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Dan Starr, Keyboard Instruction & Performance Videos
I'm using a very inexpensive Yamaha PSR 78 keyboard to illustrate how to play using Yamaha's Auto-Accompaniment feature, something almost all keyboard's have these days. You use chords in your left hand and play the melody in the right hand. This is an older Yamaha keyboard, a PSR 78, I believe, and I show you how to use this to create interesting tunes easily. The piano is a very hard instrument to play but it has some great "press." I believe that our world would be better off if everyone could make their own music as a hobby. It's cheap and easy to do with just a little training.
Chords are very popular and this video is all about them - using them and why only a few that are crucial to you enjoyment of making your favorite music. Why those huge chord books are mostly useless as well any guilt about them. I cover how to really learn chords . I like to say that "common chords" are "common." I explain how knowing chords improves your reading of music, your memorization, and your appreciation of music itself, whatever kind of music you enjoy. There are lots more facts at danstarr.com
Why digital keyboards are an advance over acoustic pianos. Now I recognize that this is a minority position, but I still hold to it, as I play anything with a key on it (other than accordion) There is much more info at my website: danstarr.com. I say that this world should have more people making music rather than just listening to it. It's easy with just a bit of training. Still, you really should simply buy a cheapo keyboard and learn to use it and then just make more music - for free! Perhaps you think that the sounds of keyboards are lousy. That was then, this is NOW!
Electronic instruments are NOT a substitute piano but an advance on the acoustic piano - this video shows and explains the exact advantages - such as how it is cheaper. There is much more info at my website: danstarr.com These things are wonderful, and honestly I'm one of the instructors who think that anything digital is much better than expensive acoustic pianos.
Keyboard demo of a good fast piece. danstarr.com
Demo of keyboard performance of a slower piece.danstarr.com