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How much do you know about popular music and the piano? The following are questions that all professional musicians (and most musicians that play for fun) can answer.

This quiz will give you an idea of some of the tips you will learn from our programs.

Place a check by each of the following questions that you can answer with a "Yes".

01Do you own a fake book?
02Do you know what a fake book is?
03Can you read a lead sheet?
04Can you learn a song from a recording (no sheet music)?
05Can you transpose a song into any key?
06Can you make a Dm7b5 chord on the piano?
07Would you know a way to simplify a chord?
08Would you know how to make a chord sound more interesting?
09Do you know a G7 chord?(All four notes)
10Do you know why it's called a "seventh"?
11Do you know for certain whether G7 and Gmajor7 are interchangeable?
12Can you name the notes in a "blues" scale?
13Can you make an "intro" or an "ending" on the spot?
14Do you know when to use a diminished chord or augmented chord?
15Can you take a piece and modify it to a "country" sound?
16Can you take a piece and modify it to a "gospel" sound?
17Do you play your piano more than two hours a week now?
18Do you ever play in front of people (at parties, etc.)?
19Do you ever play notes three octaves above middle C?
20Do you know how to play the piano or keyboard by ear?
21Do you know what a "four chord" is?
22Can you name the three chords that are found in most rock songs and all blues songs?
23Have you ever jammed with other musicians?
24Do you really understand the importance of the "Circle of Fifths"?
25Do you know what a ii VI progression is?
26Can you predict which chord is likely to occur next in a song?
27Can you accompany someone who is humming a tune?
28Can you give a least two reasons for inverting a chord?
29Can you just sit down and play whatever comes into your mind?
30Can you find what key a song is in just from hearing it?
31Ever improvise?

Give yourself ONE point for every YES answer you checked.

If you scored between 0 and 5.

Your are a Victim of Unfulfilling Musical Experience!

Don't feel badly. After years of traditional music studies, most people can't answer even the most basic questions concerning popular music. Here's what you can do. If you can't read sheet music at all, the special report,
"How To Read Music Notation in Just 30 Minutes is all you need to get started learning to play piano, keyboard or organ by the chord method.

"Chord Style Piano", (audio tape and style book) that gets the beginner started learning to play piano by chord, on the way to playing by ear. Inexpensive and money back guaranteed.

If you scored between 6 and 10.

Your are a Kind of Rebel, Aren't you?

Good for you. Either you had a pretty versatile teacher or you managed to discover some of the secrets of pro music on your own. Consult "Continuing Chord Piano" , at

to flesh out your basic knowledge of the chords --and to get some real inside information on many of the wonderful secrets of pop piano playing.

If you scored between 10 and 15.

Your are a A Real Musical Troublemaker.

You've come a long way so far. But's there's still a ways to go. If you answered "no" to any questions 12, 15, 16, 22, 23, or 31, check out, "How to Play Blues Piano Styles" and Boogie-Woogie Piano in our catalog, at

You 'll get some real insight on the art of using tools that are oh so simple and yet applicable to many styles of music. This is what American popular music is all about. It's stuff every American child should learn by the second grade. (The Blues program is basic enough for beginners too.)

If you scored between 16 and 25.

You are A PRO MUSICIAN; You probably sleep till at least noon everyday!

However, if you answered 'no' to any of the following questions, 4, 5, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, or 30, you might be interested in our special program, "How To Play Piano By Ear." This is like no other course currently available. It's how the pro's think and play, and you'll learn just like they did-by doing it. Simple step-bystep procedure introduces you to a professional musician's thinking process. You too can play by ear-it works.

If you scored between 26 and 31.

You are A Musical Menace to Society!

But if you answered 'no' to any of the following questions: 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 28, or 31, you'll probably go nuts over what's in the two programs Power Chords and Intro's & Endings.


Use them to learn some of music's deepest secrets and pump new life into your playing style.

Thank you for taking the piano pop quiz and for your interest in playing the piano or keyboard.

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