This week a slightly different theme on learning on the piano compared to last week when I was trying to pop in the classic from Bach called Air on the G String. From what you could hear then that song is quite difficult and uses the full broadness in octaves on your piano.
This week I was back in the lessons on getting the theoretics game up more in the piano playing. Some weeks I am feeling more like just playing some songs, and some weeks I want to learn more about sheet music. This week was all about working with fixed sharps and crosses which are seen on the beginning of the sheet line of music. What it means is that for instance if there is a sharp seen on the F key, it means that all F’s in the whole line on every octave should be played as F sharp. Holy crap, that might seem easy for people who have scales in their brains safe and sound, but for me as a beginner I really have to think where all Fs are.
Again, learning scales is also not about only practicing them dry on saying which key it is, but it is also actually finding the key and feeling that it is like a ‘logical’ thing to play. So what happens is I see the sheet music, I count out where the sharps are in the beginning of the line (yes that is not always that logical to me. I do realize that where a note is on the line what I have to play, but saying if it is either a D an E of an F still needs counting in certain spots.
So these lessons are all about the Csharp, the Fsharp and the Gsharp scale and will be stuff to work on over the upcoming days/weeks. Theoretics, not always fun but you need them to get there!