Are you trying to take your piano skills to the next level? The Piano can be a complex instrument to learn how to play and can take years of mastering the art. If you’re a beginner or if you’ve been playing piano for a while and want to take your craft to the next level, let us give you these 5 tips to make you a better piano player:
1. Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Every genre has it’s unique qualities, so why not explore them? If you have been trained in learning classical music, go and learn that one song you never thought you could play. Going outside of your comfort zone into learning different genres will grow your ability to understand and appreciate the different qualities of each song. Learning a different song outside of your comfort zone will also allow you to express yourself through each genre. So if you’re used to sticking to one genre, push yourself to new ideas and challenges!
Check out this video giving you practice tips on how to challenge yourself with new ideas:
2. Watch Other People
In today’s day and age, we have the incredible ability to access learning from some of the best musicians in the world at our fingertips. Take advantage of not just listening to the best piano players, but WATCH them play! This will allow you to see other musician’s skills, tricks, and styles which will better your playing. Whether you’re a visual or hands-on learner, learning from the way other people play will put you at an advantage.
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3. Better Your Mistakes
Sometimes it’s the small things that we don’t notice we do that are holding us back. So ask yourself these questions and make sure to check the way you are playing. Is your posture right? Are you sitting on the right part of the bench? Is your technique right? Although everyone has their own unique style and skills, adjusting some of your techniques may be the key to becoming a better musician.
4. Improve Your Ear
Improving your ear doesn’t have to mean trying to achieve perfect pitch, but it can be very beneficial for you to learn how to HEAR what different chords are supposed to sound AND feel like. You can improve your ear training by using singing exercises to improve your piano!
Check out this tutorial with exercises to improve your piano playing:
5. Practice Makes… Progress
Having the mentality that practice makes progress could be the make or break on whether or not you become the musician you aspire to be. Here’s the trick: you don’t have to practice for hours and hours a day. There’s a difference between practicing for hours on the skills you already have and practicing on the skills you DON’T have. Make sure you just spend time practicing by focusing on the things you need to improve on. Ask yourself what you would like to improve on, what are your trouble spots, and start to work on them. Make a plan to practice for 30 mins to an hour a day to be on a schedule. Taking the time to work on the areas you need improvement in will make the difference in staying stagnant and actually getting better!
We hope you enjoyed these 5 tips to make you a better piano player! As we said, practice makes progress. If you have any questions about more lessons or keyboards, visit our page to find our more. Due to COVID-19, we have set up home offices to work from and still have door pick up or delivery with appointments. You can still go to millerps.com for pianos available and for more information. We are here for you!