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    The Amazing Fletch
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    Post by The Amazing Fletch on Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:28 pm

    So we've got a keyboard and a guitar up here. I think I'd do better at pushing buttons than plucking strings so I've decided to give the keyboard a go for the next three months. Does anyone have any tips or know of any good books that I should get to help me get started? I don't expect to be brilliant after three months, or even that confident really, but I thought it would help pass the time.
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    Post by iamemmao on Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:12 pm

    My best mate plays the piano (it takes up a load of bloody space in our living room!!), but she's thinking of teaching beginners, which I know isn't much good as your far far away, but I'll ask her about books and that for you when I speak to her next!

    And if you decide to learn guitar, learn a few chords and have a bit of a play around with them, like make up your own little tunes and stuff... I think that's what I did when I was first learning to play Embarassed
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    Post by The Amazing Fletch on Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:18 pm

    Thanks, dude. I'd appreciate it if you'd ask her.
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    Post by Foxxe on Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:58 am

    The white keys are normal notes, the black ones are sharps and flats. =D


    Erm past that you'll be using three keys to form a chord and learning your way around a keyboard should help you to grasp some basics of musical theory that a guitar player such as myself might well take several years to bother learning
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    Post by elliemon on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:45 pm

    i'd recommend getting yourself a book of scales. you can get the grade books, and if you get a high grade book it'll have all the scales in it!
    obviously scales will be useful if you wanna write music - learning about keys and chords etc - but they're also good for learning fingerwork and 2 hand co-ordination.
    Pam Wedgwood does some decent books for beginners too with some fun little pieces. I enjoyed working through "easy jazzin' about" when i was younger.
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    Post by Cap'n Lee on Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:17 pm

    i recommend finding a good song in the key of c and then just mashing the white keys along with it, it'll be pretty easy to make something sounding good just through trial and error

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