Resource Topic: Beginners


Organisation Is The ‘Key’ To Playing Piano

Great advise for piano teacher and their students – organisation. Divide up what you have to do into compartments, such as scales and technical work, pieces, sight-reading, etc. You may find it helpful to keep a practice diary. A scale chart is also a good idea. Concentration is the key! Scientists...

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Preparing Your New CD For Release

The best way to ensure a stress-free manufacturing process and flawless finished product is to make sure all the elements of your project are in perfect shape when they arrive at our plant. The extra care and time you take in preparing your materials before production will be rewarded with meeting...

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Guide To Your Album Release

If you are planning to release a CD on a specific date or to coincide with an event, you can’t wait until the last minute to get organized. Planning a release date means working backwards to organize your rehearsals, recording, mixing, mastering, design and manufacturing as well as promotions...

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Swap Your Hands Over Whilst Practicing Piano

Can this really help you to play piano better. Well this is a glorified version of practicing hands separately, by using both hands to play the music that normally one hand will play. In other words, we make a two-handed arrangement of the notes in the bass (or treble) stave. This is supplementary...

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Variety Is The Spice Of Piano Life

Having what we would call a musical balanced diet is a must for all piano teacher and students alike. Choose pieces from different periods and in different styles, and also consider pieces in more popular idioms.

Exploring unfamiliar territory can be very inspiring, and it is good to challenge...

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How ‘Slowly, Separately, Sections’ Can Help You Play Better

The three ‘S’s? So what do we mean by that. Will if we had to recommend one formula for success, it would be this one: ‘Slowly, Separately, Sections’. Practice at a snail’s pace, if not slower, and start off in small sections that you repeat. Repetition will form habits.

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Anaylise your piano rehearsal and practice methodically

How you think about your practice time makes a big difference. Learn to practice methodically and to make progress one step at a time. Think of practicing as saving or investing, and performing as spending. There has to be a balance between the two activities. Even a piece you have perfected will...

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Do You Need Help To Practice Regularly? Here are Our Top Tips

Here is our first helpful guide to keep your practice in tip top shape. Commitment – Keep to a regular daily practice schedule come what may, even if you are tired or don’t feel like practicing. It is the commitment and the regularity that matter, not the amount of time you spend. ‘Little...

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Music Crossword Answers.

Did you try out our music crossword competition last Moth on our piano website at www.mykeyboardlessons.co.uk/resources/piano-teachers-cross-word/. Well if you got struck in answering any of the questions...

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Piano Teachers – How To Effectively Advertise?

This is of course the next obvious question. Knowing how to advertise and where takes testing and often lots of it. Remember the 95% of not actively searching for a piano teacher so your ads need to appeal to their curiosity. If you advertise ‘Piano Lessons’ you might get some response but...

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Piano hand jumps and cross overs.

This can be a relatively hard technique for a beginner to master but to help simplify matters we have a lesson on showing you the correct technique and ways to master this. Here we look at how Chopin used this method to write and play his classical piano music. Enjoy and if you would like more piano...

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Spitfire bolsters BML symphonic strings series with MURAL

With MURAL – VOLUME 2, its latest sample instrument collection for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT 4 or 5 (Mac OS X 10.7 or higher and Windows 7 or later), Spitfire Audio ably picks up where it inventively left off with MURAL – VOLUME 1… shaping the ultimate...

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Beginner’s Piano Lessons – What You Need to Know

If you are thinking about starting piano lessons for the first time,

you may be wondering what to expect in your lessons. The first few piano

lessons, regardless if they are in a traditional private lesson, a group

piano class, or even a method of self-study, usually focus on...

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The Inner Workings of One Note in a Grand Piano

The Inner Workings of One Note in a Grand Piano

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Grand Piano Construction

Looking at the inside of a grand piano..

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