How To Practice The Piano Perfectly
Long hours of practice are required to play the piano well, particularly when you have an important musical event coming up. There are many different factors required for playing the piano. However, in this article, we will discuss one very important yet basic thing.
The one factor professionals can't afford to forget... is practice the piano daily. You might be able to read music very well, you might know all the notes and fingerings, but it won't mean anything. The essence of all is practice. You must be committed to your craft and practice every day. If you somehow can't practice every day, you need to at lest practice three times per week.
Here are some tips to consider if you are having a hard time getting yourself to practice on a regular basis.
Set a daily schedule with time set aside for practicing. Then be sure to follow the schedule and stay in full compliance. You must condition yourself to practice every day. This will enable your body to become used to your new routine. It might seem boring and tedious at first. However, it become more fun listening to how you play as you continue to learn the fundamentals.
Your piano needs to be in a place where it won't feel cluttered to you. Take anything out of the music room that is noisy or could serve as a distraction, such as a radio. This will allow you to fully concentrate as you are practicing. You also want to have good lighting in the area where your piano is situated. However, keep in mind that you don't want your piano to get extreme sunlight exposure. This could destroy some of your piano's sensitive parts.
Always warm up. First, exercise your fingers by playing simple notes before moving on to harder ones. If you are not sure how to warm your fingers up properly, find someone who knows and ask them. A good exercise allows your fingers to stretch to keys that are not easy to reach. Playing music and chords that are fast paced, this will be very helpful. Don't touch the piano keys while your hands feel rusty and stiff.
Before you start a lesson, review your past lessons first. Do this right after you warm up. If you didn't finish your music yesterday, continue from where you left off. Or, better yet, start completely over so you can follow it better.
Follow the directions from your piano instructor and manual. Help her so that she can help you learn. Trying playing the piano simultaneously, like a duet, to help relieve boredom. Let your instructor know what you are interested in. Ask her if she will play the piece for you. That way you will be familiar with it and will be able to practice it without her even being there.
Be sure that your practicing is as goal-oriented as you can make it. A goal will help to make you a lot more concentrated and focused because there is something that you want to achieve. When you reach your goal, you will feel very fulfilled and satisfied.
When practicing, always keep a positive attitude. When you are playing the piano without having anyone there to help guide you, remember the lessons your instructor has taught you in the past. When it starts to become hard, don't give up easily. Take a short break and rest if you are start feeling stressed out. Take time to breathe.
With every practice, try to come up with a technique so that your playing sounds natural and uniquely your own.