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Practicing tips, scales and arpeggios, types of pianos, and more for learning piano.

 

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Tips for Learning the Piano and Practicing

A list of ideas to keep in mind for learning piano.

 

How to Practice Arpeggios

Ideas for learning and practicing arpeggios, which help in learning harmony, developing technique, and improvisation.

 

Leonard Bernstein gave a famous series of televised performances called “Young People's Concerts.”  This book presents interesting topics from the concerts, on ideas such as “What Does Music Mean?”, “Humor in Music,” and “What is Impressionism?”

 

 

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Using a Metronome NEW!

Advice on the main types of metronomes to use and selected models for purchase.

 

A Guide to Choosing Piano Materials for Beginners NEW!

Some selected music books and advice that can help people start to play the piano.

 

Avoiding Arm and Hand Pain in Piano Playing NEW!

Every pianist can benefit from taking a preventative approach and avoiding repetitive strain or other injuries.  Included are ways to maintain healthy posture and playing.

 

How to Choose a Piano Teacher

What to look for in teachers.

 

Tips for Learning to Play the Piano and Practicing

A list of ideas to keep in mind for learning piano.

 

Types of Pianos

Some basic information on piano types such as Steinway, Yamaha, consoles, grand pianos, etc.

 

Tips on Practicing

Ideas for how to practice, contributed by Nicholas Ambrosino of Music Simply Music.

 

How to Practice Arpeggios

Ideas for learning and practicing arpeggios, which help in learning harmony, developing technique, and improvisation.

 

Great Piano Players

Information on some well-known pianists (and some other instrumentalists).

 

Related Articles in History, Theory, and Composition

 

When improving piano playing it helps to have a good understanding of theory and compositional techniques.  This aids in better expression, technique, general musicianship, and much more.  Below are related articles from other sections.

 

Introduction to Classical Music

Information on the evolution of classical music, including some of the great works from each period.

 

Learning to Compose

A short guide to learning how to write pieces of music.

 

Contrapuntal Variation as a Composition Tool

How to use basic techniques from fugues and canons to improve any compositions.

 

Part Writing

The main rules for part writing, also called voice leading.

 

 

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