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#1109046 - 10/29/04 08:38 AM A FLAT, B SHARP WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHAT KEYS ARE THEY, HOW DO YOU KNOW BY HEARING
AV3Y Offline
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Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 1
IM FROM UK ENGLAND IM 20 YRS OLD THIS IS MY FIRST POST AND IM JUST ABOUT TO PURCHASE A 73 KEY KEYBOARD AND ACTUALLY TEACH MYSELF TO PLAY THE PIANO AS IVE BEEN WANTING TO SINCE I WAS 12.
BUT CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN FIND OUT WHAT THE KEYS ARE CALLED (SHARP, MINOR, FLAT ETC) AND WHAT ON EARTH IT MEANS.

THANK YOU

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#1109047 - 10/29/04 09:04 AM Re: A FLAT, B SHARP WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHAT KEYS ARE THEY, HOW DO YOU KNOW BY HEARING
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
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just get a keyboard/piano instruction book or a music theory book and then you will know all these!

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#1109048 - 10/29/04 09:54 AM Re: A FLAT, B SHARP WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHAT KEYS ARE THEY, HOW DO YOU KNOW BY HEARING
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Registered: 05/19/04
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http://www.pianoforlife.com

Here's a good DVD/VHS program as well.
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#1109049 - 10/29/04 12:00 PM Re: A FLAT, B SHARP WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHAT KEYS ARE THEY, HOW DO YOU KNOW BY HEARING
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Registered: 02/20/04
Posts: 643
Loc: Plano, Texas
WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING AV3Y? Welcome to the forum and it's great to hear you want to play piano. Now, take a deep breath and ask yourself this question, "do I want to learn to play piano[/b] , or do I want to learn to play a keyboard[/b]?" If the answer is piano, then save your money and start looking for a piano. Not everyone in this forum plays on a piano, but most do. I think most would agree that if you want to learn to play piano you need to play on a piano. Keyboards feel very different than a piano. Next, I would start to interview potential piano teachers. If you really want to do this correctly, good instruction is key to your advancement. Additionally, a good instructor can sometimes help you with your piano buying decisions. It's not uncommon for beginners to "hire" their teacher to demo the particular piano they are interested in to see if it sounds and plays properly.
Also, make sure you are ready for a long journey. Be prepared to spend months, maybe even years, perfecting your abilities before you can feel confident in your playing. But, most important, try to have fun along the way.
Good Luck,
Jon
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#1109050 - 10/29/04 02:32 PM Re: A FLAT, B SHARP WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHAT KEYS ARE THEY, HOW DO YOU KNOW BY HEARING
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#1109051 - 11/06/04 09:05 AM Re: A FLAT, B SHARP WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHAT KEYS ARE THEY, HOW DO YOU KNOW BY HEARING
Jac Ang Offline
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Registered: 08/06/04
Posts: 27
Loc: Singapore
Hi AV3Y,

Since you want to do some much in doing ralated to Piano.Y don't you consider to hire a piano teacher for your lessons.

Self-teach is tough and may not be adviseable.
Get professional opinion.HIRE a Piano teacher.

It you really love to play piano then plan for your learning journey.

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#1109052 - 11/06/04 12:04 PM Re: A FLAT, B SHARP WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHAT KEYS ARE THEY, HOW DO YOU KNOW BY HEARING
mikhailoh Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
It is possible to teach yourself, but you could pick up a lot of bad habits among the way.

If you can afford it a teacher is the way to go. If not, it is certainly better to try to teach yourself than to not play!

Flats, sharps, all these will become clear to you in due time.
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