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    NEED HELP!! A problem cornered me for Hours..

    I was playing piano in my room, and all the sudden a question hit my head. I am looking at my keyboard, I was like, Why this thing doesn't have Letters? I think my question really is, why computer keyboard DO have letters?

    I don't get it? would someone help?

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    Re: NEED HELP!! A problem cornered me for Hours..

    You can buy computer keyboards which are not lettered.

    The lettered ones are usually sold because manufacturers feel that scarcely anyone would buy an unlettered keyboard. Most people simply can not touch type.

    Lettered keys on a piano would be rather ridiculous.

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    Re: NEED HELP!! A problem cornered me for Hours..

    theres only 7 letters and 12 notes in music, so it would be very redundant writing those on every key of a piano

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    Re: NEED HELP!! A problem cornered me for Hours..

    a typing keyboard only exists for the purpose of typing figures, like letters. a piano can be played without any association with letters (there are thousands of examples of keyboard players who never learned to read music). in fact, a piano's association is with pitch, while notation is simply a visual convenience. so, letters in music is a secondary concern while letters in typing is a primary concern.

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    Re: NEED HELP!! A problem cornered me for Hours..

    Why would you need a keyboard with out letter may i ask?

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    Re: NEED HELP!! A problem cornered me for Hours..

    Easy, so when one comes back from the bars after drinking a little too much (and are unable to touch-type), you can't stare at the keyboard and drunk-post or email. Saves a lot of embarassment.

    In reality, I think the reason would be that there is simply no need for labeled keys if you know how to type. You shouldn't be looking at the keys anyways, so why bother labeling?
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    Re: NEED HELP!! A problem cornered me for Hours..

    Quote Originally Posted by alwez_loner View Post
    Why would you need a keyboard with out letter may i ask?
    It can help you learn to touch-type.

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    Re: NEED HELP!! A problem cornered me for Hours..

    Quote Originally Posted by namegame View Post
    It can help you learn to touch-type.
    wouldn't wearing a hairshirt do the same thing?

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    Re: NEED HELP!! A problem cornered me for Hours..

    Quote Originally Posted by chucky chuckaluck View Post
    wouldn't wearing a hairshirt do the same thing?
    I'm not sure. I never struggled with touch-typing, so I can't relate the difficult learning process that some people encounter.

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