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How to Teach Yourself the Piano

Puja Lalwani May 13, 2019
Developing the ability to teach yourself the piano is not a difficult task. In fact, there are some simple ways to do it. Here, we will show how to develop a flair for the piano.
The piano belongs to the large variety of musical instruments that are played and enjoyed by a number of people. Lots of you may wish to learn how to play the piano, but may be unsure about being able to find the right type of lesson, or may not be confident about being able to effectively learn to play it well.
It is for this lot, that we bring to you a simple guide on how to teach yourself the piano, and create magical tunes with this wonderful musical instrument.

Helpful Tips

The piano is one of the easiest instrument to learn, so much so that you can teach yourself how to play it.

✦ The first step towards teaching yourself the piano is to get hold of one. As a beginner you may purchase one that is second-hand and ensure that it is well-tuned. If you have a piano that has been around the house, again, have it professionally tuned before you begin playing it.

✦ Learning to play piano music will be made much simpler if you have had training to play some kind of musical instrument beforehand. This way you will be able to read and learn the piano chords easily. 

On the other hand, if you don't have any kind of background in music and musical instruments, you can learn to play the piano online by signing up for some free online piano lessons. These provide you with the basic knowledge you need to be able to play the piano.

✦ Online, you will also be able to find a chart that will help you identify the significance of the keys, the chords of the piano and the various piano notes for songs. The natural notes of the piano are C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C.

✦ One of the best way to learn the piano is to purchase a software that teaches you this skill and is very easy to understand. Some of these software are available with video instructions that makes the entire learning process easier.

✦ Choose a particular song or type of music you would like to begin playing on the piano. Remember to pick some easy piano songs rather than a difficult one as it may demotivate you from learning to play the piano. Start practicing this piece of music on the piano until you master it.

✦ Once you have mastered simpler tunes, it's time to take on newer challenges and start trying out slightly more difficult tunes on the piano. In the entire process, remember to work on your hand movements, their speed, flow, and your overall concentration.

This will make it easier for you to master tunes that have more variations in their chords, thereby improving your ability to play the piano.
✦ Some of you may want to attempt to learn by simply listening to a piece of music that involves this musical instrument, and identifying the chords that have been used for its composition. This may be slightly difficult if you are a novice, but is something that can be learned by practice, over time.
✦ At some point in time you will require the help of a professional piano instructor, if you wish to create your own music. An instructor will not only tell you the secrets of playing the piano well, but will also motivate you when you lose sight of your goal and give up if you are unable to master a certain chord or tune.
Do not expect to learn how to play the piano overnight. It takes a lot of time, patience, and effort to master any of the various musical instruments. You must not give up, but continue learning and mastering the art. Remember, that if you wish to simply reproduce your favorite piece of music, this guide is good enough.
However, if you wish to create your own music, you will have to take professional guidance, and continue learning till you are confident enough about your abilities. Then you are bound to be able to cast magic with your unique and melodious tunes.