6 simple steps to learn to play the piano


The piano is one of the kings of instruments. Music is everywhere in society. It is not only found in those who are professionally dedicated to it, but also in anyone who can play an instrument or sing for pure pleasure. Playing the piano requires basic knowledge of music theory and knowing how to read sheet music.

Find comfort in your piano

It takes a lot of time to understand your piano and how to manage it. Sit on it with good posture and a completely straight back, arms parallel to the keys. We recommend positioning your hands as if you were holding a small tangerine in each palm. To do this, be able to move your fingers skillfully, which is very important when learning. Before you start studying the notes or start solfeggio. Listen to whatever you can hear in your head and experiment with your piano keyboard to see how it feels.

Understanding and learning the piano keys

A standard piano has 52 white keys and 36 black keys for a total of 88 keys. As you play them, you will notice that each one will create a different note, and therefore a different sound. The keys and notes of the piano are named by the first 7 letters of the alphabet (A, B, C, D, E, F and G) and are repeated as you move between the keys. You can create all kinds of sounds by combining all 88 keys. The center white key is known as "C Media. You can use this key to guide you through the playback - it's the starting point for scales and knowing where this key is will help you position yourself with all the other notes. The black keys are used to create high or low notes. Putting them all together, you will find that there are 12 tones that are the result of the notes and their flat and sharp variations , which can also be combined for chords with infinite variations.

Practice your musical ear

You should try to harmonize your ear with the different sounds of each of the notes. Walk around each of the keys of your piano with your fingers so that you can start to get familiar with the sound of the notes.

Practice the C-sharp scale

The C-sharp chord scale is a staple in learning for those looking to play the piano, it starts with the note C. It consists of 7 musical notes and 8 keys that should be played as shown in the following sequence: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C.Each note has a specific scale, and you must also learn and practice them.

Learn the circle of fifths

As you gain knowledge and become more proficient in your instrument, you will probably want to know more about scale construction. The circle of fifths is a geometric representation of the relationship between the 12 different tones. Use it as a tool to learn how to read sheet music, create chords, and eventually write your own pieces of music.

Create a practice schedule

Daily practice is something vital and highly inalienable. Establish a routine that you can stick to. Play at least about 30 minutes in the morning, 30 minutes in the afternoon once you get home from school or work. Create some sort of habit.

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