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Practice Techniques for Piano



Besides exercising on the practice tips for beginners, it is essential to know what and how to incorporate the important techniques into your practice session.


This article explains the different techniques involved, which will aid in your effective leaning with the piano.



Rhythmic Techniques


Rhythm is essential for any musician be it a pianist, guitarist etc. It is important to develop your rhythmic ability to make sure you are playing and expressing every music note correctly. 


Rhythm practice helps you exercise your timing and tempo of the music, which will eventually allows you to naturally feel and express the music.


How to practice to develop your rhythmic ability?


  • Metronome Workout


Metronome is normally used to help pianists in their timing and tempo. This enables them to keep a steady tempo as they play on the piano. Beginners can start off with a slow tempo, and slowly increase the tempo gradually with the metronome.


  • Rhythm Variation


Rhythm variation helps to change the rhythm of a passage with fast notes, thus it will be easier to follow the rhythm of the song.


  • Adding Beats to the Chords


Adding a number of beats mean to add a number of rest in between so it will be easier to practice a series of fast chords.



Fingering Practice


Good fingering is essential for the pianist to play the music fluently on the piano, as it helps to link the different notes together.


How to Practice?


  • Try playing different fingering styles to establish your own comfortable style.


  • Approach your teacher for advices in the different styles. They will be able to help you. :)



Mechanical Practice


Mechanical practices allow beginners to develop their ability to incorporate their fingering and rhythmic technique together, as well as to improve their coordination between their two hands.


How to practice?


  • Always start off by playing a short phrase or passage. 

  • Keep practicing until you are confident to link the different passages together.Play the passage separately with your both hands. Keep practicing and you can slowly start to try using your both hands together to play.

  • Identify your weak spots when playing the music, and emphasize on practicing on your weak spots.