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Reading two lines: How the hell do you do it?!

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Reading two lines: How the hell do you do it?!    11:01 on Sunday, July 08, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Kuruka
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Hi I'm Kuruka (or Becky) and I've been teaching myself piano for a few months and I'm having problems with reading both staves.

I understand that practice makes perfect but I was wondering if any of you guys have any tips. If you do, it would be much appreciated

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Re: Reading two lines: How the hell do you do it?!    11:43 on Sunday, July 08, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

wthdelio
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do you mean actually reading them or playing both hands together if your having trouble reading it then go to:
http://www.howtodothings.com/hobbies/a2683-how-to-read-sheet-music.html

I myself have trouble playing both hands at once sometimes and i would like to know some tips if anyone can help...

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Re: Reading two lines: How the hell do you do it?!    13:12 on Sunday, July 08, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Kuruka
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Its mostly reading them, I had to look at each note quickly and its really inefficient. Both hands is a thing that takes time to master... which I haven't either lol.

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Re: Reading two lines: How the hell do you do it?!    14:47 on Sunday, July 08, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

wthdelio
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Well first of all you need to be able to play the sheet music for your left and right hand individually, so learn each hand and be able to play them without hesitation. use that scale on the link that I gave you if you need it. Once you have both hands down you can now start putting them together. if you give me a link to the peice I can furthermore help you.....

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Re: Reading two lines: How the hell do you do it?!    14:59 on Sunday, July 08, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Kuruka
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I would give you the link, but its a book I'm reading from. I can play both hands individually but I have to rely on memory to play them together (4 years of flute have paid off lol)
Thanks for your advise though ^^

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Re: Reading two lines: How the hell do you do it?!    15:42 on Sunday, July 08, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

saxophone_sweeti
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I had the same problem when teaching myself. Just learn each hand's part seperately and then play the parts together. But this is easier said than done, so start with an easy piece. Get a "beginner's" piece that you know and start with that (I think I started with "Greensleeves").

If your having trouble still with playing the parts together, use a pencil and draw a line connecting notes that will be played at the same time; this helped me when I started out.

Good luck!!


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Re: Reading two lines: How the hell do you do it?!    17:17 on Sunday, July 08, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Omega4001x
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ive been playing a year and still cant hardly read the two at the same time. i think you can only do that when youve been playing a long time and can learn how to 'predict' the notes and chords and such. i just know that my eyes physically cant look at both lines at the same time, and bouncing my eyes up and down takes too long to play at a decent tempo and also makes me sleepy *yawn* ahahah.. but yeah, i just learn them separate and then put em together.

   

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