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- These are some good practice tips I came across that I highly recommend for anyone who ever practices the piano:
- Warm up. Try running through the 12 major scales. You can learn all the notes and build up speed.
- Work on the passages that give you the most trouble. Skip the parts you already know and perfect the measures that are the most difficult.
- Think about how a note sounds before you play it. This helps you with perfect pitch so that you know how the melody and chords should sound.
- Practice slowly, then build up speed. The most important thing is to get the notes and rhythms down. Once you've mastered the technique, performing the song flawlessly at a faster pace will come much easier.
- Use a metronome. Metronomes give you the exact tempo you need to perform a song correctly, and they help you build up speed at the correct pace. The more you use one, the better you will be at keeping time.
- Keep your eyes on the music. Try not to look down at your fingers; this helps you learn hand positions and focus on performing correctly.
- Practice throughout the day, rather than in one long setting. This helps with your memory, as the more frequently you sit down at the piano after breaks, the more you'll remember the music.
- Use a comfy piano bench. Avoid anything too hard or uncomfortable -- you do need sturdy support, but nothing that'll put you to sleep either.
- Practice in a well-lit room. Don't strain your eyes to read the music.
- Don't give up. This goes without saying, but it's true -- how else are you going to get better?
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