Learning how to play the piano is an exciting journey to be on. While being on that journey and learning new things, it’s essential to make sure you’re learning the right way. Here are four common mistakes piano beginners make:
1. Not Listening To The Sound
Although it may seem that playing the right notes is the most important thing when playing piano, other things are more important. Many new piano beginners focus too much on playing the right notes and forget about their produce. So, how do you play the right notes AND produce a beautiful sound?
A right ear for music is achieved by listening well. Here are three ways to listen well while you practice:
- Accuracy of notes – Listen for note accuracy
- Listening skills – Listen to the quality of the sound being produced
- Technique – Listen to your body. Relax your shoulders, wrists, and jaw.
If you practice these ways of listening, you’ll see how the sound you produce on the piano will only get better and better.
💡 If you want to learn more about correct piano technique, read our blog on “Is Technique Important When Playing The Piano?“