Examples Notes Of Piano
They have a piano and want to know how to play it and how to read the sheet music. But you ask yourself, “What are the notes?” You need to look at a background that contains the meaning of a note and the notation.
What a note is
A note is a character that tells a person the length and name of the sound to play. Let us resolve that.
When you listen to music, not all sounds are the same length. Therefore, various symbols must be present to represent how long a note should actually be played. A beginner musician usually starts learning the notes with one, two and four counts, followed by the notes with three and then half the count. When a person learns the piano (or any instrument), more note lengths are added. These are all treated in any piano textbook, such as the Alfred Series or the Hal Leonard Series. There are more textbooks for piano to choose from.
I often tell students that:
~ 1 Count is a blob on a stick or a circle filled with a stalk
~ 2 count note is an unfilled blob on a stick or an unfilled circle with a stem
~ 3-count note is like a 2-count note with a dot after it
~ 4 count note is a circle
~ ½ count is like a 1-count, but with a small tail from above. When the stalk goes up, the tail goes down to the right. When the stem goes down, the tail rises from right to up.
Notes are named. The first note names you learn are the first seven letters of the alphabet, namely A B C D E F G. It is often referred to as a musical alphabet. If you see notes on piano notes, interpret the name of the note by placing it on top, above, or below the stave. (see music notation below). Then you have to find the right key of the piano to press.
The piano is divided into black and white keys. The black keys are divided into groups of 3 keys and groups of 2 keys that repeat over the entire length of the piano. The white keys are named after the musical alphabet and in relation to the black keys. For example, C is always the white key immediately to the left of the set of 2 black keys. E is the key to the right of the group of 2 black keys.
As people progress, they learn which note names the black keys are for. Each note of the musical alphabet is a sharp note name, eg. B. Fis, or a flat note name, z. B. To, assigned. Sharp notes are the key to the right of the name of the musical alphabet note. Flat notes are the key immediately to the left of the name of the musical alphabet note.
The following is the basic notation required to learn the notes of the piano.
1. Treble clef: When you see this sign, play notes with your right hand
2. Bass Clef: When you see this character, play notes with your left hand
3. Daube: These are the five horizontal lines
4. Treble Stave: This is a stave with a treble clef for playing with the right hand
5. Bass Stave: This is a stave with a bass clef for playing with the left hand
6. Grand Stave: In this case, place the bass stave under the treble stave and connect it with a bracket. With this notation you can read the notes of the piano for the right and the left hand at the same time.
7. Room Notes: These are notes placed between the lines on the stave or above or below the stave. To learn the room notes in the right hand, start with the lowest point of the treble stave and write the word FAC E. To learn the fringes of the left hand from the lowest point of the bass stave, you form a sentence and use the first letter of each word as the line name.
All cows eat grass is a common phrase, hence the note names of A C E G.
8. Line Notes: These are notes that are placed on the stave lines or on top or bottom of the stave. They follow a sentence again and use the first letter as line notes on both staves, starting with the bottom line. The sentence in the treble clef is Every Good Boy Deserve’s Fruit, with the note names being E G D B F. The phrase in the bass note name is Good Boys Deserve Fruit. The note names are always G B D F A.
You learn one grade at a time with exercises and pieces that you play and remember. As you learn more and more notes from the piano, you will be able to play pieces that you like and have a lot of fun with.
This is only one introduction to learning the notes of the piano.
Moving can be a very stressful time in a person’s life, especially if he or she has not hired appropriate help to move their furniture. Piano moves can be especially stressful, because the mover needs to have special knowledge and skills to safely move the piano. In this article I have outline a few frequently asked questions about piano moving in order to help understand what is involved in moving a piano and prepare you with the information to choose the right mover. At the end of the article, I have listed some questions that you can ask to help you choose your piano mover, as well as the information that you should have ready in order for the mover to be sufficiently prepared for your move.
Why do I need to hire a professional piano mover?
Many of you may be wondering why you would need to hire a professional piano moving company to move your piano, rather than using the household mover who is moving the rest of the contents of your house. The main reason for hiring a professional piano mover is that many household movers do not have adequate training or equipment to properly move a piano.
The average upright piano weighs between 400 and 900 pounds. Grand pianos can weigh between 650 and 1300 pounds. The value of a piano can vary from a few hundred dollars to 500,000 dollars depending on the make, model, age and condition of the piano. The majority of piano moves involve moving the instrument through a tight space such as a small door frame or staircase. In some cases, the piano may need to be dismantled in order to get it out of your house. Using and experienced professional piano mover will drastically minimize the risk of damage to the instrument and to your home.
As a piano mover, I have come across many cases where a customer has hired a household piano mover to move their piano and has had to make an emergency call to us because the household mover could not get the piano out of his or her house. In other cases, I have received calls from customers who had hired a non-reliable piano mover because their price was much lower, and had to book an emergency move with us, because that piano mover did not show up to move their piano or call to explain why they were not there.
