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How should I practice piano?

Question asked by: knowitall

There are better and worse ways to practice.

The best way to practice a piece is to find the bits that you find hardest and are worst at and concentrate on playing these parts.

The temptation is always there to just practice the bits you are good at but of course this is self defeating in the long run!

Therefore install some discipline in yourself and work on the bits that you are not very good at to ensure that you improve your overall performance.

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Start slowly, separate hands and with metronome and gradually work to increasing your speed, putting your hands together and removing the metronome. Focus on one of these aspects at a time. Practise without pedal so that you can hear your mistakes clearly. Focus on getting your hands used to the "shape" of a passage before mastering speed and agility. For example, rehearse light arpeggio-like passages by firmly playing them as solid chords. Rehearse scale-like passages by playing the scale in that key over and over again, up and down. Ask your piano teacher for specific advice on how to rehearse certain sections that you're still struggling with.
By: jasminezhu

Date of comment: Mon, Jan 26th 2009

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