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If you have the option of an intrinsically easier piece that will teach them the same things, that's definitely a fine choice. However, yes I do believe that you are worrying too much. Playing different styles and arrangements of the same song is something I've always enjoyed doing, and I think it's actually beneficial. Something about the contrast allows ...


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Welcome to the wonderful world of guitar. The guitar is a very versatile and portable instrument that you can enjoy anywhere you like. As you have discovered, fretted (or non fretted) stringed instruments such as guitar, ukulele. mandolin, or even violin, are very different from a keyboard instrument. With a piano, there is only one specific key per ...


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In that age it is most important, that your child has fun playing the piece, so it will actually like to play it. There is no special value in the "original" version for a child, and pieces come in lots of variants (instrumentation, transposition, arrangement, ...). I would more expect, that after some time having made technical progress the child will be ...


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Starting with the last question, if you can you still become a professional, it's risky and presumptuous to give a definitive answer, but not to let you end on a complete blank I'll give you my opinion. It's highly improbable that you may acquire the technical proficiency required, for example, to become a classical concert pianist, but other than that ...


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If you don't mind some dissonance in your sound repertoire, I'd recommend Bartok's Mikrokosmos as your learning tool. It is the only progressive piano method written by a compositional genius. It will introduce you to a huge range of piano textures and sounds. And it gets quite difficult. By the time you are through with Volume 6, you have the technique to ...


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Standard sheet music specifies the octaves quite precisely. The lowest line in the treble clef, for example, is E4 (the E in the fourth octave): Ledger lines can also be added above and below the staves to extend their range, and you might sometimes see 8va written above or below certain notes to indicate that they should be played an octave higher or ...


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It is more commonly called "forearm rotation" because the forearm is what does the work, not the hand. The basic concept is that instead of doing all the work of playing by raising and lowering your fingers with your hand still, you rotate your forearm "inwards" (so your thumb moves down as your hand rotates) to help play a note with your thumb, and the ...


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I have a similar background, and in my experience, there simply isn't a good transition or analog from piano to guitar. Whereas a child can learn to identify every B-flat on the piano in an afternoon, it takes weeks or months of practice to know the notes on the fretboard. It's an entirely different system. I would like to suggest a few approaches / ideas I ...


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The word "sonata" may refer to different things. In the Baroque period a sonata was just an instrumental piece (like Scarlatti's sonatas). I suppose, though, that the OP may be referring to the term applied to the classical period, in which case it can have two different, although related, meanings: 1) The sonata-allegro form, usually simply abbreviated ...


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I see no reason why you can't play both if you are interested in both. I started playing drums and guitar at the same time at age 15 and now 19 years later I still play both and I have also dabbled in other instruments (like piano) but I consider drums to be my main instrument. Learning piano is widely applicable to other instruments and the visual layout ...


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The are scale shapes. The help to memorize notes on fretboard. The every scale has multiple positions. The most popular are vertical patterns but there are others This is very popular minor pentatonic scale shape diagram It will be never so easy to play them as it was on keyboard but you will get used to it. The most beneficial thing you can do on guitar ...


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Usually in upright pianos there is a spring based return mechanism that forces the damper on to the string when the key is depressed. The spring may be rusty or broken in which case only replacing it will solve the problem. Another possible cause, the axis of the damper lever may be partially displaced, giving unsuall resistance. In that case dismounting ...


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As a temporary (which may turn out to be permanent), you could stick something onto the damper, which seems like it's not pushing against the string/s enough. It will depend whether it's against 1,2 or 3 strings. Something like a small piece of foam that has sticky on one side, as long as it allows the note to play normally. It's admittedly an amateur ...


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Generally, the pitch is fixed. However, if you are playing music for other instruments, there may be some justification for adjusting pitches. For example, guitar is usually written one octave higher than it is played (when written correctly, an 8 below the clef indicates the shift). However, its bass notes tend to have an "unmuddier" sound than that of ...


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If all you're given is chords, then you don't really have enough information to go on to answer that question. It's up to you to pick the chord inversions/voicings and decide how high or low to play them, and so on. One simple way to play that Dm, for example, might be to play D4-F4-A5 in the right hand and D3 in the left hand. The C would be C4-E4-G4 ...


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Yes the bass is generally played with the left hand on the keyboard, when played with 2 hands. I think your question is very general because these rules can always be broken, i.e,. the chords can be played in the right hand and the melody played with the left, but allow me to clarify something. The bass isn't necessesarily dependent on the hand you play it ...


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In general, 2000 hours of focused practice will get you to a professional level. The "10000 hours of practice" number comes from an article studying Olympic athletes and thus is reserved for becoming the best musician possible given your innate limitations. As Josh Kaufman has demonstrated, even 20 hours of focused practice on a well-defined goal can ...


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My personnel suggestion is to Start from a Teacher.It will good to have a teacher for guidance.Later you can do self learning. For self learning lot of resources are available in internet like L&M Piano. http://www.learnandmaster.com/piano/ etc.


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After learning the basics of playing the piano, you can do a shortcut since you are basically only interested in playing popular songs. On udemy.com there are several courses on harmony and improvisation. You learn a standard set of harmonies for the left hand which can be played for any melody. It is simple to learn. You might check out the "Learn ...



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