• Beginners: Are You Skerrrrd Of Playing In Other Major Keys?

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    This lesson is for you if you’re familiar with a few keys and aren’t playing in other major keys on the keyboard.

    A vast majority of beginners and intermediate players are comfortable playing on certain keys and find it difficult to play in all the keys on the keyboard.

    If you belong to the league of musicians I’m talking about, then this lesson is for you. Let’s get started with this lesson by taking a look at common keys that most beginners start out with.

    Common Keys That Most Beginners Start Out With

    A vast majority of musicians usually get started on the keyboard in any of the following keys:

    C major

    Db major

    F major

    F# major

    G major

    “Check Them Out…”

    The keys of C major:

    …Db major:

    …F major:

    …F# major:

    …G major:

    So many musicians get started on one or more of these keys because they are comfortable, get stuck with them, and are unable to progress to other major keys for a variety of personal and common reasons.

    After trying several times to overcome the challenges and setbacks, they eventually get frustrated and settle for the least by playing on the keys they’re comfortable with.

    The Importance Of Exploring Other Major Keys

    Believe me, playing in all twelve keys is challenging because of its technical, mechanical, and mental demands, however, it’s rewarding to say the least.

    There are so many reasons why every serious pianist must learn how to play in all twelve keys. However, we’ll be highlighting two of them: key relationship and confidence.

    #1. Key Relationship

    #2. Confidence

     

    One Thing Players Who Play In All Twelve Keys Have In Common

    Statistics have shown that most players who are stuck with one or a few keys on the piano have what it takes to play in all twelve major keys on the piano.

    Attention: Saying “what it takes” I mean the knowledge of the scales and primary chords in all the keys.

    Now, if they have what it takes to play in all the keys, why are they still struggling with one or a few keys? Well, the answer is simple:

    They lack the will power to do so

    One thing that all piano players who can play in all keys have in common is willpower. Those who can play in all twelve keys are those who have the will power to do so.

    Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

    The power of determination can overcome any obstacle and playing in other major keys is no exception. Anyone who wants to play in all twelve keys must say to him/herself:

    I will play in all the keys at all cost

    It’s starts from the decision and determination to play in other keys. Once you get that right and are determined not to go back on your decision, it may be challenging at first, however, success is inevitable.

    Final Words

    Most players that are scared of playing in other major keys have everything except the will power to do so.

    One of the steps you can take if you belong to the league of musicians I’m talking about is to have a strong determination to play in all the keys and your will will make a way.

    See you next time.

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    Hello, I'm Chuku Onyemachi (aka - "Dr. Pokey") - a musicologist, pianist, author, clinician and Nigerian. Inspired by my role model Jermaine Griggs, I started teaching musicians in my neighborhood in April 2005. Today, I'm privileged to work as a music consultant and content creator with HearandPlay Music Group sharing my wealth of knowledge with thousands of musicians across the world.

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    1 BrightOmanGospelKeyz

    the Will-Power and Determination has really worked for me…i was in the league of players that had nothing to do with any white key…not even C. but once you talked to me about playing in all keys in less than 2 months..and i was challenged, since then i can say i play fairly in all keys. Thanks for the good work you are MrOnyema and am also grateful to hearandplay music group…y’all have really changed my musicianship earlier than i expected.

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    2 BrightOmanGospelKeyz

    Thanks for the good work you are **Doing** MrOnyema and am also grateful to hearandplay music group…y’all have really changed my musicianship earlier than i expected.

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