The reality is, I didn’t have the chops that modern piano players need to have.
My playing was childish and unimpressive.
And when I went to play in any style outside of jazz, I felt like an imposter. It was horrifying.
You see, being a 1 trick pony is the worst possible scenario.
Today, it’s essential that you can play blues, jazz, gospel, funk, new orleans, rock, etc.
So, I searched for a piano role model who played great in multiples styles of music.
The more I searched the more I realized there was really 1 guy who was light years ahead of the rest. The legendary Ray Charles.
Ray’s playing was truly magical.
It was filled with mind blowing piano runs, a killer left hand, soulful chords, smoking licks, and infectious grooves.
More importantly, he had the type of playing that ignites passion in people’s soul.
The type of playing that makes us feel alive and inspires listeners at their very core.
Joy, creativity, inspiration, and fun. Ray had it all.
Why Piano Players Struggle
So, I sat down and tried to figure out what Ray Charles was playing.
It did not go well.
I couldn’t hear the parts, my musical ear was shaky, my chords didn’t sound like his, and I was hitting wrong notes like crazy.
I knew I was missing something but I didn’t know what it was.
So, I sought out the advice of the foremost expert on Ray Charles’ piano playing, Blues Hall of Famer Bruce Katz.
Bruce toured with David “Fathead” Newman. A legend in his own right!
The same guy who played all the great sax solos on Ray’s iconic recordings.
Bruce was the top authority on Ray’s playing. When Bruce toured with "Fathead", he'd play the exact piano parts that Ray played.
In addition, he was a professor at The Berklee College Of Music, the #1 music conservatory in the world.
Plus, he toured with rock legend Greg Allman and The Allman Brothers. Who better to help me get out of this painful musical rut?
How To Improve Your Piano Playing By 10x
I knew this was my best chance to transform my piano skills without having to struggle for years and figure out Ray’s playing by myself.
So, for 2 years Bruce and I worked together.
Each week Bruce would show me incredible techniques and unlock the mystery of what made Ray’s piano playing great.
We studied step by step, Ray’s iconic recordings.
Each week my confidence and piano skills grew.
It was an unbelievable time of amazing musical growth.
How Ray Charles Transformed My Musical Life
Armed with my new skills, I finally started to pick up gigs in many different styles of music.
They went great and word started getting out about how much I had improved my playing.
Next thing I know I was gigging 5 nights a week in some of the hottest clubs in Chicago. I was playing blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, rock, and funk gigs.
I was finally playing with some of the best musicians in the city.
It felt amazing but it didn’t stop there...
Within 4 years I was touring nationally. A few years after that I was:
- Touring around the world (14 different countries in 2 years)
- Appearing on TV (NBC, ABC, & WGN)
- Playing on radio (NPR & WLUP)
- Even playing with Grammy Award Winners (Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, etc.)
My transformation was amazing!
Yes, I practiced smart, but learning to play like Ray Charles pushed my playing to levels I could only dream of.
Time To Unlock A Lifetime Of Ray's Piano Secrets
I knew how valuable this information was and how much it transformed my life as a piano player.
So, this summer we flew Bruce out to our studio and we put together the most comprehensive Ray Charles course ever created.
It uses the same blueprint I used to unlock Ray’s playing secrets and dramatically transform my piano skills.
And the best part is I personally guarantee it will work for you.
The even better news is you can learn our entire system from the comfort of your home in our new video program:
"The Play Like Ray" 2 DVD Set
Watch This Amazing Video To See What You'll Learn!
And, You'll Also Discover These Incredible Things...
- A Unique Chord Formula That Ray Used To Make His Jazz Chords Sound 10x Bigger.
- Fast & Soulful Blues Runs That Sound Spectacular & Drive Audiences Wild.
- Classic New Orleans Piano Licks That You Can Use To Add Style, Soul, & Flair To Any Song You Play.
- Must Have Gospel Chord Walkups & Walkdowns That Bring Power, Style, & Sophistication To The Most Important Chord Progressions In Music.
- 49 Secrets For Taking Run Of The Mill Chords & Making Them Sound Spellbinding & Deeply Satisfying For You And Your Listeners.
- 1 Hidden Gospel Chord Progression That Ray Used To Compose Dozens Of Hit Songs.
- How To Get Even More Power Out Of Any Blues Lick By Using Little Known “Jazz Arpeggios.”
Check out what Gregg Allman had to say...
But We Didn't Stop There...
- Ray’s 17 Secrets For Creating Passing Chords And Melodic Fills That Drastically Upgrade The Sound Of Simple Chord Progressions.
- How to Effortlessly Make Your Left & Right Hands Work Together (Even If Your Fingers Don’t Move Fast Yet).
- Ray’s Secrets For Upgrading Gospel, Blues, & Rock Chords With “Little Known Pro Jazz Decorations."
- How To Practice Arpeggios The Right Way (Hint: If You’re Playing Them Like A Classical Musician Your Improv Will Always Suffer).
- 1 Secret For Upgrading Any Boring Lick By Adding Chromatics (Hint: If You Do These The Right Way You’ll Sound Like A Jazz Genius).
Check out what Grammy Nominated Vocalist Shemekia Copeland had to say...
Listen to what Eric said about learning from Bruce...
Check out what Jazz Times magazine had to say...
- How To Add Modern “Tension Notes” To Hip Up Your Gospel, Blues, Rock, & Pop Chord Progressions.
- Bruce’s No Nonsense Approach To Piano Technique & How To Get Your Fingers Moving Faster.
- How To Easily Take Ray’s Amazing Piano Style & Improve Your Gospel, Jazz, Country, R&B, & Rock Playing.
Check out what Hall Of Fame Pianist Mike Finnigan had to say...
Here's What You Get Inside
"The Play Like Ray" 2 DVD Set
- Over 3 hours of Jam Packed Video Training On Ray Charles Piano Secrets.
- A Step By Step Exploration Of Hundreds Of Ray’s Licks, Chords, Songs, Solos, & Grooves That Can Be Used On Thousands Of Different Songs.
- 63 Pages of Downloadable Sheet Music, Transcriptions, Written Examples, Licks, Chords, Templates, & Jam Tracks.
- An Easy To Follow Action Plan That Will Help You Play Just Like Ray Quickly & Easily.
- Tons Of On Screen Video & Text That Makes Learning Every Note Fun, Easy, & Accessible.
- You Don’t Need to Know How To Read Music Either. All The Songs, Scales, Patterns, Licks And Chords Are Notated, But You Can Just As Easily Play, Pause And Rewind The Video As Much As You Like!
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Bonus #5: How To Play "Amazing Grace" Using Killer Soul Jazz Gospel Chords (Video + Sheet Music)
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- Video demonstration of every single move so you can watch & learn every note step by step.
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P.S. I can't wait to hear about your success with the course!