Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1681824 - 05/20/11 10:02 PM Dozen a day help!!
abz Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/15/11
Posts: 4
Loc: UK
I bought the "Dozen a day" technical pre-practice exercises book and I've outgrown the first group now after a couple of weeks.

Trouble is I don't understand some of the notation on the second group. I've only just started on music theory and it's still like a foreign language to me!!

I know some others have mentioned this book on this forum so perhaps someone is a little further ahead than me and knows what it all means.

Exercise 3 "Jumping off the front porch steps" on group 2 has diagonal lines going from one note in a C chord on the treble staff going down to the bass to another note. What does this diagonal line mean?

Number 6 in this group "Jumping like a frog" is a total mystery.
Any help would be great thanks.

BTW. Hi, I'm Andrea. I've only just started learning piano by myself. Getting lessons soon but I can't start until at least next month. I'm 44 and have a Casio PX130. I'm making some progress with learning to read music and to play but very very slowly!!

Top
(ads P/S)
Sauter Pianos

piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1681841 - 05/20/11 10:51 PM Re: Dozen a day help!! [Re: abz]
Lain Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 613
I wonder if it's just a visual guide from one note to another. Do you have a picture of what it looks like?
_________________________
"You are the music while the music lasts" - T.S. Eliot

Top
#1681856 - 05/20/11 11:31 PM Re: Dozen a day help!! [Re: abz]
PeterDK Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/27/08
Posts: 6
Loc: Denmark
I think it means that you have to use your right hand for the upper c and your left hand for the lower c in the bass clef.


Edited by PeterDK (05/20/11 11:32 PM)
_________________________
Kawai K-5
Yamaha CLP 280

Top
#1682672 - 05/22/11 05:29 PM Re: Dozen a day help!! [Re: abz]
Sundew Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/04/07
Posts: 281
Loc: England
Agree with Peter. In Exercise 6 the small notes are called grace notes {also acciaccatura). You play the little grace bass notes with finger 3 but very fast, the accent being on finger 2 the normal sized note. Likewise with the Treble clef but here you play the small note with finger 2 and the normal size note with finger 3. Both notes together together form one beat.

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Download & Print Sheet Music Instantly
sheet music search
sheet music search

sheet music search
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
134 registered (Anne'sson, acortot, angelsong, 34 invisible), 1489 Guests and 30 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
74223 Members
42 Forums
153542 Topics
2250172 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Uneven key balance
by Beemer
6 minutes 33 seconds ago
Antique Piano Shop from TN
by IPDRPT
38 minutes 59 seconds ago
Piano song requests?
by kent2012
Today at 08:19 AM
Requests?
by kent2012
Today at 08:06 AM
2014 Bradshaw and Buono Piano Competition
by hsheck
Today at 01:21 AM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission