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I don't know what keyboard that is, but that looks like the control for the ABC [Auto Bass Chord] system [That's a Yamaha term, other manufacturers may call it something else, but they all do a similar job]. Basically, it's a chord recognition mode. When set to Normal, the ABC system is off. Whatever notes you play, that's what you will hear. Fingered ...


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When it comes to fingering questions, the broader the question the more the answer will be: "it depends." That is probably why you find conflicting information online, too many answers that don't provide the specific context for one fingering approach versus another. You can say that generally your fingers get placed about mid-way along the length ...


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Well, if you mean Yamaha PSR-F51, you "feel like you don't know how to play the piano" because that is not an actual piano keyboard. A realistic piano keyboard is a weighted keyboard (which is what the P45 provides), as it imitates all the aspects of a real piano keyboard: feeling, weight and inertia. Some keyboards even have mechanics that are ...


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The Yamaha P-45 has weighted keys to make it feel more like playing an acoustic piano.1 They will feel heavy compared to the PSR-F51, which does not have weighted keys and so are very easy to press.2 1 The P-45 spec on the Yamaha website indicates "Graded hammer standard (GHS) keyboard", which means that the keys at the bass end of the keyboard ...


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Answer is - it depends!. Since our fingers aren't all the same length, each will press down its individual note at a different point anyway. Thumb, being a couple of inches less reach than the middle finger, will usually press near the end of the key nearest to the player, while middle will generally press close to the black keys' ends. But - there are going ...


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In addition to the other answers, it can also depend on how wide your fingers are. I do not have pianist fingers; my middle finger especially is so wide that it is a problem on most pianos to play a white key with it between the black keys. Even when perfectly parallel to the keys, it rubs on the black keys substantially on typical keyboards. I guess I'm ...


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In addition to the points made in the other answers, there is one other thing to take into consideration, and that is hand size. If you have large hands and long fingers, you can get away with keeping your palms further away from the keyboard and still be able to reach both black and white keys more easily. But if you have smaller hands (and I have seen ...


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