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Posted 4/13/08
i don't know for me looking at my hands when I first start playing helps me out a lot

heres some of my tips, practice your scales, and do HANON because when you do fast songs your fingers get mixed up

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Posted 4/13/08
uhm, relax your fingers and your arms.. then feel the melody.. ~!~~
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Posted 4/14/08
thanks for the info!

i also play the piano but i only had a formal school in level 1. anyway, another thing, it's really important to consider the time signature on the scale so it wouldn't be so hard when you come to play both the treble and the bass scales. i've just realized about it last sunday as i was playing both the treble and bass for pachelbel's canon. i never really looked after the time signature before which made me complete a piece so slow.
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Posted 4/14/08

krnsoldierofGod wrote:

i don't know for me looking at my hands when I first start playing helps me out a lot

heres some of my tips, practice your scales, and do HANON because when you do fast songs your fingers get mixed up



i see. so Hanon is really important. i should go for it then so i could play a little faster music.
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Posted 4/14/08

gourdbreaker wrote:


krnsoldierofGod wrote:

i don't know for me looking at my hands when I first start playing helps me out a lot

heres some of my tips, practice your scales, and do HANON because when you do fast songs your fingers get mixed up



i see. so Hanon is really important. i should go for it then so i could play a little faster music. :)


and it also strenghthens your fingers. When you play a fast song like revolutionary etude your left hands hurt like a bitch and you get cramps
Posted 5/5/08

krnsoldierofGod wrote:


gourdbreaker wrote:


krnsoldierofGod wrote:

i don't know for me looking at my hands when I first start playing helps me out a lot

heres some of my tips, practice your scales, and do HANON because when you do fast songs your fingers get mixed up



i see. so Hanon is really important. i should go for it then so i could play a little faster music. :)


and it also strenghthens your fingers. When you play a fast song like revolutionary etude your left hands hurt like a bitch and you get cramps


OH SHIT... you can play revolutionary etude... I tried but its almost impossible (I'm bad at scales >_<)
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Posted 5/5/08
just cut ur nails, sit straight and practise hard! that's what my mum used to say to me all day long...
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Posted 5/5/08
Treble = Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (for the lines)
and the spaces are (F A C E)
and for BASS
it's
George Bush Died Friday Afternoon (For the lines)
and for the spaces, it's
All Cows Eat Grass
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anime_otaku-nerd wrote:

Um, well for those who play piano or learn theory, heres a easy way to remember the order of sharps:
Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle (Order of sharps)
Goes Down And Ends Battle Father Charles (Order of keys)

E.G G+ = F# because "Goes" is the first and by the order of sharps since it only has one sharp, is "Father" which is F#.

B E A D Greatest Common Fraction (Order of flats)
Fraction B E A D Greatest Common (Order of keys)

E.G F+ = Bb Just remember, if the key has its own letter names flat/sharp, than its for example... B has B flat in its key so it would be B flat major.


Ha that's what my music teacher says
and for order of FLATS it's
Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles' Father
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Posted 6/6/08
I'll test out ur tips.

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Posted 6/6/08
i cant play with 2 hands at a time. =(

Im just a beginner.. any tips for me? anyone? I will really appreciate the help.
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Posted 6/21/08
no violin tips ?
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Posted 6/21/08
1. Find a Qualified Piano Teacher

Don´t fall into this trapp from other people saying you don´t
need a piano teacher. I highly recommend you grab your local
paper or phone and find a qualified piano teacher. Why? Most
importantly, you will learn much faster and eventually play much
better then if you have to do this all by yourself.

2. Practice Regularly
Never practice when you are tired you cannot focus and
concentrate well enough to make good progress.

Practice Regularly Piano playing requires good coordination and
music reading skills. To get best results with your piano
playing practice daily for at least 20-30 minutes a day.

3. Set Realistic Goals

When studying your song, set realistic goals. Find a song that
is right, and fits your musical knowledge and skills. For
example if you are studying a Czerny etude make a goal to learn
a new page every day or even a few measures depending on your
level and skills.

4. Improve Your Sight Reading

If you have no trouble reading music notes you learn a new song
much faster. Keep working on your sight reading skills by making
it a routine to start your daily practice with playing a few
bars of a totally new piano piece.

5. Read Music literature of the Composer

When you are playing a Mozart sonate and you don´t know anything
about his life its more difficult to play with a good
"character". Learn all about your favorite composer and try to
find a good approach to play his/her songs.



http://ezinearticles.com/?5-Action-Tips-to-Improve-Your-Piano-Playing&id=121726

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Posted 6/23/08 , edited 6/23/08
Lol I remember at my lesson they teached us "Every Good Boy Does Fine"

Heres what I learned

Lines in the Treble “E G B D F” - Ever Good Boy Does Fine
Lines in the Bass “G B D F A” - Good Boy Does Fine Always
Spaces in the Treble “F A C E” - Face
Spaces in the Bass “A C E G” - All Cow Eat Grass

Lol yes they are weird phrases but Its easy for me to memorize

I've Played for 7 years now.
Posted 6/23/08
I'll remember this when I actually try to learn piano.
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