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Post by KimnKs on Sat May 24, 2008 1:36 am

I would love to hear and watch Andrew go through yet another video to teach Amazing Grace and One Day at a Time.
I think they're both by Crystal Gayle but not sure on that.

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Post by Thomandy on Sat May 24, 2008 2:27 am

KimnKs wrote:I would love to hear and watch Andrew go through yet another video to teach Amazing Grace and One Day at a Time.
I think they're both by Crystal Gayle but not sure on that.

Hehe.. We have had this discussion 15time now on the forum! Wink But, I guess Ill go ahead and defend Andrews view on this one, one more time Wink

It is much more effective to teach how to read, play and practice than just making a new tutorial... That is why there exists Sheets. But to learn by sheets, you need to know notes!! It isnt harder than that. Put 2 hours into learning notes, and 1 month later I garantee you that you will be really good at reading notes. And this is the place to be, if you want to learn notes, signs get help, responses, feedback ++++++ But, tutorials is, (danger - my opinion ahead) Just a waste of everyones time!!! bounce

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Post by Admin Andrew on Sat May 24, 2008 3:36 am

thomandy wrote:
KimnKs wrote:I would love to hear and watch Andrew go through yet another video to teach Amazing Grace and One Day at a Time.
I think they're both by Crystal Gayle but not sure on that.

Hehe.. We have had this discussion 15time now on the forum! Wink But, I guess Ill go ahead and defend Andrews view on this one, one more time Wink

It is much more effective to teach how to read, play and practice than just making a new tutorial... That is why there exists Sheets. But to learn by sheets, you need to know notes!! It isnt harder than that. Put 2 hours into learning notes, and 1 month later I garantee you that you will be really good at reading notes. And this is the place to be, if you want to learn notes, signs get help, responses, feedback ++++++ But, tutorials is, (danger - my opinion ahead) Just a waste of everyones time!!! bounce

Once again:: If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you learn a man how to fish, you feed hin for lifetime albino

well said Thomas ^_^ (much appreciation)



Yes, You'll learn much more if you learn how to read for yourself! ^_^ (it also doesn't help that I don't have the sheet music for either of those songs)

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Post by KimnKs on Sat May 24, 2008 10:35 am

You're totally right and in the last week I've learned quite a bit. Maybe bordering on obsessive - anyhow I went to the library and got 3 books on piano. One of the sites has the music for Amazing Grace, I'm sure it's the easiest of the easy music but the notes and playing them together had me flustered and confused. I thought if I could see the coordination and flow it would help. It's not that I am not trying to learn the notes.
The part that confused me last time is not every piece will begin with middle C, and your left hand will start on different keys as well, your left hand has notes not on the common lines too - I think it's something like All Cows Eat Grass and a switch on the Every Good Boy Does Fine, where it is All Good Boys Do Fine, so the parts I have learned are a bit different for different pieces. Maybe some could help me better understand my current dilema. Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong area Smile Thanks for everyone's time.
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Post by VictorCS on Sat May 24, 2008 11:38 am

Ofcourse, most songs differ from each other, and they wont all start on C,
what you need to do is to look at the sheet, figure out what notes to play and play it.

You should look at Andrew's first videos where he explains how to read sheets, that will help you alot.

It seems to me that if a song doesnt start on C you get lost. Is that because you dont now what the other notes are?
If that's it, you should practise/memorize the names, the white keys CDEFGBA, and ofcourse the black keys.

Andrew covers most of it in his videos. And once you understand how the sheet work, and what line = what key, it's very easy.
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Post by maggiekedves on Sat May 24, 2008 5:14 pm

At first it is not easy to remember all the things, let me show you a tool to learn the notes on the staff.

An easy and playful way I am having fun with and it helps a lot is a game called Noteattack.
You spend some time with it and it is going to strengthen your sightreading for sure.
Only after 30 minutes I could tell a big difference.
Here is the link http://www.musicmasterworks.com/midi_video_game_sheet_music.html


I also posted in the piano forums somewhere a sheet which shows the keyboard and the notes together that is a big help for me so you can find easily which notes translates to which key on the piano.
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Post by maggiekedves on Sat May 24, 2008 5:25 pm

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