Beginners Piano tips – Learn the 7 key ways to improve your piano playing by London music teacher

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

When people say they wish they could play the piano, they probably mean that they have tried or thought about it, possibly only one time – & they didn’t get any results or follow through. Well, apply these 7 simple steps below & you will reap the rewards.

  1. Pick what you require & commit to it with the right attitude.
  2. basically, you require find out what exactly you require to accomplish. Is it to play songs or pop tunes? Perform with others? Take exams & gain certificates for your own records? The dedication to this will come one time you know what you require & it is a MUST for you.

    Getting your mindset right is probably the single most important thing you will ever do as a beginner. Practicing because you require to (not require to) & going through the motions won’t get you anywhere. This approach always leads to boredom, frustration & finally giving up. What a disgrace that would be.

  3. Be realistic about what you require
  4. As much as you might have a goal/dream to play a concerto at Carnegie/Royal Albert Hall, you also require to honestly ask in the event you have what it takes to accomplish your objective. Often lots of people will say something along the lines of: “I require to play Madonna’s/The Beatles/Britney Spear’s greatest hits in my first year!” thinking it’s simple to replicate what the professionals do on TV. A more realistic objective might be to complete a series exercise books up to a positive level, e.g. ‘to get to book 4 in 10 months’. Relatives members & friends will be able to honestly tell you in the event you have any musicality, but it also helps to speak to musicians, whoever they may be & find out from them, what it takes to succeed, based by yourself strengths & weaknesses.

  5. Set a date for when you require to accomplish your objective
  6. One time you’ve settled on a realistic objective, you require to think how long it will take for you to accomplish & what exactly it will take. Write the deadline down, have it in front of you when you practice & remind yourself exactly what you must do to accomplish your objective. Also, having someone you are accountable to, who can monitor your progress to keep you from losing focus, is vital.

  7. Commit to a practice schedule
  8. It is important that you discover a time that works for you & stick to it. The point of a schedule is to get in to a method & build momentum. Constantly changing your practice time means you are at the mercy of other things that might be distracting.

  9. Focus on a few Things at a Time.
  10. Don’t try to learn everything all directly – it won’t work. Break your practice down in to simple to do-steps. It is better to focus on one or three areas, working on it repeatedly & becoming a master than to try & learn 10 different new things & only create sketchy knowledge at best. When you start out on the piano, the way you will improve quickly is to concentrate for every minute you set aside for practice & focus on improving those few things. This might be part of a piece, a brand spanking new chord, a scale or anything you select. Seeing this progress gives you a sense of achievement & will keep you motivated, energised & going through the session & the next.

  11. work on improving your memory, posture & energy levels
  12. That’s right! Your brain is the other important device other than your hands. You can make great progress by basically practicing memorisation exercises that will help you keep in mind. Also, piano playing is usually sedentary & it is not the best thing to sit perfectly still in the event you are practicing for an hour, for example. The way you over yourself at the piano ought to always be upright or in a way which is not slouched, stooping, laid back or otherwise passive. Your physiology also affects the way you think, feel & therefore work, so you ought to objective to keep your energy high by sitting up straight, flexing your arms & upper body now & again, & even standing up after an intense rehearsal. Also try not to frown when you encounter difficulties, as that subconsciously builds frustration.

  13. Don’t get put off by mistakes
  14. This is a huge one & can be disheartening for lots of if their approach to issue solving is not right. , don’t fret about making mistakes. If you are beginning, think long & hard about some of the great performers of any device. Think about how much work they put in to what you thought ‘looked easy’ when they performed on TV or live. If all they (or they for that matter) did was worry about making mistakes, they would seldom have achieved progress & thus, greatness in their selected device. The remainder of us also learning would live in constant fear!
    When you are learning a brand spanking new piece of music for example, in the event you were to know in advance that you where going to make 34 mistakes before you could play the piece perfectly, would you worry about making these mistakes? Of work not! I am guessing you would require to get these 34 mistakes out of the way quickly as feasible. What this means is each mistake you make brings you closer to your objective. You progress by learning from mistakes, so expect them & be prepared to deal with them. As long as your ear can recognise when you have made mistakes, you can correct them & move on.

Commit to doing these 7 things regularly & you’ll find learning the piano/keyboard more enjoyable.

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