Learn How to Play Piano Effectively

Learn How to Play Piano Effectively
Here are useful tips & suggestions on how to learn to play the piano effectively, even if you’re an absolute beginner.

Remember, learning piano nowadays is much more flexible and doesn’t have to follow the traditional formal training methods. In fact, even before you get yourself a piano, you can know the names of the notes and how to hit the keys. Here are some more things to consider.

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You Must be Eager to Learn

It all starts with your eagerness, if you want to learn piano or any other musical instrument. You must have a strong desire and also the right mindset about learning. If its forced on you, then its quite likely that you may quit soon.

Also, if you thing you’re going to learn overnight, its not going to happen, so you need to have patience.

What If You don’t Have a Piano?

You don’t have to really worry. Checkout your church or the nearest library and see if they have one there. If they do, you can request them to grant you permission to play. Some libraries even allow you to play by the hour (they charge a small amount).

How about asking your friend, who probably has not used his/her keyboard for a long time, to lend it to you for a month or so?

Worst case, you can also play the piano online till the time you save money to get yourself a keyboard.

So you can still get started even if you don’t have a piano at home. There are plenty of resources out there that will give you the opportunity to play piano.

What is the Right Age to Start?

Whenever you’re ready! That’s about it actually!

If you are very old, as long as you still have a sharp memory and can hit the pedal, you can learn piano.
If you are a kid, and have developed fingers, you can start learning piano.

Learning piano at a young age though has several advantageous as the young ones are fast learner and they have that enthusiasm to learn new things.

Checkout this post on piano methods: different ways to learn the piano.

Learning Tips

Learning how to play the piano the right way is important. Here is a trick concerning the tempo, which helps you to deal with a new song that seems daunting initially. Read more…

So here we go; another trick in our series of tips to help you deal with seemingly difficult songs! Now you can learn your favorite songs with ease and confidence.

In our earlier posts, we learnt how it is important to break a song into smaller sections consisting of just a few bars.

Here we will talk about the importance of playing a song with varying tempos.

Practice Each Section in Bursts
Though you may have started off playing the sections at a tempo much slower than mentioned, once you have learnt how to play the various sections, it is also equally important to lay them at a faster tempo.

And you think this will be difficult? Not really! Once you know how to play the pattern!

Usually as soon as muscles have learned to play a pattern, they’ll be competent at playing it without the need of conscious control.

So you need to attempt to play a song faster and the muscles will be ready to execute it in a burst. This also helps you to memorize a song better.

Pausing between Repetitions
Since we are talking about memorizing a song, an important thing to remember is to take pauses between repetitions.

When dealing with repetitive actions, the mind is much better able to focus in case the repetitions are separated by short pauses. Though there is no hard-and-fast rule, but after two or three repetitions, you can pause for about 30 seconds to get back your focus, and then start again.

That’s in this post! I hope you are already feeling confident about learning how to play the Piano.

Learning Advanced Skills

If you’re already past the beginner stage, then you’ll need to learn more techniques. The simple songs will be too boring for you.

Here’s more resources on developing your piano technique.

As you can see, there are several ways to effective learn how to play piano. You just need to get started.

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