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10 Piano Tips for Beginners

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Learning to play piano is great endeavor.

It may be challenging and frustrating at times, but the benefits greatly out weight the difficulties! Most beginning piano students will be excited and nervous about beginning lessons because the piano is an intimidating instrument. With enough practice and piano lessons, anyone can learn to play piano!

Here are some tips for beginning piano players.

1. Set aside time to practice everyday. You don?t need to practice everyday, but it?s a good habit to get into. If you pick a time that you know you?ll have about 30 minutes free most days, try to practice at that same time everyday. Creating a routine is the best way to keep up with lessons.
2. Create a practice area. A practice area should be one free of distractions where you can let loose and practice uninterrupted.
3. Get rid of all distractions. When you are going to practice, don?t have the TV on in the background or your sibling watching you. Make sure your phone is off and distractions are at bay while you?re practicing. It?s easy to become distracted, especially for beginners, when practicing.
4. Ask your teacher to give you some homework or let you know what you should be practicing. Sometimes you might feel like you don?t know what to practice so you just wait until your next lesson. If you ask your teacher to write down some things for you to practice, you?ll be more apt to actually follow through.
5. Break down difficult pieces. Rather than looking at a piece of music and letting it scare you, break it down into smaller parts and work on it bit by bit.
6. Listen to a wide variety of music. Popular songs on the radio aren?t usually instrument centric. Try listening to different kinds of music, like jazz or classical to broaden your musical taste.
7. If you don?t understand something your teacher has taught you or if you have questions, don?t be afraid to ask! There are no stupid questions. Piano teachers are there to help you and want to see you succeed.
8. Use a metronome. Keeping proper count and rhythm is crucial to learning to play the piano.
9. Don?t get discouraged! Learning to play an instrument will not happen over night. At times, you will probably hit a plateau. Just remember that even the great piano players were beginners like you at some point.
10. Play for your family and friends. Family and friends are great at giving compliments and telling you how great you?re doing. To avoid becoming discouraged, play a small recital for your family members. You may be surprised by how well you play.

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