Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Classifying Types of Keyboard by Function and Ability

Keyboard music instrument. At first glance seem in view of the layman, or even novice musicians, all of the keyboard may seem similar to each other, ie as an electronic musical instrument bertuts are often considered closely related to musical instruments in the field of touch similar structure, namely a piano or organ that had the same keys (keys).

In fact, this is not entirely true, for (hopefully) increase your knowledge (especially the newly acquainted with the world per-instrument-music-notes-an), keyboard itself is different with piano and organ, but this is not discussed in this article, but I will discuss on another occasion in my other article.

In the area of ​​the use of a more professional it is necessary to know and understand the keyboard according to the functions and capabilities. This is especially important considering the price of a keyboard that is not cheap, even much more expensive relative to other instruments.So we use our funds properly, I'll describe a little about the distribution of the types of keyboards.

In general, my keyboard is divided into 3 parts (I call "I share" because this is the classification of my own, so maybe there is classification by others, but I do not think there will be many differences)

> Accompaniment Keyboard
> Digital Piano Keyboard
> Digital Synthesizer and Workstation keyboard
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Basic Techniques To Play Keyboard / Piano

Hand and finger forms, relaxation of arms & shoulders.

Exercises for this fingering, intended to make, we as musicians, especially piano or keyboard player, finger and hand position when playing we are in the correct position. Also to shape our fingers over the keys when playing piano or keyboard is in perfect position. Finger exercises include Ladder Tone and Cadence. (As written by mas arhy).

Touch of the notes, Legato, staccato, phrasing, dynamics and expression.
Exercises for Touching is intended to make, we as musicians, especially piano or keyboard player. We understand our interpretation in playing music. Not just playing music, but music must come out from our hearts. We know where we should be able to play loud or soft. Playing with no pressure or disconnected or broken and / or with the appropriate accent. There are dynamics, feeling and expression.

Rhythm And Tempo
Exercises for rhythm and tempo is addressed to all musicians include all instruments. Both as a player drums, bass, guitar, percussions or also piano and keyboard. We need to know the notes, beats and rhythm patterns. We need to understand also about the right tempo.

Rhytmic the music playing (comping). There is a soul or groove in bermusic. There should be a "life" in us playing in a band. We should know also about the TIME SIGNATURE (the song was played in a knock 2 / 4, 3 / 4, 4 / 4, 3 / 8, 6 / 8, etc.).

Chords progression, voicing and Accompaniment.

Exercises for harmony is intended so that we can be more rich in the developing pattern of chords that we use in a song. Developing a sound also produced from the chords that we play.

And also to broaden the way we play in the context of accompanying a singer or a church. Because we are playing in harmony with the good, it will create a unity of good. With a good knowledge of harmony, we can make arrangements that would be more comfortable. Knowing our position as a musician, more as a companion!

This exercise is intended more for those who can not read music or the combo score. They are expected later in the day could read sheet music notation or combo part. They know the treble clef (key G) and bass clef (key F). They know about the KEY SIGNATURE (how many sharp (#) or flats (b) the song was played). In our view these signs by itself we already know that the song was played on what scales. Obviously it would be easier for us musically.
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Keyboard Playing Techniques

Playing Position

Sitting position when playing the keyboard needs to be addressed. Correct sitting position is always upright. While the position wrong in playing the piano can lead to quick tired and ended up with a less good game .........
exceptions ............

Hand Position
Hand position in playing the piano with a bent little finger as if holding a ball.
Consider the following picture:

Hand Position Wrong
Cause of finger position to be incorrect

Finger Structure
Code finger on learning piano arrangement can be seen in the picture follows:

Description: (code applies finger to finger or right hand left)

1. Code number 1 for the thumb
2. Code number 2 for the index finger
3. Code number 3 for the middle finger
4. Code number 4 for the ring finger
5. Code number 5 to pinkie

Forms Finger Hand
Round curved (as shown below)

Shape Hand Finger Position Wrong
Playing piano with one finger shapes are not free to lead fingers dance over the keys and disturbing tone quality (sound tone) generated by finger pressure and are also unsightly eye.

How to Suppress Tuts
At the time of pressing the keys with one finger, then another finger (which finger did not press the keys) is not tense but remained in its original form.

* Sample Image Above: pinkie finger pressing the keys, then the other fingers do not tense / not lifted upwards (still in the form of its original position).

Pressing Tuts Wrong
Pressing the keys with one finger while another finger taut and lifted upward.

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