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What is good software for learning how to sight-read?
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The best one I've found so far is Noteable. It drills you on different notes, allowing you to choose which notes and/or key signature(s) you want to practice, and even learns which notes you're ...

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Yamaha vs Casio digital piano - is there an objective comparison?
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The prevailing stereotype is that Yamaha are the real digital pianos, while Casio makes primarily toys. While this may have been true ~20 years ago, it's definitely not anymore. I'm not sure what ...

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How can I improve my piano sight reading?
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Do flash cards! This is much easier, and a lot more fun, if you have a good software program (and a MIDI-enabled keyboard/computer) to help you out :)

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Are there any games useful for ear training?
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I've never used it, but Sibelius has some ear-training software called Auralia which is supposed to build your ear up using training and games.

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Why can't wearing both ear muffs (whether passive or active) and earplugs simultaneously yield more than 36 dB noise reduction ratio (NRR)?
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In addition to what @Tom_C said, another reason is that both earplugs and earmuffs are very good at blocking high-frequency sounds, but very poor at blocking low frequency ones. Presumably the "...

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Coated Strings—Gimmick, or worth the money?
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Yes, they definitely last longer. I always wash my hands with soap and water before playing if my hands feel even the slightest bit greasy. Doing this and playing daily, a normal pack of strings ...

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What is good software for learning how to sight-read?
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Here's another one: PrestoKeys. The free version has pretty much all the features of Noteable, but with nicer graphics. It also supports accidentals, and a timed scrolling mode. and supports ...

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What is good software for learning how to sight-read?
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Another one I just found: Finale. It claims to have flash cards and "music-themed puzzles and games" to help learn various aspects of music playing and theory. However, I've never tried it. It ...

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