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#1367142 - 02/06/10 12:48 PM take the easy piano quiz
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#1372130 - 02/12/10 09:04 PM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: jmj586]
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I "missed" number 3 but I don't agree with their answer so I'm not sure I would call it a wrong answer. You don't have to learn to read music to play piano, plenty of people play by ear.
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#1372181 - 02/12/10 09:59 PM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]
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Yay! 100% 10 out of 10!

Kinda easy but fun. smile
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#1373197 - 02/14/10 12:29 AM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: jmj586]
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quote:"Kinda easy but fun."
That is the purpose.
That is how playing the piano should be,
easy and fun.
Easy - not that it doesn't require work, but it shouldn't
be a chore or made too hard.
Fun - so you enjoy it and play more.

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#1402674 - 03/24/10 11:00 AM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: jmj586]
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Thanks for this quiz!
However, I'd agree that #3 is not accurate, since there have been many non-classical players who can't read music, and what about the blind players? I believe it was Art Tatum, who was legally quite blind, about whom Horowitz said when hearing a recording "No! That's not possible, it's a trick! Nobody can possibly play that many notes!"
For #4, consider that the major scale of the key of F# contains an E#, aka F.
Perhaps a qualifying statement, "normally, the white keys..." or "99% of the time the white keys..."
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#1404139 - 03/26/10 09:37 AM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: elecmuse3]
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Yeah, number three was debateable, but I could tell what answer they wanted, so 100% here. Though given that one of the questions asks whether or not you can learn piano by playing baseball, it's not that much of a feat XD
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#1413070 - 04/07/10 04:23 PM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]
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I missed #3, as well, and I, too, disagree, because I learned to play piano by ear before I ever knew notes had names!

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#1419280 - 04/18/10 02:28 AM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: MamaHenn]
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I can't go further from #1, every time I click next it seems to reload the page...

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#1420823 - 04/20/10 09:06 PM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]
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I agree 100%, the question was not a good one. Many people can rip a piano apart and can't read a lick of music, so that is not a correct question/answer.
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#1426038 - 04/28/10 04:40 PM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: Rod Terrell]
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3. to play the piano you need to
o A. learn the names of the keys
o B. learn to read music
o C. have a piano
o D. all of the above

My answer would be "none of the above". You need "access to a piano" nothing more.
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#1426039 - 04/28/10 04:42 PM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: wouter79]
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6. A piano only has ____ different keys

88 I thought? c1 is different from c2 in my book There are pianos with more keys though... but I don't see the right answer again...
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#1437556 - 05/16/10 01:31 AM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]
Damon Offline
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Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
I "missed" number 3 but I don't agree with their answer so I'm not sure I would call it a wrong answer. You don't have to learn to read music to play piano, plenty of people play by ear.


Well if I hadn't read this before I took the quiz, I would have missed it too.

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#1437563 - 05/16/10 01:41 AM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: jmj586]
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By the time I got to #3, I decided the questions were too dumb to continue. smile

I already had a problem with #2 (and I don't mean about getting it right), and #3 did it. ha
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#1438291 - 05/17/10 08:59 AM Re: take the easy piano quiz [Re: Mark_C]
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Written by a n00b, in order to trick other n00bs.
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