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This guidance really should come from teacher, especially as s/he mentioned it! However, I keep mine at between 1 and 1.5mm from the skin. Bearing in mind I also play guitar and bass,it's a bit of a compromise on r.h. On the other hand (!) as long as you don't have long manicured nails such as thiose found on some ladies, you'll be o.k. Ask teacher.


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Short enough to not click on the keys when playing with curved fingers. I've just done mine.


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Unfortunately, I cannot suggest specific techniques to help your playing, but there are a few things I can suggest. !) There are some physical therapists that specialize in working with musicians. Although your problem is not a musical injury, because it affects your playing you may want to try and find one of these PTs. They may be able to suggest things a ...


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The following suggestion is based on my experience developing a software course called Guitar Speed Trainer and on countless conversations with users of that course. Of course the guitar has a whole different set of issues than the piano, but I think that some of the general principles are valid for all instruments, and I hope this will help you at least a ...


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Some pretty straightforward advice: The point of practicing slow is to break the song down and see what mistakes you make. Playing a fast piece might not help you understand why you make mistakes. When you play the same piece slowly, see in which parts you make the mistakes, see why you are making the mistakes and practice those until you fix them and can ...


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Instruments that have mutiple elements for producing notes, such that those elements keep producing tone after they are activated:sustain—plucked strings, struck blocks and such, support a technique called lasciare suonare ("let ring"). This means that we play the music by initating all the right notes at the right time, but allow them to decay ...


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It would help to have some better examples. In the example you gave the 5th string open is A and that's okay to put on a D chord. However, I can't imaging how that is ringing since the C chord has the 3rd fret of the 5th string fingered. I am used to seeing "let ring" when they want you to play something arpeggiated. For example the into to Stairway to ...


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It mainly depends on how old the player is, the skill level, and how long they have played the instrument. It really depends but I would say 1 month maybe.


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This doesn't sound like they are banning you from singing, but that you are scared to perform to an audience - even one merely perceived to be within earshot. If you want to keep on singing, that's certainly something you need to put behind you sooner rather than later.


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My recommendation is three-fold: Practice and memorize the major and minor scales, and the keys. It will help tremendously when you're playing, so that you don't forget all the accidentals (i.e. remember that a piece written in C major has only natural notes, G major and E minor have only 1 sharp, etc). Get an appropriate book (I teach at the local music ...


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These chords are all less than an octave. So you should be able to reach the notes. You’ll notice the hands are placed on the black keys and the white keys are played in between You need to do this. This requires more strength than stretch as you need to play further up the fulcrum of the white key. I would highly recommend a good teacher if you wish to play ...


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If this is your first piece you play, it probably is too hard for you. Even if it is not the first one, but you are learning playing piano for less than 3 years, it could still be too hard. But if you really like it you can keep trying to play it to keep high your mood, but do not expect too much. In any case, remember: you cannot become good at playing a ...


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After following the comments and answers, and after seeing your practice video, I'm giving this answer. Q: How to practice for speed and consistency? A: By practicing speed and consistency ONLY. Forget about this song's busy piano arrangement, it is beyond your current abilities. Practice speed and consistency on much simpler songs and exercises. You must ...


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My way is always to reduce and simplify a piece e.g.as you say not play the octaves (l.h. Bass tone, r.h. only triads) and the arpeggio passage as block chord. If you have the music understood and “caught” (like we say in German begreifen for understanding = catch with your fingers!) you can be able to add the octaves. So your fingers will find the keys and ...


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You are doing something wrong. Practice makes sense when - after each failure - you understand its reason and try to adjust - work to make the specific fix. Your problem might be caused by gazillion things: wrong arm position, wrong hand position, wrong fingering, focusing on the wrong thing altogether (sometimes problems in left hand can manifest as ...


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Seems to me you are making a very specific type of mistake over and over so I think your best course of action is to shelve the piece and discuss this with a teacher or at least a more experienced player to see if there is something you can change in your technique or something you can practice to improve your accuracy with jumps rather than continuing to ...


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How old are you (I'm only asking to find out whether your hands will grow, no need for a specific age)? There are some things you could do. For a start, I'd do what I have been doing for years: practise all your scales with their diatonic chords every day. No need to practise in all 12 keys. You can dedicate 6 days of the week to 2 keys each and revise them ...


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I’m always singing, whistling, humming (in the supermarket, at the beach, when walking, biking, or when I have to wait in a queue ... never mind what other say. But when I’m writing music I’m a kind of whistling and whispering. If you want to practice your voice (sonority, resonance, breathing, articulation, volume, vibrato etc, you have to sing a loud. ...


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If you want to hear your voice through the headphones, it's going to be difficult to avoid using a microphone! You might be surprised at how cheaply you can buy a small mixer with inputs for guitar and mic. Look at the Berhinger stuff. Maybe no need to use the Fender amp at all - mixers generally have a headphone output.


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You have to be intuitive, at the moment I understand that you're in a state of uncertainty and doubt, however, the majority of answers you will receive on here, you'll know yourself, because hardly any of these people will have cutoff a finger and been a pianist at the same time, therefore, they won't understand your situation anymore than you do. Remember ...


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In practice, let your ears decide! In theory, is the note part of the chord you are trying to carve? If not, mute. You'll know when to mute with experience. There are techniques that use either hand for muting, both for finger style and pick. In your specific example the 5th string is A, which is the 5th of D, part of the major triad, so not muting it sound ...


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There is sort of a duality to learning music. On the one hand you would benefit from a systematic approach to learning the instrument and mastering technique. This is really critical and in my opinion anyone who wants to learn an instrument will benefit from lessons, working through the Mel Bay Series, Carcassi, Levitt, etc. On the other hand the thing ...


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If it is taking you months to learn a song, that means the song is too hard for your playing standard now, this is a very common mistakes when people are learning. You should start with easy arrangements and work your way up. Here are some websites that I find useful for learning fingerstyle guitar: https://www.fingerstyle-guitar-today.com https://www....


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Only just stumbled on this very old question. Problem: tuners are calibrated to recognise notes that belong in 12tet. Instruments such as piano, and the frets on a guitar, will, simplistically, play all notes from any octave, tuned so that each semitone is one twelfth of that octave. Things have developed that way so that there is a 'standard' and all keys ...


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