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Hanon also has finger strengthening and trill exercizes.


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My advice: relax. You can't make a trill faster by straining; as soon as you notice you start straining, take a step back and begin slowly and relaxed again. I would advice against flicking, since this will induce unnecessary strains in your finger, and will not be a viable option in the long term. Another trick: my piano teacher always used to try and have ...


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The anatomical problem is not so much that the 5th finger is weak (on its own it is as strong as the others) but that the 4th and 5th are not fully independent since they are operated by different parts of the same muscle, and in "normal life" they don't get much use that develops their independence. A simple demonstration of this: put your hand flat on a ...


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Look for a second-hand electric piano with some other sounds. A laptop is nothing but a nuisance on a gig.


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Czerny has an exercise for right hand trills on all finger pairs: Exercise #36 in "125 Exercises in Passage Playing, Opus 261, Book 1". It's short just musical enough to not be overly boring. A little Czerny every day has really helped my technique.


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Anything that works for you is legit! Try holding the arm very steady,so that your bent fingers have just the tips touching the keys. Articulate from the knuckles closest to the palm. Some trills can work from a side to side movement of the hand. Pinkies are the weakest, therefore the worst to trill with. Move the hand across, so you use other fingers. ...


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What about Bach's C major prelude - aka BWV846? Plenty of PDF versions of it are freely available. It's nothing flash, but it's a pleasant enough tune and a good reading & stretching exercise for beginners and intermediates.


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I've played both types. The non-weighted GOOD keyboards are significantly easier for a non-pianist to play. The hammer-weighted actions are better if you want a touch-response (velocity) that emulates a real piano. Some people say the non-weighted or non-hammer-action are toys; they aren't. Some of them are very good (thinking of the Kawai K5000 keyboard ...


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Pianos are constructed to performed highly nuanced music where everything depends on the proficiency of a performer that can apply a whole range of touche. Synthesisers are made to preform music that doesn't need nuances or any proficiency from the player – everything can be controlled by the envelopes of each synth or external controllers. The advantages ...


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You could use Ableton Live and trigger MIDI clips in Live for some of the parts while playing the others in real time. If you decide to go this route you might want a foot controller/bass pedals for running Live while you play other parts with your hands. I find triggering midi clips into synths sounds better than recording the synth sounds and playing them ...


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Oh, that's very easy: backing tracks from tape. That guy basically does not play live anything but synth pads. Not even piano parts. You can see that clearly at the beginning, here: ...


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There was a company operating since about 2006, the C-Thru-Music company, which sold a product called the Axis 64 which achieves a similar musical result to what you are looking for using hexagonal keys. It is a Jankó-like system, but in the form of a reasonably affordable MIDI controller. You can watch demos on YouTube. Unfortunately they announced on ...


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Yes, indeed, I saw one once, and I played it. I saw a company demonstrating a MIDI controller keyboard laid out exactly as you are describing at a Summer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants in the USA) convention several years ago. Unfortunately I don't recall which year's show it was (it may have been about 20 years ago), and I don't recall the ...


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There are lots of grid-style controllers that have identical spacing and keys for all notes laid out chromatically.. The closest contender might be the Linnstrument. There's Ableton Push, Novation Launchpad, and Animoog might be the exactly it except it's an iPad app, but the on-screen keyboard is very customizable. Regarding Ableton Push: in chromatic ...


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Having just done an acid test, for me, trills using a proper piano action are easier to execute than doing them on an 'organ' type 'board. This may be because I play a lot more on pianos than keyboards, though. The bounce back seems to help the control. Having said that, there are lots of trill type bits in Bach's organ works, so it is quite possible to do ...


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Please check this. http://vmpk.sourceforge.net/#MIDI_Connections I think you will find your answers. The solution is to install a "virtual midi cable".


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I believe Chopin's wide array of piano pieces would fit in with what you're looking for. There is much to choose from, and his work is well-received by the public. Etudes are part of his repertoire.


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I will explain below how to record the audio output from your Privia to your computer. But from the question, it appears that your goal is to produce a video, with a separate, clean audio track to go with the video. To do this, you will want to record both the video and audio - (with all the ambient noise and extraneous sounds you want to eliminate), ...


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At the most basic level, to record the direct output from a digital piano, it'll need a line out jack. You'll need to connect to some kind of audio interface on your computer, and then use a DAW (like Audacity, Garage Band, Reaper or others) to record the sound. For home recording, audio interfaces typically take in XLR or 1/8" plugs and connect to a ...



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