The piano may be the best instrument to learn for a music beginner. Learning the piano will give you rhythm and timing, musically. Here are the 10 best ways to learn to play the piano fast.
While many beginners just want to play, learning the piano is not that simple. Start with a checklist of basics before performing songs. Posture is key. Figure out the proper posture when playing piano. The right form will give you an advantage to playing correctly right off the bat. Once you have the posture down, it’s time to familiarize yourself with all the keys on the piano. Work on hand, wrist and finger placements while practicing.
Music of any kind, played on any instrument, is composed of patterns and rhythms. Find specific keys that you can master early. Keep your songs and rhythms simple in the beginning; staying within certain frames. While doing this, you should get a feel for how melodies work as it relates to piano playing.
As the old saying goes, “practice makes perfect.” And over time, this is true for piano players who stay dedicated to their craft. Practice as much as you can, and make sure to carve out specific times to execute your lessons. Your dedication will pay off eventually. Plus, if you truly enjoy playing, practice will cease feeling like practice.
Apply the 80/20 Rule
The 80/20 rule is exceedingly popular in life and in business. It is a basic life principle that is simple enough when practiced. The principle claims that 80% of the progress you make only comes from the 20% of actions that you take. The reason this is mentioned is that you do not want to put all your eggs in one basket and learn every skill on the piano you can. If you focus on the primary skills, it will make you a better pianist in the long run.
Slow And Steady
You are not a master pianist, yet. This is not a race; this is a marathon and if you are prepared for it you will be able to play music at faster speeds eventually. Make sure you are accurate in the things that you do. Spend plenty of time hitting all the correct keys and cords to master the art of being consistent.
One must understand that your hands will work a lot. Begin by stretching your hands and fingers. Perform a warmup routine of exercises. These exercises should help your hands receive the blood and oxygen they need. In turn, this removes any stiffness that may be lingering in them.
Play Music That You Enjoy
Simply having fun is the primary objective when learning to play an instrument. When practicing playing, make progression towards performing music that you genuinely love. Most beginners lean towards playing pop music, as it has much easier progressions and melodies than classical tunes.
Find a Mentor/Teacher
We recommend this to expedite the process of learning the piano. These people understand small tricks and tips that can advance you months to years in performance. Your teacher will watch you and pay attention to everything you are doing to ensure that you are playing correctly.
Learn How to Read Sheet Music
You will need to find resources that go in-depth on ways to teach yourself to play the piano. The internet can be a primary source to figure this out, although this is not the only resource available. You can always download apps and even read a music book.
When it comes to the price of a basic acoustic piano, they can easily range anywhere from $2,000 to around $10,000, and sometimes more.
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