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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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ˇMusical Quizzes!

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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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Building Different Chord Types

Thursday April 17, 2014

How to form piano chords.The piano has a note layout that's easy on the eyes as well as the memory, so if you're looking to build your own chords on the keyboard, all you need is a simple understanding of chord intervals:

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Best Temperatures & Humidity Levels for Acoustic Pianos

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Piano humidity levels.A piano fares best in 35-45% humidity, but up to 55% is acceptable - so long as it's constant. Fluctuating humidity causes wood - including the ever-important soundboard - to swell and release, and this can lead to tuning issues, changes in ... (continue reading)

 

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Practicing Intervals in Motion

Thursday April 17, 2014

Piano interval fingering.Two-note chords, also called 'intervals,' are great for exercising your timing and coordination. Once you get the basics of interval fingering down, you'll find that even fast-paced passages are that much easier to play and read:

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