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Learn The Proven Steps To Being Capable of
Playing in Church In Weeks

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In the past 10 years, Richard Smith has taught hundreds students of all ages and levels to play piano, bass, guitar, organ, and drums. He’s developed the most effective strategies and systems for learning to play in less time.

Now you can take advantage of his experience and proven step-by-step training to be playing better in your first year than most self-taught students learn to play in years.

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I’m so enjoying my lessons, never thought it could be so easy! I’m over 40 years old and if I can do it anybody can! I’ve wasted my money on so many other courses, but I have learned so much in just 3 short weeks! Thank you Jesus I love it!

– Joyce S. (Texas)

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In Just 12 Weeks You Can Have Mastered the Basics,
Be Playing Real Church Songs with Advanced Sounding Chords
(not just plain majors and minors), and Actually Understand What You Are Playing

 

100 Series Five Course Series

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 100

AP 100
A Crash Course in Basics
Beginner Stuff, Melody, Fills & MORE!
12 Lessons
3 hours 16 minutes of learning!
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 101

AP 101
A Crash Course in Piano
Beginner Stuff, Fast Songs, 7ths & MORE!
12 Lessons
3 hours of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 102

AP 102
A Crash Course in Chords
Sus, Aug, Dim, 6th Chords & MORE!
12 Lessons
3 1/2 hours of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 103

AP 103
Advanced Piano Chords
9ths and Advanced 7th Chords
12 Lessons
2 hours 10 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 104

AP 104
How to Play Fast Songs
Focused on Playing Praise Music
12 Lessons
2 hours 45 minutes
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200 Series Four Course Series

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 201

AP 201
The Secrets to 11th and the Three Types of 13th Chords
11th & 13th Chords & MORE!
12 Lessons
2 hours 8 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 202

AP 202
Playing In Other Keys
All 12 Keys and Minor Keys & MORE!
12 Lessons
1 hour 18 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 203

AP 203
Master Playing Songs By Ear
Want to be able to listen to a Song and Play It?  Take this course!
12 Lessons
2 hours 5 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 204

AP 204
The Secrets to Playing Gospel
& Pentecostal Music
Every chord and movement you need to know & HOW TO PLAY THEM IN EVERY KEY!
12 Lessons
5 hours 20 minutes of learning
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300 Series Four Course Series

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 301

AP 301
Next Level Chords
Tritones, Modes, Soloing & MORE!
12 Lessons
2 hours 20 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 302

AP 302
12 Songs with Richard W. Smith
Fat Chords, Advanced Fills & Runs & MORE!
12 Lessons
3 hours 10 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 303

AP 303
How to Play Gospel &
Pentecostal Hymns
Read Sheet Music, Play Hymnals, Make Hymns Sound Good
12 Lessons
3 Hours of Learning!
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 304

AP 304
The Secrets to Fast Songs, Gospel Blues Style, Shouting Music, Preacher Chords
(5 hours of learning)
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 401

AP 401: Ear Training Series 1
Chords

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 402

AP 402: Ear Training Series 2
Movements

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AP 501
A Crash Course in Choir Parts
Learn the three parts and how to teach them to a choir/chorale
12 Lessons
2 hours 48 minutes of learning
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700 Series Three Course Series

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 701

This course teaches how jazz chords and chording works and how we apply jazz chords and concepts to Gospel and Pentecostal music.

COURSE BUTTON_AP 702

This course teaches how jazz voicings (totally different from chords!) work and how we use them to re harmonize, accent, hear and play the melody (and of course how they apply to Gospel and Pentecostal music).

COURSE BUTTON_AP 703

This course teaches jazz improvisation (soloing, fills and runs using scales, modes, chromatic and diatonic concepts as well as other jazz techniques) and how we use it “tastefully” in Gospel and Pentecostal music.

COURSE BUTTON_AP KIDS 100

AP 100
A Piano Party in Sightreading
(Recommended Ages 3-7)
12 Lessons
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AP 100 Organ

AP 100
A Crash Course in Organ
12 Lessons
Learn how to play the organ!
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COURSE BUTTON_AP BASS 101

AP 101-Bass
A Crash Course in Bass Guitar
Everything you need to know to play!
12 Lessons – 2 hours 30 minutes of learning
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AP 101-Guitar
A Crash Course in Guitar
Beginner to Advanced Gospel Guitar Lessons
12 Lessons
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AP 101-Drums
A Crash Course in Drums
Beginner to Intermediate Gospel Drums Lessons
12 Lessons
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Basic Apostolic Praise Membership

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$6.25 / Week (Beginner to Intermediate)

$25 / Month (Beginner to Intermediate)

$175 / Year (Beginner to Intermediate)

$6.25 / Week (Intermediate to Advanced)

$25 / Month (Intermediate to Advanced)

$175 / Year (Intermediate to Advanced)

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• 1 Designated User / Family

• Use it for your spouse and your children – FREE!

• Hundreds of Instruction Videos, PDF Study Guides, Goals, Homework Quizzes, Practice Training Tracks

Fills and Runs Central (Database of videos teaching tons of fills)

• AP Song Download Center (50 Extra Chord Charts for Practice)

• Access to Live Instructor (Call, Text, Email, Facebook Messenger)

• Access to All Instruments (Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Guitar, Organ, Drums, Choir Parts)

• Email Newsletter

• Beginner to Intermediate Includes all Courses except AP 204, AP 300 Series and AP 700 Series.
• Intermediate to Advanced includes all courses except 100 Series.

• Cancel at any time

Complete Apostolic Praise Membership

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$12.50 / Week

$49.95 / Month

$349 / Year

$897 / Lifetime

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• 6 Designated Users/Families

• Use it for your spouse and your children – FREE!

• Hundreds of Instruction Videos, PDF Study Guides, Goals, Homework Quizzes, Practice Training Tracks

Fills and Runs Central (Database of videos teaching tons of fills)

• Apostolic Praise Database (About 500 Extra Chord Charts and 60+ Choir Parts for Practice)

• Access to Live Instructor (Call, Text, Email, Facebook Messenger)

• Access to All Instruments (Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Guitar, Organ, Drums, Choir Parts)

• Email Newsletter

• Complete Access to all Lessons and Courses

• Cancel at any time


Complete Apostolic Praise Membership (1 User)

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$8.75 / Week

$35.00 / Month

$249 / Year

$697 / Lifetime

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• 1 Designated User/Family

• Use it for your spouse and your children – FREE!

• Hundreds of Instruction Videos, PDF Study Guides, Goals, Homework Quizzes, Practice Training Tracks

Fills and Runs Central (Database of videos teaching tons of fills)

• Apostolic Praise Database (About 500 Extra Chord Charts and 60+ Choir Parts for Practice)

• Access to Live Instructor (Call, Text, Email, Facebook Messenger)

• Access to All Instruments (Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Guitar, Organ, Drums, Choir Parts)

• Email Newsletter

• Complete Access to all Lessons and Courses

• Cancel at any time


 

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