How can you learn to play piano?

I got around my sixteenth dating with a girl who could play the piano.I found that fascinating. She was not a highflyer but nevertheless. She wanted to give me some way. She pointed out the textbook on the piano, and explained that there are two joists because you have two hands, the top for your court for example. That seven notes (= tones, = white keys) carry the names from a to G and that such a group is therefore called octave if you take or count the same starting note/tone/Key of the successor group.

She also indicated the regularity in the Black keys, groups of two follow on groups of three, always separated by a group of two white.Over the pitch she told that there is always a half-tone difference between the white and the next (/previous) black, just like between those two separator switches.

The song ‘ Do, re mi ‘ from the musical/film West Side Story knows almost everyone.A simple piano party and listen to melody, see Do Re Mi .Now find out how you play that with one hand, that goes almost automatically and after a few times practicing even smoothly.

The simplest is to start with the C-key, roughly in the middle of the keys.Find the keyhole in the piano valve and the nearest group of two black. The white left of those two black is the C. For singers became and becomes the series A-B-c etc. Usually replaced by do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si (-do). In the film they sing ti instead of Si. If you play it right, you will see that you also need a pair of black keys. You don’t need a book with notes.

You can download the joists you’ve found with Googling as a PDF; If you do not succeed, try eg. Ctrl + A, to copy Ctrl + C and paste Ctrl + V into eg. Microsoft Word.

It is quite handy such a book, eg. If you want to learn to play with more than one finger so you can achieve more speed.

In The pieces it is sometimes with which finger you can best play a key, told the girlfriend.Starting with the thumb, your fingers are numbered 1 to 5, both left and right. Such a figure should not stand in the way, sometimes it stands above it, sometimes underneath. If the composer wants you to “pass” from one note to another (bind that is called), he draws a large arch over the passage. Do you want BV. Playing the whole octave of C consecutively (eight notes) ‘ tied ‘ then you have to put your thumb ‘ under ‘ on the way. The publisher indicates that by putting at the nut e a 3 and at f a 1. So C-D-e-f… (Do-re-mi-fa…) Then Play 1 -2 -3-^-1-…

Between 3 and 1 you tilt your hand slightly to the front so that the thumb can go under it.Make sure that you do not release the previous key at the moment the next whole is struck.

On any way back, 3 goes over the thumb again.In the free Do-re-mi you won’t find that fingering.

Where is that note on paper, actually on the piano?Look at the staves and you see that these to start, consists of five horizontal lines.

You have already found the C of the key hole.Turn it on with the thumb of your right hand and play your hand on the white keys. Your little finger automatically ends up on the G. Crazy enough, that G is now in the middle of the second line from below, the G-line. The bar opens with a nicely shaped figure, called the key, and because the tone g is the basic tone of the lowest string of a violin, it is called a violin key. If you look closely, you see that drawing it begins in a curl around the G-line.

Notes come ‘ in the middle of a line ‘, above and below them.If you calculate it correctly, the C is therefore a small auxiliary line underneath the bar necessary.

That’s where the song starts.The beams are divided into sizes with vertical gauge stripes.

Immediately after the key, 4/4 indicates that there are four quarters of notes in a ‘ size ‘.That is to say, a size lasts four counts. A white note without a stick (whole note) takes the full four counts, as in size 4. A white with stick (half nut) is two counting, a black with stick (quarter nut) lasts one count. If a black has a flag hanging on the stick he takes a half tel. Each further flag halves the duration. If there is a point behind a note, that note will take half longer, e.g. One count becomes a half tel. As you can see, groups of notes with as many flags are “knotted” together and creates a connection stripe. Example: Size 3.

How to count up to four in size 1 now?With eighth notes you can count so in eight: E-NE, two-je, three-je, vie-Re. That’ll keep you full in the rest of the piece. The first note lasts e-ne Two, the second note only the ‘ you ‘ of two-you, and the remaining two just as.

Size 17 runs from C to c an octave higher.That is called a scale, this is the scale of C. Note that there are no black keys in it.

The bottom bar is for the guidance here.It basically covers the keys to the left of the keyhole. The key is called F-key, because between the two dots that are behind it runs the F-line. Drawing it starts with a thick point on the F-line. If you put your left finger on the F key and you play that hand, your thumb will re-enter the C and the first line of help, but now above the bar. Conversely: Start with the left thumb and play with your fingers until the pink is reached and you have to grab the F-(line).

One more subject: The Black Keys, semitones, crosses and moles.When you turn the keys off in succession, so white-black-white-black and occasional white-white because there is no black in between, you will all hear differences in pitch from a semitone. Turn the C on and then the black right then you can hear that difference well, its name is CIS (pronounced: sies). This is how you see in size 11 the FIS and 13 the FIS and the GIS. The mark preceding the note is called Cross that here the F and the G of White key refers to the upper black. The reverse is seen in size 14: The Black note b (a white key incidentally) is referred to by the preceding text of the white key to the black links of which BES is called. The mark indicates is called Moll. Increased notes/tones get so-is and lowered-es behind their name. In principle, crosses and moles apply only to the size they are in. However, they stand directly behind the key then they apply basically to the whole piece. A repair sign may be required if a composer chooses deviations; Again valid in the (rest of) conscious size, or directly behind a key for the remainder of the piece. If we can imagine a cross as a doll with stretched legs and the arms up then a repair sign misses the arm on the right and the leg left.

Each tone has its own scale.In addition to C, they all know crosses or moles, up to seven. Fortunately, you can find these signs directly behind the key, otherwise the piece would be very restless to see. Let us leave it in this regard as regards the self-study.

Does lesson take sense?Certainly, preferably right away. That I chose another road came by my father, a musician who knew how many were called and so few elected. One adventure with my (much) older sister had healed him for good. However, after an aptitude test he grunted that he wanted to try it for a year and rented a barrel of a piano. I was taught by a great teacher and had to be employed after a year and a half. After that, I still played on a now purchased own second hand. Van Blad Games never worked well. On my thirty five I bought a wing and was my eldest child seven and ripe for piano lessons. I also took a serious lesson and made the damage with Van Blad games and an improved attitude. After six years, the teacher knew that he could teach me nothing more. My daughter wanted to go to the violin and I participated with my father’s violin. I sat there for another ten years in an amateur room orchestra until it was lifted. I still play on lost moments, have a lot of sheet music that I read through as an exciting book. Not to shine as virtuoso but purely for pleasure. Mistakes are not important. Studying doesn’t have to. The richness of a detached house makes me able to go on quietly after midnight. I wish you a lot of fun, but estimate your expectations to earn your bread with it not too high.

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