Whether you are an advanced piano player or a beginner who just started, you always need to learn new techniques and tips to improve your performance, but sometimes, these tips are difficult to understand and practice. It is pretty natural to feel disappointed when you cannot follow the instructions and as a result, you are unable to progress. For your ease, here are a few very easy and straightforward techniques that will make you a better pianist.
Practice as much as you can
Indeed, practice makes a man perfect. Hence, you need to practice playing regularly. If you have a busy schedule, try playing the piano for at least half an hour a day. Whenever you have free time, practice as much as you can. For example, on the weekends, you can play for a couple of hours or more.
The next thing to do is to listen to the piano piece or song you are playing. For instance, when you are about to play a new piece, you can try searching the internet for its video or audio and listen to how it sounds. Listening is beneficial as it not only teaches you to play the piece but also allows you to recognize the emotion that the piece gives off. Since you cannot break the rules, make sure you do not look at the dynamics when playing a piece. If a piece beings with an ‘mp’ (mezzo-piano), it means moderately soft, but these dynamics do not have particular volume levels. While practicing, you do not need to play accordingly as you will have difficulty in hearing yourself.
Sight-reading is very helpful when playing the piano even if you make mistakes. It enables you to understand and comprehend what the passage is trying to tell you before you actually read it and helps you know what comes next. Eventually, you will stop making mistakes.