Basic Piano Drills (Exercises For Your Fingers)

Written by Ismael D. Tabije

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Now that you knowrepparttar names ofrepparttar 116149 keys, you are now ready forrepparttar 116150 proper position of our fingers overrepparttar 116151 keyboard. You should know that your fingers have assigned numbers. They also have their proper positions. The thumbs of both hands haverepparttar 116152 number 1,repparttar 116153 forefingers haverepparttar 116154 number 2,repparttar 116155 middle fingers – number three,repparttar 116156 ring fingers take number 4 andrepparttar 116157 pinkie fingers are number five. You are now ready to dorepparttar 116158 exercises.

Starting with your right hand put your thumb onrepparttar 116159 middle “C”. Then placerepparttar 116160 other fingers torepparttar 116161 following keys, forefinger onrepparttar 116162 D key, middle finger onrepparttar 116163 E key, ring finger onrepparttar 116164 F key andrepparttar 116165 pinkie finger onrepparttar 116166 G key. Practice pressingrepparttar 116167 keys one afterrepparttar 116168 other starting withrepparttar 116169 thumb then ending withrepparttar 116170 pinkie finger. Repeatrepparttar 116171 exercise ten times. And then try reversingrepparttar 116172 direction. This time, start with your pinkie finger and end up with your thumb. Do this again for ten times or until you getrepparttar 116173 hang of it. And then try playing continually fromrepparttar 116174 thumb torepparttar 116175 pinkie finger then back torepparttar 116176 thumb and so on.

Dorepparttar 116177 same with your left hand but this time position your left pinkie finger onrepparttar 116178 “C” lower thanrepparttar 116179 middle “C” thenrepparttar 116180 ring finger onrepparttar 116181 lower “D”,repparttar 116182 middle finger onrepparttar 116183 lower “E”, thenrepparttar 116184 forefinger onrepparttar 116185 lower “F” andrepparttar 116186 thumb onrepparttar 116187 lower “G”. Try playingrepparttar 116188 keys starting from your thumb to your pinkie finger for five times. Then start from your pinkie finger to your thumb and then continuously just like what you did with your right hand. And when you getrepparttar 116189 hang of it, try practicing both hands, then alternating right and left hands.

The saying that goes practice makes perfect is irrefutably true. In whatever you desire to achieve, you must remember that it takes not onlyrepparttar 116190 desire but alsorepparttar 116191 drive forrepparttar 116192 desire to materialize. Have fun paving your way towards perfection!

The writer, Ismael D. Tabije, runs the website that markets a wide choice of digital pianos and digital piano accessories of low prices, high-quality and huge inventory. Brands of digital pianos include Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Kurzveil and Roland.

Overcoming the most Frustrating Situation on eBay

Written by Carolyn Schweitzer

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OK, so now that we all understandrepparttar benefits of sniping, lets get back to our friend "speedyfingers147". Speedy probably started out in life just like I did. She learned everything she knew about eBay from eBay and never realized there was such a thing as bidding software. Never knew a computer could do your sniping automatically, bid on your behalf inrepparttar 116148 last 2 to 8 seconds of an auction, and do it while you're asleep. With sniping software, you tellrepparttar 116149 software program which auctions you're interested in and how much you're willing to pay. EBay never knows you've seenrepparttar 116150 auction until your friendly sniping service swoops in and places your bid with only seconds to spare. Neither does your competition. They never see you coming. The only way you can lose is if someone else usesrepparttar 116151 same program sets their maximum bid higher than yours.

Yes, my friend, you can still lose. There is no guarantee of winning an auction no matter what system you use, if someone else is willing to pay more. If you set your maximum bid at a million dollars for a hunk of Elvis' belly button lint and some nut is willing to pay a million ten, you're still going to lose! But, there's something about losing that's good forrepparttar 116152 soul. It'srepparttar 116153 satisfaction of knowing that you didn't lose your head and spend more than you could afford!! Trust me, I've been there, done that, and come to regret it. With sniping programs, you can "set it and forget it" and walk away knowing that if you don't win, you couldn't have afforded it anyway.

What's that I hear you saying? "But I could have had it if I'd just upped my bid by another fifty cents!" Hey, did you listen to anything I just said? Do you want to drive yourself nuts? It's only stuff, after all. You can't take it with you, and there will always be more. The beauty of eBay is that there will probably be another just like it, or at least something just as fabulous.

Speaking of which, there's another big advantage to using bidding software. Two things, actually. (again). First, on eBay, it's a huge no-no to retract a bid. You can only do this underrepparttar 116154 most dire of circumstances and if you do it too many times you'll be politely asked to leave. Permanently. Second, sniping programs allow you to do something called "contingency bidding". Suppose you're interested in several very similar items and you want to win at least one of them but not all. Provided they're not all ending atrepparttar 116155 same time, you can create a contingency plan tellingrepparttar 116156 bidding software to cancel your bids onrepparttar 116157 other items as soon as you win one of them.

In all cases, you can change your mind about an item you're bidding on at any time (except in approximatelyrepparttar 116158 last 15 minutes) because eBay doesn't register your bid untilrepparttar 116159 Sniping program enters it for you, atrepparttar 116160 very end ofrepparttar 116161 auction. Isn't that nice? No more "watching" an auction you're unsure about, and then forgetting to bid on it. No more finding out you've readrepparttar 116162 description wrong and you're bidding on an item you don't want. No more finding something you like better after you've already committed yourself to another item, and having to pass on it. Or worse, spending way too much on both!

There are several sniping programs out there. My personal favorite is PowerSnipe, at , because their "Auto Search" feature makesrepparttar 116163 bidding process even easier by allowing you to browse auctions throughrepparttar 116164 program’s built in web browser. You can check out competitors with a simple search in Google.

Take a no-risk tour throughrepparttar 116165 Power Sniping program with their trial version. Believe me,repparttar 116166 first time you snatch an item away from Speedyfingers147--or anyone else for that matter--you'll be hooked.

© 2004 NetBrainer LLC. An eBay PowerSeller and rabid eBay shopper, Carolyn Schweitzer is the owner and editor of, a site dedicated to improving the performance of buyers and sellers on eBay, and teaching eBay as a business. Carolyn provides weekly recorded tips on eBay for Third Mind USA Small-Biz radio at

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