MusicBeginner Guide To Keyboard Basics

May 31, 20220
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Keyboard is a musical instrument that is played by pressing on the levers that produce sound. Some examples are digital piano, electronic keyboard, etc. It is one of the musical instruments that needs power, such as electricity, in order to work. There are many keyboard classes in Mysore that can help you get started. A...

Keyboard is a musical instrument that is played by pressing on the levers that produce sound. Some examples are digital piano, electronic keyboard, etc. It is one of the musical instruments that needs power, such as electricity, in order to work. There are many keyboard classes in Mysore that can help you get started.

A keyboard is one of the easiest musical instruments and is thus recommended for those who wish to learn to play one or more musical instruments. And because the musical instrument does not require much pressure unlike stringed instruments or drums, it is perfect for children and adults alike. Keyboard classes in Mysore are open to teach aspiring keyboard players of all ages.

Beginner guide to keyboard basics

Keyboard can be played as notes – each key represents a note, or chords – playing more than one key or note at a time to produce a harmonious sound. Sometimes, notes are played with one hand while playing chords in the other, creating music. Keyboard classes in Mysore can get you acquainted with all styles of playing and guide you all the way to help you master them.

Most keyboards come with pre-recorded beats – also known as rhythm – to accompany their playing. Keyboard classes in Mysore can further teach you how to use these octaves depending on the type of music that you want to play. The notes on a keyboard are in the order C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C, i.e., eight notes to form a complete C major scale, these keys are all in white. The black keys that are aligned in between the white keys represent the sharp and the flat notes (these are alternative terms) C#*, D# (B♭), F#, G# and A# (B♭). Each of these set of notes is called an octave and as the keys progress, the pitch gets higher.

A music scale is basically a set of related notes that are played in ascending or descending order of their pitches. Music scales are broadly divided into major scales and minor scales, and these are separately further divided into many categories such as harmonic major, harmonic minor, natural minor, etc.; commonly, the scales are addressed to directly as C major scale, C minor scale, etc. Keyboard classes in Mysore will help you gain all the required knowledge about these scales and more. First-ever exercise that is generally advised is to play a scale repeatedly. In the initial learning days, some students prefer marking the notes on relevant keys on the keyboard until they get a hang of playing them.

The thumb, index and middle fingers are taught to be used first and then the ring and pinky fingers come into the picture. The right form of playing the keys on a keyboard is by using the padding of the fingers.

Body posture is an important factor that should be kept in mind while playing the keyboard. Sitting straight and positioning keyboard at the right level that allows your wrists to be aligned straight with the instrument. Bad posture not only harms the body in the long run, it is also to be blamed for constant aches of wrists, shoulders, back, neck, etc. Moreover, a bad posture can even make playing the keyboard difficult, which adversely hinders your learning capability. It is advised to lean in the relevant directions of playing (right or left) to reach the keys that are not in your direct reach. The best keyboard classes in Mysore will have equipment that follow these basic criteria.

There are a few keyboard classes in Mysore but there is just one best music school, GSS School of Music & Technology. For more information, contact us now.

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