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 Post subject: Keyboardists' Den
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:48 pm 
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This'un is for keyboardists. Discuss styles, techniques, players, and instruments. This includes anything from old B3's and pianos, to modern synths of various kinds.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:40 am 
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Love me Motif XS8.
Just sayin'


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:53 pm 
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Cool. I have a Motif 7. The Motif series has some of the best instrument sounds ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
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Reppin' a Korg x50.

It's pretty fucking awesome but I wish I had a bit more technical skill and a bit more knowledge of theory. I'm self taught on the keyboard and I'm not bad for someone with no lessons but I have the feeling that I'm never going to be as good as I'd like without a few.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:57 pm 
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I've had a piano for a year now but I haven't got into it til recently (it started with mastering the E major scale)
Anyway, I've started learning as many Christmas songs as I can now so that by December I can play a nice medley


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:18 am 
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Oomenic wrote:
Reppin' a Korg x50.

It's pretty fucking awesome but I wish I had a bit more technical skill and a bit more knowledge of theory. I'm self taught on the keyboard and I'm not bad for someone with no lessons but I have the feeling that I'm never going to be as good as I'd like without a few.


Heh I'm feeling pretty much the opposite of that, as there's a big enough difference between being a pianist and being a keyboardist.

But yeah, the Motif series is incredible.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:24 pm 
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market wrote:
I've had a piano for a year now but I haven't got into it til recently (it started with mastering the E major scale)
Anyway, I've started learning as many Christmas songs as I can now so that by December I can play a nice medley


Scales are a great way to start a practice session, I find. I've always thought chromatic scales were fun to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
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I just bought a keyboard, and I'm really interested in getting competent at the instrument. I really have no interest in playing classical pieces or showing off how good I can be.. Mostly what I want to do is understand some theory and have some solid knowledge of chords and scales so I can write original material. Do any of you know of some very reputable piano books, DVDs, or websites?


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
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When I was taking theory classes, I used the Materials of Western Music series and Elementary Rudiments of Music. I thought those books were pretty good but I also had a teacher instruct me. They're worth checking out though.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
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There's an Australian series of books called 'How to Blitz grade (x) Theory/Musicianship,' really solid for learning theory and especially preparing for exams.
If you're not going to get a private teacher then perhaps it's also worth looking at books intended to teach you how to teach, as well.
Yamaha courses are always completely solid and worthwhile- I don't know if they've been doing adult courses worldwide for a while, but they've been doing adult courses for a few years in Australia.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:36 pm 
Are there any good sites with sheet music for pop music and such? I've got some books for artists recently so that I could sit down and just play some actual songs but was just wondering if anybody knew any cool or extensive sites for that shit.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
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^ ditto

also, does this double as a pianists' den? i dislike playing on keyboards, i've never found one that accurately responds to touch like piano does. also i like when a piano im playing has fallen slightly out of tune / am used to it being that way in recordings.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
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http://tabnabber.com/

That's a site for tabs, but you can get everything translated into "sheet music," although it doesn't give you a very good idea of rhythm or anything beyond the actual notes being played, but that shouldn't be too big a problem if you're playing songs you know well enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
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Patrick wrote:
^ ditto

also, does this double as a pianists' den? i dislike playing on keyboards, i've never found one that accurately responds to touch like piano does. also i like when a piano im playing has fallen slightly out of tune / am used to it being that way in recordings.


I'd assume so.
I only play synth stuff on synths (or keyboards), and piano stuff on pianos.


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboardists' Den
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So I've just plugged in the keyboard again after about 6 years. I've been practising how to get both hands to play at different speeds and its a nightmare. Any advice?


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