One of the best and fastest ways to grow your piano playing is to establish a plan of action. This is how we truly accomplish any goal that we set for ourselves in any area of our lives; not just our piano playing.
It’s usually pretty easy for us to engage our imagination and see ourselves playing our favorite Chopin Nocturne or Beethoven Concerto, but if we don’t come up with a way to accomplish what we’re seeing in our minds, it’s not going to become a reality.
Both are necessary to reach our goal. So we need to come up with some specific actions to do each day that will propel us towards the finish line.
Piano exercises do just what their name suggests – they exercise our fingers. Not only do they help us learn notes and where they are on the keyboard, they also strengthen our fingers and hands so we can play the notes that we’re learning faster and move easier across the keyboard.
As a beginner, you need to practice and learn exercises that will work all of your fingers.
The best exercises that I recommend for this purpose are Five Finger Exercises.
After working on these 5-finger exercises you then want to move on to some really easy pieces.
The best pieces that I recommend for this type of practicing are Nursery Rhymes.
The next thing you want to add to your “must practice” list as a beginner is to include scales in your daily practicing.
As you advance through this list from finger exercises to nursery rhymes and then through a majority of your major scales, you’re ready to start learning some easier versions of classic piano pieces.
Now we’re going to add in a couple of new and more advanced types of technical exercises that every pianist will come to love…eventually.
While you may not be able to do all of this each day in your practicing, you can adapt it to your own personal time. Take 1 week or 1 month to work on 5-finger exercise and nursery rhymes. Then move onto scales and easy piano pieces. Then try going back to review what you started with.
In the general scheme of things, the more you accomplish on this list in a way that fits in with your own schedule and goals, the faster those goals will become reality and your enjoyment of playing the piano will match your growing confidence.
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