Advice 1: How to play chopsticks on the piano

A number of simple works available for performance by anyone, even far from music. Such plays is the famous "chopsticks". He performed mostly on the black keys of the piano. For ease of parsing label each note with a number.
Instruction
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So you have a series of three black keys of the piano. From left to right each of them is first, second, third. White key of the piano near the third or fourth. To the left series of two black keys fifth and sixth. White key to the next black key (the first of three) seventh, itself a black – eighth. To be precise, the names of the listed notes – f sharp, g sharp, La sharp, C, C sharp, d-sharp, f, f sharp (repeat). Every sound has the same temporal length (duration) is eighth. No music for one duration, note number 0. At the same time down two or more notes are enclosed in brackets.
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Play the first link ringtones according to the following scheme: 6-5-1-0-(3+8)-(3+8)-0. Repeat.
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The following link: 6-5-1-0-(3+8)-(-1)-0-(3+8)-(-2)-0-(4+7) -(4+7)-0. Note (-1) and (-2) correspond to notes 6 and 5, only the left (one octave below).
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Further: 6-5-(-2)-0-(4+7)-(4+7)-0 – repeat twice.
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The final link: 6-5-(-2)-0-(4+7)-(-1)-0-(4+7)-1-0-(3+8)-(3+8)

Advice 2: How to choose an electronic piano

Electronic or digital piano has a number of advantages over conventional. The first thing is of course size. Everyone who was a regular piano remember which difficulty causes the transport of a piano from one apartment to another. Some people suffering. Digital piano, compact size and light weight. But this is not the only advantage of the electronic piano. If you have made a choice in favor of a digital version of the piano, then a few tips for purchasing it will not hurt you.
Instruction
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Please note on the keyboard of this model. In the progressive keyboards keys weight decreases from left to right, that is, the high notes will be the little weight. It's kind of a nod to the classical piano from developers, because there are also bass heavier hammer, and to extract the low sound requires more effort. However, if you are used to the usual keys, keep in mind that digital piano keyboard more sensitive.
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The most important part of the electronic instrument is a sound generator that creates a sound when you press keys or buttons. At the moment, polyphony 128 sounds – this is the norm.
The number of tones that can create a sound generator is the number of instruments whose sounds can simulate an electronic piano. Usually it incorporates the sounds of the piano, organ, choir, violin, harpsichord and various combinations of these tools with each other.
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Additional effects. These effects give the sound a different sound in different environments. Easier to say, you can adjust the sound in a large hall in a small room and so on. This effect is called reversely. May be another effect. This is the CHORUS. It doubles the sound of one instrument, with the result that it sounds brighter. In an electronic piano with a metronome. He acts just like a manual, that is, its main task – to beat. Some models allow you to change the volume.
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The possibility to record the played melody is very important, so a model with a built-in recorder is preferable. After recording and after listening, you will be able to understand where you make mistakes. Most electronic pianos have up to 3 tracks, but some models are equipped with 99 tracks.
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The more powerful the built-in acoustics – the better, however a very powerful technique and is not cheap. The more expensive models of acoustics and inserted in the upper and in the lower and in the front panel. Cheap acoustics are usually only on the top.
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Notice and an opportunity to connect to the piano various devices. There should be holes for a minimum of two headphones (both the teacher and the pupil could without disturbing anyone engage in), MIDI IN/OUT allow to connect two pianos. The USB connectors allow you to connect an electronic piano to the computer and to the piano to plug in the flash drive.
Note
Any self-respecting musician knows to play well, some skills and talent are not enough. The quality of what You played is not only a result of talent and hard work, but also the capabilities of a musical instrument. How to choose a keyboard instrument? Electronic keyboard instruments can be divided into 2 broad categories - synths and digital piano.
Useful advice
Once thinking about buying a piano, piano or any other keyboard instrument, you realize that you have to consider a variety of options and assess to your taste, a sufficient number of instruments. Among all keyboard instruments stands out on digital (or electronic) piano. We can say that it is a modern alternative to the classic acoustic piano, adapted to the style of modern life.

