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I wish to learn piano by myself. So I am looking for a comprehensive teaching book with lots of shertmusic with fingering details available. Book should cover big collection of music sheets with ...

This is 3 questions in one, so it might take a slightly involved answer, or some good links. Edit--- tl;dr: How can you learn which keys to hit to make the notes you hear in your head? I know what I ...

So in various sections of a piece I want the pianist to lift the pedal slower than usual, achieving an interesting effects as the harmonics fade. In some areas the pedal lift might be slower or faster,...

I am currently learning a piece where at one point I need to play.. F# C E ..with my right hand. Not only that, but the chord itself is played on the lower side of the piano (3rd octave) which ...

I don't understand how to play the trills and mordents in Bach's BWV 926. I don't know how to play them in general. Could somebody please help me?

Having heard a few orchestral works that incorporate a piano merely as accompaniment (see below for some examples), I'm now curious: When (approximately), and under what circumstances, was the ...

My hand is decently small, and it's very difficult for me to play a series of octaves for a long time. The piece I'm playing has a bunch of octaves for a couple measures, and I'm wondering if there's ...

My piano teacher and I have been wondering how to play the trills, especially the second trill. Could you guys also tell me why the trill is played that way? Thanks.

Is there any books or methods on practising chords? I am not talking about knowing chords on their own but being able to practise them with other music items such as scales. I find I am a very good ...

During my first ten years studying classical piano, the scales that I played were hands together, parallel. But the only literature that actually has scales in both hands, for more than one bar per ...

I found an arrangement of Zorba’s dance. But there is a passage I don’t like because I think there are thirds originally which sound much better. The arrangement is in the second picture. The thirds ...

I've been having this keyboard getting all dusty and I wanted to give piano a try, I've been playing some songs but as my piano teacher said I'm playing by just memorizing. I want to be able to read ...

There is an eighth note followed by a quarter note, and above them is a little overarching bracket with a little 3 in it. I know this has something to do with the timing, but I have no idea what. ...

My daughter has to learn a song and she is stumped on a specific note: the D note (re) with a # sign before: Second note in the following picture: Which key should she play that note with?

Do you have any good exercises to relax before playing the piano. I'm interested specifically in relaxing the arms, shoulders and back.

I love my digital piano. She's got weighted keys and can be quiet when she needs to, but for practice there are few things which compare to a real nice acoustic piano. I live in London so there ...

I seek fingering advice for the arpeggio in the image shown. It’s in A Major..

I was about to compose my third movement of my first sonata, but the other movements are notated Andante and Adagio. I would want my final movement to be notated Allegro or something even faster than ...

When I was learning to play piano, I only learned how to read notes and all those rules so I can play a piece of music if I have sheet music, but I don't know the music theory at all... But I really ...

I'm trying to figure out a good way to add sevenths to my practice. One thing I did with triads is I'd take a scale, and then starting from each note in the scale play the arpeggio for the ...

Why these three chords written on the top of the treble clef (Am7/G, D7/F# and G) don’t correspond to the notes on the partition ? Is it chords that can be played with the left hand instead of notes ...

I've been trying to play this piece: Focusing on the left hand for the highlighted bar, it looks like it doesn't fit in with the 9/8 time (7 beats in that bar I think). But if I try to play them ...

Can someone please let me know what the small vertical line between the 2Es marked 5 and 3 in the treble clef is? What is the purpose of it? This is in one of my piano music sheets.

To practice at night, I used the practice pedal to mute the piano. Does practicing the piano with the mute pedal damage the piano in the long run? Would it affect the hammer or the string in a ...

In another part of the composition mentioned here, I want to use the sostenuto pedal: How can I notate this?

The piece I am learning has a highly repetitive melody line for the left hand (always the same 4 notes, but not all at once), and I want to apply "sustain" for them, while not applying sustain for the ...

I recently saw a video from Youtube. Link is given below. I always interested to play keyboard. So, When i saw this video, the screen infront of jeyboard shows the ...

