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How to Play the Piano for Beginners Part 1

In Ensiklomusika Music School, the piano is one of the students’ favorite musical instruments to learn. Many of them came to us to enroll in our private music lessons, and some of them have made remarkable development and demonstrated exceptional skills in such a short time. I honestly cannot be more proud!

Learning music is all about progress in development, as I've been emphasizing. In terms of piano lessons, I believe that starting a long-term lesson is a long-term commitment that yields amazing benefits. Hence, I feel compelled to share the information in our blog area in order to inspire people to learn to play the piano. I believe that learning to sustainably play the piano is challenging, but it has been an eye-opening, life-changing experience for me as a pianist who began her career on the keyboard.

As a result, over the last two weeks, I've written two articles about the origins and parts of the piano that I believe every beginner should master. I hope that my articles will inspire you all - who are considering learning the piano or who are new to the piano to make a commitment to the musical instrument. Why? Because I want the piano to have the same good impact on your life as it did on mine!

First thing first, sit down with the right tutor!

For every beginner, the piano can be intimidating. Imagine, you glare on the keyboard with thousands of thoughts racing through your mind, and instead of feeling challenged and empowered, you instead get daunted. I understand this, and it is normal to feel this way!

let me assure you, learning the piano is not entirely daunting when you have the appropriate tutor in a private music lesson. The traditional form of piano tuition involves you and the tutor sitting on the piano bench side by side. As a result, you will be interacting with your teacher for such a long time, highlighting the importance of a music tutor who has all the traits and patience of an educator.

Finding the proper music teacher for your personality can be challenging, but the tutors at Ensiklomusika Music School have been educated to work with people of various ages and backgrounds. Finding and interviewing the right music teachers for the school took time and patience for me, but I completed all of the difficult jobs for my students. All Ensiklomusika Music School’s teachers are all suited for private and group music lessons, and genuinely care about the students’ growth.

Identify your octaves

Look closely at the keyboard of your piano. The keyboard is the most distinctive section of a piano, as it is the section where a pianist interacts the most. A piano's keyboard includes 88 keys in total, 36 of which are shorter black keys (enharmonic, sharps, or flats) and the remaining 52 white keys (naturals). Each key is linked to the piano's internal components, which are the hammer and strings. When you press a key, the hammer will slide, the strong will strike, and different tones will be produced.

The keyboard of a piano has been arranged in such a way that the notes repeat themselves after 12 keys. This 12-key sequence is known as one octave. A standard 88-key piano is divisible into only 7 octaves. Learn the pattern of these octaves, which are important to help you play a beautiful melody.

Locate your middle C

We talked about octaves above, and this will ease the next step. Now, you can simply recognize your notes now that you understand the differences between the piano and its octave divisions!

Let's start with the most crucial note on the piano, Middle C. What possibilities do we have for locating it? If you look closely at the piano's black keys, you'll notice a pattern of black keys that runs the length of the keyboard, alternating between groups of three black keys and groups of two black keys.

To discover any 'C' note, choose a cluster of two black keys and play the white key right below the lowest black key. Because this pattern can be found all across the keyboard, all you have to do to find a ‘C’ note is seek for that cluster of two black keys!

Easy peasy, right?

Obviously, I have not covered all of the basic piano approaches, as there are a lot more steps and the piano is a magnificent instrument that requires regular practice. Next week, I'll go into greater detail about it, so stay tuned for that piece!

Any questions? Do not fret to talk to us! Any comments? Let us know below!

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