Keyboard Lessons for the Piano Player

I had a couple of years of music lessons as a kid, so I'm familiar with the piano keyboard, notes, sharps, flats, chords, etc. and I read music. (I got through the F book of J. W. Schaum's music book series if that tells you anything.) I don't have room for a piano, so my husband bought me a keyboard. I'm totally intimidated by it! So I'd like specific lessons on how to use a keyboard. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Debbie Denton

ANSWER

Hi, Debbie--

The keyboard is basically the same as a piano--just with a slightly different touch and a lot of different sounds.

What you do with it depends on what you want to play. If you want to play normal piano music, you can do that if you have a full sized keyboard (88 keys).

If you want to play in a group, then you will need to brush up on your knowledge of chords and scales.

You might want to check out our Absolutely Free Keyboard Lessons, where you can learn about chords and scales and how to use them to create songs.

The specific controls are different on every keyboard, but with a little experimentation and reading the owner's manual. you will soon be comfortable with it.

Above all, do NOT be intimidated. Just start pushing buttons and see what they do. You can't harm anything by experimenting. Have Fun!

Lynne

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