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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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Indeed, humanity can truly add to our ability to play flute, as well as its ability to take away our ability to play flute ;-). Sometimes, simple temperature changes (Is the lip plate cold and the flute head joint cold while the air is warm? Am I playing my flute in a room that has rapidly-changing humidity and temperature ?) can wreak havoc on one's ...


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Learning online is always a great start, but could never replace a teacher. However, just a few things. Beware of your posture. Buy a music stand, and play standing, at first. Spread your legs out so your feet are underneath your hips, and do some shoulder circles to loosen up your back. Stand straight, but make sure you are not stiff, either. It is ...


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I would advise you to first master one type of picking technique before you go on to another. It takes years and many hundreds of hours of practice to truly master the picking technique so if you are constantly changing between the two you risk becoming a jack of all trades and a master of none. Main difference is the amount of notes you can play together ...


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Using simple examples, just as Michal has never seen 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra' performed with a plectrum, I have never seen 'Tumeni notes' performed finger style. I can't say either is impossible but then, neither is moving Scafell Pike with a soup spoon - how much time do you have to work on it? There are no negative effects of trying either provided you ...


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Some of this answer will address your original question before all the edits. Learning to play the guitar is very rewarding, but the rewards come slowly in the beginning and require dedication, persistence, and commitment (and pain tolerance). One thing that has become abundantly clear to me after many years of playing guitar, is that no matter how much ...


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It is important to note the differences in attack, as well, that are available. Though it is a generalization that master players mitigate through careful technique, use of a plectrum usually introduces an attack with a different sound profile than the attack one hears from finger picking. Of course there is is continuous spectrum of softness to harshness ...


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Playing with your fingers allows you to play multiple notes on distant strings at precisely the same time and to play cross rhythms with ease. It is, on the other hand, a lot easier to learn to use a plectrum and it is especially much easier to learn to play fast using plectrums. There are no negative effects with learning to use one. They are different ...


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I think that a well-rounded guitarist should use both. Regarding negative effects, my answer is no, provided that you continue to occasionally go back and practice the other style. For example, if you've been using a pick for a long time, and then decide to play fingerstyle for an extended period of time, don't hesitate to go back to using a pick every ...


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First of all I want to say that I am very sorry about the loss of your Dad. And your ambition to learn to play this song in honor of your Dad is very noble indeed and I truly admire and respect what you are hoping to accomplish. I know he would be honored to know you were willing to even think about learning to do this for him. The piano teachers will ...


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I doubt that what you are attempting could be possible in the amount of time you have. You should start calling up every piano teacher you can find, and keep going despite their rejections and see if you can find one teacher willing to teach you. Very few if any teachers will be willing to take on a student to learn to play "just one song", considering ...


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Quite the best is to find a teacher, as is said so often on this site. Explain what it's all about. There is no need to understand how and why all the bits work - but it might spur you on to learn other stuff! You can learn the piece 'parrot-fashion'. It won't make you a piano player or a musician, but for you, just one tune is enough. A teacher will be ...


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You do not need to take piano lessons. There is a very common misconception that not taking instrument lessons will lead you to develop bad technique. Developing bad technique without a teacher is quite possible and does happen to a lot of people, but there is plenty of written material as well as video material that deals with proper technique. You have ...


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Your preeducation will mean that you can work with a teacher much more effectively since you'll be focusing mostly on piano playing mechanics rather than general music. After a few lessons, you might be able to cut down the frequency and still get frequent enough input to make a decisive difference. So in effect, you get quite better value out of a (good) ...


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Chances are you took lessons on oboe and flute. Assuming you did, and the teachers were good, you would have appreciated their input. If not, you'll never know! Included in lots of the answers on this site is the phrase 'get yourself a teacher!'. And not always written by teachers!! Your worry about picking up bad habits will be allayed by having a ...


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You can learn online. If you do it on your own without someone listening and seeing your posture that might bring some dangers. You can take some online lessons maybe or try to find a teacher from time to time. Be aware of your posture, so you don't heart yourself. Filming yourself can be a good tool to find problems with holding the violin or bow. When ...


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No MIDI input, but I found DrumSchool a great way to learn. It has basic patterns, fills, adjustable speed, scrolling notes. There are also embedded videos that helped learn read the drum tabs in the beginning. -Alx


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Congratulations! Many freely available resources on the web can help your studies. I offer this, which reflects my own studies. It contains links to other helpful material, a handful of harmonized scales and modes, and a variety of transposable chord forms. It doesn't contain the "open" chords that beginners typically learn first, but those shapes help to ...


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The bad news is that at first there is going to be drill drill and then some more drill; the good news is that you will be able to able to finish this drill [of chords} in less than two months if you practice daily for not more than 5 minutes. [Yes 5 minutes ....it is not a misprint]. I believe you have a good Ear Training app; learn the chords [major and ...


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I am sure you have done Ear Training.....if not start with that. On youtube there are a lot of people teaching beginners. Go and watch those videos repeatedly. Two times three times ......until the lesson sticks in your mind. Learn to visualize the chords.


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The amount of air that a flautist is moving and a lower brass player is moving are substantially different. It's much quicker to articulate on a flute. Also, you have to barely move your fingers to change notes, where brass has to move the full height of the piston. When it comes to knowing the fingering, flutes look up a flute fingering chart, and they're ...


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There are a couple of factors here. Some instruments are similar, but vary in terms of their technical difficulty For example, if you were to compare the flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon, the flute has the least amount of variation between registers, required alternate fingerings, and keys in general. The clarinet has more keys, different fingerings ...


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I've been playing trombone for a while and I think I'm fairly well positioned to answer some of your points: They will often say that the piece we are playing is too hard due to relatively basic rhythms... The effort needed to articulate a distinct note is greater on a larger instrument - this complicates playing complex rhythms, as the end of one note ...


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Brass have their overall sweet spot around 2 flats, strings about 2 sharps. That's because their layout is based on some natural notes related by pure intervals. Essentially those you can play while leaving valves or fingerboard alone. In contrast, many woodwinds have a sort of "piano keyboard" with the difficulty being more or less that of working with ...


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The only way to constantly improve is to spend time with musicians with skills at a level higher than yourself (unless you are a prodigy) because any source can only teach you so much. The most reliable way to do this is with a teacher. When you feel like you are not learning you need to move to something / someone else. Basically, your requirements and ...


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My own personal experience is that learning when very young isn't in itself a massive advantage. I learned violin when I was young - I didn't become a great violinist. I learned guitar later in life (hard to say when I started - I picked it up on and off since my mid teens) and am now a much better guitar player than I am a violinist. The advantage you do ...


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First of all I want to congratulate you on following your dream of learning to play guitar. Playing guitar can provide a lifetime of pleasure and enjoyment. Secondly, I would like to assure you that it is never too late to learn guitar! I started learning as a teenager then I broke a finger on my fretting hand and it grew back crooked so I abandoned my ...


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If you are still referring to bar 5 of Fig. 14 p. 36. then I guess that the B of the cpt is flattened due to the F of the previous bar in the c.f. Although this is not mentioned in this book, the devil in musica is to be avoided even when it is singed by different voices. This is also the case when dealing with more voices if the tritone is formed in the ...


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The name I was looking for is Gary Chester, and its not a technique, its a method of trainning on hit-hat.


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Here is a technique that appears similar to what you are asking about. The person who originated the technique is Sanford Moeller and it is now known as the Moeller Technique. It has been extensively taught by a drum teacher named Jim Chapin. You will find many YouTube videos on using the Moeller Technique. Here is a video of someone demonstrating ...



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