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The Piano Tricks You Should Know About


A piano is a great musical instrument if you buy the one that is perfect for you. However, playing it requires a bit of hard curve where you get the basics and learn how to play. Once you have mastered the basics, it will be, comparatively, a smoother ride. In mastering the basics, however, there are a few tips, as following, that you should be aware of as beginners:

  1. Ear Training: Playing by ear or ear training is one of the techniques that can help beginners reach the level of masters. Listening to professional musicians can help you know your shortcomings, and if you’re playing by ear, you can even improvise in your piece.
  2. Finger & Hand Movement: No one starts to play the piano ambidextrously at first. It takes practice. You should train each of your hands separately. Train your right hand first and then the left, and then learn to coordinate between them.
  3. Music Memorization: Memorizing the music that you’re currently playing helps you a great deal. However, memorizing the music sheet is no easy task. It takes much time. But once you play the piano without themusic sheet, your brain begins to play with the music, and you start improvising. The best trick to memorize music is to play your music before sleep, and as it’ll be the last thing on your mind before going to sleep.
  4. Playing Sections Separately: As a beginner, it is hard to maintain continuity in your piece with various chord structures. It helps to divide your piece into separate sections and practicing each section one at a time. Besides, you can focus on the ending of each section by playing some of the starts of the next, and it’ll help you maintain continuity and uniformity in your piece.
  5. Playing Regularly: Piano is a sophisticated and complex instrument. Mastering it requires much practice. Keep practicing keys, notes, and chords. While playing in front of an audience and accidentally messing up a key,many beginners stop and don’t know what to do under pressure. In these cases, your regular practice helps you a lot. Expert musician when makes this mistake, they carry on as usual and don’t let the mistake to be noticed. Playing it regularly will help you improve by leaps and bounds.
  6. Accuracy, Not Speed: Speed in piano playing is something that comes with time. Beginners should focus on accuracy rather than speed, hitting the keys right rather than hitting them fast. The focus should be on efficiency and accuracy — playing the keys right. Speed will come in time, and after much practice.
  7. Take A Flexible Approach: Beginners are stiff and harshly hit the piano keys, thus producing loud and unpleasant sounds. Let your hands relax and glide over the keys. It’s easier to control and a more flexible approach that makes a definite difference in your end product.

Thus, piano playing takes a lot of sweat and grunt, but it’s a beautiful music skill on its own. The above tricks help you in smoothing your learning journey, but the matter rests entirely in your hands.

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