Piano Technique & Exercises for Beginners

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Improve Your Piano Playing with Technical Skills

Piano technique is what you need to work on consistently, to be able to make musical choices as you play; quickly and effortlessly.

Piano Technique Lessons and ResourcesLearning to play our instrument well involves many aspects of practicing.

Learning to play our instrument well involves many aspects of practicing. Apart from learning to actually find the notes on the instrument (ahem..), a well rounded pianist should learn:

  • Finger drills and to improve your piano playing with different piano exercises.
  • How to use the piano pedals.
  • To read piano music and to be able to sight read while playing.
  • Different styles of music and how to interpret the music.
  • To build a repertoire consisting of different composers as well as learn to perform the pieces stylistically correct.
  • As a "cherry on the pie" you also need to learn to add your own personal touch to it all!

Piano technique is what you need to work on consistently, to be able to make musical choices as you play; quickly and effortlessly.

Piano Technique is Many Things...

All of the above could essentially be called "technique", but usually we mean the study and practice of exercises and etudes, scales, chords and their inversions as well as arpeggios, when we talk about technical studies. 

Below you'll find a look at different aspects of piano playing, and many free lessons with tips and exercises.

If you are looking for books to help improve your piano technique for adult beginners, here are my top 3 piano book recommendations:

Piano Technique Lessons

Beginners

  • The Piano Pedals: Learn how to use the piano pedals, as well as some easy exercises.

Intermediate

If you are on an intermediate level, a really good technique book is:

It has finger exercises that are very effective and are useful throughout intermediate - advanced levels.

All Levels

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