My friend lent me his pair of Yamaha HS50M monitors to output my Roland pt-3100 digital piano (2 x speakers to L and R phone output). He instructed me to buy balanced cables for the setup so I bought ...

La fille aux cheveux de lin has a lot of confusingly written parts, but I'm completely stumped by the ending: I just have no idea about the rests and how I'm supposed to play them. Does it mean ...

I've almost completed John Field's Nocturne in B♭ Major that I've worked with for around 3 weeks but I cant seem to get this passage done. I've intentionally skipped this part as I cannot figure ...

I'm Practicing Bach Prelude & Fugue in D . There is no pedal markings since it from Baroque eras , but i found in Youtube many Concert pianist Performing Fugue with Sustain Pedals. Am working for ...

I am playing a piano piece that tells me to use the pedal (it says (with pedal), but it does not tell me when I need to stop, nor when to release and reapply. The piece has double bar lines four ...

I haven't tuned my piano in a while, even though the seller said it would have to be tuned once a year. It is at least 5 years old. How do I know when the piano needs tuning? I use it very often (...

I am beginning to learn the piano on a full 88 key Yamaha digital piano I've got at home but my routine has just changed and I am travelling very often, limiting my time at home to, say, one week in a ...

Just to give a bit of context; say I'm playing a song in a certain key, F major. and let's say I'm playing the I IV V chords. I'm playing a song I learned by ear, right now it happens to be bicycle ...

I looked at the sheet music of the Military Polonaise by Chopin that I have. I saw something which looks more difficult than even the fast speed or the octaves. I saw a descending trill. I have never ...

Whoever decided to put foot pedals on a piano? Do we know who did it, or do we only know the general period that this happened? I would like to know who did this and when did it happen?

This is especially rampant in romantic piano music and later. There are places that pedals are marked, and places where they are not marked. I understand if it's a predominantly staccato passage when ...

In the massive edition of Bach's solo piano works by Ferruccio Busoni with the complete name of Busoni-Ausgabe (Klavierwerke) in 25 volumes (Joh. Seb. Bach. Klavierwerke unter Mitwirkung von Egon ...

I've noticed an effect that I use when playing acoustic piano. Play a note or chord staccato, and quite quickly after playing it, press the damper pedal. The effect is rather like an echo which ...

i want to disable volume touch sensitivity of my midi-controller keyboard ( M-Audio avid key studio 49 ) in kontakt 5 ( emotional piano vst ) how do i do that?

I always have a hard time arranging for piano. I could compose a song with a main melody and chords like a lead sheet. But its always hard for me to arrange this.. is there any theory or any musical ...

I am an adult(37) learning piano with a teacher since 6 months. It is a 30 min lesson a week where each lesson, we go through a couple of pages of Nancy and Randall Faber's adult piano adventures. If ...

What are the following notations in Chopin's nocturne op. 9 no. 2: Tilde sign with accidentals: tr~~~ Striked note's flag: Small notes. (I know what mean single small notes right before a normal ...

I had erroneously believed that piano pitch was directly related to string length. What string length is necessary to create the lowest pitch on an 88-key piano (the low A)? With string lengths ...

I’m rather new to piano, and I happened to stumble upon this whilst searching up the music score for “Dance for me wallis” by Abel Korzeniowski. It appears to be a note, with two tails? Its the top ...

What does the first note below mean? Does it need to be pressed down while playing the second notes? If not, why are there two stems, one pointing up, and one pointing down?

I am familiar with guitar tabs which are much easier to learn and read than sheet music. Mainly because it is a direct mapping from the notation to the guitar frets; you don't have to do any ...

I've been learning scales and I love to play them in this fashion. I can't seem to find a description anywhere of "proper" fingerings where there isn't a bunch of overlap. Proper is contained in ...

Piano For a Tight Budget

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I really want to learn to play the piano, but an actual piano is too expensive for me, plus I don't have enough space for one. What is the best replacement for a piano? I mean, what other instrument ...

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