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There really are no major limits for playing anything in any key on piano. Certain players are more familiar and comfortable with certain keys, but it is possible for a pianist to play in any key. It's all just a matter of practice. The only minor stumbling block is the fingering of a piece may change with the key.


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There are two basic rules of thumb for chords. You always want your harmony to reflect your melody so if the melody you are harmonizing has a 9th, 11th, or 13th of the chord you are playing in it it would be easy to use it in a chord. Look for common tones and chromatic movement between chords in a progression. For example in the progression you listed ...


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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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The first thing you need to consider is this: What kind of music are you playing? The use of the extended chords differ from genre to genre. If for instance you are playing a Bach song, it would be hard to find an extended chord, unless the 9th,11th or 13th note exists from a previous chord. In Jazz, generally 9th,11th and 13th chords are really common; ...


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I had a keyboard, casio lk-100 I think. It had 100 songs you could learn. I found to be very useful. What I did wad first have the keyboard play by itself so I hear the timing. Then I would play using the lights as a guide. Sure, as another post stated, it lights up when it needs to be played but with practice I was at the key before it lit. I learned ...


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I recommend The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine for a fuller explanation of this, but there are some guidelines. In a Western Music context, you can add a 2 or 9 to just about any chord. A true 9th chord also includes the flatted 7th. That chord is most commonly used as a dominant, so a G9 in the key of C, A9 in the key of D, F9 in the key of Bb, etc. The ...


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Well, having completed "Bach, Prelude 1, WTC" makes "Bach, Fugue 1, WTC" a natural choice for ambition. Like the prelude, it gets along with a modest amount of black keys. Start by not playing more than two voices at a time (it probably takes quite a bit of planning and marker to figure out which parts to play), sometimes using both hands, sometimes using ...


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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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