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post Feb 14 2008, 06:38 PM
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This guy is a genius on piano : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-8dV-dnPSk aswell as on guitar biggrin.gif


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post Feb 15 2008, 05:40 AM
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QUOTE (jeff @ Feb 14 2008, 12:22 PM) *
Probably right about this, but for me I just want to learn a few things. I don't need to be the next Stevie Wonder. I just want a few basic things and a few GMC piano lessons would be perfect for me. smile.gif



What being the next blind pop star isn't what you're looking for, lol? I agree with you, considering we now have bass and drum instructional video clips on GMC I'd also like to see keyboard/piano added to the mix. All of the mentioned instruments are part of what makes up several different popular bands. There was a thread on this recently and (trying to be nice so I'm not saying what I feel here) didn't like the idea.


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post Feb 15 2008, 06:59 AM
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I think that this piano learning thing is very good because it could help you how with your backings.....
or if you have some kind off midi controller or keyboard...you can ply bass or pads..so it is helpful im so many ways....iven the basics stuff....


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post Feb 15 2008, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE (jeff @ Feb 14 2008, 02:38 AM) *
Marcus - you there? I've seen you play. biggrin.gif

Thank you for thinking of me Jeff! smile.gif
I'll look into it, but I can't promise anything yet..


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post Feb 15 2008, 10:54 AM
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I really love playing Piano, i only can play one part of X Japan smile.gif but its beautifull


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post Feb 15 2008, 02:04 PM
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Here's a guy from YouTube that posts some (I assume) easy to play lessons.

http://youtube.com/user/Brad99r

/count me as another vote for adding keyboard lessons to GMC.


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post Feb 15 2008, 05:27 PM
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I am a keyboard player as well. Been playing since I was 6 and I'm 40 now wink.gif

I got to say that you MUST do BOTH hands right from the start. I know its boring but scales with both hands at the SAME time is essential.

If you neglect this your left hand will become weaker and in effect you will notice this later on when you will see that you can only play chords with your left hand, instead of being able to play melody with that hand.

Trust em I know I did it! As I started out as an electronic organ player, NOT a piano player. Later on in my career, well when I was 11, I started Piano after winning one. I basically went back to zero with my left hand. Luckily with the background I already had it did not take long to catch up to my right hand.

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Scales, learn them one handed, then do them both hand together, Ascending ( i.e. going UP the scale) and then Descending (the opposite)

Then do them COUNTER. This means start the left hand at the Ascended note of the scale and the right hand at the Descended note then play the left hand going down the scale and the right hand going up. You can do this starting with only ONE octave and then later on do it in multiple octaves. The critical thing is the correct fingering for each note.

For this:

Below are the Group I Major Scales. C G D A and E. The numbering system is based on your thumb being 1 and your pinky being 5. Octaves were chosen for readability, these can be done anywhere on the keyboard.

PS: Your THUMB or number 1 finger, always crosses UNDER your other fingers. Its actually quite logical and obvious, not to mention physically impossible to dop it any other way..but I thought I would mention it. smile.gif


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Hope this helps you start off..

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post Feb 15 2008, 05:37 PM
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wow...thanks TekHousE for this ...so helpful...I think that this is just the good way for introducing but we need video explenations ...cant wait to see them...but this is great..smile.gif


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post Feb 16 2008, 03:07 PM
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Thanks for those exercises, they are very helpful.


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