How to play piano:

How to play piano

How-to-play-piano

Steps and Skips on the white keys of the keyboard:

It is very important for every student to know what steps and skips mean.

Like physical drills, playing organ also requires drills to acquire and grasp playing art. Moving by step means stepping on the neighboring white keys i.e. ABCDEFGA in either direction. It is highly recommended that students practice this drill for at least one hour everyday. It must be kept in mind that this drill will help the students in playing various songs with ease. In fact the fingers will become more and more smooth as the practice goes on. I have noticed that many students have been benefited with this drill.

Moving by skips on the white keys of the keyboard: 

Once the above drill has been mastered by the students, they may start the drill of moving by skips. In music term, the skips mean stepping over on white key in either direction i.e. “A-C-E’.

The above shows that keys ‘B’ and ‘D’ have not been played, but skipped over. Similarly the next skip would be as under.

“B-D-F’

Remember these keys are to be played in either direction. Now lets move to the next keys as mentioned below:

“C-E-G’

This is to be played in either direction as previously done. It can be seen that keys ‘D’ and ‘F’ have been skipped over.

Now we move onto next drill as follows:

“D-F-A”

It can be noted that ‘E’ and ‘G’ have been skipped over. Remember these notes are to be played in either direction. The next skips exercise is as follows:

“E-G-B”

In this drill ‘F’ and ‘A’ have been skipped over.

I can assure you on the basis of my experience that any student who does all these drills on daily basis, including the previous ones, will show progress in amazingly short time of learning.

I hope this post was useful about how to play piano..

 

Music lesson plans-how to play keyboard:

Music lesson plans-how to play keyboard:

how-to-play-keyboard

Keyboard drill is very important for the students in order to grasp better knowledge. This will help them to gain progress on daily basis. Make a routine to play the keyboard for at least one hour everyday. Keeping this in view, some drills are being mentioned here. Remember these drills will help you gain in confidence of keyboard playing art.

As you must have read on the previous posts about the location of keys on the keyboard. These drills will certainly help you. As you know there are seven musical alphabets. So I recommend that every student must practice the undermentioned exercises.
Exercise No.1 ‘A’ to ‘A’ (8 notes):

The first exercise will start from ‘A’ note on the keyboard. Play the undermentioned exercise..

A-B-C-D-E-F-G (play these notes in reverse order too)

Exercise No.2 ‘B’ to ‘B’ (8 notes):

The second drill will start from ‘B’ note on the keyboard as follows:

B-C-D-E-F-G-A-B (play these in reverse order too)