Why not follow me on Facebook and Twitter?

by Bill on January 28, 2017

Hey all – in case you didn’t know, you can now follow me on both Facebook and Twitter. I’ve had the accounts for ages and ages, but I’m working on improving the way I reach out to viewers and fans of the channel, and these days the big social media platforms offer an easier way of reaching out to people than traditional blogs.

I’ll still post important stuff on here, but often I come across cool or interesting stuff I’d like to share, and FB and Twitter offer much more natural platforms for that than a traditional blog. So please do “like” me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter, if you have an account!

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Seven Studies: sales page live

by Bill on October 28, 2016

As promised in the launch post earlier, I’ve just put the sales page for Seven Studies in Pop Piano live. You can find it here.

The ebook is ready for instant download, but I’m still waiting for the print edition to fully percolate through the world’s international distribution channels. It’s being distributed by the Ingram Content Group, which in principle means it’s available to a huge number of sellers worldwide, including all the major bookstore chains and book websites.

However, when you’re a small publisher not everything gets picked up right away…! Right now Amazon has patchy availability, and The Book Depository (the store I recommend for international delivery of my other book, How To Really Play The Piano) isn’t listing Seven Studies. This should change soon as its availability status trickles through the various systems.

In the meantime, I’ve added some links to the sales page for sellers that are listing the book, such as Wordery.com. (Like my other book, Seven Studies is produced print-on-demand, so whoever sells it, it’s shipped out of one of two warehouses worldwide; it’s just a question of how often sellers update their databases, and – in the UK at least – Amazon’s system realising there is sufficient demand to make stocking worthwhile). If you have any questions on any of this, give me a shout using the email contact on the sales page, or in the comments here.

Oh, and the accompanying sound files are gradually going live here. The should all be up within the next 10 days.

Phew – I need a lie down…

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Seven Studies in Pop Piano is here!

October 28, 2016

Today is official publication day for Seven Studies. It’s been a pretty long journey getting here (for a relatively short book), but I can honestly say it’s one of the trickiest projects I’ve ever worked on. Now, though, I’ve got a product I’m really happy with – and, what’s more, one that has a great […]

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Tutorial spreadsheet updated, Seven Studies reminder

August 31, 2016

I’ve finally updated the spreadsheet of tutorials! I kept remembering – usually at 3am – that I needed to do it, but when I finally loaded the thing up this morning I realised I hadn’t actually added anything to it since… January. Whoops. Anyway, it’s all done now, completely up to do with all the […]

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Seven Studies – done and dusted and available this month

June 2, 2016

The good news is that Seven Studies in Pop Piano is all done bar the shouting. I’m holding off actually releasing it until I’ve got next week out of the way (I’m heading away on holiday, and don’t want to go live immediately before I leave, in case of technical problems) but it’ll be out […]

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Seven Studies is… is… nearly… there….

April 19, 2016

Just a quick update on the new book, Seven Studies in Pop Piano, for those of you who have been asking. Not entirely unexpectedly (and as happened with last year’s book, An Introduction to Cocktail Piano) my timings have slipped slightly as life has got in the way and I’ve run into various challenges getting […]

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Seven Studies in Pop Piano coming in late Feb/March

February 1, 2016

Edit, 19 April: I’ve pushed by the publication date a bit, but we’re nearly there. More info here! Several people having been asking me about the pop piano book I mentioned a few months ago (thanks especially to Greg for reminding me!). Anyway, I’m pleased to let you all know that Seven Studies in Pop […]

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Index of chords in my 2015 piano chords tutorial

December 21, 2015

I’ve just published a new – and rather lengthy – tutorial covering all the basic piano chords you’re likely to need to play most popular songs. You’ll find it embedded at the bottom of this post. Anyway, because the darn thing is so long I decided it might make sense to provide some kind of […]

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A funky Christmas Carol

December 2, 2015

I’ve just posted a new tutorial showing you how to turn a Christmas carol into something a bit more upbeat. Here’s the PDF download of the score I mention in the tutorial. And here’s the video:

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My crowdfunding campaign

November 19, 2015

As some of you may know, I’ve recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon. What I’m trying to do is build the revenue I earn from the channel so that I can reduce the hours I give to my day job and spend more time making piano tutorials and writing piano books. The great thing […]

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