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Illustrated Bass Piano Chords

Many new pianists want to ignore the low octaves for as long as possible. Instead, push through to the next playing-level by mastering them! Exercise your bass staff sight-reading & build strength in your left hand by practicing with the new chord diagrams. Image: Darren Hopes/Getty

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How to Go Longer Between Piano Tunings

Sunday April 20, 2014

Piano strings tuningIt may not feel like it now, but spring will be here in a few months (and you know what that means: time to make an appointment with the piano tuner!) But, if you keep your piano in the right environment, you might be able to wait longer between tunings:

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Playing Dotted & Double-Dotted Notes

Sunday April 20, 2014

Rhythm dots in piano music.Dotted notes may seem confusing at first, but you'll see that they're actually pretty simple. You should, however, have an understanding of note lengths to make sense of them.

Dots placed next to notes increase their duration (although a dot above or below a note is something completely different -- the staccato accent):

Image © Brandy Kraemer

Piano Care 101

Saturday April 19, 2014

The piano's size and complexity can make its upkeep seem like an endless endeavor ... and in a way, it is. Learn all there is to know about piano care, damage detection and prevention, and keeping your instrument in tune:

ˇMusical Quizzes!

Friday April 18, 2014

Musical quizzes.Now you can find a detailed list of all available musical quizzes in one convenient and organized spot. Test your knowledge of the piano keys; musical symbols & commands; theory; rhythm ... and, well, all things notation:

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