Advice 3: How to play the melody on the piano

Piano – key hammer-action tool with a fairly long history. In its structure it is similar with the organ, harpsichord, pianelli, verdinelli and other antique tools. The modern piano has a bright sound with metallic overtones. Piano – home version – can serve as for performance of the accompaniment and solo melody parts.
Instruction
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To date, the most effective way of performing on the piano in General and the piano in particular – music. In other words, you must know the musical system before you start to play. This will help you to basic music theory (for example, textbooks vahromeeva or Sposobin).
No matter what textbook you choose: they contained about the same information. The main thing – do them regularly, outline the data. Check yourself, arranging from time to time a kind of tests for memory write rules, the notes in different keys, the characters in the fifths circle, tonality, etc.
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Additionally do solfege. One of the most popular musicians of the textbook compiled by Laduhina – "single-voice solfeggio". Play and sing the numbers out there to develop both coordination and hearing voices and artistic expression.
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If you have the melody you want to play, the problem is already solved: just play them sitting in front of the instrument. If notes are missing, you will need additional skill – write musical dictations.
Musical dictation a short melodic fragment 1, 2, 3, or 4 voices, performed often on the piano. The student must record it in the notes, without seeing the keyboard, or the original musical text. All he knows - the tone, the size, the number of cycles. Find a collection of monophonic dictation, each play the piano and record the audio as separate files. After some time, play the first of the files and without looking at notes, write down the dictation.
Music colleges and institutes the dictation is played 8-12 times. Try to stay within these limits.
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Gain experience and learning to identify melodies by ear, pick up the melody on the keyboard. As soon as possible and play the accompaniment to match the melody with a certain chord grid.

Advice 4: How to sell a piano

In the childhood parents put you in music school, but Denis Matsuev's performance of you never came out, and on a failed career of a musician is only a tool in the corner, where once a month gently to wash the dust. And maybe the piano thirty years ago, it was bought for interior decoration" (it was a mod)... In such cases, the idea of selling the piano, which only takes place in the house – quite logical. But how to sell it?
Instruction
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If you decided to get rid of a piano, you need to keep in mind what to sell it for an amount comparable to the value of the tool is likely to fail. If the Soviet Union piano, the domestic production cost was comparable with a furniture set, but now they rather sell at the price tables, and even give for nothing, "for pickup". The proposal significantly exceeds demand.
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The price you can ask depends on the quality of the tool and its condition. The most difficult is the case with a piano of mass production, made in the USSR. If you have a "Red October", "Elegy" or "Belarus" - lucky for you, these pianos are considered the best of the Soviet and they do have a very good chance to be sold for 3-5 thousand rubles, and even more expensive. Imported instruments are valued several times higher, you can sell it for 10 000 – 30 000 rubles. The value of antique piano strongly influences their safety and the degree of "rarity" to determine their potential value makes sense to hire a specialist appraiser.
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The price to the buyer is derived from the price requested by the seller, and the money will have to pay for transportation and carrying of the tool. Moreover, transportation costs in this case can far exceed the cost of the piano. Therefore, the search for a potential buyer it is better to start in your own home, Rackley ads on the hallways (don't forget to include "place of deployment" tool, since the absence of transportation costs - your competitive advantage). When looking to purchase a piano among neighbors was not – cover their advertising neighborhood. If there's a music school (or even just school) – do not leave it unattended, here the density of your "potential buyers" is much higher. In the announcement, indicate the brand of instrument, year, condition and color (for many this is important). And, of course, the price.
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If we are talking about a Soviet or a good import tool that really makes sense to drive to the other end of town will place an ad in the town Newspapers such as "hand in hand", as well as on the forums - as a city-wide boards and thematic music. If the city has a music College or Conservatoire – way ' dormitories musicians and not too lazy to put up ads there. Affordable quality piano can be a very popular mladsheklassnikov who came to study from other cities. If your ad will appear on the doors of the hostel at the beginning of the school year – the chances of selling the piano is quite high.
Note
If your piano is in poor condition, and find a buyer you don't succeed, try selling it "for parts" (they always need the Adjusters and repairer of musical instruments).
Useful advice
Find out if your city thrift store specializing in the sale of musical instruments (they are few but they exist). If there is, call and find out if they are willing to take your instrument, and if so at what price. This method of sale may not be the best and not the fastest, but will save you from the masses of extra hassle.

