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Originally Posted by keystring
We're probably on a similar page.
Speaking from experience, having a messed up background in any way can be worse than a beginner. the OP is not in the same place, or with the same attitudes or goals that I have, or some people I've interacted with have had (that is also becoming increasingly clear). Overall, any wrong premises that we start with can create a bigger mess than never having played at all, and starting from scratch say at a late age.


+100. Totally agree with you KS. Thanks for mentioning details of that video! That was a good lesson for that guy in the vid hahaha. Nice one!

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Try B major scale, this guy know what he is talking about, all black keys!!! Easier than C major.



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Originally Posted by SouthPark
All is good. I knew where you were coming from. You'll be fine.

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Originally Posted by Swede
Try B major scale, this guy know what he is talking about, all black keys!!! Easier than C major.



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This is an excellent training video. In fact, I know more about the B scale myself! smile

Very helpful! Thanks for posting!

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The original question suddenly became more difficult as soon as an answer appeared so I can tell you how I managed without offering it as any kind of cure. That makes it simpler because I won`t need to move you either left or right . I already knew how to read music but the piano itself is very different to a violin . So here is what I did . I pick a composition with one flat in the key signature . That is on the middle line which is where the B note lives.So every time you see a B in the music just play the black note to the left of B. That applies for the whole keyboard . B in that composition is a flat note . It can be neutralised by a natural sign . So it becomes a white note B again till the end of the bar .
The method is simple even if you play with 5 flats or 5 sharps . Just memorise at the beginning which black notes you need .Just play them and count them up first .
You will never get a key signature with sharps and flats mixed together .It`s all flats or all sharps .
If you don`t like the idea just stay in the key of C all your life . Decision time for you . Your choice . It`s the only way on this forum .Worked out and evolved for hundreds of years (just to annoy you ). No I`m only joking . Not just to annoy you .It`s to annoy every beginner who will fight tooth and nail to resist .

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If you get bored with the key of C you may not like Equal Temperament tuning . If you have a digital piano try some different temperaments .They will make a big change to your listening . A lot of players don`t know about Unequal Temperaments because it`s all drifted away over the years and been submerged by ,basically, production control and lack of cooperation from piano tuners . The key of C will sound like all the other keys because the intervals between notes is exactly the same . A different key is just higher or lower . Musically it makes no difference whatever the key is . This is the elephant in the piano living room .

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My P121 has no tunings. I was hesitant when buying it, but then my thinking was that some tunings I like might sound better with the chords around the base note on the circle of fifths and worse away from the base note, so I was not really sure. While playing I would not want to change the tuning's base note, so I bought the P121 regardless. I do love tunings. There was onced a rap song (sadly forgot the name) with a viola sample where a certain tuning ocurred (don't know what really happened in that sample) and I found that sample to be absolutely fascinating.

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