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Post by Marlyn on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:39 pm

Hello Andrew I need your HELP! I've been your youtube student since June of last year give or take along with my classroom teacher but as of last October I have no classroom teacher because I moved from Maryland to Virginia. I left MD a beginners level of "fur elise" but I'm having issues with it becuase one I'm in a wheelchair and cant use foot peddles and I have a 36 key keyboard so it's tricky for me also letters seem to confuse me so I use numbers. I'm also having trouble reading music and Im not a big fan of playing by ear.
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Post by VictorCS on Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:13 pm

I'm not Andrew, but untill he answers... ^_^

I was quite shocked when I read this:
Marlyn wrote:I can do the easy part the one everyone hears about but the harder part is just not agreeing with me to the point I quit the piano...I havent touched it since Oct 2009.

Pedals might be a problem, and I know pedaling will add more to the music, but pedaling shouldnt be the biggest issue since they made music before the pedals were invented. If your keyboard supports it you could turn on reverb/delay, atleast at parts where there is supposed to be pedaling, a good way to mimic pedaling. There are times I cant bother plugging in the pedal, so I just turn on a little reverb to smooth out the keys. It's because I have my piano in the bed when not playing and on my desktop when playing.

As for memorizing, ABCDEFG <- that's really as "simple" as a phone number. I guess most of us learn it the c major scale way aka CDEFGAB, CDEFGAB can be confusing ( norway has H instead of B, pretty ridiculous). The most effective way to learn has to be:

Write down the letters on a paper, and draw 12 keys, C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B like this ( sharps up, flats down ):



Play through while you say the letters out loud ( or inside your head ) 10 times, right before you practice, and just before you end. Within days this should get stuck pretty fast. Reading sheetmusic on the other hand will require more practice, and I guess andrew has a way to get this stuck aswell in one of his videos. 36 keys isnt much, so that'll probably be an issue, my old 61 keys did most pieces tho, but classical pieces can go further.

And the most important thing, practice, practice, practice... A good player has 7-10k hours of practice behind him/her, that's almost 3 hours a day over a span of 10 years, or 6 hours a day for 5 years ^_^
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Post by Marlyn on Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:25 am

thanx for the help I will surely try it this way.
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Post by 1748 on Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:52 pm

hi iam not andrew too but maybe can help ^^
all piano player have their own way to memorize the key
the basic is mark down the key name
with the time past away you will auto memorized trust me
for me i just memorized likes andrew 1st lesson just remember the place two block 3 block

i have try to write down but its not work because it more confuse with key and the name

all way is depend on you which one is more fast to memorized

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Post by Marlyn on Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:00 am

1748 wrote:hi iam not andrew too but maybe can help ^^
all piano player have their own way to memorize the key
the basic is mark down the key name
with the time past away you will auto memorized trust me
for me i just memorized likes andrew 1st lesson just remember the place two block 3 block

i have try to write down but its not work because it more confuse with key and the name

all way is depend on you which one is more fast to memorized
thnx
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