Learning to Play the Piano Sophia Romero

Introduction to Learning to Play the Piano

In every person's life, they must encounter with somewhat a form of music. Whether it's joining a local band, taking private lessons on an instrument, or even just listening and learning about music in general. This website provides information about how playing the piano affects your life. From my personal experience, I have clearly seen these changes happen in me and I am therefore proud of them. Scroll to see 3 leading questions that may have some of your wonders answered.

How can playing the piano improve my life?

Playing the piano is more than just learning to play songs. Playing the piano, really, actually playing any instrument, can help improve your skills in many ways. Some examples being patience, coordination, and the ability to be able to memorize and pay more attention to what you are focusing on. Patience comes as a trait when you must be able to learn slowly to be able to process all the information carefully. When you are taught to play the piano with both your left and right hand, your coordination increases. You are telling your mind to control two things at once. It's a challenge, but the result is worth it! And it helps to practice, especially because it would get easier to be coordinated every time you'd practice. Many people say they have a bad memory, but really it's just that they have to challenge their mind, train their mind to memorize things more often. Piano can help in this trait, more specifically, it can help because you are taught to memorize the notes, keys, chords, and many other important needs when playing the piano. It really comes in handy for when you decide to play harder pieces in the future. You could use your knowledge to look back and remember things you'd need to play the piece.

In What Way is Piano Different from Other Instruments?

Piano was developed in the way that was different from other instruments. You may see that while some instruments you play in one clef only, in piano, you have to play two. These clefs are called the bass clef, which you play with your left hand, and treble clef, which you play with your right hand. In addition to this, you have pedals. Pedals, you may have seen, are the little paddles that stick out from the bottom of the piano. There are three different pedals, while on other instruments, you don't have any pedals! These pedals give the keys that are being played a more unique sound. One example being that they can be played as a more longer, smoother tone.

What are some things I have to set a goal for when playing piano?

When playing the piano, you may want to acquire some goals that will be needed. First, you will have to be extremely patient. Like any other instrument, piano takes time to learn. You will also have to memorize your notes, for they are what makes up piano music! There are 88 keys on a piano, and you will have to know each one when you see it, but this is not as hard as it looks. The basic scale is C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C. From there, you just keep repeating it when going up the piano keys, and going backwards when going down the piano keys. Another goal you will have to accomplish is to PRACTICE. You can't be lazy if you decide to play the piano, but you must have confidence and practice whenever you can!

Here is a game I created myself to give you a basic point on how a piano works. If you follow the directions carefully, you'll get the hang of it!

Also, here is a game that is fun for going through a series of musical stages. This game was made with the app, "Bloxels".


Works Cited

"How Do You Play the Piano?" Wonderopolis. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.

Karen E. Lile of D and R Masters, Inc., and Thanks to CSS Consultant Big John at Positioniseverything.net and to the Ever Diligent Programers Who Create Bug Fixes for Browsers That Are Non-compliant to Current Web Standards. "Piano Finders." Piano Finders: What Makes the Piano Unique? Web. 26 Jan. 2017.

"The Rewards & Benefits of Music Education." The Rewards & Benefits of Music Education. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.

Published on February 1, 2017

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