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The Piano Player, Issue #35 -- Piano Relaxation - Your Piano Oasis
December 01, 2016

Piano Relaxation - Your Piano Oasis

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November 30, 2016. Issue #35

In this issue:

What's New and Updated?

Teach Yourself Piano - 10 Tips To Stay Motivated

How do you teach yourself piano and stay motivated? Here are 10 important piano playing tips and advice to stay on track!

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Piano Playing Questions & Help

Here is your chance to contact me directly for piano playing questions or just to leave comments. I really enjoy helping you out! This I will do by answering your piano questions personally and in detail.

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Problems Using Both Hands?

I'm new to playing and I want to play some complex songs, but I have trouble using both my hands to play if they play at different tempos. Is there a good exercise to train myself to use both hands individually?

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What Does It Feel Like When The Piano Is Played Correctly?

I would like to hear your explanation of how it feels when the piano is played correctly and really well.

How does the body feel from head to toe? I know that excess tension and overuse, downward pushing of the forearm or too much arm weight release can create a drag when trying to move quickly across the keyboard in speed...

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Piano Practice and Technique Tips & Tricks

Play Piano For Relaxation - Create Your Own Oasis

Create your own piano oasis!

Now when November is over, it can feel natural to want to have a warm and cozy place to go and sit down and relax after a busy day.

Why not create your own piano oasis? Make your piano practice "corner" even more inviting, warm and snug!

  • Put a sheep skin or a cozy blanket on your piano bench, buy a lightly scented candle and place on top of your piano, and light it every time you practice to give yourself a subtle signal that now it's time for music and relaxation...

  • Have everything you need right next to you (so you don't need to run around to get it), like a pencil and eraser for adding fingering and jot down notes in the music score, keep a metronome for more intense practice, page stickers for marking places to practice and post it stickers for reminders of what to think about next time.

  • Keep it all organized in a small box next to you. A practice journal could help you keep track of what you practiced each session, and what to focus on next time.

  • Great idea: Put a bulletin board by the piano and pin inspirational quotes and pictures.

  • And keep a coaster for your drink of choice of course!

Don't think you have the time? Take it.

Put your smartphone to use and use the timer. Set it to 10, 20 or even 30 min. Then just relax and use that time only.

You'll be amazed what you can do even in 10 min! Read more about how much time to practice piano here.

Need Some Fresh Repertoire?

Perhaps its time to invest in a new set of pieces for an autumn/winter repertoire?

As if you would be my student in my non-virtual studio; I took some time to select easy sheet music (for adults), with a peaceful, winter theme. See my selection for easy piano here.

I hope this got you in the mood!

What do you think? Share your thoughts! See the comments below.

Happy practicing!

Your Online Piano Coach,

Comments? Ideas? Feedback?

I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think!

See you next time!


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