How To Learn Any Song On Piano Quickly

Have you ever tried to learn a song on the Piano, and just became frustrated? Let's take a look at a few ways on how to learn any song on the Piano quickly:

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Miller Piano Specialists July 24, 2020 3 Min Read

Have you ever tried to learn a song on the Piano, and just became frustrated? We’ve all been there. Learning new songs on the Piano can take time and hard work. But with the right practice tools, you could learn how to master any song you choose, and maybe even learn them quickly. Let’s take a look at a few ways on how to learn any song on the Piano quickly: 

Choose The Right Song

Choosing the right song can be the one factor in how quickly you’ll learn a song. When picking a song, make sure to select a song that speaks to you and is in your piano playing level. It’s important not to pick something too comfortable because that won’t grow you. Don’t choose a song that’s too hard either, because that will get your frustrated quickly. 

Whatever song you choose, find an easy transcription that you can follow. If you’re a beginner at Piano, pick a song with very few notes in the left hand, have easy three-finger chords, and don’t include too many hand movements or jumps. If you’re an Intermediate at Piano, see if you can push yourself out of your comfort zone and choose a song that is a little bit more challenging for you. 

Take It Slow

Once you’ve chosen your song, the next step is to break it down into small sections. For example, start learning the verse on the first practice day, then the chorus on the next day, and so on. Learning the entire song at once can be too much for your brain to retain and learn. Setting small goals to reach each day will be much more effective in your song learning journey. 

Here is an ideal song learning schedule that can make a difference for you:

  • Monday- Learn the first section
  • Tuesday- Learn the second section and practice both parts together
  • Wednesday- Learn the third section and practice all three sections together
  • Thursday- Learn the fourth section and practice all four pieces together 

Muscle Memory 

Adding the second hand to your piano playing can sometimes delay the song learning process. So before trying to play the song with both your hands, learn the chord progression on each hand separately. Just like we mentioned earlier, our brains can only take so much information at once. 

Remember that your brain has to: learn and memorize what the right and left hands need to do, and then play with both hands at once. In your song learning schedule, make sure to practice each section of the song with both hands and then together. Eventually, following this schedule will create muscle memory, and you’ll be able to play the parts of the song without even trying. 

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Practice Daily

Practicing every day may sound impossible for some, but the truth is, practicing in small increments daily versus 3 hours once a week is better. Setting aside even 20 minutes a day to practice your song will make a much more significant difference quickly. It’s not so much the amount of time you practice, but how often you practice. Just like any habit, daily consistency is key. Eventually, practice will become more comfortable and natural, and learning new songs will be easier to achieve. 


We hope you enjoyed reading on a few ways to learn a song any song on the Piano quickly. Remember, daily consistency is vital to help you reach your piano learning goals. 

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