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#1990595 - 11/25/12 06:30 AM Piano Keyboard - General Question!
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I guess this applies over the range, natural and digital - Does anybody find that the black keys could do with being a tad thinner, for those with wider fingers?

If you go into a shoe shop you can get wide shoes . . . .
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#1990620 - 11/25/12 08:38 AM Re: Piano Keyboard - General Question! [Re: peterws]
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You have to develope your own technique... angle/tilt your fingers so they go between the black keys smoothly.

Of course, this is one of the reasons I like to play in the key of C so much. smile

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#1990624 - 11/25/12 08:48 AM Re: Piano Keyboard - General Question! [Re: peterws]
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Mason and Hamlin rosewood sharps were slightly narrower than "normal" - which would mean the gap is wider.
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#1990651 - 11/25/12 10:33 AM Re: Piano Keyboard - General Question! [Re: peterws]
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And older Baldwin sharps were a little taller.

Test the space between the three sharps. It's a little narrower than the space between C# and D# (on almost any keyboard).

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#1990680 - 11/25/12 11:55 AM Re: Piano Keyboard - General Question! [Re: peterws]
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They vary. I had trouble getting my fingers between the keys of my piano teacher's first piano, but when she replaced it, it was easier.
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#1990693 - 11/25/12 12:33 PM Re: Piano Keyboard - General Question! [Re: peterws]
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You can taper the sharps.
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#1990699 - 11/25/12 12:53 PM Re: Piano Keyboard - General Question! [Re: peterws]
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Finger diet...

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