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answered When is a piece in A minor versus C major?
Dec
18
answered How can I keep learning new songs and not forget the previous ones?
Dec
18
comment How reliable are keyboards and electric pianos?
@Mr.Boy: the Nord Electro gives you the most realistic sound and action.
Dec
18
answered How reliable are keyboards and electric pianos?
Dec
18
comment Suggestions for switching from piano to electronic keyboard?
Well, no matter what you do, you're never going to get full piano action on a synth. The one you've got has fully-weighted hammer-action, so that's about as close as you can get. As for making the transition, I'm not sure what you're looking for. You say synths are not a rhythm instrument, but they most certainly are!
Dec
17
comment The difference between self-taught and professional pianists
if you're limiting the discussion to the world of classical music, perhaps. But all other genres there are an abundance of competent musicians who are self-taught and every bit as good or better than the "formally taught" ones.
Dec
16
answered How can I get my guitar to “the next level” from intermediate to ok
Dec
9
answered How can you tell if the singer is in pitch?
Dec
9
answered How does your brain learn to play the piano two-handed?
Dec
9
answered Cheaper Rehearsals - Regular Practicing
Nov
26
comment Groovy piano/rhodes tunes
I noticed the first video, this guy has a bunch of youtube lessons on how to play funk, which show how he plays it on the keyboard, showing his chord voicings and etc, so I think that's your next best bet.
Nov
26
answered Groovy piano/rhodes tunes
Nov
25
answered What does “Open Vamp” mean?
Nov
10
answered Chord compatibility or something else?
Nov
6
comment D major in a C major Chord progression?
Think of it like this: C G Am F = I V VIm IV (in the key of C). ... G D Em C = I V VIm IV (in the key of G). The same chord progression in different keys.
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Aug
28
answered Techniques for creating melodies
Aug
26
comment Importance of sight reading for non-professional jazz guitarists?
Your best investment is to understand harmony and chords, and practice them until they are automatic. Ie. you look at a lead sheet and can instantly voice the chords.
Aug
26
answered Importance of sight reading for non-professional jazz guitarists?
Aug
26
answered Is it possible to learn theory without sight reading?