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How To Play Piano – Four Tips To Establishing Solid Piano Playing Skills
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How to Play Piano – Four Tips to Establishing Solid Piano Playing Skills

You can learn how to play piano, no matter what age you are or your experience with the piano as an instrument. Many people who wish to play the piano often times quit before they get anywhere, simply because the piano is a complex, and almost intimidating instrument to learn.

There is also a lot of math involved with learning how to play piano, and I can tell you first hand that math was not one of my favorite subjects! But all in all, I stuck with my piano lessons, I was classically trained, but now I produce hip hop music.

So without further adieu, I would like to share with you a few tips and pointer that helped me along the way when I was learning how to play piano, these methods are both tried and true, so I have no doubt that they will work for you as well just as long as you put your mind to it. Lets get started.

Have Goals and Set Your Priorities Concerning Your Daily Practice

Yes I said daily. 30 minutes a day of piano practice is ideal, but I know that many people, especially adult learners may find it difficult to dedicate 30 minutes daily to piano practice. But if you map out what you plan to practice at the beginning of the week, and then you follow through, you will be surprised as to what skills and knowledge you gain over a short period of time.

Break up your time into sections, for instance, five minutes on fingering exercises, five minutes on theory, and twenty minutes on whatever piece you have decided upon for that week. I believe that you will find much more success as you pursue your goals of learning how to play piano if you do it this way.

Try Your Best to Play the Pieces That You Are Working On As Smoothly and As Articulate As Possible

Try your best not to stop even when you make an error in your playing, and circle any areas within a song that gives you continuous trouble so that you can “Chunk it Out,” meaning practice that section over and over again until you can play it without error.

Play at an Even Tempo, Slow the Song Down As Needed, and Always Use a Metronome

Many times beginners tend to play through a piece too fast, ignoring time signatures and tempo settings. If you are having trouble with a particular piece, it also helps to slow the tempo down a bit, and to keep an even pace whilst using a metronome. If you do this along with the “chunk it out” method, I guarantee that you can get through any piece.

Practice Hands Separately As Needed

It helps to get that muscle memory within each hand separately while practicing how to play piano, and then coming back after the fact to bring the hands together instead of taking both hands together from the beginning. You'll get farther faster if you do it this way.

These tips are absolutely cardinal when you are learning how to play the piano. Don't get discouraged, keep and stick to your practice efforts, and I guarantee that you will be playing your favorite tunes in no time. Hold it down y'all, and give it your best shot.


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