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Hire a piano teacher and take a short introductory piano course. You will understand lots more about notation after that, and you may get useful hints by discussing your software with the teacher. Maybe you would be a strange student, so tell the teacher in advance about your goals.


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I've looked into this before, and there really don't seem to be any keyboards like this available apart from the Jankó Keyboard. Whether that's because it's really a bad idea or more because the current layout being a heavily established convention I couldn't say for sure, but when I compared the pros and cons A few years ago, it did come out with quite a ...


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Whatever you do, don't get rid of the 88 key digital piano and switch down to a 61 key digital keyboard! The only reason for doing this is if you are into organ music, thus not needing that additional octave at the top and additional octave and one third at the bottom of the keyboard! Like others say, hitting (or even finding) that octave transposition ...


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Your keyboard scheme basically is a simplified Jankó keyboard missing a significant number of its chord and transposing possibilities. While rare versions of it can be found, you are likely going to have more success with a chromatic button accordion. There are actually Midi keyboards, even new ones, with CBA to be found. I actually have a C-Griff Solton ...


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My guess is that is some kind of variation of B/D (B over D, basically a B chord with the lowest note you play being a D, which would sound horrible unless it's a B minor) but unless you have a link or a screen shot I wouldn't be able to say with 100% certainty. Is it sheet music? A chord chart? Both? Neither?


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Trouble is, in the middle area, how would you know which black or which white note was the one you wanted to play? The idea of 2 blacks/space/3 blacks is to see a pattern to help. As in the note(s) in between the 2 blacks are all D. Your idea may work if there is colour coding as in a harp. If all the Cs, say, were red then it would help navigate round. ...


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Well, obviously the average usual piano is easier to play in the C major, but not in other keys On keyboards, digital pianos and even some rare acoustic pianos it is possible to use transpose feature if some other key seems much easier to play. I have learned some chord progressions with transposition first to make easier, but then re-learned to get ...


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You could program a MIDI device to play pitches this way when triggered from a regular MIDI keyboard. (For instance, to only have semitones on the white keys, and not to use the black keys - this would reduce the range of course.) It would make a nonsense of the repeating pattern of black and white keys though…! These would no longer have the same pattern ...


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Do you have a link or a screenshot of the measures you are talking about? That would help us determine the exact chord they mean. For now, I can refer you to this link. They are guitar chords, but keyboard and guitar play the same chords... so you might compare your sheet with them.


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You definitely should try out various keyboards in the store with sound off, and once you put this in your appartment, see how you can decouple it from the floor. If you are studying piano, you won't get by without weighted action, and weighted action will make noise and vibrations even when you turn the sound off. This is not necessarily a primary design ...


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All digital keyboards will allow you to plug a pair of headphones in and use it via them. As far as brand is concerned, it's really down to personal preference and your budget. I myself am a Yamaha fan, but you may prefer Casio, for example. The type of keyboard you should buy is down to how you will be using it. If you are learning playing classical ...


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For scales and finger exercises, the Hanon studies are good. You can find them here. Part II has all the scales and arpeggios. I wouldn't read the introduction and try to do as recommended (go through all the exercises from end to end over the course of a couple of years). Those Victorians were gluttons for punishment, after all. Pick and choose. That ...



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