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#2103152 - 06/16/13 02:32 AM Étude......my solution to daily practice
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I am a night owl.

Family asleep but turned the volume down on my daughters key board and spent some time learning.

Sweet stuff. I would like to find something similar that hill help with the music theory and programming the brain,hands.


Just stating that étude is utter coolness.
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#2103233 - 06/16/13 09:48 AM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: DashanDad]
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I too have played my piano late into the night. Playing at 3:00am seems to have a certain charm all its own. smile

Of course, I can't play very well, but I do enjoy what little I can play.

As far as learning the keyboard, the consensus here on PW is to get a good teacher first and foremost. Otherwise, I'd suggest starting with learning the basic notes, scales and chord variations, along with proper finger and hand technique. This in itself will go a long way in helping to train the brain (left and right) and hands to work together and independently. I call it keyboard familiarization.

However, once again, me giving advice about learning to play the piano is like the blind leading the blind. smile

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#2103320 - 06/16/13 12:51 PM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: DashanDad]
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I agree .... it's all about chord patterns and scales that go along with the chords. Learn your chords (Harmony)first!
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#2103603 - 06/17/13 12:12 AM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Rickster


I too have played my piano late into the night. Playing at 3:00am seems to have a certain charm all its own.....



Rick, I couldn't do that until I moved all the way out into the country on a couple of acres (still haven't seen the neighbors yet after 2 years), and soundproofed all the bedrooms.

And I just LOVE IT!!!!!
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#2103830 - 06/17/13 12:47 PM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: DashanDad]
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My daughter gets the real teacher. I do her lessons also. so I can help her and be certain that she is practicing right.

YEs we make her go but she'll thank us. I had a chance to learn piano as a kid and passed it up .. then about 25 I wanted it but it was too late. No $ no time no piano.

Now at 39 I'm content to give it 40- min to an hour or so at night on a semi daily basis with no real end goal beyond reach a point of compotence that I can enjoy playing.

Some of the stuff by Adele seem manageable for the beginner.
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