Have you had trouble learning to play music?
If you have, I’ve got some good news for you.
You’re not alone. In fact, more people give up learning to play music than any other subject on the planet.
But there is a simple reason for this.
It’s NOT you! It’s the subject!!!!
Duncan Lorien, creator of the Understanding Music Seminar, has discovered the main reason why most people who try to learn to play music, end up giving up, often in sheer frustration.
If this has happened to you, there is a simple explanation.
50% of music is simple, logical and makes complete sense.
But the other 50% is quite frankly, completely and totally crazy!!!
The problem is no one ever explains to you which 50% you are doing at any particular time.
So when you run into problems trying to understand music, you automatically think there’s something wrong with you.
But in reality, the problem lies with the subject, not you!!!
Parts of music are just simply crazy. There’s no other explanation needed.
They just make no sense whatsoever
What am I talking about?
Things like, why does an OCTOPUS have EIGHT legs and an OCTOGON have EIGHT sides but in music an OCTAVE has 13 notes NOT eight? (And NO, eight white notes ISN’T the answer!)
Why do the lines and spaces on written music only represent the white notes on a keyboard? (Did you even know that? Maybe you didn’t.)
And what’s that crazy musical symbol everybody knows…
It’s something deep and mystical right? What does it even mean? Well there’s a very simple explanation and you’ll be shocked to know it’s NOT even a musical symbol. Originally it had NOTHING to do with music. (Once you understand this, lots of things make sense.)
Oh and there’s another musical symbol that again has nothing to do with music.
Why are the lines music is written on called a “staff” which comes from the word for “stick”? Why is the 6th note of a scale given the Roman Numeral for 4? What even is a “key”? It goes on and on.
So this is how it goes for most people when they try to learn to play music.
They start learning music. Maybe they get lessons or watch a youtube video or get a mate to show them. At first it makes sense. They follow it and seem to be making progress. (That’s because you’re starting with the bits that make sense.) But soon they start coming across things they don’t understand.
And bang, what’s the immediate effect of something you don’t understand?
You think there’s something wrong with YOU, because you don’t get it.
But that’s your big mistake. There’s nothing wrong with you. But at that point, there is definitely something wrong with the SUBJECT.
The reason you don’t “get it”, is because there’s nothing there to get? You drive yourself crazy trying to work out what’s wrong with you that you don’t understand when there’s nothing there to understand.
What you should say to yourself is “at this point the subject of music is insane.” Because it is.
Now how it got insane, who made it crazy, when they made it crazy and why they made it crazy are all answered in the Understanding Music Seminar.
The key difference between our approach to teaching music and every other method in existence is that we tell you exactly what you are learning when you are learning it. So if it’s a logical part of the subject, we say so. And it’s a crazy bit of the subject, we tell you that too. So you don’t drive yourself crazy wondering why its so hard to understand.
The other thing is that we reveal the underlying simplicity of music. What it was BEFORE it got made crazy.
We draw from the Ancient Greeks who really knew how to teach music. So much so that in their times, every child who went to school had mastered playing several instruments by the time they were 10 or 11. That’s right. MASTERED not one but SEVERAL instruments.
Compare that to modern times. How many kids of 10 or 11 can play an instrument today? Maybe 1 in 100?
So we go back to the methods that worked before the subject went crazy. And that’s why we have a 100% graduation rate in our seminars. No one fails to complete our seminars.
For more information, including testimonials from others who have done our seminar, click this link.
We hope to help you understand music, so you can get back to playing again.