Learn To Play Keyboards

geeky messIf your goal is to produce your own music then you really do need to learn to play keyboards. Even a basic knowledge will get you a long way.

There are those who believe that if you know how to handle the music software then playing piano isn’t important at all but if you have a basic knowledge of piano playing then you will be able to form much richer chords and arrangements even though the sounds that you are producing are not piano sounds but other instruments.

To learn to play keyboards is essential for any composer or songwriter.
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Sad piano chords

What exactly are sad piano chords?

Typically people have always regarded the minor chords as being the sad sounding chords. They are however made all the more sad sounding when a single minor chord is suddenly played after a major chord.

Other types of chords have their own properties too. Suspended chords for example have a certain kind of ambiguity about them, augmented chord are sometimes thought of as being spooky or dramatic sounding.

Experiment with the different types of chords and identify emotions with them. When you are improvising or trying to compose then you will be able to use these emotions when choosing your chords.

Top Beginners Piano News for April 4, 2009

Playing Piano By Ear

Playing piano by ear is something that some people do right from the start. They learn this way and most often than not they will find it difficult to play by reading music or even chord sheets.

Others start to learn piano playing by reading music, a lot of these people find it equally as difficult to play anything with out the music in fromt of them.

The best scenario is when you learn right from the start how to play by ear and how to read music both at the same time. Don’t choose any one method but learn how to play the piano by ear and also learn how to read music. You will benefit greatly in the long run by doing this.

The Best Learn To Play The Piano Posts from Mar 2009

We had loads of beginner piano posts last month. Here is a selection of some of the better ones:
  • Basic Piano Techniques
    Posted on Sunday, March 29th, 2009 in Piano Techniques – Comments: (0)
    There are some basic piano techniques that really need to be mastered before you can continue on an advance to more intermediate levels. If these basic playing techniques are not established right from the start then your laying will not be able to advance beyond a certain level.If you have developed bad habits then correcting these habits later may be virtually impossible so great care should be taken. If you are learning at home on your own by using a home study method then you would benefit from going to see a qualified  piano teacher once in a while just to make sure your basic piano technique is OK and you have not taken on bad posture or any other bad habits.
  • Top Beginners Piano News for March 28, 2009
    Posted on Saturday, March 28th, 2009 in beginners piano – Comments: (0)
    Hot Sheets, Four Day Coupon and Give-A-Ways in The Whole Note!March 28, 2009 – 4 day coupon so you can play piano songs at homeHow to Evaluate *Piano* lessons Online Using a *Piano* Course ReviewMarch 28, 2009 – Sorting out what’s what in online piano coursesTo Improvise Or Not To Improvise. That Is The Question.
  • piano chords guide
    Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 in piano chords – Comments: (0)
    The piano chords guide that we offer for free download over on the right hand side of the page is only a very basic and abridged document.Our piano chord guide contains the 24 basic major and mimor chords. that is the major and minor verions of the chords for each of the twelve notes of the octave. There are in reality hundreds of chords that you can play on the piano. Besides the major and minor chords there are also diminished, augmented, 7ths minor 7ths and major 7ths, suspended, 11ths, 13ths… and the list goes on. Apart from having one chord for each of the 12 notes in the octave, each chord can be played in a variety of inversions with at least 3 different ways of playing each chord.
  • Practice makes purrrfect
    Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 in beginners piano – Comments: (0)
    These are the sort of results you can expect by signing up for a Rocket Piano home study piano course.
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