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An 88 key piano will have a TOTAL of 88 keys. White keys + black keys = 88.


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I hope someone with actual harpsichord experience chimes in, since most of what I'm writing here is hear-say. As you no-doubt already know, the two main things that you lack on a harpsichord, compared to a piano, is a long sustain, and any appreciable dynamics. I've heard that one way to compensate for the lack of dynamics is to vary the duration of the ...


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Accidentals are signs that are put just before a note to tell musicians to change the pitch (how high or low a sound is).The type of sign used shows how to change it. 1) The flat (♭) lowers the pitch by a semitone 2) The sharp (♯) raises the pitch by a semitone 3) The natural (♮) cancels any previous sign You can refer to the below site for more reference ...


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It sounds like in the case of learning simple written music, you are relying primarily on muscle memory. This means that your brain has memorized the series of movements, rather than a series of conscious decisions, in order to perform a piece. When you look down at your hands, your conscious mind gets in the way of the largely unconscious process that is ...


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It puts your visual analysis in gear and makes you conscious of your movements. But watching your movements arrives with a delay and detachment as opposed to initiating your movements: for anything but trivial play, movements are anticipated, so the brain activity in the motoric region precedes the actual action while your watching it trails in behind. You ...


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As a harpsichordist and pianist, I can say switching from piano to harpsichord should not pose any significant challenges. I started playing keys on an 88 key keyboard, and then went on to transition to harpsichord, and then a grand piano. As Tim mentions, dynamics do not exist on a harpsichord. Anything that you can play on a piano you'll be able to play ...


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No experience on a proper harpsichord, but my piano (electronic) has a harpsichord setting. Obviously the sound is fine, but it also disables the touch sensitivity. So from that aspect, it's possibly easier to play stuff, as dynamics don't exist! Since I play fairly percussively and dynamically on piano, it feels odd that nothing happens! Action wise - don't ...


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If the sympathetic vibration of piano strings is significant for quantum mechanics theories, you are doing something wrong. This is a wholly classical physics phenomenon. Sympathetic vibration is actually a rather standard phenomenon. I has happened to me repeatedly when practising singing that I was annoyed by some buzz that turned out to be, for ...


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With less than an octave span, you are going to have problems for quite a bit of literature. There are a few keyboard types friendlier to smaller hand spans, but you won't find most of them, with the exception of Jankó keyboards, on a piano or grand piano. But that's not really an option when you don't play in a "bring your own piano" setting. Note that ...



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