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The Piano Player, Issue #60 Learn to Read Music Better
September 06, 2021
Tips & Tools for Piano Players: Learn to Read Music
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"The Piano Player"-- Issue #60, September 2021
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Learn to Read Music BetterHello!
In this issue, we're focusing our practice efforts on note reading. I have included links to lessons for complete beginners, as well as more experienced piano players, who need to improve their note reading skills.
See if you can set aside 5-10 min each practice session to drill note reading, and you'll soon see results!
How To Read Music Notes
In this lesson, we'll start by learning how to read and understand the two most fundamental elements of music: Melody and Rhythm.
It is easier to understand how to read music if you know that music is built from only three basic elements. These basic elements are the foundation of most musical compositions: Melody, Rhythm and Harmony.
But as you begin learning to read notes, it is most helpful to first focus on just the melody and the rhythm, as we'll do here!
Learn To Read Piano Music Now!
In this beginner piano lesson you will quickly learn to read piano music. This lesson is part 1 of a free mini "crash-course" in note reading for beginners. If you have no clue how to read piano music- this is for you!
For this first lesson, the only previous note reading skills needed is some understanding of basic "keyboard" knowledge, like direction (up and down), finger numbers and hand position.
So below are first a few reminders before we start to learn to read piano music.
Bullet Proof Your Music Sight Reading Skills
If you are a piano player struggling with sight reading and in need of some help to be able to quicker read music as you play, this lesson is for you.
The good news is that you can improve your sight reading with simple exercises.
Done every day they can take you from “stumbling” through a score to fluently sight reading music as you play.
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Piano Playing Q & A
Piano Question of the Month
Flats That Doesn't Fill Any Function?As I have understood it the flats have been placed on the f notes. Whenever I play an f I have to apply the sharp. But there are no f tones played in this piece so why is there a flat in the beginning?
Let me help you here. The sign at the beginning of the staff is a Sharp sign. The sharps (or flats) written at the start of the staff are also called the Key signature.
Piano Sheet Music
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This is a list of the top selling piano books at Amazon by our visitors during the last few months. I have also added my own suggestions. Maybe you can find something useful for yourself?
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