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by sw1tch73ch
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Prevent a lesson from being marked as completed when it's being played at half speed
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Prevent a lesson from being marked as completed when it's being played at half speed

Interesting idea Juan. I would expect that the user would see their percent correct, still, so they know where they are going wrong other than playing slowly. It really helps playing to 100% regardless of tempo, so like we currently see a "Time Points" and a "Performance Points" on the points given,...
by sw1tch73ch
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: Hello from CT
Replies: 4
Views: 1745

Re: Hello from CT

Welcome Steven. You've joined a group of people with exactly the same interest. Well, maybe not the Rhythm and Blues part, but the play piano, read sheet music and learn about other genres. You are in good company. Some of the advice i've given on the Facebook community page is: 1 - Use all the tool...
by sw1tch73ch
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Finger positions for songs
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Finger positions for songs

I think there is a feature request that could be created from this question, if it hasn't already found it's way into one. Yamaha and many other manufacturers make a "Light Up Keys" lesson system for learning songs on some of the keyboards. What would be interesting as a new features would be a foll...
by sw1tch73ch
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Yamaha DGX-660 doesn’t recognize keys
Replies: 12
Views: 2885

Re: Yamaha DGX-660 doesn’t recognize keys

It's funny how Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows have all gone to promoting the "Instant On" benefit of using a sleep mode instead of real actual shutting down (and in fact the iOS and Android devices make it more difficult to power the things off). But all these machines still must be rebooted fre...
by sw1tch73ch
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Yamaha DGX-660 doesn’t recognize keys
Replies: 12
Views: 2885

Re: Yamaha DGX-660 doesn’t recognize keys

Amos, I think you will find the 1 Octave Scales extremely useful. iPad lumps all the courses in the same window as the rest. You might have to log out of the app so that it updates. I close it completely after every session. I find the iPad and the app behave better if I do. On mine I see " Rookie T...
by sw1tch73ch
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: Hello from Emeryville, San Francisco Bay Area
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: Hello from Emeryville, San Francisco Bay Area

As a long time user I have some thoughts on Numbers. 1- The numbers are great to start a lesson with. Here's why - We are learning more than reading sheet music. One of the things is to learn where to put our hands. So start the lesson with the numbers on and see where to put your hands. Just look a...
by sw1tch73ch
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Half way through Rookie Beginner - I think my reading is slow
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Half way through Rookie Beginner - I think my reading is slow

I built up landmarks in the staves. First is the bottom line of each staff. E on Treble and G on Bass. learn those. The mnemonic helps at the start. But you have to really learn those notes on those lines. Also find them on the piano and mentally attach that key to that line. Next is the top line of...
by sw1tch73ch
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: Hello from Emeryville, San Francisco Bay Area
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: Hello from Emeryville, San Francisco Bay Area

Welcome Amos! Learning something new from every practice is awesome and a great feeling. You're getting Smarter Everyday! I just finished the Rookie Bootcamp a little while back and have been working on some of the additional course material that gets unlocked. Really amazing what you realize you've...
by sw1tch73ch
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Yamaha DGX-660 doesn’t recognize keys
Replies: 12
Views: 2885

Re: Yamaha DGX-660 doesn’t recognize keys

Try this: With the DGX-660 up and running - 1) Press the FUNCTION button 2) Use the CATEGORY buttons to find the MIDI section 3) Turn the dial to find "Keyboard Out" 4) Make sure the "Keyboard Out" is set to "ON" Normally it should default to "ON" - but maybe it got turned off a some point. Another ...
by sw1tch73ch
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: 36 And thinking about starting playing piano
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: 36 And thinking about starting playing piano

The YPD-S34 looks like a cool keyboard. The trick I found most useful for both hands together is to slow things down. There was a YouTube video shared on Facebook that talked about "mistakes beginners make" or something like that. One thing was not using slow, even painfully slow, tempos. So go slow...