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Post by KimnKs on Sun May 25, 2008 7:05 pm

Hey All,
Where on the sheet music does it say what position to start your hands in? (working on learning sheet music)
Also, how do we know what beat to set the metronome on?
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Post by Thomandy on Sun May 25, 2008 9:16 pm

You start at the first note. If the first not is in the upper, treble clef you star with your right hand, and if the first note is in the bass clef, start with your left hand.

And tempo arnt always written, but youtube is a great place to check it out. And you will get a ide on how fast, and the just adjust the metronome while playing, so you can tell the tempo is almost simular, it isnt always important to have it 100% exact, music is all about interpetation and how you like it to be played! Smile
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Post by VictorCS on Sun May 25, 2008 9:25 pm

As long the rythm is steady, tempo doesnt matter that much, it matters, but as thomandy said, doesnt need to be exact.

Your focus should be on the rythm. I tend to keep the same bpm ( beat per minute ), but I dont see why I cant play faster or slower.
If I play for fun, not really practicing I usually experiment with tempo.


Shouldnt the tempo be written on the sheet? It can be written as slow, moderate or fast. Instead of bpm.
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Post by Thomandy on Sun May 25, 2008 9:27 pm

VictorCS wrote:


Shouldnt the tempo be written on the sheet? It can be written as slow, moderate or fast. Instead of bpm.

It should, but it isnt always so. I got a classical pianobook with 50 songs, and the tempo isnt written!!
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Post by KimnKs on Mon May 26, 2008 1:01 am

Thanks Victor and Thomady, that was pretty much what I was looking for. I didn't quite get an answer with the starting position, I got that if the piece starts with bass, then you start there - but does your thumb always start as "1" on the first key the piece starts with? And likewise with the treble side, so it wouldn't matter if my left was on the far lower side, and my right hand on the far upper, you guys sure reply quick and I really apperciate it!
Thanks again for your time.
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Post by Thomandy on Mon May 26, 2008 1:10 am

KimnKs wrote:Thanks Victor and Thomady, that was pretty much what I was looking for. I didn't quite get an answer with the starting position, I got that if the piece starts with bass, then you start there - but does your thumb always start as "1" on the first key the piece starts with? And likewise with the treble side, so it wouldn't matter if my left was on the far lower side, and my right hand on the far upper, you guys sure reply quick and I really apperciate it!
Thanks again for your time.
Kim

Well, what I do is that I test!! I dont memorise the notes until I have found a good way to start! Its all about testing!! And it should be easy, easy and easy.. The easyer you get to the next note, the better you do! So just try and fail, the try new fingering and fail, and then wops you got a way of mooving that feels comfterble. Then stick with that. There isnt any answer really to this, since all songs live their own life, and if there isnt any fingering on the sheets, you got to try as I say here.

It all about finding what is best for you, and when you practice some more, it is easyer and easyer to figure out fingering as well. And another tip, find some somgs online that got fingerings in them. There are many that do. They can be great guidelines and teach you alot for later songs!

So, no the tumb does not always start. Its all about Where is the next note, and so on, and so on.. It cind of like making a map for the song, where you fuiger out what is best route to take. Ex: Fur elise starts with pinkie and ringfinger! Smile My Ecossaise starts with middlefinger, and my Riders March starts with Tumb and indexfinger! Very Happy Good Luck
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Post by KimnKs on Mon May 26, 2008 1:45 am

Awesome - that is an excellent answer. It adds a lot of freedom. Keep up the good work!
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Post by Lufa on Mon May 26, 2008 12:31 pm

hmm my keyboard has a built in metronome how do i edit it lmao?

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Post by Thomandy on Mon May 26, 2008 3:20 pm

Lufa wrote:hmm my keyboard has a built in metronome how do i edit it lmao?

Thats different from one keyboard to another. Try to look in the manual, or if you dont got it, just try you way! It shouldnt really be so hard ! Smile
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Post by maggiekedves on Mon May 26, 2008 5:42 pm

thomandy wrote:
Lufa wrote:hmm my keyboard has a built in metronome how do i edit it lmao?

Thats different from one keyboard to another. Try to look in the manual, or if you dont got it, just try you way! It shouldnt really be so hard ! Smile

Many manuals are posted on the net, like most every Yamaha has it on the net... google it if you dont have a manual.
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Post by VictorCS on Mon May 26, 2008 6:57 pm

This isnt rocket science guys/girls. You should be able to figure out this only by looking on your keyboard.
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Post by Thomandy on Mon May 26, 2008 7:58 pm

VictorCS wrote:This isnt rocket science guys/girls. You should be able to figure out this only by looking on your keyboard.

Very true Smile
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