Posts Tagged ‘FAQ’
How to Speed Up a Piece on Piano
Hi, and welcome to PianoTV! Today I wanted to discuss something that many people – including myself – find to be a difficult and confusing topic. That topic is how to speed up a piece on piano. Playing quickly is one of the most difficult things to do on the piano, even with “easy” songs.…Read More
How to Organize Your Piano Practice Time
[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlXSX0-iOI[/embedyt] Hi folks! Today’s Q&A is all about piano practice time – that big, loaded topic that sometimes we love and sometimes we hate – but we all need to do. At the piano, I do best when I’m organized and have a plan in front of me of what my practice session is going…Read More
How do I get better at sight reading?
Hello! Welcome to this week’s Q&A installment, with the question of “How do I get better at sight reading?” This is a question near and dear to my heart, since sight reading (the act of looking at written music and being able to play it) was never one of my strong suits, and I avoided it…Read More
How to use the damper pedal, part 2 (syncopated pedal)
Hi friends! As a follow-up to the previous introduction on how to use the damper pedal (linked below), here is a pedaling technique called ‘syncopated pedaling’, which is almost always how you’ll pedal a piece. It’s basically the damper pedal standard, so it’s good to learn and get comfortable with, because so many pieces…Read More
Q+A: How long does it really take to learn piano?
G’day, Today’s question is, “how long does it really take to learn piano?” In the 10 or so years I’ve been teaching, this topic is one of the most misunderstood, especially by adult students. The short answer is: A long damn time. Longer than you think. Many assume you can spend time casually learning piano…Read More