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You are overthinking this. You are free to use whichever fingers you like when playing a piece but obviously some fingerings will work better than others. What you need to do is to find a fingering that works for you and then try to always do that. Your "muscle memory" will simply work when you have practiced enough. If you find a passage where there are ...


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We try to find a good fingering - that might mean 'good for YOU' considering your hand size - and stick to it. Not because it's a 'rule', but because it's effecient! You don't want to be hunting for each note every time you play the piece! Let your hands learn where to go, then your playing can become fluent.


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You needn't calculate or estimate or do fancy math. Others have measured piano string decay rates, and they're messy: Measurements have been made on a high‐quality spinet piano to determine the initial amplitude and decay characteristics of the principal harmonic components of notes covering the entire scale. Decay rates of individual components varied ...


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Yes. As a professional, there's no way one could study on anything but a real piano. A professional pianist masters the instrument in a way that to perform a piece giving it all he/she has in mind, a real piano will be needed, or the desired sound just won't be achieved. That being said, if there are specific circumstances in which a pianist can't gain ...


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Yes, it is fine, to a certain extent. I have been playing piano for over ten years and often I will switch between playing a chord 1-2-5 and 1-3-5, for no particular reason at all. However, like other answers have pointed out, you should still attempt to find the best fingering for yourself, one that is the most natural and comfortable. Occasionally, you ...


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Think of it this way. You make a journey to somewhere. Ten times, a different way each time. Will you know the way there? Or ten times the same way. Will you then know the way there? Humans often learn by repetition. (Yes, some learn the hard way, but that's their problem!). By repeating the same action, whatever it is becomes ingrained more quickly. So ...


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Stereo TRS is very different from balanced TRS. You should not use a TRS to TRS cable. It will lead to ugly phasing effects. The TRS connector in the piano is really only meant to drive stereo headphones. However, it is common to use it as stereo line out. Connecting the left and right signal will force the built in headphone amp to produce a mono mix. It ...


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" I'm learning a song in G scale, I'll have my fingers positioned in a certain way since I know the notes of that song. Now if i want to play another song in G scale, my finger position will be in a different way since the notes of this song are different. " And it's even worse than that! Even within the SAME piece of music, even if it stays diatonically ...


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Good beginner question! In the first set of songs you'll learn, you'll probably be expected to use the first five notes of that G scale. So you'll put your hand in a position where all five notes are playable with a finger each - like middle finger will press B every time. After that, it does appear to get tricky. And learning the G major scale is, in my ...


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actually you can take any finger on any key, but often it is more comfortable to use the thumb for the white keys and the longer fingers for the black keys. A good example is the scale of B major as you can play it 123 1234 1 then you go through the circle of fifth and mind that always the seventh degree (ti) is playes by finger 4 and the thumb takes the ...


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Finally figured it out! Somehow. Thank G-d. Basically it has to do with the order in which you plug in and switch on. What I did was I switched of the piano and unplugged the MIDI cable from the interface (while Ableton was running, I think). Then plugged it back in and then switched on the piano and voila! Signal. Crazy stuff. Not my most productive ...


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The list of MIDI interfaces only shows your MIDI interface, because the piano is not a MIDI interface, it is a MIDI device sending messages to your MIDI interface. Ableton Live does not know which devices, if any, are connected to the MIDI interface via a MIDI cable. MIDI is a somewhat simpler protocol than USB, and device names and models are not (generally)...


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