It’s always exciting to learn a new piano piece!
Just knowing that we’re going to learn something new awakens in us confidence that we’re able to do something that we weren’t able to yesterday. We can feel a new motivation towards our piano practicing and will even be more alert at the piano when we start a new piece.
There are some important things to remember when it’s time to start a new piece.
Now once you have picked the exact piece that you want to learn, there are a few specific things to look for and notice in your music that will really help you get started on the right track.
Before you play the piece on the keyboard, do these things:
When it’s time to actually play the piece for the first time on your keyboard, try these things:
Take several days to do each one of these bullet points – breaking them down into 1 thing each day. This will prevent overload in your mind which can come from trying to process too much information at one time.
Another part of learning any piano piece is memorizing it. We don’t always have to memorize a piece, but it can be really beneficial if we want to be able to play that piece in public or for friends and family, and don’t want to have to carry the music around all of the time.
The following video goes over these helpful tips and will also give you some great pointers on the best ways to memorize your new piano piece if that’s what you want to do.
If you find yourself getting stuck anytime you are learning a new piece, check back with this video to make sure that you aren’t skipping any of these steps, as that could really slow down your progress.
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