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Finger Exercises For Piano – Major Arpeggios And The Legato

Piano finger exercise help you play better. They are essential in speeding up the overall learning process and advacement in technique. Strength and dexterity of fingers plays a keen role in learning different genres of piano music like jazz and classical piano. Developing good finger movement will help you play for longer and avoid issues like cramps and injuries.

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What Is A Good Piano Playing Technique

What technique or style of playing the piano should you use? Piano technique is something that is closely related to things like posture, hand position, key fingering and other physical aspects of playing the piano. These are just some of the things that are involved in Developing the right piano playing technique.  Don’t confuse piano technique with […]

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How To Stand and Play the Keyboard

To Sit Or To Stand When Playing the Keyboard. Strange as it may seem to you some people actually stand when playing the piano. Well not the piano really but when playing a digital keyboard. Pianos are made of almost the same height and it is not possible or feasible to play them standing up.However, […]

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How To Sit On The Piano – Right Position For Back, Arms and Legs

I have realised that almost all activities call for a specific posture in order to be the most efficient, whether you are doing a particular exercise or writing at a desk. Playing a musical instrument is no different and the piano no exception. I have created this post to talk about the best way to sit at a piano with a good form for your back, hands, shoulders, wrists and legs.

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Get Familiar With The Piano Keyboard

Meet your piano keyboard A full piano keyboard has 88 keys. From the highest note to the highest the piano has the largest dynamic range as compared to any other music instrument. One of the first things that you will realise about a piano keyboard is that the keys are weightier and feel heavier than […]

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What Is A Piano Soundboard – Functioning And Importance

Learn about one more important component of the piano. It is responsible for producing the sound of an acoustic piano the way you hear it. Learn how it works and how to keep it in good condition because it is an expensive and, often, an irreplaceable component of a piano.

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Piano Pitch And Dynamics

Just a few terms you should be familiar with when beginning to learn the piano. What is the Pitch of a Piano The pitch refers to how high or low the note being played or sung is. For example, women can sing higher pitches than men. In a piano the pitch of note increases and […]

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How Do Piano Keys, Hammers and Strings Work?

Knowing how something works helps in using it in the right manner, and keeping it in good shape. Music instruments are no exception. An acoustic piano is a a simple and yet intricate system that uses various key components in a precise manner to produce the sounds we desire. Learn how the keys, hammers and strings work inside the piano to understand and appreciate it more the next time you play it.

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How Do The Keys Of A Piano Work

In the last post we promised that we were going to take a more in-depth look in to the crucial components of a piano. This post is about the piano keys and how they work. There are 88 keys in a full piano keyboard. There are black and white keys and the full keyboard is […]

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How Does A Piano Work – Functioning Of Piano Components

Learn about the intricate working of a piano. How do the various parts function and how the sonorous sound of the piano is created. Its actually a great idea to know how you piano works. When you know whats happening inside this beautiful instrument, you actually get more pleasure in playing it. And when you […]