Lesson books by Karen Ramirez
You can learn to play the piano, organ, or keyboard and have fun! These are the books that Karen refers to in her YouTube videos; now you can order them and learn the easy basics of playing chords.
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To use the PDF version of Karen's books, you will need a PDF reader program installed on your computer; we recommend the free version of Acrobat Reader. Students have reported issues when trying to use other programs to open or print the PDFs but the issues are resolved when using Acrobat Reader. The DVD lessons are not available digitally.
When ordering, please be sure to carefully select the correct version of the lesson you want, either (Book) or (PDF). There are no refunds or returns on books that have been shipped or downloaded. Shipping costs only apply to printed books, DVDs, and audio CDs; there is no shipping cost for PDFs.
Everything You Need To Know Before You Start
|MS-K012BYS (Book) $10 USD|
|MS-K012BYS-D (PDF) $10 USD|
Circle Of Chords (DVD with custom chord wheel)
In this 2 DVD set, Karen teaches two classes explaining the basic principles behind the "Circle of Chords". Learn how the "Circle" easily defines standard chord progressions, how to use it to understand how chords work together, and how to use the custom chord wheel (included). This set is a good supplement when used with the second half of Karen's "Emergency Chord Book".
|MS-K011DCOC $20 USD|
Everything You Need To Know To Play The Piano
Or Keyboard (DVD Edition)
With this new 3 DVD set, you can learn the concepts of Karen's latest book by watching her 7 classes on video. Karen divided the book into sections and talks in detail about the basics of music. While these classes are focused on students who are learning to play a keyboard instrument, the basic music skills covered apply to all musical instruments.
|MS-K011DEYN $30 USD|
Everything You Need To Know To Play The Piano
Or Keyboard (Print Edition)
This new book contains everything you need to know about music. The book covers reading notes, finding the notes on a keyboard, counting, scales, basic chords, key signatures, bass clef, music terminology and much more. After years of searching for one book that contained all of the information needed to understand music, Karen has collected all of the class materials she has written and used in years of teaching and consolidated them into her own easy-to-understand book.
|MS-K011EYN (Book) $25 USD|
|MS-K011EYN-D (PDF) $25 USD|
Karen's Emergency Chord Book (with 2 DVDs)
Karen's most popular book teaches you everything you need to know to play chords on piano, organ, or keyboard. It starts with a very easy, fast method of playing chords and expands slowly into learning how chords are formed, numbered chords, inversions, and the circle of chords. The 2 DVD set contains 8 classes that take you through the book in detail.
|MS-K010ECB (Book & 2 DVDs) $40 USD|
|MS-K010ECB-D (PDF only) $20 USD|
|MS-K010ECB-DVD (2 DVDs only) $20 USD|
** NEW ** Playing With An Attitude Without Much Aptitude
Karen's new book combines popular lesson material from two earlier books into one. It contains ideas on practicing & playing, exercises, and advanced chord hints. Lots of fun hints and shortcuts you can apply to playing a keyboard, digital piano, or an organ.
|MS-K018AWA (Book) $25 USD|
|MS-K018AWA-D (PDF) $25 USD|
Playing Music with No Music
This book explains to note readers how to take basic music reading and chords and transform yourself into an ear player. You can use logic to understand how playing by ear is possible for someone who thinks you have to be born with the talent. Note: The international shipping charges for the print version of this book are higher than the price of the book. If you are outside of the US, please order the PDF version to save on shipping.
|MS-K010PNM (Book) $15 USD|
|MS-K010PNM-D (PDF) $15 USD|
CD - Cecil Ramirez "Talk To The Hand"
In her YouTube videos, Karen has talked about her husband who is a smooth jazz pianist. Cecil has been a headline artist at well-known venues, including Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Napa Vally Jazz Getaway, and Blue Note Napa. This album features the hit song "Sunflowers" which was written for Karen and played at their wedding. For more info about the album and audio samples, visit www.cecilramirez.com
|MS-CD08TTH $10 USD|
CD - Cecil Ramirez "Party In The Back"
In her YouTube videos, Karen has talked about her husband who is a smooth jazz pianist. Cecil has been a headline artist at well-known venues, including Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Napa Vally Jazz Getaway, and Blue Note Napa. This album features the hit songs "Remember The Time" and "Talk To The Hand". Both songs went to #1 in the UK and broke into the Top 50 on the US Billboard charts. For more info about the album and audio samples, visit www.cecilramirez.com
|MS-CD15PIB $10 USD|