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The 10 Best Piano Practice Tips to Remember
If you sit down at the piano and say, “I’m going to play for a bit,” you aren’t going to to learn anything. Instead, set a goal: “I’m going to learn how to play the opening song in Frozen.” Since you set a goal, you are going to keep at it until you reach it.
You also have to make sure that your goal is achievable in your practice time frame. If you have only two hours, you probably shouldn’t try to learn the entire “Planets Suite” by Holst, maybe just the pretty part in “Jupiter.”
2. Warm Up
Boring! We get it. It’s a tedious way to start, but without it, you put yourself at risk of carpal tunnel and tendinitis. You’d rather spend 10 minutes warming up than be in pain for six months.
This is one of the most important piano practice tips, because a proper warm up also gives you the opportunity to achieve flow, a state of mind where you’re locked in on the task at hand, and get maximum improvement.
3. Set Aside Time for Fundamentals
Make sure at least 15 minutes of your practice time is set aside for things like scales, accuracy, and timing. You only gain technical skills by repetition. Just build in 15 minutes of fundamentals to every one of your practices and you will be able to play insanely technical pieces.
4. Slow Down
The trick to learning hard songs is learning them at half-speed and then slowly speeding up. Slow down to whatever speed you can play it perfectly. Then, when you can play it perfectly at that speed three times, speed it up a little bit. “What’s a little bit?” Glad you asked…
5. Use A Metronome and Slow Down Again
If you can’t play a song in time, then you can’t play the song. “Flight of the Bumblebee” is played, depending on how you count it, at about 500bpm.
But do not start trying to learn the song at 500bpm. Start at 50bpm. When you can play it at 50, speed it up to 60, and so forth until you can play at the correct speed.
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