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Re: Piano lessons advice (O.T.)
Marc wonderful approach above to the piano. Ironically while walking
my daughter to school this morn I was just relaying piano technique
and its uniqueness to be a wonderful foundation for music. Its all
there in front of you with its polyphony. I studied formerly in my
college years and just improvise these days. Not much to share here
that in a serious way Luis echoing Marc, just sit down and explore.
Its like a. Friend said to me once re a conversation on 12-string
guitar technique. In my response to how to approach 12-string,.don't
think about it'.
On 1/6/11, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> what I found most useful is developping a tactil feel for the piano, had
> jazz teacher who had me playing triads and seventh chords chromatically
> circle of fifths, spelling put the shapes in my mind visually
> C major triad white white white
> c# major triad black white black
> one hand at a time
> both hands together
> spreading seventh chords between two hands
> adding extensions
> what is important is having the feel of the shape in your hand and a
> image of the chord C# Maj BWB
> Also very useful for Jazz type reading chord plus melody...
> You will notice there are a lot of great blind jazz and blues pianists.
> is a
> percussive and touch instrument, don't forget it...
> From: mark francombe <email@example.com>
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Sent: Thu, January 6, 2011 1:50:22 PM
> Subject: Re: Piano lessons advice (O.T.)
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Per Boysen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My totally un-educated advice is to Stick With C for reading! At least
>>initially. Reading a score is simple in the key of C because then each
>>note is played at the pitch it is written as. Other keys use b or
>>cross marks to imply that a note written as a certain pitch has to be
>>transposed when played.
> This is a bit unclear Per. I think what you are trying to say is that,
> written music doe NOT require that you "transpose when played", it does
> you remember which notes are play as Sharps or Flats (b's or #'s). The
> of notation on any stave of music is the treble (looks like a f) or bass
> like a C) clef. This tells is it played above or below middle C and WHICH
> are played.
> the next is the time sig.. no prob there usually drawn one note above the
> other.. and THEN... there is a signifyer of WHICH sharps and flats
> played throughout... this is basically saying what key the piece is in.
> mark francombe
> twitter @markfrancombe
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