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How to Practice Piano Better

There are many ways one can learn how to practice piano better. Each has its benefits allowing you to get great results practicing your instrument. I’ll discuss three practice techniques in this blog.

How to Practice Piano Better

1. Using this first technique,you will first learn to play an easy song on the piano. It could be a song from a lesson book. Lesson books are great because each songs get progressively harder thereby raising your playing level. Each new song also teaches you a new piano concept. Once you have mastered this song, review it daily one time at the beginning of your practice session. Then work on your next new song by playing your new song 3-5 times a day. This should take about 15 minutes a day. Once this new song is mastered add it to your review. Soon you will have 5-6 songs you are reviewing.

Once your review takes more than 10 minutes, start your practice session with your new piece, then review the rest so you are fresh when you are working on the new, harder material. Soon the review songs will be memorized and playing them will be effortless, giving you a sense of accomplishment on your instrument. Your concentration and patience during your practice session will also increase. This is also a good time to increase your practice time to 20 minutes. By the time your review takes 10 – 15 minutes, you can start reviewing the first songs you learned every other day keeping your practice time to about 25 minutes. It’s great if you want to practice more than that but often busy schedules don’t allow us to practice more than that.

2. work on one song by playing each page 10x a day for an entire week

3. Work measure by measure.

Daily practice more effective than skipping days. Practicing multiple times a day is even more effective These practice methods work for all instruments, guitar, drums, saxophone, trumpet, etc. not just the piano

If you would like personal assistance with any of the blog concepts, online and on-location lessons are available from Let’s Play Music and Make Art, LLC located in Derry and Londonderry, NH. www.letsplaymusic.com

Jay Latulippe

Jay Latulippe

Jay is the program director at Let’s Play Music and make Art, LLC. He holds a degree in Music performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He has authored over a dozen books including the popular piano series, Let’s Play Jazz and More! published by Santorella Publications.

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