How to teach yourself piano

5th August 2016

The piano is one of the most popular musical instruments of all times. Asides from the fact that it creates memorable music, the process of playing and learning to play is interesting and fun too. There are many people who are interested in learning how to play the piano, but they never give this instrument a try because they think that in order to become a half-decent player you need to spend months practicing and spend hundreds on costly piano lessons. If you are one of these people, you should know that there is a much more affordable solution – you can teach yourself piano!

You can teach yourself to play the piano in a number of different ways. First of all, you can start playing by ear. In order to do this, you will need to find a good piano even though a keyboard can also do the job. The next step is to learn more about the piano you have. Try the keys and discover the flat tones, middle tones, bass tones, high tones and sharp tones. After that, spend some time on the major keys and on the chords. Finally, analyse finger placement. The key to success is practising this activity on a regular basis.

Another good approach is to try to understand basic piano knowledge. In order to do this, you will need to use
instructional books and study the notes. Learning basic piano knowledge also requires practicing of playing scales and learning more about proper finger placement. The final step is to learn some simple and easy songs and keep practising these songs until you’ve mastered them.

Don’t forget that there are plenty of videos and books found online that can help you with this process. This is a time-consuming process so be prepared for that, but it’s also a lot of fun too and you might surprise yourself with how quickly you pick things up.

If you don’t make the progress that you would like, you should consider hiring a piano instructor. Of course, if you have learned something about the above activities you will have a good starting point for your lessons and you may find you need less of them to get to the standard that you want to be.

If you’re just starting out and looking for your first piano, please give us a call. We would be happy to help.