Thank you for choosing Sunset Method! This has been a 5-year in progress work and it is made to make musical life easier for YOU! I hope you enjoy! - Bethany
You can visit my website at www.bethanyswebsite.com and learn more about me as a recording artist, actor and artist!
Developing this method for you to learn music faster stemmed from me coaching private piano and voice lessons for years and earning a degree in Music while listening to that intuitive voice that said, "There's gotta be an easier way!" I want this method to be an inspiration and to promote world peace through sharing music, as this is worldwide and as revolutionary as going from black and white TV's to full-color!
THE FUTURE OF MUSIC
Sunset Music Method is a revolutionary new way to learn to read and write music, which makes it easier for the musician on many levels, including communicating with other musicians. The way this works is through a re-vamped musical language which was purely inspired by me, as a piano and voice teacher, wanting to improve the process for my students. I worked on this method for five years, constantly tweaking it for improvement, and it is ready to share with the world. How this is going to help people, is that first, it is more cost effective. With today's lessons gouging the wallets of parents all over the globe, most people don't even have a chance to learn music because the instruments are so expensive as well as the ongoing lessons. With Sunset Music Method, there is a free online forum to get advice from fellow Sunsetters on a mission to create more and better musicians in the world to spread the message of world peace through song. The ultimate goal of Sunset Music Method is to unite people worldwide with the world's first Universal Language of Music. In hopes of being translated into all languages, Sunset is going to change the music world. Named after Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Sunset Music Method is an inspiring way to learn to play even the most complex music with ease. It is really unbelievable how much it makes music make sense. It has been centuries since the way we play music has been updated, and how badly we all needed a musical make-over! This is a modern approach to an all-inclusive, comprehensive free-spirited approach to learning even the most technical of definitions, theories and motifs regarding musical compositions, and allowing the musician more freedom to create their own music from scratch. I, as a self-taught musician, was never very good at reading music at first. It came as a challenge, even as much as I enjoyed music. If I had this method then, I would be even further along in my musical endeavors for it. One great thing about more shows on Planet Earth, is that music unites people, and that is what the United States is all about.
I think knowing that I could offer a way for someone in even a third-world country a way to express themselves, as well as high-end consumers in the States, and cater to both needs and everywhere in between, would be a dream come true and the ultimate fulfillment of the purpose of Sunset Music Method. I envision games, instruments, the method itself, digital versions, songs, and an online community of musicians, as the starting point for fellow Sunsetters. This method was a gift to me, and I feel that I am supposed to get the message out to other musicians and wanna-be musicians who never had a chance because their piano teacher gave up on them at a young age, or even worse, slapped their hands with a ruler for playing a wrong note. This method is designed to be so easy, that a single mother can buy it and create family memories by teaching her own children. I want this method to make learning music fun, enjoyable, perfectly challenging, a hobby rather than a chore, and a social event that creates memories of a lifetime. That is what music is all about. I want this method to be a catalyst which takes music to the next level. It is going to make it easier for orchestras, choirs and even Broadway. It just makes sense, and it is something that really brings music to life in a whole new way. This is like when Dorothy lands in OZ and everything becomes colorful.
I not only want those interested to be excited to learn music, but also believe in their own ability to create, to enjoy playing and making music, and to spark creativity for groups and larger musical productions so that they can take their shows to a new level of musical magic. I believe Sunset Music Method has the capabilities of changing the world in the fact that there is going to be so much buzz about music that people are going to connect globally just to make music that may never have been made before. There is no telling what is just around the corner for musical creations. I envision spectacular shows that ignite talent globally and push composers and writers to new levels of imagination in order to express human spirit to the maximum. Stories, romance, lessons, wisdom, important messages, and even just plain entertainment will be expressed better with Sunset Music Method.
It all started with the idea of joining the staves. I wondered why are they so separate? It hurts my eyes! I wondered why they couldn't join, and then I experimented with all the different ways the joined staves could work. From there, all the other parts developed, including the correlation with the natural rainbow colors abbreviated ROYGBIV. From there everything fell into place and I wondered why this wasn't already in use. It is really simple, when you think about it. I think the majority of people could call it color-coding music, but it is really more than that. It is a new design that makes music more understandable, allows the musician to play complex scales within minutes with ease, and with the charts I've developed, get further faster to put it simply. There is nothing like it, and I've done my research. Music does not have to be complicated. Complex music can be simple, as much as that sounds impossible. Music can be fun and easy, and the best part about this is if the musician wants to dive into the depths of complexity, which I know I do, this method makes it not only possible, but easy to do so.
I am so excited to share this and watch it develop as musicians take hold and run with it all over the world. I am happy to share this, along with my musical gifts and compositions with those interested in listening and taking part. I wish only the best for all the musicians out there and I hope they get as excited about Sunset Music Method as I am and always will be thanks to the way it works. I tested this out on people who know a lot about music such as myself, as well as beginners, and it is an all-around useful tool for anybody who has anything to do with music. This is going to make the average person able to play their favorite songs they hear on the radio better and will boost the sales of "sheet music". I envision digital subscriptions to the latest songs and getting the "Sunset" as important as downloading the song from itunes. There are massive opportunities for connections, communication, and free giveaways galore. This is a virtual and hardcopy world that is untapped and ready to be explored by the musical world and I'm delighted to be a part of it. I hope you are too, and I can't wait to feel the music in the souls of so many more people.
As a proven brain enhancer, music helps people increase their levels of intellectual capacity. Music is also a creative outlet that has healing properties and is used in the medical world such as music therapy. Music is also a language which can be used to communicate with others in ways that everyday language just cannot do. I think it is important to develop this so that as we evolve musically, we are doing it in a way that unites, is most effective and inspires. That is the aim of Sunset, to be the best way to learn to play! Won't you join me in song?
I even painted a picture of a brand new piano design that is going to rock this world! I can't wait to bring it to life someday soon. I know what the countries who are challenged need - they need a non-digital instrument with my method pack that allows them to learn without a computer, which some people do not have. I have thought of designs for this way of learning which could be distributed properly through a simple order form and check boxes.
It may even be a good starting point for those unsure if they really want to commit themselves to becoming a musician, but are willing to give it a try. Then, there are going to be options for those who are all about it, and there will even be a Sunset school, online where certification can happen if desired. And people can create careers in music more effectively and easily.