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Top 10 tips for playing the piano

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Top 10 tips for playing the piano

There are many advantages to playing the piano. It is relaxing, it helps with memory and it can provide great enjoyment.

Here are our top 10 tips for playing the piano:

1)     Touch the piano keys delicately and softly. If you have rigid fingers you are more likely to make a mistake and the stiff tones will be heard in your performance.

2)     While learning, play music that you are already familiar with to diminish the burden of learning the notes as well as the song.

3)     Practice and learn your scales. They are key to becoming a good pianist.

4)     Consider sticking the notes to the appropriate piano key to aid learning sheet music.

5)     Nearly always play with both hands. Learn your right hand, then your left hand and then put it together.

6)     Try to play by ear to improve your fluidity. This will teach your fingers to anticipate where the next note is going to be and will help improve your sight-reading abilities.

7)     Try using the key of C when learning to play by ear, as it has no sharps or flats.

8)     Improvise. Create your own song and get in tune with the sounds and melodies that you can invent. Have fun with it!

9)     Make time to listen to music to help further train your ear. Try to listen to what is going on in the recording.

10) Mix it up. Don’t always play the same pieces of music. Get down to your second-hand bookstore and pick up new music for under a dollar.

If you really want even better tips for playing the piano, call Mark Ripley today for a free introductory lesson (214) 718-4202


About the Author:

Mark is a piano teacher in Dallas TX, specifically in Addison and provides private or group piano lessons at your location or in the studio. He plays for weddings, private parties, has a jazz band. He also provides piano tuning, moving services, and piano refinishing.


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