How To Learn Piano
So, you have got a piano and now you are looking for resources on how to learn piano. This article can be of great help to you as it explains very clearly the basics of piano handling and learning for production of your first note. First of all, we should ask a question to ourselves before starting to learn to play piano. Do we love music? If the answer to this question is no, then piano is not made for you, leave it and try another recreational activity. However, if you nod your head in yes, then you should continue to read this topic.
Let us describe the basics of piano fingering. First we should put numbers on the piano keyboard. We only use first seven letters of English language and name the seven notes of music. We should find the C Major notes in the beginning and name them. The serial of numbering should be C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. The numbers should be placed on white keys only.
Now let us number our fingers according to piano rules. The thumb should be no. 1, the index finger will be 2, middle finger will be 3, ring finger will be 4, and the little finger will be named 5. The most basic exercise is to play on a mid range octave. Now place the finger no. 1 i.e. right thumb on the note of C. Play this tune, slowly and perfectly without staggering:
C with 1, D with 2, E with 3, F with 4, G with 5, F with 4, E with 3, D with 2 and C with 1.
Follow this exercise while looking at your keyboard and fingers carefully. You should do this in order to remember which note falls on which finger. When you think you will do it without looking at the keyboard, start practicing without looking at it. If you think that you have learned to play these notes with your correct fingers and without even looking at the keyboard, then you should continue with the next exercise to play the following tune. Play in groups of three
C with 1, E with 3, G with 5
F with 1, A with 2, C` with 5
B with 5, G with 3, E with 1
Practice this tune to perfection and now you are ready to deal with playing more complex tunes. While learning to play on a piano keyboard, you should keep certain things in mind. First, you should only press the key with the intended finger and never practice using wrong finger for any of the note. If you have to skip a note, always skip the finger with which it is played. Secondly, at the beginning you should be pretty slow in playing, that is because you are learning and learning fast could result in harmful side effects. So, play slowly and accurately in the beginning to become a fast and accurate player at last. At last, after you learn how to use piano fingering, you can invent the music of your soul. Hope you enjoy how to learn piano here.
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