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I need ideas for pianos songs

I really just like to go though my favorite songs on Spotify and then get search what chords they have and check if they are easy to play :D you can Google each chords individually and see how to play ...
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How do I convert Piano songs for Guitar?

Heyo 🤗 I am a computer scientist and guitar player and was really annoyed by the lack of tools for turning a piano chord progression into tabs quickly. So I decided to create a tool that does exactly ...
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How to get more accurate performances with difficult passages (eg. the end of Chopin Nocturne in C# minor)

Playing the exact passage over and over might seem like the path of "practice makes perfect" but I see two problems in that approach: If you make mistakes in the process, you just reinforce ...
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How to get more accurate performances with difficult passages (eg. the end of Chopin Nocturne in C# minor)

I have around 50 percent chance to mess up the long fast scale at the end ... Is there anything special I need to do in my practice beyond just repeating this scales many times to get more consistent? ...
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How to get more accurate performances with difficult passages (eg. the end of Chopin Nocturne in C# minor)

First, you can’t become 100% completely consistent, we are all human and will make mistakes from time to time. Second, there are things you can do to improve, and simple repetition won’t do as much as ...
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How can I significantly improve my hand independence on piano?

I started taking piano lessons about 7 years ago ... I have no hand independence at all. What kind of piano teacher would give 7 years of lessons without teaching hand independence?!? You can roughly ...
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How to get more accurate performances with difficult passages (eg. the end of Chopin Nocturne in C# minor)

Many of the activities we do are either purely physical (do enough "reps" and your muscles get stronger) or purely cognitive (encounter and understand a new concept). Practicing an ...
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How can I significantly improve my hand independence on piano?

You cannot learn how to learn this. You cannot prepare to learn it by doing something else first. There is no incorrect method, because there is no method at all. It's like a child learning to walk; ...
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How to practice playing "not matching" rhythms in both hands?

Chopin often writes combinations that are obviously not intended to be worked out mathematically, because it would be ridiculously difficult to play them correctly, and it wouldn't even sound good if ...
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How to practice playing "not matching" rhythms in both hands?

On this example, an easier method is actually described by the kerning of the notes. Notice the space between the first group of 4 and then the group of 3 in the 7-tuple. There are 3 requirements for ...
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How to practice playing "not matching" rhythms in both hands?

I would suggest to try to play it "mathematically correct" as the first step. Often the best method to practice simultaneous rhythms is by learning them linearly. See the example below. ...
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How to practice playing "not matching" rhythms in both hands?

Tuplets in one hand don't often match up to what's played with the other. Best method to practise is to use a metronome. This could be set for the two crotchets in the l.h., which would give you the ...
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Difference between a grand piano and a MIDI keyboard

Looking online at the Intern INT-KB-6101 it appears to be a velocity-sensitive but unweighted keyboard. It will feel a LOT different to a real piano! There are keyboards that attempt to more closely ...
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Difference between a grand piano and a MIDI keyboard

difference in feel In my opinion, despite good electronic pianos nice weighted keys, the touch is very different from a real piano. Real pianos often have heavy touch, although that varies greatly ...
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Difference between a grand piano and a MIDI keyboard

A lot of MIDI keyboards are more like organ keys - they switch notes (or rather the signals from those notes) into MIDI signals. Some will have aftertouch. A grand piano has a far more sophisticated ...
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Harmonic minor 'A'. How is left hand (bass staff) affected?

You didn't ask about measures three and four of the right hand; you just added the sharp on the second note in measure three. This is the same as the first two bars of the left hand. Another way of ...
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Harmonic minor 'A'. How is left hand (bass staff) affected?

Those notes are shown in reverse order in the bass clef - not sure why. But when you count from the root - A - you will always get to ^7 as G (in key A minor), so that's the note in question.
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Harmonic minor 'A'. How is left hand (bass staff) affected?

When speaking of the seventh (or second or third or… ) it’s always relative to the ascending scale. These numbers — scale “degrees” — are associated with specific pitches within the scale. So, for A ...
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Chopin Op. 9 No. 3 m. 27

It's just a 'fit all these in' - plet. Happens a lot in piano music. Don't try to be strictly metronomic, just make sure the underlying 8ths are vaguely the right tempo.
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Chopin Op. 9 No. 3 m. 27

Yes, it's a 21-tuplet, but it need not be played in strict time; it can be treated something like a cadenza, though not quite that freely. These occur quite frequently in Chopin, and discussion on how ...
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How to convert notes into chords?

(For this answer to make more sense, let's assume that I don't know the tune in the question.) My algorithm for harmonizing notes is based on my chord vocabulary I have gathered by playing lots of ...
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Piano sheet music: how to play this notation (pedals)?

The Problems There are several issues involved here: The score as written isn't playable without pedal. The MuseScore playback doesn't need pedal, because it's a computer realization, not a human one....
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Piano sheet music: how to play this notation (pedals)?

On a lot of digital pianos, there's the facility to make a pedal sostenuto. That means when it's pressed, it only sustains the notes that are being played at that moment. Find that on your piano, and ...
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Chopin Nocturne in F minor Op. 55 No. 1 m.71 accidental and fingering

The Ab is used because the harmony at that moment is Bb7 (Bb-D-F-Ab); whereas, the G# is used because the harmony at that moment is E7 (E-G#-B-D). The lower score is emphasizing execution over (...
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Piano Concertos: Why is Brahms 2 considered more mature than Rachmaninoff 3?

Yeah people have opinions, it's fine. Someone has been mentioning not finding a lot of emotional depth in Rachmaninoff's output. I can only laugh at that. I personally find INCREDIBLE emotional depth ...
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Piano Sheet Music: Two Voices - Same Note

As stated in another answer, the different stem directions show two different parts written on a single staff. Typically they might be sung by sopranos and altos, or played by two instruments. A note ...
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Piano Sheet Music: Two Voices - Same Note

This kind of writing happens often when reduced to piano parts. It simply means here, that the soprano and alto lines converge, and it makes easier reading to put two stems on the same note. No need ...
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