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Tips on Playing Piano    06:02 on Saturday, September 20, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

icecreamsoda
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Hi People How are you?

Can you teach me or advice on how can i be a better pianist (wish it may come true).
I know the basics of music and piano playing.
I can read and play notes on my keyboard, i do know most of the musical symbols, time signatures, sharps and flats and etc. I guess what I don't know are the chords. I think these are sufficient enough for me to start piano playing.

Please give me tips to play piano!
Your help is really much appreciated!
Matthew

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Re: Tips on Playing Piano    07:01 on Saturday, September 20, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Dacoda
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well 1st is to have a good piano teacher 2.learn your scales this is a key to good piano playing 3.learn a peice really slow learn right hand then left hand and then put both together slowly so your mind will remember whats comming up and your fingers will automatically know where to go.

its better to learn a peice really slow and slowly build up the tempo rather than trying to play it at speed and make a mess of it and its harder to get out of your mistakes also learn a couple of bars at a time

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Re: Tips on Playing Piano    07:31 on Saturday, September 20, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

icecreamsoda
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i would like to play and learn piano/keyboard by myself..
i am not planning to get a teacher to help me because we are not that capable of getting one.

i can play the "shortened" canon by myself. I thought it to myself.
now i'm planning to learn a song to play probably a thousand miles, one of my most favorite songs.

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thanks for commenting Dacoda

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Re: Tips on Playing Piano    16:58 on Saturday, September 20, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Dacoda
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my pleasure beleive it or most of my piano was self taught as i learned the keboard so for me it was mainly learning the bass and then i decided to get a teacher i didnt realise the stuff i was playing was grade 7 but then i stopped playing a few years and dropped 2 grades so am now starting from grade 5 to refresh and work back up.

if your not sure of a bass note its quite easy to work out take a note you know in the music and say line space line space and go down the keyboard with your finger until u get to that note for example






so take the first line G space below is F line below is E space below is D and the next now below is C so thats 2 octives below middle C. this might help you if u learn to play peices where your not sure what the base not is if its far down the keyboard



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Ok just completely ignore that cos the post has put it into treble cleff instead of bass cleff stoopt thing lol

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Re: Tips on Playing Piano    16:06 on Monday, September 29, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 1 vote

amyboyack
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Hi,
I have been a piano teacher for many years. I would recommend finding a teacher because there is a lot to look for in your form, muscle tension, etc. that cannot be caught on your own. That said, you can usually find great piano lesson books at thrift stores for less than a dollar each. I have collected them at various different levels so I could use them when my students forget their books or things like that. Also, my kids have pretty much taught themselves out of these books. However, they have a music teacher for a mom and I can catch their mistakes and help guide them through. The Bastien method books are good, but so are Hal Leonard, Leila Fletcher, Alfred, etc. Try to stick with one series and progress from one book to the next. If you go to a music store, you can try out the music on their pianos if you ask permission. That way, you can find a good level for you. Find something that you can sight read with a little work in the beginning of the book. Then, you can work up to the songs in the end of the book.

Amy Boyack
http://SisterSingers.com
http://TheInterestExterminator.com

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Re: Tips on Playing Piano    02:22 on Thursday, October 23, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

alexalin
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Hi,
i nice to meet you thorough this forum.Now a days very few people are showing interest to become a piano teachers.But,piano is the great instrument that is the great art to know the piano playing.Really i admire your profession.Even i am searching for a piano teacher where i will get all the tips to play the piano.

   

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