How to play keyboard

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  1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
    HubPagesposted 9 years ago

    How to play keyboard

  2. Jon Green profile image90
    Jon Greenposted 9 years ago

    Try my hub Piano/Keyboard - songwriting guide. It contains most of the essential stuff. Looknohands.com is excellent. Begging usually works - walk into your local music store and you'll find many bored salespeople playing pianos. Depending on your charm offensive, they might help you out and show you some stuff.
    There are also magazines like Pianist and Keyboard Player which are very helpful.

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    LEWJposted 9 years ago

    Basics for keyboard playing, such as hand and finger placement, can be learned from most any basic skills handbook found in libraries or sold online.
    Another option is to take lessons in person.

    Others have found it suitable to teach themselves to play keyboards;  they start their journey solo or with the basic helps provided above and tenaciously stick to the motto  "I'm  Gonna  Play  This  Thing!"

    Those who have a basic sense of melody and some sense of rhythm, and who are willing to try to teach themselves, might begin this way: 
                                                                                                                                 (1)  Start pressing keys---any keys, 1 or 2 at a
                                      time, using only middle finger and thumb, 
                                      one or both hands at a time.
                             
                               (2)   Repeat any note patterns heard

                               (3)   Slow down or speed up the tempo while
                                       repeating the patterns

                               (4)    Experiment with other rhythmic
                                       movements of the fingers all over the
                                       keyboard.

                               (5)    Try to add notes  to any melodic phrase
                                        or phrases created

                               (6)    Maintain a sense of humor---you're
                                        probably going to need it

                               (7)     Don't give up
                               

                         
    From there it's a step forward to fingering chords, which info is available as stated above.
    Of course, playing simply and playing in a more advanced style are different items.
    But from the first,  the main motto should be,  "I'm gonna play this thing!"

  4. Jon Green profile image90
    Jon Greenposted 7 years ago

    Keyboard and piano lesson for beginners. Includes photos of easy chords. read more

 
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