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If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right!

Listen, learning to play WAY more than just motivation and mindset.

You know, I’ve met and taught a LOT of music students over the years – both in-person and virtually.

One thing that I’ve noticed is that your perception of yourself is almost always right when it comes to learning how to play music.

I’ve seen people that were 60+ years of age that made up their minds to learn and they learned!

Then I’ve seen 40 year-olds that said “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
And guess what?  They were ALL right.  Because they wouldn’t try.

I’ve also talked to 20 and 30 year-olds that said “if only I had started learning younger I could be good but now I’m too old. 

I mean really?!

I didn’t start learning how to play gospel music until I was 16 and now I can learn and play any song I want (with a little practice, of course).

It’s all about mindset and attitude!

You don’t have to start learning at the age of 2 or 3 to be good.

It’s like the old proverb says:  

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Choose to be positive about your abilities and not negative!

And remember Philippians 4:13:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”

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Here’s one of MANY testimonials from one of our students:​​​

Hi Richard forgive me writing a testimony in the wrong place but I am so excited about your website! I have spent tons of money on lessons with teachers in person, on the internet, books, DVDs but I have never seen one like this! Your program for teaching church musicians is AWESOME! 

I told you before I play in church already.   I thank God for you because it is all making sense to me now! What a great concept! I went back to the 100 series and really learned some things even though I have been playing in church every Sunday that I didn’t know! Thanks also for the wonderful selection of songs that you have too which is very motivating! 

You have provided a systematic way to success for musicians! God Bless! I’ve finally found what I needed! Now I know I will be better at church!

– Mary R.

And read what others are saying about us here!
https://apostolicpsom.com/testimonials/

To all of our current members and students, thank you for your continued support of this ministry.  We love you and are praying for you and your success!  

Forward this message to someone you know!  Let’s keep it going!

God bless!

Free Chord Sheet! God is so good to me (I can’t complain)

JUST WANTED TO SHARE TO BLESS!

Click here to download “God is so good to me (I can’t complain)”

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My Story – 10 Years and still not playing

​I was sixteen years old and had been playing the piano for 10 years and I still couldn’t play like I wanted to.  I definitely could NOT play by ear.

Maybe I just didn’t have it.  Should I give up?

But I couldn’t…there was just something inside that just wouldn’t quit.  It wouldn’t allow me to give up.  I was going to play one day!

So I sat down at the piano again and played one of those old classical pieces that a teacher had taught me years ago.

Enough of that!  I wanted to PLAY!  “God help me to learn…”

Then a package came in the mail (thanks Mom and Dad)!  
A gospel music series…workbooks…chords…

At the same time I started playing bass at a church that did gospel music in Tampa, FL.

I was the only Caucasian guy on the platform (Lol).  “You need to learn to play by ear.”  “Watch the keyboardists left hand a few times and you should have it.”  “Memorize it.”  “Take this CD and learn these songs.”

So I spent hours trying to figure out these bass notes by ear off the CD…the patterns did not seem to make sense.

But the workbooks I had taught me the Roman Numeral System…and it all started to click…a pattern…chord progressions…scales.

It took me 10 years to learn and then I learned more in 10 MONTHS than I had in the previous 10 years.  

How?  I believe that God gave me a system of understanding how music works.

At Apostolic Praise we use a systematic, organized approach to teaching music.

You will learn to play
1) by Chord Sheet
2) by ear
3) by Theory 

(and eventually)
4) by sight-reading (the least important one for playing church music – so we don’t focus on it until later on in our courses.)

There has never been a better time to learn!

Join the thousands that have advanced their playing with the system God has blessed us to teach at Apostolic Praise School of Music today!

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Start learning for FREE here

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Here’s one of MANY testimonials from one of our students:​​​

Hi Richard forgive me writing a testimony in the wrong place but I am so excited about your website! I have spent tons of money on lessons with teachers in person, on the internet, books, DVDs but I have never seen one like this! Your program for teaching church musicians is AWESOME! 

I told you before I play in church already.   I thank God for you because it is all making sense to me now! What a great concept! I went back to the 100 series and really learned some things even though I have been playing in church every Sunday that I didn’t know! Thanks also for the wonderful selection of songs that you have too which is very motivating! 

You have provided a systematic way to success for musicians! God Bless! I’ve finally found what I needed! Now I know I will be better at church!

– Mary R.

And read what others are saying about us here!
https://apostolicpsom.com/testimonials/

To all of our current members and students, thank you for your continued support of this ministry.  We love you and are praying for you and your success!  

Forward this message to someone you know!  Let’s keep it going!

God bless!

Free Chord Sheet – Awesome Worship Song!!

JUST WANTED TO SHARE TO BLESS!

Click here to download “Still I Will Trust You”

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Free Chord Sheet PLUS NEW Play-Along – Bless That Wonderful Name of Jesus

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Chord sheet for Keys

NEW Keys PLAY-ALONG version!

Chord sheet for Bass Guitar

NEW Bass PLAY-ALONG version!

Click here to download a sweet vocal parts guide.

Click here for a vocals sing-along practice version!

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Free Chord Sheet – O Come All Ye Faithful

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Song: O Come All Ye Faithful

G9 = B D F A (or just play a D minor chord as a substitute)

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Free Chord Sheet – Old Worship Song + Newer Song

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Song: Because He Lives DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHORD SHEET WRITTEN IN BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE HERE (PDF)

ALSO Jesus Is My Help PDF Free Chord Sheet

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Free Chord Sheet – Great Worship Song + BONUS Awesome Baby Dedication

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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHORD SHEET WRITTEN IN BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE HERE (PDF)

Worship Song TXT File (Great for Onsong)

Worship Song RTF File (Great for Onsong)

Baby Dedication Song PDF Free Chord Sheet

Baby Dedication RTF File

Baby Dedication TXT File

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Free Chord Sheet and Choir Parts – Freedom

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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHORD SHEET WRITTEN IN BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE /ADVANCED HERE

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE VOCAL PARTS WRITTEN IN BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE HERE

BONUS! GOD BLESS AMERICA CHORD SHEET

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Great Worship Song – Amazing Love

Just wanted to share to bless!  Enjoy!

Click here to download (available in Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

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How to Read Apostolic Praise Chorusbooks

How To Transpose Songs to Different Keys​

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