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Hey students. Make sure you check out this lesson next. It's "Beginner Piano Mistakes That Are Slowing You Down"link: https://youtu.be/hrRkUtVbldU
I'm getting a piano tomorrow. Not having one is probably why I'm not improving
Right on my friend!
"why you aren't getting at piano" you might check your description again
Sir what is the best way to see the g clef and bass clef at the same time to be able to sightread faster?
Here's another idea. Look for small improvements you ARE making. Even if it is just getting through the C scale smoothly with an even sound to each note. Let yourself be encouraged. Your brain craves that positive reinforcement. Be willing to spend 10 minutes where you are not feeling entertained or satisfied. Think of this as an act of courage. Just play the scales, right hand and left hand. Put more time into your non-dominant hand and get it to improve. It will, trust me. Also, introduce some variety. About a week ago, I decided to start learning the first two stanzas of Joni Mitchell's "River," from her "Blue" album. The left and right hand coordination is difficult for a beginner like me, but that right hand part is SO evocative of the feeling you get from the original recording. The left hand part will get you to stretch your hand out into some interesting arpeggios. Take lots of small pleasures like that into your practicing. It really helps this journey to be a joy filled experience. You can download the music as it was transcribed from the recording on the Joni Mitchell website for free. HTH.
Thank you so much! You’ve inspired me to outline macro goals and then micro goals under each topic. From that I’ll be able to plan my daily practice. Usually I do scales, then my two assigned pieces, then the Hanon exercise of the week. If I still can pay attention I’ll do an easy piece. But I’m sure doing a more methodical practice will really help me make progress. Yay!
WTF is wrong with people who doesn't want to read music. It's really easy. You can learn it in am afternoon.
Please sir teach me how to play piano by playing major and minor songs.
Thank you Tim for outlining what we need to do in order to improve.
Goal: Learn to play Gravity by Sara Barellis performed by DPSW.
I got myself a keyboard to practice with and I'm just starting out, basically with the Major Minor Scales and I got the book on "Scales, Arpeggios and something else" and ended up learning that scales are just two 4 note successions (Whole Step, Whole Step, Half Step) put together. So it's really easy to figure out what the next scale is by just counting what the next pattern is.
C,D,E,F + G,A,B,C
G-Major ScaleG,A,B,C + D,E,F#,G
D-MAJOR ScaleD,E,F#,G + A,B,C#,D
A-MAJOR ScaleA,B,C#,D + E,F#,G#,A
E-MAJOR ScaleE,F#,G#,A + B,C#,D#,E
B-MAJOR ScaleB,C#,D#,E + F#,G#,A#,B
F#-MAJOR ScaleF#,G#,A#,B + C#,D#,F,F#
C#-MAJOR ScaleC#,D#,F,F# + G#,A#,C,C#
idk… that was my guess lol. If it seems right, sweet, if not, feel free to make corrections plox. But, if this seems right, let me know if you still feel it necessary that I read the sheet music for the scales, I'll still read them.
I've also learned, when playing the scales and assuming C Major scale, to maintain finger pattern consistency for, imo, any major scale that the finger pattern follows from the base "C" note to two octaves up, if you're going up, your RH (Right Hand) with FIRST switch with the middle finger then move to the thumb. After, it will be your fourth finger then your thumb, then back to your third finger then your thumb then you will finish off with your entire hand.
So, basically, like this for the RH going up the scale:
1,2,3, 1,2,3,4, 1,2,3, 1,2,3,4,5
LH going UP the scale:
5,4,3,2,1, 3,2,1, 4,3,2,1, 3,2,1
Going Down the scale, it's the opposite:
Those are all great tips on how to become a great pianist! I have to keep working on all of these–it has taken me a few years to get where I am but I have not arrived to the point where I would like to be and even when I get there, I am sure there will be room for improvement! Great video–keep up the good work!!!
Heyy, could you help us with how to practice on these?
HURRY UP. DONT TALK TOO MUCH.
Hi Tim, a good reminder of how to be well rounded. I find it harder with piano to maintain a broad focus than with viola. I’m not sure if it’s because my overall level with viola is lower but with piano I don’t seem to have the organisation to cover everything simultaneously, reading, repertoire, technical. It’s tough. Thanks for the discussion on it, very encouraging
Goals are great – small and large – nice point 🙂
1. Skipping important skills (reading music, music theory, ear training, practice rhythm).2. Wasting time during practice (you need to have goals, to focus, to challenge yourself).3. Playing pieces that are too easy or too difficult.4. Practice consistently over a long period time. It is better to practice a little everyday than to practice a lot in just one day.5. Not correcting mistakes when you are playing.
My vote goes to poor quality sound from an inferior piano. You really need the right tools for the job. Some day Fazioli, no more excuses.
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