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5 Tips for Getting Better At Playing Piano

By CJ | Music Curios

How To Play The Piano Better: 5 Advanced Tips for Beginners 

These 5 advanced tips and tricks for beginners are also for intermediate and advanced players.

You may already be familiar with mental practice and the metaphysics of music, so this video covers how to approach learning piano, the metaphysics of learning music and how to improve piano playing without the burden of music theory.

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Play By Ear Or Sheet Music?

By CJ | Music Curios

Should You Learn to Play by Ear or Use Sheet Music? 

Why Choose? Diabolical looking sheet music like what I show in the video is enough to scare anybody away from learning to read sheet music and avoid anything that remotely resembles music theory.

One look at that and you say, well I’ll be better off just learning to play by ear.

But I’d like to put those concerns to rest.

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What Is Musicianship?

By CJ | Music Curios

What Is Musicianship? 

Musicianship is a very broad and complex subject and developing musicianship can seem like you're groping around in the dark.

How does music theory and all those scales and exercises work together to make music.

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What are Key Signatures?

By CJ | Music Curios

What are key signatures?

Music transcends colour. 

I think we'd all agree that music makes the world a better place, but how could we be making the world a better place with key signatures?

First, what is a key signature, a flat note or sharp note?

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What Is Perfect Pitch?

By CJ | Music Curios

What is Perfect Pitch? 

It’s also called absolute pitch, but really, I’m not buying it. And furthermore, what does it have to do with actual musicianship? 

Does it make you a better musician or is it just a parlour trick? So, perfect pitch: What’s so perfect about it? And furthermore, what do Hitler’s Nazis have to do with any of this?

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Why is it called middle C?

By CJ | Music Curios

Why is it called middle C? Is middle C in the middle of the piano? 

In this easy piano lesson we look at why middle c is assumed to be at the centre of the piano keyboard.

Usually during the first piano lesson we learn where to find middle C on the piano. 

Without question we accept that middle c is the middle of the piano. It certainly appears as if it could be the centre. But it is not.

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