Basic Piano Drills (Exercises For Your Fingers)

Written by Ismael D. Tabije

Upon hearingrepparttar word piano,repparttar 116149 very first thing that pops into your mind isrepparttar 116150 set of black and white keys. Anybody can playrepparttar 116151 piano believe me. You dont necessarily need to go to music schools or hire certified music instructors to tell you how to pound those keys and play a song. You can be your own teacher as long as you haverepparttar 116152 interest andrepparttar 116153 eagerness to learn then it wouldnt be so difficult.

All you need is a piano, song lyrics with chords and a piano chord chart. Play any of your favorite songs onrepparttar 116154 piano just like you do on a guitar. Learning to playrepparttar 116155 piano through chords is notrepparttar 116156 traditional learning procedure. You will still meet musical terms, read notes and other symbols but not through hectic musical lessons.

Playingrepparttar 116157 piano through chords is easy and fun. But how do you really start pressing those keys? First, of course, you must know and familiarizerepparttar 116158 piano. This is because you need to acquaint yourself withrepparttar 116159 middle C orrepparttar 116160 middle do which isrepparttar 116161 main key onrepparttar 116162 keyboard. The middle C isrepparttar 116163 white key located beforerepparttar 116164 two black keys inrepparttar 116165 middle ofrepparttar 116166 keyboard. Note that every white key onrepparttar 116167 left side of every two black keys is calledrepparttar 116168 C orrepparttar 116169 do, but you have to look forrepparttar 116170 middle C or do.

Now that you know aboutrepparttar 116171 middle C orrepparttar 116172 middle do, you have to knowrepparttar 116173 names ofrepparttar 116174 rest ofrepparttar 116175 keys. No, dont worry, you wont have a hard time namingrepparttar 116176 allrepparttar 116177 keys. As mentioned earlier, every white key onrepparttar 116178 left side of every two black keys is calledrepparttar 116179 C orrepparttar 116180 do. A group is composed of a of two black keys, three black keys and seven white keys. It will then depend onrepparttar 116181 length of your keyboard on how many groups it would have. Try dividingrepparttar 116182 keys of your keyboards according torepparttar 116183 keys. Then you are now ready to get to know each key on each group.

Remember thatrepparttar 116184 each group would start with C or do. Thenrepparttar 116185 succeeding white keys takerepparttar 116186 letters D, E, F, G, A and B or re, mi, fa, sol, la and ti. You have now named all ofrepparttar 116187 white keys. The black keys arerepparttar 116188 flats andrepparttar 116189 sharps. The technique to determinerepparttar 116190 flats andrepparttar 116191 sharps is to know their position. Ifrepparttar 116192 black key is found atrepparttar 116193 left of every white key, then it is a flat. Ifrepparttar 116194 black key is found atrepparttar 116195 right side of every white key, it is a sharp. For example,repparttar 116196 black key nearest torepparttar 116197 middle C is at its right side,repparttar 116198 black key then is named as C sharp or do #. The C# then could take another name since it is also found atrepparttar 116199 left side of D orrepparttar 116200 re key. The same goes forrepparttar 116201 other black keys. Theresrepparttar 116202 D or re sharp which isrepparttar 116203 same key for E or mi flat. The F or fa sharp isrepparttar 116204 same as G or so flat. The G or so sharp is alsorepparttar 116205 A or la flat. Andrepparttar 116206 A or la sharp is alsorepparttar 116207 B or ti flat.

Overcoming the most Frustrating Situation on eBay

Written by Carolyn Schweitzer

It's happened torepparttar best of us.

You've been watchingrepparttar 116148 auction all week, and finally you're about to claim your prize--a rare bronze statue fromrepparttar 116149 Shang Dy dynasty. Or something just as tantalizing. You log on a few minutes beforerepparttar 116150 auction closes, and confirm that you're stillrepparttar 116151 top bidder -- no one has challenged you in several days. You're already picturing "your" statue prominently displayed onrepparttar 116152 living room mantelpiece, your friends green with envy as you tell them aboutrepparttar 116153 great deal you got on eBay. You refreshrepparttar 116154 page a few times, to make sure you're still #1. You even up your bid a little just to make sure no body tries to outbid you atrepparttar 116155 last minute.

