Want to learn how to play the piano? Here’s where to start

Piano music has a way of bringing people together. It’s been around for centuries and is one of the most popular instruments in the world today. If you want to learn piano, it can be a daunting task at first glance. Where do you start? What do you need to know? In this article, you’ll get the answer to all these questions and more so that you can get started learning piano!

Read Up On The Basics Of Playing The Piano

Before going in too deep, you must first understand the basics of piano playing. Each piano has 88 keys that span from low to high, with each key corresponding to a note in the piano’s range. The black keys are called “sharps” and the white ones are called “flats.” The sharps go one way on the keyboard while flats go another. If you’re at an unfamiliar piano, it may be helpful if someone can show you where middle C is located so you know how far up or down to move your hand to play different notes.

So now that we’ve covered some basic information about playing the piano, let’s find out where everyone should start.

Find A Piano Teacher Or Take A Class

A good piano teacher not only teaches piano techniques but also helps to motivate you and keep things interesting. A good teacher will teach you how to identify piano keys and notes, how to read music notation, the piano chords, and more. If you’re looking for a teacher on your own, find someone who has experience teaching piano or at least has studied it (even if not formally). Be sure they are skilled in technique as well as playing themselves because this will help them better tailor their lessons to your needs.

Find out what other students and parents have said about that particular teacher. Do they seem happy? Or would parents rather send their children elsewhere? Read testimonials too! You can also ask around among friends or family members or anyone else studying piano who may know of some good teachers in the area.

You could also take piano lessons online through Skype or other video chat programs is a great way to learn from the comfort of your own home. The easiest way to find piano teachers in your area is by looking up piano schools on Yelp, Google Maps, and more!

Piano Teacher Types:
  • piano instructors
  • piano teachers
  • piano professors
Practice, practice, practice

You won’t go anywhere without practice. If you’re reading this, you probably want to learn piano and play it well enough that people think of you as a piano player, not someone who just plays piano. First off, if you really love playing piano but don’t know how to read music notes yet, then start practicing with flashcards or sheet music books until your fingers do the work without having to look at what is on the page. Next up: practice every day!

Find about an hour each day where there won’t be any distractions like phone calls or texts coming in from friends; that way, when the time comes for practice it’s all focused time spent honing your skills on the piano…and no matter what, don’t forget to practice piano every day.

Repetition is the key to learning anything on piano whether you’re a beginner or an expert pianist: there’s always more information and skills to learn that will make your playing stronger. Practice makes perfect!

Start listening to your favorite songs and watch how they are played

Listening to songs is a great way to learn piano. Watch videos of how songs are played so you can understand what notes go with the chords and which fingers are used on each note. You may notice some differences in these different versions, but that’s ok! There is no perfect right or wrong way to play the piano.

One of the best ways to make it easier for yourself to learn is just by listening to a song and watching a video to determine which notes need to be hit. Once you sit down with the sheets in front of you, it will all be much easier. This method will help you learn any song in no time, so first look up how “Amazing Grace” is played, and only then take out the notes. You will already have some scheme in your head on how it’s done and the rest is just practice.

Whenever you’re trying to learn something fast, this is the best way. It’s easy and you are able to learn piano songs in a matter of minutes.

Use music sheets to help with learning new songs

In music, sheets are like maps that teach piano players how to play new songs. They’re a great way to learn, and they make it easier than ever before for beginners to get started with piano music. If you want to learn how the different notes sound on piano keys, use piano sheets in order to help you identify them so that when someone is playing them live or at home, you’ll be able-bodied enough to know what note they are pressing down on their piano keyboard.

Sheet music has all of the information necessary for beginner pianists from which finger(s) should press down (the left hand), where each key is located relative to other keys (keyboard’s layout), as well as any additional markings such as “staccato” or “legato” in order to teach piano players the nuances of how to play the piano.

Find out what type of music you would like to play

Different music requires different styles and skills, so before we can learn piano, we must first identify the type of music that interests us. If you want to play classical piano (think Beethoven and Mozart), then it is important to focus on technique and playing pieces in a style as close as possible to how they originally sounded: meaning no improvisation or switching up notes!

Jazz piano requires more freedom when performing. If there’s a chord played by someone else in the band, jazz pianists are expected to improvise with different chords within that key signature. Blues piano players often use pentatonic blues slides which involve sliding between two adjacent notes from one octave to the next.

Rock piano players are able to use a greater range of scales and arpeggios, also called broken chords, in their performance. The list goes on, and determining what you want to play early on is your safest bet towards learning how to play it well.

Learning how to play the piano can be a rewarding experience. There are many different ways you can go about learning, including reading up on the basics of playing and finding a teacher, or taking a class. Make sure to find the right method for you and enjoy the process. The most important thing to remember is to practice!

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Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.
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