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Hi there

My teacher wants me to practice singing 5 notes up and down in a siren. he wants me to do F3 to C3 and back down again. any ideas on what I could use as a backing track for me to pitch to. Something that will run on my windows laptop

 

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CIADB

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On 6/11/2017 at 0:13 AM, Jarom said:

If you don't have an instrument where you live you could just use an online piano and do it that way. Also, if you didn't know already c3 is the c below middle c

http://www.apronus.com/music/flashp 

Thanks

But the problem with the online piano is I can not press the mouse on the keys fast enough like you would on your own home piano

Not sure what middle C is; C3 or C4 :39:

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8 minutes ago, 2 cats in a dust bin said:

Thanks

But the problem with the online piano is I can not press the mouse on the keys fast enough like you would on your own home piano

Not sure what middle C is; C3 or C4 :39:

 

He just told you, lol. And I told you already when you asked last week, lol. C4 is middle C.

 

No worries though, I'll make you a quick track. Is it F3 to C3 or F2 to C3? Or C3 to F3?

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Cats,

Have you considered purchasing a relatively inexpensive keyboard ? You can pick one up for $100 or LESS. 

Here's but one example : http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboards-midi/casio-ctk-2400-61-key-portable-keyboard

You can also check out Guitar Center, zZounds, Sweetwater, etc., and compare prices. 

It would help you immensely. 

http://www.guitarcenter.com
http://www.zzounds.com
https://www.sweetwater.com
http://www.musiciansfriend..com
http://www.musiciansbuy.com
 

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11 hours ago, Gsoul82 said:

 

He just told you, lol. And I told you already when you asked last week, lol. C4 is middle C.

 

No worries though, I'll make you a quick track. Is it F3 to C3 or F2 to C3? Or C3 to F3?

ooups! I'm not to sure now you mention it. think I will give my teacher a phone call tomorrow

Thanks

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4 hours ago, Adolph Namlik said:

Cats,

Have you considered purchasing a relatively inexpensive keyboard ? You can pick one up for $100 or LESS. 

Here's but one example : http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboards-midi/casio-ctk-2400-61-key-portable-keyboard

You can also check out Guitar Center, zZounds, Sweetwater, etc., and compare prices. 

It would help you immensely. 

http://www.guitarcenter.com
http://www.zzounds.com
https://www.sweetwater.com
http://www.musiciansfriend..com
http://www.musiciansbuy.com
 

I suppose for the purpose of training it may be worth the investment into a keyboard

Wonder if you can get more basic and cheaper keyboards then that though?

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2 hours ago, 2 cats in a dust bin said:

I suppose for the purpose of training it may be worth the investment into a keyboard

Wonder if you can get more basic and cheaper keyboards then that though?

sure even what may be considered a toy will work for your purposes. Any general purpose super store should have something you could use. We have stores like "Walmart", "Target", Electronic stores like "Best Buy" "HH Greg". You could also order one from Amazon or "Ebay".

Brand names like "Casio" and "Yamaha" would be best if you feel like learning piano while you are training the voice. Even the cheaper models are good to learn on.

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21 hours ago, 2 cats in a dust bin said:

Thanks

But the problem with the online piano is I can not press the mouse on the keys fast enough like you would on your own home piano

Not sure what middle C is; C3 or C4 :39:

Use your computer keyboard. Letters Q,W,E,R,T,Y... do the same as clicking with the mouse.

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17 hours ago, 2 cats in a dust bin said:

Wonder if you can get more basic and cheaper keyboards then that though?

Absolutely. You can find keyboards at the links I mentioned above for as little as $49.00. Here's but one example :    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Casio/Keyboards-MIDI.gc

If you search the other companies, you'll be able to find the identical products at the same prices or perhaps even at lower prices. I've also seen some Casio's at Walmart for around $39.00.

Note what MDEW mentioned as well.

Hope this helps...... 

