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Percussion instruments are any instruments which produce sound by being struck. Questions about these rhythmic instruments belong here.

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How do you know if you are talented at piano?

The Importance of Practice for Success

There is a saying - 99% of hard work and 1% of talent will make you a good pianist. Several studies have traced young piano students and seen that those who were viewed as more "talented" put in more hours practicing before hand. It can be difficult to realize when watching someone perform brilliantly that their ability is the result of many thousands of hours of practicing and training. While piano might not be for everybody, a huge factor in the success of anyone playing piano is practicing. For many successful students, practicing becomes fun - really the main purpose of playing the piano. Learning new pieces and perfecting technique are the typical day to day actions of a pianist. If you are eager to learn the piano and have the means to practice regularly as well as a good teacher or some means of learning the instrument, you will almost definitely find yourself succeeding and improving.

What It Means to be Talented

I think that you can know if you are talented in piano if you can move pretty fast (as long as you try) and when you are putting as much work and thought into piano (with mostly the same conditions and a similar teacher) as someone else but you are receiving remarkably better results, then you can consider the thought of being talented.

Some people don't have the chance to show their talent; to the people that do, work hard and make all the money and time worth it.

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Does a player piano have a sustain pedal?

Yes, they do. The original 1900-1930 pianos almost all have a sustain lever you use to operate the sustain pedal function of the piano when a roll is playing. In addition, most also have the ability for the roll to automatically operate the sustain pedal when playing.

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Does house play the piano?

Dr. House is played by British actor Hugh Laurie who actually does play the piano to a limited extent, unlike many actors out there today.

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How do you play secrets on the piano?

this song is actually not that hard. I'm going to show you the notes from the beginning.

A A A A A A F# A A A A A F# E A A A A A A F# A A A A A D D

A A C# D E C# D A A A C# D C# C# B B C# D B B A B B C# B C# D B

B C# B C# D B D E D E F# A F# D D E D E F# A F# D D E D E F# A F#

D D D D G F# E D D B A A F# D D E D E F# A F# D D E D E F# A F#

D D D D G F# E D D B A

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Where can you get free glockenspiel sheet music?

International music score library project - public domain. The link is in the 'Related Links' section below.

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What are some well known gong players?

den fraklen

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Where can you find speranzaria music for piano?

The noteflight website

This page has the music notes about Speranzaria...I looked over the Net and TaDa there's the music sheet.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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What was Mozart's inspiration to play the piano?

Mozart never said what his inspiration was for learning to play the piano. However, based on the fact that he spent his whole life composing and playing music we can assume that he at least liked music. So his inspiration was probably just that he liked music.

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How do you play dynamite on piano?

look on youtube.

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What is the yoke of a bell?

The yoke of a bell is the large curved part that the bell hangs from. It usually has two rounded ends that stick out on either side to fit into the bottom curved part that is called the cradle. Together they are used to mount a large bell so you can pull a handle or rope to ring it.

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Which digital piano has the best piano touch?

The Williams Overture Upright Electronic Piano has a great piano touch and sound. I would highly recommend it!!

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How many keys on a piano keyboard?

Most pianos have 88 keys. You can get small pianos with 76 keys and large pianos with as many as 97 keys, but most pianos have 88.

36 white. 25 black. In total 61 if i did my math right. keys are also the levers that you press to provide the sound of the correct notes

Also, some small toy electric keyboards have as little as 21 keys.
There are 88 keys on a standard piano.

Older pianos may have more or less, but they are non-standard.

Michael Jackson
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Did Michael Jackson play piano?

Yep!! And he was very good at it!!

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Which type of drum is a pitched percussion instrument?


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What causes a vibration on a piano?

There are lots of possibilities, but all in one of two categories

  1. There is something in there that shouldn't be there. Look carefully, when you find something remove it.
  2. Having eliminated foreign bodies, there is almost certainly something in there that should be there, but has come loose. It can be a long job to check everywhere; you may be able to reduce the problem by localising the probable cause. Try to find out what provokes the vibration - hit keys until you find one or some that do it, then try to see which keys cause the loudest buzz.

If this fails you may need to pay an expert.

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The Difference Between

What is the difference between a piano and a keyboard?

There are several differences.

Electronic keyboards can create a variety of sounds and effects, while the piano makes many possible variations to the same set of sounds, as generated by the keys and pedals.

Pianos (acoustic) make sounds using strings (the keys trigger the strings). Because of this, pianos are 'touch sensitive' - you can change the sound depending on how you press the keys. Also, pianos have a LOT MORE keys than on keyboards - most piano pieces cannot by played on keyboards as there are not enough keys.

Keyboard music tends to be a lot simpler and easier than piano music. It often has simple chords in the bass and a melody in the treble rather than more complex harmonies on the piano.

Because keyboards are electronic they also have different 'sounds' - they can play the sound of many other instruments, not just piano.

As a general rule, if you can play the piano you can play the keyboard, but if you can play the keyboard it doesn't mean you can also play the piano!

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How many types of pianos are there?

Types of Pianos

There are 10 different types of piano, all of which have metal strings which are struck by felt-covered hammers when a musician presses a key on the keyboard. Pianos are descended from other keyboard instruments such as harpsichords, organs, and clavichords which were used in the 1500s and 1600s. The first pianos were developed in the late 1700s.

