HOW TO GET BETTER AT PIANO
The piano is considered one of the most difficult musical instrument in the world of music. That’s the reason why there are not so many people can be a great pianist. If you are learning to play piano with no improvement, this is the article for you.
Are you trying to improve your piano skills but nothing works? Attending some lessons but no progress? Want to improve your playing skill? This might be because of many reasons, but we don’t talk about them in this article.
We will show you some simple steps to improve your piano skills if you really want. The first thing you should know basically which level of skill you are currently in, then builds a practice routine combining with special training lessons so as to improve your performances. This article is the experiences summed up from many types of educating materials such as books, notes, DVDs and advice from professional teachers. Now let get started!
Rearrange Your Time
One of the most common reasons for your laziness is that you don’t really have a good time management. You practice whenever you want and doesn’t put it in a real schedule. So as to solve this problem, you have to arrange a session of training and learning time and follow it strictly. Then you should concentrate on your piano sessions as much as you can. Don’t be distracted by other factors. Improving your abilities requires so much more than just sitting in front of the piano is a certain amount of time.
- Use the schedules to make sure you plan for your lessons and avoid other factors that may distract your training.
- Use the reminder so as not to forget about your routines and make it one of your most important habits of the day.
First things first, you should know what you are going to do in your training sessions. The progress is decided by your first sessions so notice the productivity of them. In fact, if you don’t know how to do this, you can ask for some assistance from an expert or your music teacher.
Remember that nothing can be the best from the first time, so take it easy and move from one lesson to another consecutively. This plan will keep you going on the right track all the time. Don’t worry if you can’t achieve the targets in the plan. This is just the margin of your practice. It helps you to have a close look at what you’ve and guide your learning sessions to a better way.
Maybe after some sessions, you might not need this plan anymore, but at least you know how far you’ve gone from the beginning of your current piano skill level.
Reading Note Skills
Many people don’t know how to read notes, they use their mind to remember the keys on the piano. This might be easier at first, but can you imagine how many keys that you must bear in mind to play a complete piece of music? It would be such a mess. Instead of doing that, why don’t you improve your musical notation reading skills? This would shorten your time in learning piano keys.
- List down the notes or the sheets that you are not able to read yet. First of all, do some revised and at least know some concepts about musical notation. If you really want to improve the piano skills, don’t just focus on your hands. Musical notation is very essential. It decides the speed of your hand and the coordination between your mind and your fingers. In addition, you have to know more than just notes – tempo, key, dynamics… there are countless of things for you to discover. That’s why you must be patient and stick to your learning plan.
- Using sight – read piano music. It creates favorable conditions for your brain to work on the translation and understand what to do after reading the sheets.
Finger Training – Placement and Speed
Many of my students often ask me how to speed up their fingers. There is only one answer: practice more and more. In fact, the placement of the fingers decides how fast you will be able to when performing. Below is some advice of mine to be better at this:
- Let your fingers relaxed and flexible: stretch your fingers and warm up your hands so that they can perform better when practicing. In winter, try to keep them warm so that you won’t feel tired using your fingers on the piano.
- Finger placement is vital to every pianist, from a beginner to a professional. If you don’t know about it, learn to place your finger correctly before moving on to the next lesson. Take it slow and firmly so that it will be your basic pose every time playing the piano. Advanced techniques still require correct finger placement.
Practice with Scales to Place Fingers Properly
You already know that make your fingers flexible is one of the most priority when playing the piano. A common practice lesson for it is scale running. You should do this frequently because it can be used in many situations, not just in practice sessions. Do this lesson at least five to six times a day with right finger placement to form the correct hand form and move faster through the line of keys.
Learning to play the piano is such a difficult task, especially with people who are not specialized in a musical instrument. You should start slowly with each finger and combine them together so as to achieve the best results. In addition, listen and watch piano solo videos is an effective way to know how professionals move their hands and how they place their fingers on piano keys. If it’s really difficult, take a easier musical instrument to learn first. Don’t worry if you can’t master all of the basics right away. Just live with your passion and you will make it in no time. Have fun to play the piano!