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thanks everyone, some great advice about keyboards. unfortunately Walmart over hear don't do that kind of thing but I will have a look at that kids keyboard thing first

Never crossed my mind about using qwert.... with that online pianos and yes it works and dose the jobs

Thanks again

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On ‎13‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 1:22 PM, Gsoul82 said:

 

No worries though, I'll make you a quick track. Is it F3 to C3 or F2 to C3? Or C3 to F3?

Not been able to get hold of my teacher today but it must be F3 to C4 then, as I can bearly reach F2

but there again I don't really understand the layout of the piano that well

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On ‎14‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 10:21 AM, kickingtone said:

Use your computer keyboard. Letters Q,W,E,R,T,Y... do the same as clicking with the mouse.

Kickington; I remember that name on another forum

I gave up with that forum my self though

I was wasting my time on it, stopped using it

how are you doing anyway

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On 6/17/2017 at 7:42 AM, 2 cats in a dust bin said:

Kickington; I remember that name on another forum

I gave up with that forum my self though

I was wasting my time on it, stopped using it

how are you doing anyway

Yeah, I'm doing fine on the other forum :-)

I rarely post here.

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On ‎14‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 3:38 AM, MDEW said:

sure even what may be considered a toy will work for your purposes. Any general purpose super store should have something you could use. We have stores like "Walmart", "Target", Electronic stores like "Best Buy" "HH Greg". You could also order one from Amazon or "Ebay".

Brand names like "Casio" and "Yamaha" would be best if you feel like learning piano while you are training the voice. Even the cheaper models are good to learn on.

So just got chance to have another look; and what do you think of this one?

It states its for kids and is cheap but do you think the keys are to small for my big hands and would you expect it to last long?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quality-61-Key-Digital-Electronic-Keyboard-Microphone-Electric-LED-Piano-Organ-/332266025257?epid=1293117634&hash=item4d5c993129:g:pacAAOSwPK1ZXMgw

 

thanks

2CIADB

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40 minutes ago, 2 cats in a dust bin said:

For pitching to a note and learning to play the piano as well; do you think the keys will be big enough?

If you are worried that the keys are not big enough add "Standard Keys" to your search. That means the keys are relatively the same size as a real piano. You should still be able to find one in your price range.

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I just had an other search now and it would appear that all the budget keyboards listed on that auction site are all listed as 61 key (including blacks) and would not be enough in my opinion to learn to pitch/ sing to them or indeed learn to play the piano and then learn songs

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18 minutes ago, 2 cats in a dust bin said:

I just had an other search now and it would appear that all the budget keyboards listed on that auction site are all listed as 61 key (including blacks) and would not be enough in my opinion to learn to pitch/ sing to them or indeed learn to play the piano and then learn songs

There are only 88 keys on a standard keyboard. The human voice does not go that high or that low. 61 keys are plenty. Just like the voice the Middle is what is important the rest is just icing and usually not used..

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I use 25-keys in lessons. Smaller keyboards have a button to switch octaves up or down. I use 49-keys to write music on. For my gigs of the last 25 years, I've use 61-keys. 61 is more than enough for 90% of popular music. 88-keys is a full-size keyboard, based upon piano. But even playing piano for te last 36 years, it's rare to go outside that 61-key range except for certain classical pieces. They make 77-keys as well, for those who want to be able to play 95% of piano music without the extra baggage.

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6 minutes ago, Draven Grey said:

I use 25-keys in lessons. Smaller keyboards have a button to switch octaves up or down. I use 49-keys to write music on. For my gigs of the last 25 years, I've use 61-keys. 61 is more than enough for 90% of popular music. 88-keys is a full-size keyboard, based upon piano. But even playing piano for te last 36 years, it's rare to go outside that 61-key range except for certain classical pieces. They make 77-keys as well, for those who want to be able to play 95% of piano music without the extra baggage.

But I must ask (if you do not mind) where dose middle C (or C4) sit in a 5 octave set piano? (as where is the middle of 5?)

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10 hours ago, 2 cats in a dust bin said:

But I must ask (if you do not mind) where dose middle C (or C4) sit in a 5 octave set piano? (as where is the middle of 5?)

The top note was usually C6, so C4 was two octave from the top, but I could change it too.

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