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    Hello everyone

    Checking in....... working on Ain't No Sunshine- a good one for me, because it's not powered by a strong rhythm. I'm playing minor 7th chords, which spices it up. Working on "Year of the Cat", and the wish list is "Rikki Don't Lose That Number".
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    So.... progress. I'm at the point where I could have a shot at a chord accompaniment to anything- I may need to google for the chords and do a bit of transposing- I will transpose guitar chords for the very worst of reasons- to avoid barre chords, rather than suit the vocal range, but the...
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    Hello everyone

    Update... I've now got the keyboard into a more inviting place, and having a bit of fun just noodling around. The pattern that I'm getting into- ever mindful that patterns sooner or later need to be broken is- playing right hand riffs, and adding spice with the bass notes. The big habit that I...
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    Hello everyone

    I would be at pains to point out that this Los Angeles based gentleman, accomplished jazz guitarist, and long term collaborator with Loreena McKennitt https://brianhughes.com/bio is not me. I reside in the Millionaires Playground of Slough, UK, famed for Mars Bars, and inspiring John Betjeman to...
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    Progress report- I've got the CTK601 set up, and I'm practicing "Moon River". The technique that I'm gravitating to is: single notes with my left hand, chords with my right hand locked into a 1-3-5 shape...good habit or bad? What is fun is playing bum notes and figuring out how they can become...
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    Hello everyone

    The thing is, I've also got a Casio CTK601 which *does* have touch response. The question is: is it useful, or a distraction in the early stages. I hear what you're saying about dynamics- search for "Ein Ton" to hear how much music can be in the dynamics.
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    Hello everyone

    Just registered....whaddya need to know? I'm 62, I've acquired a Yamaha E233 keyboard from a shed clearout, and due to a nasty infection that's going around I've got a bit of time on my hands to learn to play it. I've got a bit of musical experience with a guitar, and a bit of knowledge of...
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