Piano Technique

14 Types of Piano Articulations: A Quick Guide

Articulation in music is one of the most important things to grasp. In today’s video, we’re going to briefly talk about why articulation is so important, and look at a bunch of different piano articulations you’ll come across in your journey.

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5 Piano Exercises for Hand Independence

Today’s video is a subject I’m asked about a lot, both online and offline – how do I make hands do different things on the piano? So I’ve got 5 piano exercises to share with you, in the hopes of remedying the situation.

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Piano Finger Exercises for Beginners: Pentascales

In today’s video, we’re going to jump over to the piano and have a bit of playtime. We’ll be talking about pretty basic piano finger exercises that are easy to learn but sometimes difficult to execute. I had a request to talk about piano finger exercises for beginners, so I wanted to share the main…

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ABRSM: Grade 2 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the ABRSM’s grade 2 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them. I’ve also done the…

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How to Play a Melodic Minor Scale

In music, there are a variety of different scales to contend with – today we’ll be taking a quick look at the melodic minor scale – how it’s formed and how to play it, as well as a bit of theory. Without further ado, let’s get started!

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RCM: Grade 2 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 2 piano technique requirements (updated for the 2015 syllabus). This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play…

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Fast Finger Practice: Clementi Prelude in E Minor

Today we’re going to be learning a short piece by Muzio Clementi. It’s really more of a technical exercise, like scales and triads, but a little more interesting in my opinion. It’s also a fast finger exercise, so we’ll be referencing the video on “how to speed up a piece” from last week quite a…

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ABRSM: Grade 1 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the ABRSM’s grade 1 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video slightly above the minimum required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them. If you’re into the RCM instead…

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RCM: Grade 1 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 1 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them.

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