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By Brandy Kraemer

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    • Piano Keyboard Layout Created: Friday, January 02, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The piano keyboard is arranged in a pattern that will help you find notes easily. Learn how to navigate the piano keys with helpful illustrations and tips. Both the C and F notes begin groups of ac...
    • How much is my piano worth? Created: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many factors decide the value of your piano; one of the biggest factors being its overall condition. To find your piano’s value on your own, you need to do some legwork. This guide will teach...
    • Learning Piano vs. Keyboard Created: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      When it comes to learning and playing piano, there are some clear differences between acoustic and electric instruments that you’ll want to consider. For practical reasons, you should also fi...
    • Key Signatures With Sharps Created: Saturday, January 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The key of C major / A minor has no accidentals: Illustrated map of the sharp key signatures with relative minors. View key signatures on the treble and bass staves; memorize the order of the accid...
    • 10 Tips for Buying an Acoustic Piano Created: Sunday, October 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      When shopping for an acoustic piano, you have a lot to consider. Learn 10 crucial tips to use when shopping for a new or used acoustic piano, and learn what you need to know before buying a piano."...
    • Yamaha P85 - 88-Key Digital Piano Created: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Get a review of Yamaha P85 musical keyboard. Learn about features, sound libraries, and read the pros and cons of this 88-key digital piano. Rating: 4 stars.
    • morendo Created: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The Italian musical term. Piano.
    • Notes of the Grand Staff Created: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Memorize piano treble staff notes with visual help and mnemonic devices.
    • Illustrated Tour of Sheet Music: Part One Created: Friday, January 02, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A measure is a section of the staff that comes between two bar lines (or barlines). Each measure satisfies the time signature; music written in 4/4 time will have four quarter-note beats per measur...
    • Piano Fingering - Guide to Piano Finger Placement Created: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Not sure which fingers to play with? Read about piano fingering, and find out which fingers touch which notes on the keyboard. Learn how to read "fingered sheet music," and how piano fingering enha...
    • Easy Piano Chords Created: Monday, August 17, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      It's best to start out with triads (3-note chords) to get a feel for chord positions and fingering. Learn how to form each inversion with illustrated keyboards, and exercise sight-reading with treb...
    • third Created: Monday, August 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A third is an interval equal to three scale degrees that is most often major or minor*: Major Third (M3) Equal to four half steps.
    • accent Created: Monday, March 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The musical term "accent" refers to several things, depending on whether you're talking about reading music or playing music.
    • Illustrated Guide to Middle C Created: Friday, January 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Are you wondering where the middle C is on your smaller keyboard? These illustrations will help you find it on each of the four standard keyboard sizes.
    • “Adeste Fideles” English & Latin Lyrics Created: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      English and Latin lyrics to the Christmas carol 'Adeste Fideles', or 'O Come All Ye Faithful', along with a link to guitar chords for the carol." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • When should I have my piano tuned? Created: Friday, January 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Two tunings per year has become the acceptable standard, but depending on your climate there’s a chance that won’t be enough.
    • andantino Created: Thursday, April 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Andantino is sometimes defined as slightly slower than andante, in which case its BPM is between 64-72. Pronunciation: ahn'-dahn-TEE-noh
    • (fz) forzando Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical command 'forzando.'
    • con fuoco Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical phrase 'con fuoco.'
    • con forza Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical phrase 'con forza.'
    • fuocoso Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical command 'fuocoso.'
    • con grazia Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical phrase 'con grazia.'
    • grazioso Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical command 'grazioso.'
    • perdendo Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical command 'perdendo.'
    • freddo Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation & multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical term 'freddo.'
    • Major and Minor Scales Created: Friday, May 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Major and minor scales are built similarly, but have a few distinct characteristics. Learn how major and minor scales are formed, and play common major and minor piano scales."
    • Notes of the Piano Created: Friday, January 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      There are only 7 full piano notes to remember. Notes of the black keys are easy to find once you learn the notes of the white piano keys. Learn how to find the notes of the piano with helpful illus...
    • appassionato Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical term 'appassionato.'
    • sans tempo Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical command "sans tempo.'
    • senza tempo Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the Italian musical command "senza tempo.'
    • passionné Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical command 'passionné.'
    • passionnément Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical command 'passionnément.'

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