Andrew Furmanczyk Piano Academy :: Learn How To Play Piano
Enjoy your time with the music community! Log in now to start posting!

~Andrew Furmanczyk

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Andrew Furmanczyk Piano Academy :: Learn How To Play Piano
Enjoy your time with the music community! Log in now to start posting!

~Andrew Furmanczyk
Andrew Furmanczyk Piano Academy :: Learn How To Play Piano
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

How to learn: by notes or key positions?

3 posters

Go down

How to learn: by notes or key positions? Empty How to learn: by notes or key positions?

Post by Whyte Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:57 pm

Title says it all.

This is something that always bothered me... I remember my dad telling me waaay back that pianists learn to play a song on the piano by learning its notes, but right now I'm just learning the keys I need to press on a piano. I can mentally convert from keys to notes, but not instantly...

So, is learning a song by key positions a Good Thing, an Acceptable Thing, or a Bad Thing?

Whyte
Newbie
Newbie

Number of posts : 1
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2008-04-18

Back to top Go down

How to learn: by notes or key positions? Empty Re: How to learn: by notes or key positions?

Post by VictorCS Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:29 pm

I dont really know what you mean, but we usually start out by learning the names of the keys on the piano, then the scales. At the same time we learn how to read a sheet.

If a sheet is written in F major we know that that's the scale we're going to play in. Then we read the sheet and play them on the piano.

Isnt a key and a note basically the same? If you rpess the C key on the piano you play the note C.
VictorCS
VictorCS
Moderator
Moderator

Male Number of posts : 944
Location : Norway
Length of time playing piano : Started playing seriously in 2007, and been doing so since.
Guru Points : 18
Registration date : 2008-03-09

Back to top Go down

How to learn: by notes or key positions? Empty Re: How to learn: by notes or key positions?

Post by Circle_of_Fists Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:13 am

I think I get what the OP is referring to. That's exactly where I am at the moment.

I really have been learning pieces only by key position. I don't understand the concept of, "ok, this piece starts in C, then moves to G (V ?) then to something else and then back to C"

At the moment for me it's, "ok, this white one, and then this black one and those 3 together with the left hand."

I don't think it's necessarily wrong, but I think it helps with both memorization and playing to understand what's actually happening in the music, and I can't do that yet. I think it becomes even more necessary in the longer pieces.

In fact, I posted almost this same question to Andrew yesterday:

https://afpa.hooxs.com/ask-andrew-f9/help-understanding-bach-bwv-999-t1409.htm
Circle_of_Fists
Circle_of_Fists
Well-known Pianist
Well-known Pianist

Male Number of posts : 292
Age : 45
Job/hobbies : I needed a new hobby so piano it is!
Length of time playing piano : since June 09
Guru Points : 17
Registration date : 2009-06-24

Back to top Go down

How to learn: by notes or key positions? Empty Re: How to learn: by notes or key positions?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum