3 Tips for Piano Practise

Regular practice of any musical instrument requires the student to be highly motivated and disciplined in their training routine. This especially holds true for piano players. The myriad number of styles, techniques and exercises need to be taken into account and so practicing the right way should be a priority for the student right from the start. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your practice sessions:
1. Focus
It is very important to be completely focused on only one task at a time. Rather than jumping back and forth between different pieces, concentrate on one before moving to the next one. So finish off the finger exercises first before you begin the etudes. But another thing to keep in mind is that you have to be concentrating on what you are playing. Now it can be difficult to stick to the same exercise pattern for one hour continuously. So practice for about 20 minutes and when you start finding it difficult to focus, take a small break and start a fresh task. Changing the exercise will also make it easier for your mind to focus on a new topic. This will ultimately lead to faster and better results.
2. Practice Regularly and for the same duration
It is very important to ensure that you practice same amount of time every day to achieve the best results. Now, how much you want to practice depends on your current ability on the instrument. For beginners, even 10 minutes of daily practice can lead to fast progress. But students at an intermediate level will need to play for at least half an hour. The important to keep in mind is to ensure that it is a daily practice for a set amount of time.
3. Start Slowly while learning a new piece
The fastest way to learna new piece is to take a slower pragmatic approach through which you understand every aspect of it. Work out all unexpected notes,write the names of the harmonies and find matching patterns that can be memorized easily. This will go a long way in helping you learn the piece in a much better fashion. If you start playing the piece immediately, then you will end up with a lot of wrong notes and unsure passages which will seem difficult. Take it bar by bar and simplify the entire process of learning a new piece. Please go through the World Music Conservatory Blog for more tips on piano playing and practice routines.