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Piano & Keyboard All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Playing piano and various keyboard instruments can become a lifelong passion, so be careful what you wish for. But it all starts with — and often, even for the masters, comes back to — the basics, including [more…]

Use Printed Music in Your Piano Playing

You’re learning to play the piano for one simple reason: to play music. Okay, so maybe you’re also learning piano to impress your friends, but after you achieve the first goal, the second goal naturally [more…]

Use Chord Progressions in Major Keys while Playing Music

When you're playing a song in a major key, certain chords sound right for that key, and certain chords don't. The root notes for the chord progression in the C major scale are as follows, including which [more…]

Syncopation: Hitting the Off-Beat while Playing Music

Syncopation in music is often misunderstood. It is, very simply, a deliberate disruption of the two- or three-beat stress pattern. Musicians most often create syncopation by stressing an [more…]

10 Great Composers and Their Daily Piano Workouts

So many composers, so little time. Both the famous and the not so famous have written enough piano exercises and études to fill your practice time, not to mention your bookshelf. The most difficult are [more…]

Ways to Play with Others on Piano or Keyboard

Nothing teaches music better than playing music. After a while, you may feel in the mood for collaboration. Lucky for you, the concept of piano duets, ensembles, and bands came along. In any city, college [more…]

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