Exercises For Your Fingers (Basic Piano Drills)Written by Ismael D. Tabije
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Now that you know names of keys, you are now ready for proper position of our fingers over keyboard. You should know that your fingers have assigned numbers. They also have their proper positions. The thumbs of both hands have number 1, forefingers have number 2, middle fingers - number three, ring fingers take number 4 and pinkie fingers are number five. You are now ready to do exercises.
Starting with your right hand put your thumb on middle "C". Then place other fingers to following keys, forefinger on D key, middle finger on E key, ring finger on F key and pinkie finger on G key. Practice pressing keys one after other starting with thumb then ending with pinkie finger. Repeat exercise ten times. And then try reversing direction. This time, start with your pinkie finger and end up with your thumb. Do this again for ten times or until you get hang of it. And then try playing continually from thumb to pinkie finger then back to thumb and so on.
Do same with your left hand but this time position your left pinkie finger on "C" lower than middle "C" then ring finger on lower "D", middle finger on lower "E", then forefinger on lower "F" and thumb on lower "G". Try playing 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 get 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 only desire but also drive for desire to materialize. Have fun paving your way towards perfection!
The writer, Ismael D. Tabije, runs the website http://pianos.e-mart4all.com that markets a wide choice of high-quality digital pianos and accessories at the lowest prices in the online market. Brands sold include Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Kurzweil and Roland. The website also features interesting piano articles about piano humor, trivia, myths and facts and even piano lessons and instructions.
Humor Under The KeyboardsWritten by Ismael D. Tabije
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I definitely agree with Artur Schnabel's top secret! I wonder why George found it relaxing to have his teeth drilled after hearing pianoforte recitals. Check out more of piano's funny side: •Bob Hope, an American comedian commented on fellow comedian Phyllis Diller on her playing piano: "When she started to play, Steinway himself came down personally and rubbed his name off piano." •A band teacher recalled title of song "Claire de Lune" played by a student as "Claire de Loonie". •The audiences at a piano recital were appalled when a telephone rang just off stage. Without missing a note, soloist glanced toward wings and called, "If that's my agent, tell him I'm working!" Now, let's check out some famous questions and answers in funny world of piano: •What do you get when you drop a piano down a mine shaft? A flat minor •What do you get when you drop a piano on an army base? A flat major •Why is an 11-foot concert grand better than a studio upright? Because is makes a much bigger kaboom when dropped over a cliff. •Why was piano invented? So that musician would have a place to put his beer. •Why did they say that pianist had fingers like lightning? They never struck same place twice. •What did they find when they dug up Beethoven's grave? He was decomposing. •Why did Mozart kill his chicken? Because they always ran around going, "Bach! Bach! Bach!" •Imagine a singer, a piano player, a bass player and a drummer sitting around table. Now if you drop a hundred-dollar bill right in middle and tell them they're free to take it, who's getting it? The piano player. Because bass player is too slow, for winger it's too little money and drummer didn't get assignment. Now that we've seen humor under they keyboards, piano and pianists are not as elusive as they seem to be. It is just like discovering a new type of music. The piano and pianist can take not just breath out of audiences but also laughter as they present not only fine music but terrific humor as well. Having fun is what life is all about.
The writer Ismael D. Tabije runs the website http://pianos.e-mart4all.com that markets a wide choice of high-quality digital pianos and accessories at the lowest prices in the online market. Brands sold include Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Kurzweil and Roland. The website also features interesting piano articles about piano humor, trivia, myths and facts and even piano lessons and instructions.