Acoustic pianos

  • Upright pianos are used in schools and churches. Some types of country music use a "honky tonk" piano, which is an upright piano in which some of the strings may be detuned, or the hammers may be modified.
  • Grand pianos are large pianos used for solos and concerts. Small grand pianos that people have in their homes are called "baby grand pianos." The largest concert grand pianos are nine feet long.

Electric and digital pianos

  • The Fender Rhodes is an electric piano which is used in rock, pop and jazz music. Electric pianos have an electric pickup which senses the vibrations in the strings. An amplifier makes these vibrations louder.
  • Digital pianos such as the Clavianova recreate the sound of an acoustic piano by using digital samples. Although digital pianos do not have metal strings, they often have weighted keys which simulate the feel of a hammer-action acoustic piano.

Related keyboard instruments
There are also a number of keyboard instruments that are used in the 2000s that have a piano keyboard, but which do not have hammers that strike metal strings.

Plucking instruments

  • The harpsichord and clavichord are keyboard instruments which are used to play Baroque music from the 1600s. They make their sound by plucking the strings.
  • The Clavinet is an electric piano which is used in funk and disco music. The clavinet plucks the strings when the musician presses a key on the keyboard. An electric pickup senses the vibrations in the strings, and an amplifier makes these vibrations louder.

Air and pipes

  • The pipe organ is a keyboard instrument that makes its sound by blowing air through rows of pipes.

Electric or electronic methods

  • The Hammond organ is an electric organ invented in the 1930s which makes its sound with spinning metal tonewheels which are sensed by pickups and then amplified by an electric amplifier.
  • The synthesizer keyboard (or "synth") is an electronic keyboard instrument which creates musical tones by manipulating the attack, oscillation, and decay of electronic signals.

The piano comes in many different styles, designs, shapes and sizes. Pianos have two basic categories: the vertical and horizontal pianos.

Vertical Pianos - They are called vertical pianos because of their height and the position of the strings. The height of this kind of piano range from 36 to 60 inches. There are 4 types:

  • Spinet - With its height of 36 to 38 inches, and an approximate width of 58 inches, spinets are the smallest of the pianos. Given its size, it is the popular choice of many people who live in limited living spaces, such as apartments. One noted downside of spinets is called "lost motion", which means it has less power and accuracy due to its size and construction.
  • Console - Slightly larger than the spinet, its height ranges from 40 to 43 inches and is approximately 58 inches wide. This type of piano comes in various styles and finishes. So if you're particular about your furniture complementing, consoles give you a variety of choices. It's made with a direct action, thus producing more enhanced tones.
  • Studio - This is the kind of piano you see in music schools and music studios. It is 45 to 48 inches in height and has a width of approxmately 58 inches. Because of its larger soundboard and longer strings, it produces good tone quality and is very durable.
  • Upright - This is the tallest among the vertical pianos, with a height ranging from 50 to 60 inches and an approximate width of 58 inches. This is the type of piano your great grandparents or grandparents used to play. When cared for properly, it stands the test of time and maintains its rich tone.

Horizontal Pianos - Also known as grand pianos. They are called horizontal pianos because of their length and the placement of their strings There are 6 basic types:

  • Petite Grand - This is the smallest of the horizontal pianos. It ranges in size from 4 feet 5 inches to 4 feet 10 inches, it is indeed small but still powerful.
  • Baby Grand - A very popular type of piano which ranges in size from 4 feet 11 inches to 5 feet 6 inches. Baby grands is a popular choice because of its sound quality, aesthetic appeal and affordability.
  • Medium Grand - Larger than the baby grand at 5 feet and 7 inches.
  • Parlor Grand - These ranges in size from 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 1 inch. The parlor grand piano is also called living room grand piano.
  • Semiconcert or Ballroom - Next size up from the Parlor Grand piano, it is approximately 7 feet long.
  • Concert Grand - At 9 feet, this is the largest of all the grand pianos.
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What do percussion instruments actually look like?

To generalize somewhat. There are many different types of percussion instruments. A percussion is basically any musical object that you hit with a stick to make a sound.

A drum is usually a rounded piece of wood or metal with a plastic, cloth, or vinyl on top that is hit to produce a sound.

A triangle is a percussion instrument and is a piece of metal shaped like a triangle with a gap in one corner.

A xelephone has different shaped blocks that are hit to make different pitched sounds.

Cymbals are flattened pieces of metal shaped into a circle.

A piano is also considered a percussion instrument. The list goes on and on.

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Where is e sharp on the piano keyboard?

E sharp is bascically f. a flat is a semi tone down and a sharp is a semi tone up so a semitone up from e is f!!

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Which percussion instrument symbolizes prosperity and marks social status in China?

I think that you are asking about a Gong, also known as a Tam-Tam. I have heard that definition for the Gong, but I am not 100% sure.

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How do you find piano inversions?

To find an inversion of a Chord, you simply move the lowest note in the chord up and octave and leave the rest the same. Alternatively, you can move the highest note in the chord down an octave.


C-E-G (C Major Root Position)

E-G-C (C Major 1st Inversion)

G-C-E (C Major 2nd Inversion

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Who was called the Valkyrie of the piano?

Teresa carreno

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What are the piano notes for twickle star?

Cc gg AA g

ff ee dd c

gg ff ee d

gg ff ee d

cc gg AA g

ff ee dd c

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What is a hash in piano?

A hash on a piano is called a sharp. This is where you raise a note by one semitone. Sharps and flats are played on the black keys.

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Where is E1 on a piano?

the 1 notation means its the first e on the piano


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