major Blues Scale – page 76, 2 – 5 – 1 (ii7 – V7 – I7) – page 88, Jazz Modes – page 98, Whole – Half – Half Walking Bass Pattern – page 105, Using the Chromatics Scale – page 110, Using Jazz Chords – page 116, The Boogie-Woogie – page 138, Using 7th Chords – page 170, Improv Lessons – page 198, Modal Jazz Improvisation – page 222, 9th Chords – page 237, Modulating from one Key to Another – page 244, Over 100 Measures of RH Riffs and Improv PatternsCreated from the Minor Blues Scale – page 248, and Over 100 Measures of RH Riffs and Improv Patterns Created from the Major Blues Scale – page 252.

The entire book follows a pattern of: 1. teaching the jazz music theory concept, 2. presenting exercises that focus on implementing and applying the jazz music theory concepts, and 3. demonstrating how the theory and and jazz exercises can be combined together to create actual jazz music by having the piano student play jazz music that was composed using the exact jazz theory concepts the student has just learned.

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Essential New Age Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon

Level - Early Intermediate - Late Intermediate
Pages - 154 pages
Format - PDF book (you can buy the paper back on Amazon)
Retail Price - the paperback version of the book retails for $25.95 (this special PDF offer is the only place where you can buy series as a PDF set) Book Summary -

Essential New Age Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know is a book everyone can use to improve their understanding of new age basics, including left hand new age patterns, chord progressions, how to arrange, improvise, and compose in a New Age style, and learn original new age compositions for intermediate level piano students. Essential New Age Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know was created as one of the resources for the members of the Essential Piano Exercises Course.

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Essential Piano Exercises

The Video Course

You'll be joining over 10,000+ piano teachers and piano students worldwide who have purchased the PDF books as well as the video course.

When finalizing your order by clicking on the "Get Started Now" button below, you can also upgrade and add on the Spiral Bound Series for an additional $99.95 (you'll receive the PDF books instantly and then we'll ship out the spiral bound books to you).

In addition to that, you can add on the Essential Piano Exercises Complete Video Course for an additional one time payment of $150.00. In the Essential Piano Exercises Course, I have already created hundreds of videos and am currently creating additional videos for each of the books. Every exercise will have a video lesson to help you learn how to play each exercise and original piano solos. Course members also have additional trainings I have done over the years. More videos and live piano lessons will continually be added to the course and you will have access to additional training videos as we do them. This course is a course that will continue to grow throughout the years. For a one time payment, you will have access to new content without needing a subscription.

The Essential Piano Exercises Course is $199.95 if purchased separately, but we are now giving a special discount for everyone who buys the PDF series today from this website and then upgrades and adds on the COOL SONGS Series upgrade. You can purchase the Essential Piano Exercises Course later for $199.95 at any time in the future at this link: https://www.essentialpianoexercises.com/course

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What You Will Learn in the
Essential Piano Exercises Course:

4  Benefits of Buying the Video Course

  • ​Benefit #1: Learn 100 left hand patterns you can use to arrange any song 100 different ways. You will have 100 songs in fake book format plus video lessons demonstrating how to apply the patterns when using fake books or lead sheets.
  • ​Benefit #2: Learn all scales and chords in all key signatures and inversions (blocked and broken) by watching video lessons where Jerald demonstrates how to apply the music theory.
  • ​Benefit #3: Learn jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie patterns, rhythms, chord progressions, licks, and how to improvise and jazz up songs. You will also learn fun jazz pieces composed by Jerald Simon in the Essential Jazz Piano Exercises book with video lessons.
  • ​Benefit #4: Learn new age and contemporary left hand patterns and styles and how to begin composing new age sounding music of your own. You will also learn fun new age pieces composed by Jerald Simon in the Essential New Age Piano Exercises book and video lessons.
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11. Essential Pop Piano Exercises piano video lessons by Jerald Simon (Music Motivation - musicmotivation.com)
12. Essential ROCK Piano Exercises piano video lessons by Jerald Simon (Music Motivation - musicmotivation.com)

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From around the world!

The Essential Piano Exercises Course gives you the video lessons for each of the books in the Essential Piano Exercises series plus you will be able to attend a live monthly group piano lesson Jerald teaches on the first Friday of every month in a private Facebook group that is only for members of the Essential Piano Exercises Course. You will have lifetime access to these videos (past, present, and future). By joining this course, you also receive all of Jerald's books as PDF downloads. Everyone who purchases this course will also have access to 10 additional PDF books in the series that have yet to be created (plus the video lessons for those books).

  • This course was created for both traditional and non-traditional piano players. Every exercise is written out and you will have the PDF sheet music to follow along with.
  • ​The video lessons demonstrate exactly what I am playing on the piano and how I am playing it. Simply watch the video and see the overhead shot of my hands on the piano keys.
  • ​With each exercise or song I teach, I count out the rhythm for you, tell you the key signature, teach you the names of the intervals, scales, chords, etc. as I play the music and walk you through how to do exactly what you see me do in the video.
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"I did a lot of research trying to find the right piano course on the internet. When I finally signed up for Essential Piano Exercises, I was not disappointed. Vendors often over-promise and under-deliver. Refreshingly, I experienced the opposite. I can recommend this course wholeheartedly to any pianist who wants to learn to improvise, play by ear, and become unglued from sheet music. If you are prepared to put in the hours, this course will change the way you look at the keyboard." - Martin Reith

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“Essential Piano Exercises is in my opinion one of the best online piano resources /platforms out there. I have tried other various online piano learning platforms but I feel Essential Piano Exercises offers the best and most comprehensive foundation for learning the piano. It will teach you all scales, chords, intervals and modes in all inversions, but more importantly, Jerald shows you how you can use this theory and knowledge and apply it to your own playing. You also learn a plethora of various left hand patterns and various styles which is incredibly fun. Jerald's fun and awesome practice ideas will keep you coming back to your piano and you will enjoy making progress with this fantastic course filled with piano techniques, styles, voicings, theory, exercises and improvisational ideas. Every piano player should try this course!" - Clark Kostryca

We currently have piano students from 27 different countries around the world enrolled in this course.

In this course, you will learn music theory, all scales and chords in all keys and how to use them, how to play from a Fake Book, how to improvise and arrange piano music, how to compose music of your own, and even how to play the same song 100 different ways.

I encourage students to practice and learn how to play every song or exercise in every key signature and I personally show you how simple it is to start playing any song in any key signature.

Once you can play the music as it is, I teach you how to arrange any song any way you want and play it in any key signature. After learning how to arrange music, I teach you how to start composing music of your own. Learn music theory, improvisation, and composition on the piano - the FUN way.

I often refer to it as piano FUNdamentals (emphasis on the word FUN). It is the practical application of music theory. I will show you how to apply the music theory you learn to create music of your own by improvising, arranging, and composing music in any style you want.

Find out why over 10,000+ piano teachers and students worldwide are using the Essential Piano Exercises Series

Jerald focuses on teaching students music theory, improvisation, and composition.

Theory Therapy
(Learn Music Theory)

Most piano students and some piano teachers don't know or even like music theory. Jerald helps with Theory Therapy! It's the practical application of music theory. You learn how to apply it. It's FUN!

Innovative Improvisation
(Learn Improvisation)

Learn how to play the same song 100 different ways. Learn to play by ear, how to use fake books and lead sheets. Play new age, jazz, blues, rock, pop, and more. Jerald refers to this as Innovative Improvisation.

Creative Composition
(Learn Composition)

Learning to play music as it is will help you in the beginning. Learning how to arrange and improvise music will inspire you. Learning how to compose your own music will help you share your music with others.

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