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When I play one note in piano, and play another after that, the latter makes the first silent. Does a particular note stops when another note is played , especially in piano?

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    Not on any piano I've ever played! What make/model? Surely not an acoustic piano? – Tim Sep 17 at 10:50
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    This is #3 in a series of really confused questions - music.stackexchange.com/questions/89715/… and music.stackexchange.com/questions/89687/… – Tetsujin Sep 17 at 11:40
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    On an electronic keyboard that lacks polyphonics (i.e., it can only play one note at a time), that's exactly what happens. As Tim pointed out, an acoustic piano can play 88 notes simultaneously. – Duston Sep 17 at 13:47
  • Hi, when you post a question, please try to be as detailed as possible. In addition to the questions in the other comments, are you holding keys down, and do you have a sustain pedal on your piano? – Carl Witthoft Sep 17 at 13:59
  • It may just be that you have an electronic keyboard, and it's set to play only one note at a time - some have this arrangement on certain sounds. Check with the instructions - reset to polyphony. – Tim Sep 17 at 15:18
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In general, you're theoretically supposed to stop playing a note at the end of its nominal duration. In most music another note is written at exactly that point, but there's no rule that requires this. So if there's a piece with a metronome mark setting the quarter note at sixty beats per minute, you play the quarter note for one second, regardless of what comes after it. Theoretically.

I say "theoretically" because musical interpretation and expression may lead a performer to shorten or lengthen a note slightly, or more than slightly. Sometimes this is in response to an articulatory or expressive mark made by the composer, and sometimes it comes from the performer's own sensibilities.

When you're playing the piano, each note you play stops sounding when you lift the key, unless you're using a pedal (other than the soft pedal).

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