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Learning to Play Piano by Ear

Learning to Play Piano by Ear

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Some musicians, professional in their own art, didn’t start their career through any manuals or instructors. What they did is follow the tone that they hear and play along the beating of the music. No notes, no mentors.
Some musicians, professional in their own art, didn’t start their career through any manuals or instructors. What they did is follow the tone that they hear and play along the beating of the music. No notes, no mentors.

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Learning to Play Piano by Ear 
Written By: Victoria Stewart -
Think about this... would you like to play the piano without the fuss of dragging your music sheets? Or make music with just humming along with the tune? Have you alwayswanted to play but your visual senses make it quite impossible? Don’t you know that bysimply humming a tune, you could play it the same?Some musicians, professional in their own art, didn’t start their career through anymanuals or instructors. What they did is follow the tone that they hear and play along the beating of the music. No notes, no mentors.1. Assemble your things. Of course you’ll need a piano or a keyboard, whatever it isthat’s available. You have to have at least three available fingers, just in case others have been decapitated or just got lost. Be sure you have a lot of time to practice. Oh, and tuneyour piano first.2. Remember that the piano is an instrument that is comprised of 88 keys. Along theseare 12 straight notes. The first white key is the A-note, next white note is B, C, D, E, F,G. Then after the last white G-note, the next white note again becomes the A-note, thenthe repetition begins. This sequence is repeated until the last white note is done for about7 times. That would include the black notes that represent flats and sharps.3. The C note is also known as the Home Key. To trace the C note, it is the white key onthe left side of two black keys. If you’re still amazed, stare at your piano. You’ll noticethat at the middle part is the C-note. Thus, that would be the first major chord.The thumb of your right hand will serve as number 1 because it is put at the C straddledin the middle. From there, count all keys going to the right. Include the black keys.When you have counted till 5, that would serve as the 2nd note in C chord. Place your middle finger there. From counting to number 5, count till 8, that will be your final note.Put your pinkie on it.Sound it all together and you’ll hear quite an impressive cycle.4. Be familiar in using the abovementioned sequence…1,5, 8 counting. You could startwith any note, just be sure that when you count, include the flats and sharps. Use thesechords as your roots. This will work perfectly if you decided to start on a sharp. You’ll
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