Are You Listening?
Playing the piano is all about, well playing...isn't it?
Listening is an ongoing activity that musicians do...without really thinking much about it!
So it seems that we're experts at listening, doesn't it! All of the time, our ears are taking in information that we process and then apply to our work on the piano, which results in better piano playing. <--- At least that's the goal!
But...did you know that you can listen better?
There are a few things that you can do to "fine tune" your listening skills that will produce better results from your practicing. Let's take a look at what a few of them are.
It's kind of amazing that we can even "divide" up our listening to include several different areas of focus at the same time. Think about how much you focus your hearing on while you're playing the piano. You're listening for tempo, correct notes, dynamics, articulations, and a lot of other things.
We have to do this in "regular" life as well, and the really neat part is that as we learn to develop better listening skills in our piano playing, we'll become better listeners for our friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers. As always, our musical paths teach us much about our life in general and always provide us with sharpened skills to live better.
Stay Tuned to LessonsOnTheWeb to learn much more and achieve your dream of playing the piano!
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