Once i get a piano what should i do?

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Jaunita Grady asked a question: Once i get a piano what should i do?
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Date created: Wed, Jun 2, 2021 3:57 PM
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  • Playing the piano is a bit like exercising in this respect. The more you do it, the more you will want to do it. However, if you're an intermediate or advanced student (practicing more than one hour per day) I’d recommend giving yourself a day off every week.

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If you are a beginner, I recommend practicing every day. This is because it’s very important to build up good habits. You will find that the more frequently you practice, the more you will want to practice. Playing the piano is a bit like exercising in this respect. The more you do it, the more you will want to do it.

Store the piano in a place the humidity is steady and use humidifiers/dehumidifiers if needed. Temperature is less dangerous on the body of the piano, but it does expand and contract the metal strings. After this, the strings won’t settle back where they need to be, and the piano is out of tune.

In my 25 years of writing piano music, I've arranged over 180 compositions, about 160 of which I've released to the public on CD. A fan who read my advice for pianists article asked if I'd write a similar article for beginning composers. So, I've put together these 12 composition tips for anyone who would like to compose music for the piano.

Some keys on my piano sound more than once when I play them. Why? How often should piano hammers be filed? How quiet should I be when my piano is being tuned? Should I buy a pre-1900 piano? Is it okay to put thumbtacks in my piano's hammers to get a "rinky-tink" sound? What is "tone regulation" of piano hammers all about?

This means that you should use consistent fingering so the muscle memory has a chance to set in. The only way to do this is to WRITE THE FINGERING INTO THE SCORE! By the way, as a piano teacher since 1975, I can tell you that students who don’t write in the notes on tricky sections, RARELY end up being better at reading those notes!

It’s essential to have patience and remember the process of learning the piano so that you can relate when a student has difficulty. Most piano teachers continue to take lessons even after they start teaching as learning the piano never really ends – it’s a life-long journey.

Since I do not have a music degree, I don't really belong in any piano teacher's organization, so this is the only place I can figure out where to ask my questions. I did take one semester of music theory in college and I did take piano lessons in college, but I don't feel like I'm much beyond the intermediate level and I never practice any more as I'm too busy teaching my children.

The piano was an important source of home entertainment, as well as being a sign of status, and was often put in the best room in the house, ready to show the neighbours - even attract suitors.

As of yet, we have not discovered another possible discipline, but that may change. Some people believe that we should stick with the plan, and that she should learn piano whether she wants to or not.

Do not make the mistake of thinking that just because she attends a lesson each week, she is going to become a concert pianist. One does not become a concert pianist by osmosis. Ya gotta do the work. She’s just putting in her time to get it over with and go outside to play. Which brings us to number two. 2. She’s not learning.

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