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The Piano Player Newsletter, Issue #65 Piano Practice Tips
February 08, 2022

Tips & Tools for Piano Players

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"The Piano Player"-- Issue #65, February 2022

In This Issue:

Piano Practice Tips and Techniques

Piano practice is A and O for learning to play. So improving your practice routine is excellent for getting better and faster results.

In today's newsletter, you'll get tips on how to practice with your brain, how much time to practice daily, how to use interleaved piano practice and more.

You will also get a beautiful, calming piano piece to practice, as well as a guide on how to.

Effective Piano Practice Routine

Developing an effective piano practice routine saves time and helps you have more fun and enjoy your practice.

The interleaved practice seems (and is) random, and random is not efficient, or is it?

Learn more about interleaved piano practice and how you can use it to make your practice more effective.


Time for Daily Piano Practice

How much time do you really need for daily piano practice? The time needed to practice and make good progress varies significantly with each individual.

But it is a fact that a certain number of practice hours are required to reach any skill level, and to achieve a good level of piano playing- you need to put in the time!

Read on for straight recommendations about the minimum time for piano practice to make steady progress from a young child to an adult.


How to Practice Piano Effectively

Why do we keep making the same mistake, even when we know the correct note?

I am a piano teacher, not a brain expert. But I know that our piano practice will yield much better results if we understand more about how our bodies and minds work.

Especially how our analytical understanding of the music and our body movements when playing are coordinated by our brains.

The good news is that learning how to apply that knowledge and using it to our advantage when practicing will immediately give great results!


Got Piano Questions?

Ask your piano related questions here: Piano Playing Q & A

Piano Question of the Month

Piano Question of the Month

How to Avoid Getting Stuck After Learning One Part?

I have been practicing and struggled with this part for a few days. I have asked people to listen to it and was told to improve stability in my left hand.

I still have a bit of trouble with my left hand, but now the problem is when I reach the part I circled in the picture, the left hand is supposed to play the same notes but the right hand is changing.

In theory this shouldn't be hard because I am playing part of the beginning again but I have tried multiple times and I either end up playing the previous part despite wanting to continue (I feel like I have trouble telling my hands what to do).


Piano Sheet Music

Sheet Music: Eric Satie Gymnopedie Nr. 1

One of the most well-known pieces for piano is the first of the 3 "Gymnopedies" that you can sometimes hear as background music in movies.

The piece is excellent for an intermediate-level student. Here you can get the sheet music and helpful tips on learning it.

Eric Satie Gymnopedie Nr. 1

Comments? Ideas? Feedback?

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Happy Practicing,

Your Online Piano Coach,


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