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What to Know About the Piano Keyboard Layout

If you’re new to the piano, chances are you have a lot of questions. And, at the start, most of these questions are going to revolve around navigating the piano keyboard. It might seem overwhelming when you’re faced with all those piano keys. And with no idea of what sound they make, or even why […]

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Your Guide to Piano Scales

Piano scales are the basis of any good piano practice regime. They allow your fingers to develop the muscle memory needed to be able to play up and down through the notes without having to think about it. And scales, or portions of them, appear in a huge number of classical piano pieces. Read on […]

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An Introduction to the Sharp Sign

Sharp attack! The Jaws theme song is famous for using sharps to create a feeling of doom [1]. Listeners can hear the suspense and feel the tension build with each ascending note. Sharp notes are a great tool to give your songs a variety of sounds. Read on to learn about all about how the […]

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Your Guide to the E Flat Major Chord

Traditionally, musical keys have had specific musical connotations. Over the years, many composers wrote music in E-flat major to convey feelings of love and devotion [1]. Other composers, such as Beethoven, wrote music in this key to lend a heroic and bold feeling to their music. To perform music in this key, you need to […]

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An Introduction to Treble Clef

As you know, one notates music by using a staff. Back in the late 9th century, the notation for the Gregorian Chant musical scribes first recorded clefs with “neumes,” or basic dashes or dots above lyrics. They indicated a relative change in pitch. During the 10th century, scribes added a horizontal line to show a […]

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Your Guide to the D Flat Major Chord

D flat Major chords have been around since Van Gogh gifted a woman with his chopped off ear. Back then, the Romantic period had nothing to do with star-crossed were-vamp lovers. That won’t stop us though. D flat major chords, we’re Never Gonna Give You Up [1]. Keep reading to find out how these chords […]

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An Introduction to Primary Chords

There are at least 8,400 possible chords on the piano [1]. Musicians don’t worry about memorizing every single chord. Instead, they learn the mechanics that go behind creating them. When you understand the music theory of chords you can build them on your own. In this article, we’ll explain the theory behind primary chords and […]

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Your Guide to Piano Chord Progressions

All music is based on chord progressions. Even single lines of music on their own imply their underlying chord progressions based on the order of the notes in the melody. Learning to play basic chord progressions on the piano is reasonably easy to do. It allows you to accompany yourself as you sing, or other […]

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Your Guide to the A Flat Major Chord

Once you’ve mastered the A flat major scale, you can move on to playing chords within the scale. Today, we’re going to take a look at the A flat major chord. This is a popular chord across genres of music. Bet you didn’t know that Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Pharrell’s “Happy” were both […]

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An Introduction to Music Note Names

The first time someone learns piano, they struggle with reading music sheet and have no idea abut the music note names. There are multiple symbols drawn on the page, positioned on a variety of lines and spaces. Music is a language of its own. For a beginner, learning sheet music is like trying to read […]

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