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Old 02-24-2013, 02:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Piano is not the easiest instrument to pick up
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What a useless comment!


But Adonai is right. The piano is difficult to pick up. They're extremely heavy.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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try taking some piano lessons and hang in there!
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What you can do if you have a piano roll and you really want to get into natural minor progressions, is to start with an aminor scale. Aminor holds the same scale as Cmajor ... they merely have a different root or central tone.

Start from an Aminor and when starting with that, realize how many half steps between notes there are starting with the root A key, then you can start with any root and play any minor scale at your hearts desire so long as you remember how many half steps are with the original.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:55 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Or if you want to get really crazy, learn the harmonic minor scale, which is where you transpose the 7th of the scale up a half note.

I find that when people transform a minor scale, into a harmonic minor scale during the riff, you hear some really really interesting and dark brooding/melancholic sounds that are generated.

Beethoven did so in his moonlight sonata this very thing (if memory serves).
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:56 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Oh and the reason I wanted you to start with aminor.... is because it is very easy to play on a keyboard. It uses only the white notes ... the same as Cmajor. They merely just have a different root
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I believe that all the instruments has the same level of difficulty. It just depends on the person
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I believe that all the instruments has the same level of difficulty. It just depends on the person
Interesting outlook...
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Chopin's Prelude Op.28 N-4 is a very dark piece,do check it,not that difficult to play as well.
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I taught myself piano, mostly without ever doing exercises or scales. Years later, I still don't know if that hurt me :P But I play every day.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Anyway, a very dark and beautiful piece in minor is the Bb minor fugue from Bach's Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1. It has pretty difficult chords, but it's also slow which helps balance it out.
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