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Musical Notes - What is a Minim?

A “minim" is a musical note that is widely used in piano sheet music. In fact, it's used in all sheet music for all musical instruments. The minim has a hollow non-coloured oval shape with a ..
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Ten Years of Great Music From the Swedish Group ABBA

Between 1972 and 1982 ABBA became a worldwide success with their unique sound and style. Although the band members had worked as solo artist with some degree of success in Sweden, its wasn't until ..
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Do You Need to Learn Spanish?

Many people that visit Spanish-speaking countries for holidays will go to English speaking hotels including myself; do I need to speak Spanish? When I visit Spain for a holiday, I will always stay at .
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Is it Essential to Learn French

French is spoken in more countries than you might think. There are over thirty countries that speak French as their official language. With so many countries speaking the French language, Is it ..
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Is There a Need to Learn German?

Many English-speaking people that visit Germany and surrounding countries for holidays will prefer go to English speaking hotels. So is there a need to learn to speak German. When I visit Germany ..
(June 28, 2008)
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Why You Should Download Online Piano Lessons

If you ever wanted to learn to play the piano, keyboard or organ, now is the time to give it a try. There are many people that would like to play a keyboard instrument but never quite got round to ..
(June 29, 2008)
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Piano Lessons Software Versus Piano Teachers

There are many piano courses available on the internet. Most are downloadable and very reasonably priced, they also offer secure ordering and money back guarantees, but is it a good idea to learn to ..
(June 30, 2008)
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21st Century Piano Lessons From the Ultimate Piano Learning Kit

Piano lessons have changed over the years. Now you can download a full piano course to your computer and learn to play in a new and modern way. There's a man known as the piano guy that has ..
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Is it Possible to Learn to Play the Piano Without Having a ..

It's possible to learn anything you want if you have a guide and you're prepared to put the effort in needed to learn. To learn to play the piano you will need a piano course, which you can download ..
(July 02, 2008)
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How to Learn Piano Notes Without a Teacher?

To learn how to read piano notes it is essential to learn some basic theory. Nothing to complicated, just enough so you understand what the notes are called. There are various ways you can learn to ..
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Learn How to Speak French With Learn French Software

If you want to learn how to speak French then you want the easiest, painless and fastest way of learning. The most popular way of learning a language in this hi tech age is computer software. You can .
(July 04, 2008)
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Piano Software Courses Vs Piano Tuition Books (Part 2)

In part one of this two-part article, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks of using tuition books to learn how to play the piano or keyboard. In part two we will look at piano software courses. ..
(July 17, 2008)
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Piano Tuition Books Vs Piano Software Courses (Part 1)

If you want to learn to play the piano, you can go to a piano teacher or teach yourself. If you're going to teach yourself how to play the piano then you have to decide whether to use piano software ..
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The Popularity of Music Memorabilia

Music memorabilia has always been popular for keen collectors of merchandise from famous music artists. Now, with the help of online auction sites, collecting music memorabilia is fast becoming a ..
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Piano Tutorial Are You Ready to Learn How to Play the Piano ..

In these times of the internet, it's never been a better time to learn how to play the piano. Why is that? I hear you ask, because, information on virtually any subject you can think of is available, .
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Piano Tutorial Are You Ready to Learn How to Play the Piano? ..

Being ready to learn to play the piano obviously means having a piano keyboard of some sort, so for the purpose of this article we will assume you have access to a piano, organ or keyboard. Before ..
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What is a Musical Staff and a Grand Staff?

The staff is basically a set of five horizontal lines that appear vertically thus creating four spaces and on these lines and spaces as they are called, musical notes are written. The lower down the ..
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Can You Really Learn to Speak German in Less Than Three Months?

There are a few German software courses claiming that they can teach you how to speak German in less than three months. Is this possible. Three months seems a short amount of time to learn a brand ..
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The Piano - Key, Hammer And String - Part 2

When a key on an acoustic piano is pressed down, the resulting sound continues for a considerable time after the press of the key has taken place, and stops when the key is released and allowed to ..
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The Bones and Muscles Used When Playing The Piano Keyboard

In examining the nature of the hand, it will be necessary at this stage to exclude any consideration of it other than as something to be acted upon. It will afterwards, in its relation to the ..
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A Brief Music History Of The Gleeman Part 1

As Europe recovered from the savagery and barbarism, in the centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire. Two distinct types of music were available, and was represented by two different people of ..
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A Brief History Of Greek Music

The musical history of the Greeks may be divided into two great periods, the historical, and the mythological. The mythological period covers the entire range of traditions and legends, up to the ..
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Pre - Christian Music - The Egyptians

In the sculptures, wall paintings, and papyri of the Egyptians, we are presented with another glimpse into the obscurity of early musical history. Among the ancient Egyptians we find music at a ..
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How Much Time Should I Practice Each Day? (Piano, Organ and ..

When you first start to learn a piano, keyboard or organ, you have to be patient, because this is the only time in your playing life that you cant actually play anything, you can only practice. Like ..
(April 18, 2007)
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How To Buy A Keyboard (Part 4)

In this article, I will discuss those optional extras are they optional or do you actually need them. If you want to read previous articles in this series start with How to buy a keyboard (Part1) at ..
(April 16, 2007)
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