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by sw1tch73ch
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finger Position Between Black Keys
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Finger Position Between Black Keys

Hey, that's a good point, Andrew! I just checked on my 49 Key synth and my flat hand does press on the black keys more than on my 88 key piano. But my fingertips still fit if I align them with the curved fingers so that the tips are straight up and down. If I try to play just the white keys on eithe...
by sw1tch73ch
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finger Position Between Black Keys
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Finger Position Between Black Keys

Let us know how working with the hand position goes. It should help - even on my relatively deep throw piano I find the keys are all the way down before my first knuckle tries to squeeze in. My #3 finger does touch both of the black keys, but so far isn't pressing down more than one key at a time.
by sw1tch73ch
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finger Position Between Black Keys
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Finger Position Between Black Keys

Flat won't work, because the knuckles of your fingers and the black keys will bind and you'll press them when you press the white keys. The twisted is not recommended for physical health of your hands reasons. What Andrew was referencing was trying to curl your fingers which should be similar to the...
by sw1tch73ch
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting 100% on songs
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Getting 100% on songs

Thanks for following up, Andrew. I need a pithy way to add to my 3 in a row rant. Because it is really only Three In A Row as a minimum, even if I'm feeling confident I need to score 100% at least three times in a row so I know it isn't a fluke. To be sure, if I've done twenty in a row but still fee...
by sw1tch73ch
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting 100% on songs
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Getting 100% on songs

I like to play a piece to 100% at least three times in a row. Count starts over if it isn't 100%. Also, the app scores you on time played and practice points. I like to make sure I've played to 100% three times in a row with 0 Performance Points. To get 0 Performance points, you have to reach a poin...
by sw1tch73ch
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Rookie Lesson 60 The Dot should come earlier
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Rookie Lesson 60 The Dot should come earlier

The lessons sometimes get reorganized.

From what I hear they are working on the lessons and fixing up some of the order.
by sw1tch73ch
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sour Notes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Sour Notes?

Check that your audio for the computing device is set to 44.1KHz. That always messed up my iPad. After some updates the system would reset it to 48KHz and I'd have really cranky audio. Putting it back to 44.1KHz always fixed it for me.
by sw1tch73ch
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: My Playground Sessions Setup - sw1tch73ch
Replies: 2
Views: 701

My Playground Sessions Setup - sw1tch73ch

So this Forum in the Playground Session Forums is about Geeking out on our setups. And I haven't done that yet as far as I can see. So here I go: I use a Yamaha P515 with Playground Sessions. It connects to a USB port on a Microsoft Surface Dock. That in turn ties to my 2017 Surface Pro (the one yea...
by sw1tch73ch
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Challenges with 2 hand play
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Challenges with 2 hand play

Hello Woodyd. I'm going to echo Andrew here. I still run into that on new lessons and songs. The trick is to, as you do, work through the both hands "off the clock" to work out mentally when things happen together between the two hands, and when they occur separately. Then I start with a VERY slow c...
by sw1tch73ch
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: Hello from CT
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: Hello from CT

Hello and welcome to Playground Sessions wjerwin! Good to see new people waving back to us :)