If you never learned to play the piano during your school years, it might be a skill you want to take up for yourself at home. Maybe you just bought a piano for the house or you want to learn a new hobby… whatever the reason. Here is how you can teach yourself how to play the piano at home.
Get used to the keys
A standard piano such as these Yamaha Used pianos has a mixture of white keys and black keys. The notes range from A-G and then they cycle around again, and the black keys will either give you a sharp note or a flat note. Take some time sitting at your piano and familiarise yourself with the keys in front of you. You will find piano layouts online so you can begin to understand where each note lies on the keyboard, and what they sound like.
Play Do- Re- Mi
If you have ever see the Sound Of Music, you might not know what do-re-mi is. It is a song which teaches you to sing each note in an octave from A-G. Listen to this online and learn how to play this on your piano. This is a wonderful way of familiarising yourself with how the notes sound as well as learning how to move your hand up and down the keys.
It is important to know that learning to read music and learning to play an instrument are two different things. You could try to teach yourself sheet music, however, a much easier way to do things is to print off a sheet from the web and use a template to write out the letter underneath the notes. This will allow you to look at a simple tune like Jingle Bells and read the letters you need to play.
The first time you play anything with both hands, it will be a very weird sensation. Your hands are often programmed to do the same thing, so when you have to move your left hand differently to the right it can be a bit confusing. However, if you start with a song like Chopsticks you will get the hang of using both hands on the keyboard.
Your First Song
After a few weeks of practising with simple songs, you might be ready to move your skills onto something a little more classical. There are many amazing composers out there who create stunning music, but they can often be too confusing for many beginners. However, there is one melody which sounds complicated, but it actually surprisingly simple to play. This song is called Le Onde and is written by Ludovico Einaudi. If you write the letters on the first sheet of this song and practice playing it, you will soon seem like a musical marvel to everyone you meet. Simplicity can sound wonderful, and Einaudi is the perfect composer to learn before you move on to others like Mozart or Beethoven. Be the talk of your home when you play a stunning song with brilliant skill!
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