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Spiral binding that I have used for other purposes allows easy page flipping, especially if you use a heavier paper. It looks well, opens fully and easily at every page (flat on a desk without even thinking to fold itself) and can handle a lot of pages. You need a special machine for this but entry level models like this seem not very expensive. I suggest to ...


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You might consider hand exercising equipment because it's cheap, useful and can help you in a way playing cannot. Accuracy is developed by playing very slowly. "Ease" is the word you used. There's this really cool device which is technically known as either a "reverse crushing toner" or a hand abduction tensioner. The device I'm talking about is available ...


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Two sheets should be stuck together with 'sticky backed plastic', and ought to fit on the existing music stand on the piano. Occasionally, I have pieces that are 6 or more sheets long. These get 'Sellotaped' together like a concertina. I made, using a piece of thin plywood the width of the keyboard, and as high as an A4 sheet, with another strip attached to ...


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I've been playing with notes for quite a while and in my opinion, the easiest thing to do is to put your sheets into a binder or a folder. You could also use a foil for every sheet to make them heavier; the pages will be easier to flip then and you won't damage the paper either. There is no "right way" to do it, just use a folder that isn't too big, so the ...


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Personally, when i use a DAW keyboard its fine for pad sounds etc. If I want to do piano I really do need to feel weighted keys or I struggle to get the subtle differences in velocity. You might want to go to a music shop and spend some time on keyboards/digital pianos with weighted keys as the quality can vary greatly between models. Oh and take some ...


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If you use a short length cable (for Home Studio use), it won't really change much. Using balanced cables is good for long cables (10 meters long, on stage), but just for a 2-meters-cable connection : piano <--> audio interface the difference will not be important. I such situations, I go for 1/4 JACK because it's simpler for home studio use. ...


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XLR connectors should be your preferred route, as balanced cables have a much lower noise level by their design - they are constructed such that noise induced by electromagnetic interference cancels itself out, whereas signal doesn't. If you want stereo, you need to use two cables. As you can see 1/4" has a Left and a Right, and XLR has a Left and a Right. ...


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Learn the scales, backwards & forward, & practice all of them daily. Move at the speed you're comfortable with; as time progresses, you'll notice you're picking up speed. Take care to be precise & do not allow yourself to get sloppy with this.


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What it sounds like is you are suffering from tension and poor hand and arm position. Hopefully you have a piano teacher as they can help you. You are bit too early on the piano technique exercises. After you've advanced a bit more, there are some books you can purchase that have a multitude of exercises in them. Recommending them now is a bit too early as ...



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