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Keyboard / Piano - fantanoice - 02-19-2014

Anybody here play keyboard or piano?

I just got a keyboard and have been trying to teach myself. I'm okay at reading the treble bits on the right hand, but I'm terrible with the left. How do I chord/bass? Tongue

But yeah, discuss keyboard/piano here.


RE: Keyboard / Piano - Danjo - 02-19-2014

I have a keyboard in my apartment, and I learned how to play Don't Stop Believing, but thats mostly it. I really should learn to play more. Took lessons as a kid but I haven't retained much from that, and I'm painfully slow at reading sheet music since I don't really do it ever.


RE: Keyboard / Piano - ln cognition - 02-19-2014

(02-19-2014, 03:40 AM)Danjo Wrote: I'm painfully slow at reading sheet music since I don't really do it ever.
Training is really all there is to it, as long as you've got the basic understanding of how it works covered.

I used to play piano, but haven't really been active musically in years. I still occasionlly sit by the piano and play a bit, but by now I've probably atrophiated to being worse at reading than you are.

Also, the most difficult part for me about piano was always the fact that my hands were no longer collaborating on doing the same thing as on guitar, but instead doing it's own "unrelated" thing. Shit get's confusing.


RE: Keyboard / Piano - fantanoice - 02-19-2014

Although sadly I have really small hands so stretching them across the keys doesn't work very well.

Did you have a teacher when you started, IC, or did you teach yourself?


RE: Keyboard / Piano - ln cognition - 02-19-2014

Had a teacher for one year, which was the only time I was rather active. So you really shouldn't look to me for any advice. :haha:

Except that contemporary classical music is awesome to play. Might as well learn that sooner rather than later.

(02-19-2014, 03:19 AM)fantanoice Wrote: How do I chord/bass? Tongue
What exactly do you mean?


RE: Keyboard / Piano - fantanoice - 02-19-2014

(02-19-2014, 12:34 PM)ln cognition Wrote:
(02-19-2014, 03:19 AM)fantanoice Wrote: How do I chord/bass? Tongue
What exactly do you mean?
Uh, playing the left hand


RE: Keyboard / Piano - ln cognition - 02-19-2014

(02-19-2014, 01:47 PM)fantanoice Wrote: Uh, playing the left hand
You play it pretty much like the right hand, only opposite? It really depends on the piece, whether you're just playing a second, bassier melody, chords, broken chords or whatever.
(My music-terminology knowledge is a mix between stuff I know in english, stuff I know in not english and stuff I know in enlish and not english - and it's all rather weak. If broken chords isn't a real phrase, I mean something like arpegios [on guitars], where you have chord, but play it note for note.)


RE: Keyboard / Piano - fantanoice - 02-19-2014

Well, the left hand usually uses bass notes which I'm slower at reading than treble, plus, I dunno, I haven't built the co-ordination to reverse it, haha.

Broken chords? Aren't they regular chords?


RE: Keyboard / Piano - ln cognition - 02-19-2014

(02-19-2014, 02:08 PM)fantanoice Wrote: Well, the left hand usually uses bass notes which I'm slower at reading than treble, plus, I dunno, I haven't built the co-ordination to reverse it, haha.

Broken chords? Aren't they regular chords?
As I said, music-terminology isn't really my forte. >__>

But yeah, they're chords, but there's a lot of different stuff you can do when you play the chord note by note as opposed to playing them all in harmony.


RE: Keyboard / Piano - crazysam23 - 02-19-2014

(02-19-2014, 02:33 PM)ln cognition Wrote:
(02-19-2014, 02:08 PM)fantanoice Wrote: Well, the left hand usually uses bass notes which I'm slower at reading than treble, plus, I dunno, I haven't built the co-ordination to reverse it, haha.

Broken chords? Aren't they regular chords?
As I said, music-terminology isn't really my forte. >__>

But yeah, they're chords, but there's a lot of different stuff you can do when you play the chord note by note as opposed to playing them all in harmony.
So...you mean, arpeggios?