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KeyCelerator takes over where Jayde Musica leaves off so that you can take your music reading to a new level, while having incredible amounts of fun in the process! Soon you'll be sight reading even the most complex chord shapes with the same ease that you read a book. Keycelerator helps you to learn the various piano chord key arrangements. You'll be very impressed with yourself after just a few short games with Keycelerator. Have you always dreamed of hearing your favorite song on the radio and then being able to play along with your piano instantly? Imagine sitting down to the piano at a party with friends and have them gather round as you play their favorite tunes
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This allows the student to drill note reading away from their instrument. After drilling for 10 or 15 minutes with the software, the student usually moves on to practicing reading with their instrument. Often, the student will find note reading with their instrument to be significantly easier after some short drills with the software. In Jayde Musica, notes advance from the right to left. You must name the note before it touches the left side of the screen. You can use your mouse to enter your answers or use the numbers on your keyboard. As you advance through the game, you will get more notes to name per bar. You must enter all the notes, in order, correctly in each bar.
Sitting at the Piano When you are seated at the piano, you need to have the correct posture. Without the proper posture, you can experience back pain and stress in your joints. Since this numbering system is standard, you will find that some pieces of particularly difficult piano music will have a number like R. Introduction to the Piano Keyboard Today we look at the piano keyboard. A standard modern piano has 88 keys: 52 white and 36 black. Its range will be a little over 7 octaves one octave is made up of 7 white keys and 5 black keys. You will notice that the black keys on a piano are grouped in sets of 2 and 3. An easy way to remember which key is C on the piano is to remember that the white key immediately before any group of 2 black keys is C:. In the very center of the piano is an important key called Middle C. This establishes the basic pitch and is the key from which all other keys are referenced.