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How to Develop Left Hand / Right Hand Coordination

How to Develop Left Hand / Right Hand Coordination

If you struggle to put both hands together, this might help: Take small sections of the music, maybe one or two measures at a time. Practice one hand at a time. Practice just the right hand, over and over, until the section becomes second nature to you and you can do it without thinking. Now do it with just the left hand. You may need to spend twice as long on the left hand if you are having difficulty. Change tempos while practicing one hand at a time. Slow practice is the very key to success. As you work on...

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If a piano could play all the notes within audible range, how big would it be?

If a piano could play all the notes within audible range, how big would it be?

The standard 88 keys is a very good range for a piano. It's difficult to get a clean, audible and musical tone above the top note (C8), and some pianos struggle to produce a nice sound on the top 3 or 4 notes, anyway. Stewart in Australia makes a very large and expensive grand piano with notes higher than the standard C8, and they've managed to pull it off nicely with clean tones you can hear. Some Bosendorfer pianos have extra bass notes below the standard A0. But these notes are so low, they are more of a rumble than...

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What is the Best Way to Dispose of a Piano?

What is the Best Way to Dispose of a Piano?

Answer: Recycling is great. A lot of older pianos are made with quality materials that could be used for other things. If disposing of the piano, consider finding someone who will recycle it or reuse the parts. But to address the notion of just offering it for $100 on craigslist, that is really not a good idea. Chances are, someone will buy it with the noble (but uneducated and misguided) idea that they will be able to somehow get it tuned and fixed up for a few bucks, and their children will have a great instrument to take lessons on....

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