3 Tips For Learning How To Play The Piano

If you’ve always wanted to play the piano but never took the time to learn, there’s no better day to start learning to today. However, many adults fear the learning to play the piano now will be an experiment in futility, as most people who play piano started when they were young.

But despite this, you can learn how to play the piano beautifully as an adult. To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for learning how to play the piano

Learn In The Right Order

For many adults, they get so impatient to start playing the piano fluidly that they try to, metaphorically, walk before they can run. But to have the most success, it’s important that you start learning how to play the piano in the right order and progress.

According to Phillip Lenhart, a contributor to Instructables.com, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with music notes in general before you take to the piano at all. By doing this, you’ll have a solid understanding of music and how to read it before you take on the additional task of trying to learn the keys of the piano. But once you have these two things down, you’ll be off and going in no time. 

Train One Hand At A Time

Some of the most beautiful piano music involves playing with both of your hands at the same time. But when you’re first learning how to play, it can be very challenging to get your hands working in unison without actually doing the same things.

To work through this, MerriamMusic.com advises that you first focus your efforts on learning how to play with your right hand first. With this separation, you’ll be better able to get your hands moving in the separate motions that you’ll need to effectively play songs with both hands. And because the melody of many songs is played with the right hand, getting this down first can be very beneficial. 

Find Teaching Helps That Work For You

Whether you’re planning on taking piano lessons from a professional teacher or you’re wanting to learn everything on your own, there are plenty of instructional helps out there to give you guidance on how to progress faster than you otherwise would have by yourself.

When looking for these teaching helps, Michael Nobel, a contributor to WikiHow.com, recommends that you use methods that will work well for you specifically. This could include reading from a workbook, getting audio instructions, or watching videos. 

If you’re interested in learning how to play the piano as an adult, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you build upon any skills you might already have until you’ve become a proficient piano player.

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Anna Johansson
Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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