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Oct
19
comment How to exercise my fingers in extreme bending when playing piano?
@Tim Yep, it is. I used D# because I didn't know how to express the Eb without special characters, heh.
Oct
19
comment How to exercise my fingers in extreme bending when playing piano?
They can reach the octave, I can easily pull An octave +1 note if it's just thumb and pinky. Because of the index finger being too much to the left though my fingers: a) have almost no strength so when I push down onto the keys they move b) I have hard time not accidentally pressing the neighboring keys with my thumb and pinky. I can almost make it, I just feel like I need to build up strength and agility in the fingers.
Oct
19
comment How to exercise my fingers in extreme bending when playing piano?
@Tetsujin Bah. I had to walk to the piano to check and I was actually going 1 2 3 5, I just didn't have the keyboard handy when writing the post and remembered it wrong.
Feb
13
comment How to play a song without making mistakes?
"these skills actually develop while you sleep" Can you give a reference to this? I've found this to be pretty true based on my personal experience but I'd like to know if there is any scientific basis to it.
Jan
16
comment How to learn piano improvisation
What I meant is that this gives me a ready recipe. I want to get knowledge and skills which will allow me to create such recipes. It's hard for me to believe that there are no universal skills and knowledge one should possess to be able to improvise better, regardless of the style one wants to improvise in, but if I am wrong, please correct me.
Jan
16
comment How to learn piano improvisation
Thanks, but I don't want a 'quick cheat' - I want to know what I should learn, it might be a long learning period, to start getting better at it.
May
8
comment Is Hanon's “Virtuoso Pianist” good for self-taught musician?
haha, good one :). I think these arguments really strike my heart so I suppose I must be a good laziness rationalizer too ;).
May
5
comment Is Hanon's “Virtuoso Pianist” good for self-taught musician?
What you say reminds me of this book - pianopractice.org Nevertheless I suppose this also works, and I love not wasting time on mindless practice, but I feel like my fingers could use some "straining" and training and I thought Hanon would be a fine choice.
May
5
comment Is Hanon's “Virtuoso Pianist” good for self-taught musician?
It's a good plan. I meant to take one or two sessions with a teacher just to learn a bit about the proper techniques, but I never really had time/dedication to carry on with this. I will have to reconsider this someday though.