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The Piano Player, Issue #44 -- Beginner Piano Lessons and Tips for Adults
January 13, 2019
Tips & Tools for Piano Players
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The Piano Player E-zine
The Piano Player--Issue #44, January 2019
In This Issue:
Beginner Piano Lessons and Tips for AdultsIn this issue we'll focus on some fundamental tips and ideas for adults starting or returning to the piano again.
So if you are an aspiring pianist, here are tips on some of the most important things to learn first: How to sit at the piano and why it's so important, the piano keyboard's layout and how to find your way around those 88 keys!
Plus more inspiration for adult beginners, and my recommendations on the best adult piano methods to start with. Finally, read a moving story from one of our readers- it's truly heart warming!
Correct Posture at the PianoSitting with the correct posture when playing the piano can mean the difference between painful or effortless playing. When practicing piano for long hours it is simply necessary to sit properly, or you will not be able to practice very well, or for very long.
Using a proper sitting and hand posture will even help you play the technically more challenging parts of the repertoire more evenly and maybe even make it easier to play.
For a beginner pianist it is important to get used to the correct posture and hand position from the first lesson.
Printable Piano Keyboard DiagramHere you can print piano keyboard diagram templates for free, and learn all the note names quickly and easily on the piano keys.
This is a useful tool when you are first starting to learn to play the piano, so you will not get lost among all the piano keys...
But keep on reading, and by the end of this lesson you may no longer need it! :)
Piano Lessons for Adults: Top Tips for Adult BeinnersLearning to play piano as an adult can be a wonderful journey of finally realizing a perhaps lifelong passion. And the best of all, contrary to what some believe, starting piano lessons is never too late!
Piano lessons for adults even have several other benefits and advantages, but more importantly; you are doing it because you have chosen to, not because someone told you to.
Here you'll get tips, tools, and lots of encouragement to guide you to finally realizing that dream of yours. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
Got Piano Questions?
Piano Story of the MonthMy Beloved Piano
I always admired musicians and their magical talents. I would look at a piece of sheet music or hymnal and marvel at the beautiful characters that made up a written representation of sound. I couldn't read music so it seemed simultaneously beautiful, complex and intimidating.
When I married my husband twenty five years ago, he had two pianos. One was an upright, the other a mid-size grand. He had begun music lessons in his forties while living in Alberta, Canada as an expatriate.
He loved his lessons. Eventually, his company transferred him and his family back to Chicago. Several months later, tragedy struck...
Sheet Music Recommendations: Best Piano Books for Adult BeginnersWhether you're teaching yourself, or working with a piano teacher, the first choice of piano books for adult beginners should be your piano method book.
A piano method book teaches you the fundamentals of piano technique, note reading, music theory and has gradually advancing piano pieces to practice on.
The pieces can be great, or not, but the purpose is mainly to teach you skills, step by step.
Read my reviews and recommendations of the best piano books for adult beginners, focusing on the best piano methods for adult learners.
Comments? Ideas? Feedback?I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this E-zine and tell me what you think, or what you'd like to read more about.
Your Online Piano Coach,
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