How are pianos moved?
When you hire a professional piano mover, you can expect 2-3 people to come to your home equipped with piano skids, moving pads, ramps, slings, and the knowledge of how to move your piano safely. They will use special techniques to maneuver the piano out of your house. When the piano is put on the truck, it will be safely secured to the vehicle in order to avoid damage during transport. In the most difficult moves, 4-6 people may be used. Generally when a piano is moved by someone other than a professional piano mover, this equipment, knowledge and these safety precautions are not employed. While hiring a professional piano mover does not completely eliminate the risk of damage, it will drastically reduce this risk. Furthermore, a good piano mover will assess the situation and inform you if there is a chance of damage before he or she begins the move, and will give you the option of proceeding or not.
Are all professional piano movers equal?
Unfortunately, as in any trade, each piano moving company varies in their level of quality and experience. Some piano movers are better equipped and more prepared than others and act with more care and integrity than others. The best way to find a good piano mover is to call around to your local piano stores, piano technicians and piano teachers to find out which company they use. Piano stores in particular have a high stake in ensuring that they use reliable, high quality piano movers who have the least risk of damaging their instruments and are properly insured in the event that the unforeseen does happen.
Are all piano movers similarly insured?
Sadly, the answer to this question is no.
There are 3 types of insurance to consider when hiring a piano mover:
1. Commercial/automotive insurance: Is the company insured against damage to property and or vehicles?
2. Cartage/content insurance: Is the company insured against damage to the piano?
3. Workman’s Safety Insurance: Is the company insuring its workers against injury?
Some piano moving companies are insured for 1 or 2 of these types of insurance, but not all 3. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make sure that he/she is properly insured, not the moving company. It is a good idea to ask about these 3 types of insurance when you are phoning piano moving companies, and also to ask what amount of insurance your piano will be covered for. A properly insured moving company should provide you with a Bill of lading, which is a legal document stating what is being moved, the names of all parties involved in the move, where the piano is being moved from and to, and the full declared insured value of the instrument. The Bill of lading should also include the moving company’s terms of cartage. As a legal document, a proper bill of lading helps to ensure that the piano mover will repair any damages that were incurred during the move (unless a damage waiver was signed). It is also important to note that any damage caused to your piano or your property must be noted on the bill of lading to ensure that you have proper recourse if any action is needed.
Why is worker injury important to me?
You may be wondering why it is important that you ensure that the piano mover you hire has Workman’s Safety Insurance. When you contract a moving company, they are considered your employee for the time that they are working for you. If you hire a moving company that is not covered for Workman’s Safety Insurance, you are accepting full liability for any employees who are injured while working for you. Your liability will extend to medical bills, lost wages and possibly civil law suits. A company who is covered for Workman’s Safety Insurance will take care of most of these problems for you. Some companies do not pay their required insurance premiums and are therefore not covered for all injury insurance claims. You may ask the company that you are hiring to provide you with an up-to-date workman’s safety insurance clearance certificate, in order to ensure that you are properly covered. To be absolutely sure that the moving company’s coverage is up to date, you can contact your local Workman’s Compensation or Workman’s Safety Insurance board to check on the company’s status.
Does moving the piano affect the sound of my piano?
The actual move of the piano does not affect the sound or tuning of a piano. Generally piano tuning is affected by changes in temperature and humidity which cause the wooden and steel parts of your piano to expand and contract. You will probably need to tune your piano a few weeks after moving it, after it acclimatizes to its new location. Other factors that may affect the sound of your piano are the size and acoustics of the room in which the piano is located. Carpet absorbs sound, while hardwood reflects it. Sound reinforces in small spaces, seeming louder, while in large spaces the sound gets lost, seeming quieter.
How much does it cost to move a piano?
Piano moving is generally billed in one of two ways:
1. The household mover way – hourly rate, with a minimum number of hours (usually min. = 3 hours)
2. The professional piano mover way – flat rate based on the following factors:
a. Type (upright, grand) and size of piano
b. Distance being moved
c. Difficulty level due to stairs, grass pulls, tight turns etc.
d. Time restraints place on the move
e. Waiting time that might be incurred.
The advantage of a flat rate system is that, barring any unforeseen events, you be able to get an accurate idea of what the move will cost you before the movers arrive at your house and it is often less expensive than the hourly rate.
How much notice do I need to give the Piano Mover?
The amount of notice needed will depend on when and where you need the piano to be moved. Most piano movers book their deliveries on a first come, first served basis. If it is a high traffic time of year, you may need up to one month’s notice. In a lower traffic time of year, you may only need one or two day’ notice. Generally, if you need your piano moved on a specific day, you should book the delivery well in advance to make sure it’s available to you.