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A piano is a musical instrument that is meant to accompany a singer or a group of singers to bring forth pleasant music. A piano is made up of black and white keys, and a pedal to sustain the sound produced.

introduction to playing the piano

A piano is pretty expensive today; not everybody might be able to afford a piano today, that is why we have an alternative of the electronic piano keyboard that is powered by electricity. They perform the same functions, the electronic piano keyboard has many functions and added advantages. Even with all that the piano is still more expensive. Most of the time only rich men have it in their mansions, you don’t just see them anywhere except in very large congregations. They are big and heavy, that’s why in a particular episode of tom and Jerry, a piano fell on Tom and for the first time in that cartoon’s history Tom died and the story continues. Below is a picture of a Grand Piano.

In your church I’m very sure an electronic piano keyboard is what is used. Different brands of keyboards have different numbers of keys, some have 66, 88 or more; but those numbers do not matter. we are basically concerned with 12 keys on the piano, these 12 keys are repeated on the piano as many times as the producers want them to be. If the 12 keys are repeated 6 times, the keyboard is called a 6 octave keyboard. Below you would find a picture of my electronic keyboard that I used in learning to play. It’s a 5 octave keyboard that my choir master bought for me in Alaba international market. I payed him about 8,000 naira or so for it. It’s quite cheap and of a low quality and it is programmed in a language that I do not know; maybe Chinese or something, Alaba things naw. Lol.

 If it is 9, it would be called a 9 octave keyboard.  I hope that is noted. Lets go over to the next Lesson: Lesson 2: Brief Introduction to music

Lesson 5: Intervals
Lesson 6: Chromatic Scale
Lesson 8: Key Signature
Lesson 13: Chord inversions

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