Piano Practice Time: Quality vs. Quantity

Posted by Administrator on 7/31/2012
Let’s face it – most people want to achieve the greatest results while displaying the minimum amount of efforts. It goes for everyone, including musicians. As a pianist, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that you must practice hours and hours in order to play at the highest level and offer the very best performance every single time. Of course, it goes without saying that the more work you put into your craft, the better you will be. However, is it possible to practice for too long? Or to practice inefficiently? Sadly, yes. This is a common problem for many college students in music programs as well as professional musicians. Let’s take a look.

Practicing the piano is like anything else you might want to do: if you want good results, you have to do it right. Let’s compare piano with running:


Music Reading – How to Avoid Missing Notes

Posted by Administrator on 7/24/2012 to Piano Sight Reading

I had a couple of students in the past who tended to miss notes here and there during music reading. This isn’t an unusual situation since there’s so much going on when someone is reading music. A few things can improve the situation if you’re one of those players who seems to overlook music notes.

The Benefit of Hand-written Chords Charts

Posted by Administrator on 7/20/2012 to Piano Lessons

An effective way to memorize and understand primary chords for each major scale is to write them out for yourself. You might even consider writing out EVERY chord for all the major scales. This exercise will help you internalize every chord associated with each major scale.

Circle of Fifth Chord Chart