Questions tagged [piano]

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What fingering to use for Ornithology on piano?

I'm trying to play ornithology on piano and was wondering what fingering would be best for the first line. Whatever I try seems uncomfortable... Thanks!
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Piano finger numbers for the attached measure

I was wondering if anyone could add finger numbers above each note on the measure below. I can't really seem to find a way to play the whole thing and still manage play it in legato (notice the slurs ...
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Are left hand chord patterns influenced by the time signature?

Does the time signature dictate what chord pattern you use on the left hand? For example, in "row your boat" a 6/8 time, I'll repeat the chord twice. So if I'm playing the 3 notes of the chord and ...
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Alligator crawl rhythm

How to play this rhythm? And what does it mean? Moderato [ half note = c.66 ] Thanks in advance.
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Music with 3 Staves

I am new and have a question. The sheet music with the staves are shown below. I want to play the piano only part. Could someone tell me what chords (keys) to play for the attached piano part only?
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Compare these two sheets of music(piano)?

I've been playing piano and learning theory for almost 2 years now. The most difficult piece I've successfully learned was Aria in d minor (k32) by Scarlatti. A quick google search tells me that this ...
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What is the chord: B F# A

So I was analyzing a song on the piano and saw a broken chord with notes B, F# and A (all ascending). Now it looks like root note, perfect fifth and minor seventh. If you add minor third, it becomes ...
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Interesting cord progressions for piano? [closed]

Self-taught pianist here... I've been playing piano for almost a year now and I've been making up my own compositions. Recently, I feel like I've hit a plateau in regards to style. All of my ...
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Are pieces for orchestra written mainly by pianists and keyboard players?

I'm just wondering if pieces for orchestra are/were mainly written on pianos or synthesizers. Is it just written on piano for all the instruments since on the piano it's easiest to play both harmony/...
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The Song “Spanish Guitar”: How is this played on piano/keyboard?

The Song It's called Spanish Guitar. PDF Link: Spanish Guitar.pdf. What I know This music has music symbols and info I'm unfamiliar with. But this what I've found searching on the internet: vivace:...
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Complete online piano source/lessons [closed]

I want to start playing the piano and have no experience at all. I have been looking around for some good sites and resources that can take me from zero to a level where I learn songs from sheet ...
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bass composition for a violinist [closed]

I need help urgently for a composition project. I am a violinist and completely unable to play the piano and I do not know how to compose for the bass of c major FOR A PIANO ( I mean I can but it's ...
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Has anyone built a piano based on the chromatic scale? [duplicate]

It's a very simple idea although it's difficult to explain exactly what I mean... If you notice for a moment that there are just two sets of whole note scales, if you imagine a piano where all the ...
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How are child piano prodigies taught so quickly?

Can you create prodigies or are they born? I'm mostly curious how teachers handle a student like this, and what methods they would use. Please give credentials before you answer. Edit 1: I was ...
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In one note played on a piano, say C4, what can we say about the phases of the different frequencies heard?

Say C4 is played. There are the harmonics, and then other frequencies of lesser amplitude. Based on how a string vibrates, can we describe a pattern to the phases of these frequencies?
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Is Yousician's way a right way to teach piano? [closed]

I am learning piano using Yousician app on my iOS device. In this app, the student/user is shown the notes in staff notation or colored bars showing which fingers to use and which notes to play. The ...
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Why does my key want to modulate? [closed]

I have this issue where the C major I'm playing wants to become D major and I'm trying to figure out why. I'm basically playing a descending C major scale. I play it note by note, from high to low in ...
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Can I use a midi-keyboard without pc?

I am planning to buy a piano keyboard with weighted keys. I searched on Amazon and found these two -- https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Hammer-88-Hammer-Action-Controller/dp/B0714D3DVN/ref=sr_1_1?s=...
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Why pianists change ruin their nice melodies in the continue? [closed]

I am listening to a piano music and it raised a question which I was thinking about it for a long time: Why do pianists start with nice melodies and they ruin it afterwards? They suddenly change the ...
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How to play left handed chords in piano and keyboard?

While playing songs from a fake book, I use the left hand bass octave with chord voicing on the right hand if I am playing in piano. However in keyboard, I can't play the bass octave along with ...
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The Truth About Cmb6 [closed]

Cm6 contains an A Because the minor interval itself is derived from a major's. Cm: C, Eb, G. If Cm6 is built on its own minor scales C, Eb, G, Ab, then Cm7 will contain C, Eb, G, A instead of C, Eb, G,...
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What are piano keys made of? [closed]

What are piano keys made of? Are they made of plastic (whites) and ebony (blacks)?