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Lean On Me Chords

Lean on me is one of my favorite songs. Written and performed by Bill Withers, it has lasted through the years as a classic of the musical world. It just so happens that it is also a very easy song to learn how to play! It is a simple chord progression in the simplest key […]

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Fur Elise Sheet Music

Ludwig Van Beethoven Fur Elise (New Edition) piano solo Fur Elise is a very well recognized piece of music even though it can be easily learned by anyone starting out on piano. It sounds much more difficult than it actually is.The sheet music for Fur Elise is a little more difficult to understand than your […]

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Easy Piano Sheet Music

Sheet music is a necessity in learning to play the piano. Without easy piano sheet music to teach you the basics of reading sheet music, learning to play the piano would be much more difficult. There are several places on the web to get sheet music. Some places allow you to simple read off the computer screen […]

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Beginner Piano Sheet Music – The Top 7 Songs to Learn

Every beginner who starts out playing piano doesn’t want to show their friends that they can play a major scale or even a minor scale (despite how cool minor scales sound!). They want to play real songs…songs that their friends and themselves can recognize and sometimes even sing along to! That is why I am […]

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What Are Piano Fingerings

When you read piano music, there are sometimes small numbers above or (usually) below individual notes. These are there so that the composer can tell you the best or most efficient way a passage should be played. How? Because those numbers correspond to which finger should play which note. This comes in very handy for […]

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What is Proper Piano Posture?

Playing piano is not only a skill, but it is a form of discipline that carries over into other facets of your life. The motivation and discipline that it takes to practice regularly in order to become better at something will have profound effects that ripple across your life, making you a more motivated and […]

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Which Pianos Should I Buy

Pianos are one of life’s greatest joys, not only to play, but to own. To me, nothing is more fun than being able to walk into the living room, sit down at the Baby Grand piano and start playing whatever through my fingertips. At least that’s what I wish I could do. For now, the […]

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History of the Piano

The invention of the piano in the early 18th century came at a time when the musical performance arena was dominated by the Harpsichord, a similar instrument in which the strings are plucked instead of hit with a hammer. The piano is said to have been invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori who lived from 1655 to […]

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How Pianos Work

Pianos are beautiful pieces of robust yet delicate specimens of engineering artwork. Their complexity creates the illusion of simplicity and gives pianos their own unique sound. There are many key components that make up the mechanism of a piano, several of which are outlined in this article. There are also quite a few more components […]

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Pitch on the Piano

Pitch is an interesting thing…some people are said to have ‘perfect pitch’ while others are said to be ‘tone-deaf’ which I suppose could mean they have 100% imperfect pitch. I am a firm believer that the ‘gift’ of perfect pitch is not only highly sought after, but also attainable to everyone given the right practice […]

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How to Teach Yourself Piano – 5 Steps to Success

Playing piano is a wonderful pastime. It is a joy to listen to but even more so when it is you playing it! Sometimes our parents buy us piano lessons when we are young, but we never seem to practice or want to go to the lessons. Now that you are older you are probably […]

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