Advice 5: How to move a piano

A piano in the house – a sign of love for music in the family. This is a very large and heavy, but at the same time very delicate and fragile instrument. It requires very careful handling, especially when driving. For long distance transport it is better to hire movers, but to move a piano within the apartment it is possible on your own.
You will need
  • - carpet;
  • - two sticks (e.g., mops);
  • - belts or curtains;
  • assistant.
Instruction
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If you want to move a piano from one part of the room to another, take old carpet and lay it down pile. To roll a piano across the smooth floor, suitable also regular rag. Lift one part of the tool and is placed under both feet of the material. Go with other hand, lift it up and pull the piano dragging in the desired direction. You can also put a cloth under all four legs, and simply push the tool.
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If no legs, roll up the carpet and put the bundle under the instrument. Then lift the opposite side of the tool and untwist it so that it took up the entire space under the bottom.
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If the piano has no legs, locate the two round sticks, for example, of a MOP. Lift one part of the tool and put it under one of the poles, then in the same way put on the opposite side another. Slowly roll it in the desired direction when one of the sticks out, move it forward. If you want to rotate, just put the stick at an angle.
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To move a piano through the threshold or climb a few stairs, make belts for the transfer of furniture. Take a long strong flat straps, for example, from the car. If the matching is not at hand, ordinary curtains. Secure the ends to each other so as to form a circle to do this, align the ends, make a loop and put the loop end on the inside, firmly pull. Do not tie them the usual way, for example, as Shoe laces, for example (in two steps), the node is not sufficiently reliable.
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Loop the strap over your shoulder and pass under the two corners of the piano. On the other hand your assistant needs to do the same. At the same time lift up tool (best to do it on command), hands at the same time push him away from himself. Move the piano to the desired location in the apartment, and carefully stand, then remove the belts.

Advice 6: How to play the piano with chopsticks

Chopsticks, written by the great Chopin to his son in Russia has become wildly popular. Knows if not every dog, or at least every citizen who once went to music school. However, to learn to play the piano with chopsticks, do not need any special musical ability. You just know the notes. But to learn it, you will definitely be remembered for among friends the able pianist.
You will need
  • 1. piano;
  • 2. the initial level of musical literacy.
Instruction
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Sit down at the piano. You must be convenient - both hands rest on the keyboard, feet are under the pedals. Inspect the keyboard, find the first and second octaves.
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Mentally scroll in my head the melody. Chopsticks consist of two sentences - question and answer. Each proposal in turn, consists of three phrases. Chopsticks is played mostly on the black keys. Please note that this is a waltz, so it was written in 3/4 size.
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Learn the first sentence. First phrase: re-sharp of the second octave, C sharp second octave f sharp of the first octave, twice the f-sharp of the second octave. The second phrase is an exact repetition of the first phrase. The third phrase: d-sharp of the second octave, C sharp second octave f sharp of the first octave, the f-sharp of the second octave, d-sharp first octave f sharp of the second octave, C-sharp first octave, twice FA of the second octave. Play several times.
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Learn the second sentence. First phrase: re-sharp of the second octave, C sharp of the second octave, C-sharp first octave, twice FA of the second octave. The second phrase is an exact repetition of the first phrase. The third phrase: d-sharp of the second octave, C sharp of the second octave, C-sharp first octave ... second octave do, re-sharp of the first octave ... second octave f sharp of the first octave, twice the f-sharp of the second octave. Play several times.
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Practice at different tempos. You can play one or two hands. Imagine you dancing to this music. This is necessary in order to feel waltz size. If your hands move along the keyboard freely and easily, you can demonstrate your skills to friends.
Useful advice
Chopsticks is played with a touch of "staccato," that is, abruptly. To master this technique, you need to imagine that your fingers are butterfly wings that are easy and elastic touch the keys.
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