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How to improve your piano playing in 5 ways

2021-09-29T11:26:40+01:00

As a piano student, there are times when it feels almost impossible to learn pieces that you want to perform or play because they are too difficult for you or because they are too far beyond your skill level. Learning pieces that are beyond your capabilities can be extremely frustrating at times if you do not approach them with the proper mindset and skill level. Every piece has a different level of difficulty depending on how it is composed; there is a right time and right level to learn them, as it is difficult to learn an intermediate level piece when [...]

How to improve your piano playing in 5 ways2021-09-29T11:26:40+01:00

I hate playing scales. Is there a way around it?

2021-07-16T20:29:36+01:00

A scale in music is a set of notes ordered according to pitch or frequency. It is a basis of the notes to be used in how a music or piece is composed. It is like a foundation or the structure of the harmonies that accompanies the melodies. There are many kinds of scales in music, depending on the structure of the distances of the notes. Aside from being knowledgeable about scales, it is also vital to include them in daily practise and learning to play them skillfully. Why is playing scales important? Playing scales is one of the significant pieces [...]

I hate playing scales. Is there a way around it?2021-07-16T20:29:36+01:00

Best exercises to improve legato playing

2021-07-01T06:25:14+01:00

Legato (meaning “tied up” or “tied together” in Italian) is a character of playing notes in a way that the notes will sound smoothly connected with each other. When a legato occurs, a note or several notes will have to retain its sound until a new note is produced so that there is no silence in between the notes. It is what makes melody sound seamless. A succession of notes should be played in legato when it is labeled with a slur, a curved line on top or below the notes, like an arc. Learning how to play legato is a [...]

Best exercises to improve legato playing2021-07-01T06:25:14+01:00

How to improve hand coordination

2021-07-01T06:31:18+01:00

Hand coordination is the skill to play the piano with fluency especially when playing with both hands. It is also the ability to execute passages proficiently even when your hands play passages that are entirely different from each other. Having excellent hand coordination in playing the piano will not only enable you to play the piano keys proficiently but it will also contribute in learning more advanced pieces efficiently. Sometimes, we will encounter pieces that are challenging to execute because our hand coordination is not enough or well trained. It can sometimes feel frustrating and demotivating, but do not fret because [...]

How to improve hand coordination2021-07-01T06:31:18+01:00

How to improve my technical piano skills

2021-05-14T09:03:48+01:00

What does it take to be an excellent pianist? What are the factors that contribute to becoming a proficient instrumentalist? Are you one of those enthusiasts hoping to become a concert pianist or maybe just wanting to perform inside the walls of your living room with your family as your audience? Probably you are wondering and looking for ways to make your piano playing better. Piano technique is one of the vital factors in becoming a proficient pianist and in this article, we will be discussing how to improve technical piano skills. Regular Practice Learning a skill does not happen overnight. [...]

How to improve my technical piano skills2021-05-14T09:03:48+01:00

How to practice arpeggios efficiently

2021-05-14T09:03:06+01:00

Arpeggio is a group of notes such as chords broken into a succession played in an ascending or descending order. It is also known as the “broken chord”. Arpeggios are commonly found in almost all piano pieces as chords are what give harmonies to songs and pieces. Being a pianist, learning how to play arpeggios proficiently is a huge advantage especially when you are aiming to learn and master a lot of piano pieces. If you are looking for ways to learn how to execute arpeggios excellently, you have come to the right place. In this article, you will discover how [...]

How to practice arpeggios efficiently2021-05-14T09:03:06+01:00

Do I really need to practice scales?

2021-05-30T14:46:51+01:00

What is scale in music? Why is it important and why do we need to be knowledgeable with it as musicians? Sometimes, there is a tendency for music learners to forget the importance of practicing scales and take them for granted. If you are wondering why practicing the musical scales is essential as a piano learner, you are in the right place because in this article, we will be discussing why learning the musical scales and including them in your daily practice is vital. A musical scale is like the formula of a foundation in creating melodies and harmonies for a [...]

Do I really need to practice scales?2021-05-30T14:46:51+01:00

How to resolve technical issues in your piano playing

2020-02-11T10:35:58+00:00

First of all, one has to realise that technical issues always have to do with muscles and movement of fingers, wrists, arms etc. A lot can be done with relaxation and of course, the only way to really resolve technical issues is by one thing called: practice, practice, practise... But one needs to understand how and what to practise in your piece to be able to conquer a passage or part of your piece which you are studying. There can be many technical issues in one piece. Here are but a few technical issues that you can find in most advanced [...]

How to resolve technical issues in your piano playing2020-02-11T10:35:58+00:00

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