Tips for Mastering Piano Chords

Chords are all about different combinations of keys!

Chords are all about different combinations of keys!

As far as learning to play any musical instrument including piano is concerned, it requires the practitioner to get acknowledged with numbers of musical concepts. In the context of piano, an aspirant pianist needs to master the piano chords if they wish to be perfect in playing this great instrument. And it takes a lot of time and practice to learn or master piano chords. Some fundamental tips can help you in mastering piano chords.

The foremost and perhaps the most important step is to get familiar with positioning of fingers in order to play piano chords perfectly. For this, you must first try positioning of fingers on simple chords and then move on to complex ones once you have become perfect at playing simple chords. In addition to this, you also need to recognize different sounds by specific piano keys and memorize the same to make learning of chords an easier process.

In order to master the chords on a piano, you must first concentrate on basics and have a strong foundation in basics. It will help you to learn the complex chords easily.

It becomes quite easy to learn the minor chords if you are already familiar with the major chords. It is because a minor chord can be recognized by moving the middle note one half tone down amid major chords. So it is always advisable to learn major chords first.

Always make a goal to learn some particular chord during each practice session as it will keep you updated about the chords already known to you and the chords which still you have to learn.

Last but not the least; practice is most important in your pursuit for learning and mastering chords. It is because practice requires repetition of almost all chords again and again. It helps in recognition of chords instantly and relating the same to your ear so as to ascertain that you have played them correctly. Practice also helps in enhancing your awareness and quickness of fingers so as to improve your overall capability to play piano chords.

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Piano for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Greatly useful piano learning technique for autistic kids!

Greatly useful piano learning technique for autistic kids!

Autism is a syndrome in kids in which the brain of kids doesn’t develop according to their age and they are not able to respond to anything rapidly. In other words, they grow physically but their mental growth is quite slow. Such children can be taught piano which acts as a medium of self-expression for them. Autistic children mostly love sound as well as the concepts behind these sounds produced by the piano.

One of the ways to teach piano to kids on autism spectrum is by using numbers for different keys. With the help of numbers, autistic children can readily make different patterns by using different combinations of piano keys and hence understand and learn the fundamentals of piano such as chords, patterns, tones and scales easily.

One thing that should be kept in mind while teaching piano to autistic kids, is to modify the whole teaching pattern according to the interests of the child. It helps them to understand musical theories in a better manner. Autistic children are specially fascinated by tokens of reward and hence they should be rewarded at each small or big achievement or learning of lesson by them.

Also it should be kept in mind that autistic kids should be taught each theory relevant to piano at a time as it will help them to understand things in a better manner. You can also use something else such as alphabets liked by children to represent various keys of the piano. It will help them to recognize various keys and the corresponding notes, tones, chords and scales produced by them easily.

All in all it can be said that piano is a great musical instrument which can help autistic children to move up the ladders of success in life.

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Best Piano-Specialist Movers

Proficient in moving pianos!

Proficient in moving pianos!

At some point in time, we may need to move our favorite musical instrument piano from one place to another due to any reasons. For this, we may look for services of some specialist movers who are well-trained in the job of moving this instrument without causing any damage to it. There are many piano-specialist movers all over the world that are engaged in the job of moving pianos from one place to another.

One such company worth mentioning is the Piano Specialists Moving Company which is located in Denver. It offers its services round-the-clock all through the week. It specializes in moving musical instruments including piano and other instruments too. This company moves, delivers, and stores pianos.

Yet another great piano-specialist company is Best Piano Movers which is possessed and run by Frank Austin and located in Raleigh, NC area. This company is operating since 1974 and deals with all types of piano moving. To be punctual is the foremost rule of the company and they pick as well as deliver the piano well-in-time and that too with utmost care.

Piano Movers Glasgow which is situated in Glasgow, Edinburgh is also among the most excellent piano-specialist movers. It specializes in moving Baby Grand Pianos, Upright Pianos and Concert Grand Pianos. The team of piano movers employed by this company is apt in their job and can move piano from even the most difficult type of routes such as stairs or uneven surfaces as well.

If you’d like to get more into piano, we can help! If you’re in the New York City area, check out the piano classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect piano training for you.

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Maintaining Your Piano in Summer

Keep it cool!

Keep it cool!

When winter season is over we come across many changes in the environment as well as things of daily use in our house. Similar changes are witnessed in some expensive things also such as the piano with the approach of summer season. Due to these sudden changes, it becomes very much important that extra care must be taken in maintenance of this musical instrument. Here are some suggestions to do so.
Many changes come in the tuning as well as in the structure of the piano due to change in humidity content and dryness in the air. So the most important step to be taken during approach of summer season is to lessen the effect of humidity. It can be done with air-conditioning. You can do so by putting the piano in an air-conditioned room.

Also keep on tuning the piano more frequently because the settings change more in summer season due to high temperature.

The inside as well as outside of the piano must be kept free from humidity so that the piano may work well. It is because if anyone of these is not maintained properly then it will affect the other one definitely.

You must set the seasonal humidity swings at the minimum every time you sit at the piano. You must minimize the humidity as much as possible for the proper working of your instrument.

If you’d like to get more into piano, we can help! If you’re in the New York City area, check out the piano classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect piano training for you. If you’re looking for someone in the NYC area to train with, we have piano buddies on HeyKiki just waiting to connect with you!

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Piano for Babies

Piano is a musical instrument which naturally draws the attention of children, especially babies, towards it. Since babies can’t play music on such big pianos, small pianos are being specially manufactured for children. There are a few varieties of such small pianos. Some of these pianos are automatic while some require manual operation to some extent.

Babies can learn rhythms from these baby pianos. Such pianos have a number of songs recorded in them which can be played by the push of a single key or with the combination of a few keys. For children who start understanding music at a young age, these pianos are quite helpful. There are pieces of music recorded in such pianos which can be heard and later on practiced on these pianos.

Since the size of these pianos is small, they can be handled by the babies easily. Also these are easily portable. You can easily position them at any place where the baby feels comfortable and can practice without any distraction.

Some of the baby pianos are electrical while some others operate on batteries which need to be charged when the battery gets exhausted after continuous use. The baby pianos prove to be beneficial as children learn their first music lessons on these pianos. Also they learn the basics of piano music in an easy and simple manner on baby pianos and then move forward to higher levels in their later life.

The little pianist!

The little pianist!

If you’d like to get more into piano, we can help! If you’re in the New York City area, check out the piano classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect piano training for you. If you’re looking for someone in the NYC area to train with, we have piano buddies on HeyKiki just waiting to connect with you!

If you’d like to learn another sport or activity other than piano, we have other instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too.
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