50 seconds to go...30...10...the auction has ended andrepparttar 116156 statue is yours!! You refreshrepparttar 116157 page forrepparttar 116158 last time so you can see your eBay ID announced asrepparttar 116159 winning bidder. And that's when your heart drops to your toes. It's not your eBay ID at all, but some joker who calls themselves "speedyfingers147".

How could this have happened? You wererepparttar 116160 winning bidder with only 10 seconds to go!! Speedy or not, it just doesn't seem humanly possible.

Well, you're right. No one is that fast. Speedyfingers (I made that one up, so if it's your actual eBay ID, please don't sue me!) wonrepparttar 116161 auction inrepparttar 116162 final 4 seconds. It isn't humanly possible because "speedy" didn't actually placerepparttar 116163 bid. The bid was place on his or her behalf, from a remote server, using something called Bidding Software.

The act of placing a bid duringrepparttar 116164 final seconds of an online auction is called "Sniping" and it's perfectly legal on eBay. Bidding wars and sniping are an eBay sellers dream and a buyer's nightmare. Why, you're asking yourself, don't these people just use eBay's trusty proxy bidding process? Why not just discreetly enterrepparttar 116165 maximum they're willing to pay atrepparttar 116166 beginning ofrepparttar 116167 auction, then letrepparttar 116168 cards fall where they may? Well, for a couple of reasons. First, it's not human nature. If all you have to do is outbidrepparttar 116169 next guy by fifty cents or even five dollars to win, wouldn't you?

Second, it doesn't make economic or strategic sense to place a bid anytime beforerepparttar 116170 last five minutes of an auction.

Think about it. EBay encourages bidders to userepparttar 116171 proxy system and place bids early. What this means is that an inexperienced bidder who wants an item will to want to berepparttar 116172 highest bidder right away, and will keep upping their bid to hold that winning position. They'll only stop whenrepparttar 116173 bidding exceeds their budget. Thenrepparttar 116174 next guy comes along and continuesrepparttar 116175 process. If this starts atrepparttar 116176 beginning of a seven or ten day auction, and ends with a bidding war inrepparttar 116177 last 10 minutes,repparttar 116178 final price forrepparttar 116179 item can spiral out of control. Many items sell for far more than fair market value because people get caught up in "bidding fever" -- all they want is to WIN, they're not even thinking about whetherrepparttar 116180 price is realistic.

A better strategy would be for everyone to "watch"repparttar 116181 auction untilrepparttar 116182 very end. Again, there's two good reasons. One,repparttar 116183 price doesn't spiral up as just illustrated. Two,repparttar 116184 auction has zero bids, so it attracts fewer bidders-- less competition. It's a fact that once an auction has at least 1 bid , it becomes a magnet for additional bidders. Shoppers scanning an auction page tend to jump torepparttar 116185 ones with bids, figuring there must be something that attracted other bidders. The more bids,repparttar 116186 more interestingrepparttar 116187 item looks.

Wouldn't it be great if a seller started a two carat diamond ring at $0.99 and no one bid untilrepparttar 116188 last five minutes, and they all bid in fifty cent increments? Someone might winrepparttar 116189 ring for just a few bucks!! Of course, that never happens, but it would berepparttar 116190 ideal situation for a buyer -- and it would put eBay out of business in a hurry. EBay encourages early bidding and smiles uponrepparttar 116191 snipers ofrepparttar 116192 world. EBay makes their profits on listing fees and "final value" fees. The morerepparttar 116193 item sells forrepparttar 116194 higherrepparttar 116195 "final value". This makes eBay very happy. That's why you'll never find any tutorials anywhere on eBay telling you to wait untilrepparttar 116196 end of an auction to bid.

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use