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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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Could someone who has experience in this area tell me what offers better sound quality? I was also hoping someone could tell me what popular software is used that contains a lot of different sounds, e.g. drums, harps, organs, steel string guitar, electric guitar etc. I've never used hardware sound modules (the notion seems rather quaint to me), and I'm ...


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I've put a lot of thought into this for my own situation. There is nothing about software pianos or garden variety digital pianos that make them sound any better than each other, nor any better than samplers, romplers, or sample-based synthesizers and workstations with piano patches. All of these use the same essential technology to reproduce sound. Sample ...



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