Posts tagged ‘learn piano’
- How to Know that a Piece of Music is Mastered on January 22nd, 2012
1) The vision of the piece is mature and sophisticated.
2) Accomplishing the piece has gone into subconscious area and can just happen without active interruption. So the brain tension is quite low.
3) At the same time there is full awareness of what is going on while performing the piece. The possibility of watching your own playing process from aside occurs.
There is no limit of developing a piece. But the imagination of something can be mastered.
- Memorization Method for Pianists on December 31st, 2011
The most dangerous moments while performing a piece on stage are concentration gaps. If the piece is memorized and you know it well you could be quite confident while playing to the audience. But after playing several minutes in the deep concentration level your brain might need a moment for resting. Then a concentration gap can occur where connection with your memory is much weaker. Here in this video there is a technique how to improve confidence and minimize risks on stage.
- My Piano Student Toomas Playing the Piano on December 13th, 2011
Toomas has already acquired quite a lot of pieces and is now learning this piece. It is not ready yet, but because the first part is beautiful already, I thought I would like to upload it. Soon the second part will be ready as well and then we can record the whole piece. Toomas has been learning with me for a year.
- Optimize the Practicing Process by Dividing the Piece Into Sections on November 4th, 2011
Generally the most important aspect in rising the quality of the practicing process is reducing the material that is being practiced at a time and rising the concentration level through it. So after analyzing the piece, devide the piece into small sections and practice every small section separately. It is essential to mention that the beginning of the next section should always be added to the section that is being practiced. Then it is easier to connect the sections later naturally.
- How to Increase Your Inner Essence of Music on October 24th, 2011
Your ability to express is based on your previous experiences. The more colorful and wide your knowledge and experience is the richer the reflection or interpretation of a musical piece can be. So listen to different music and widen and enrich your musical specter. This idea is also mentioned by Heinrich Neuhaus in his book “The Art of Piano Playing”.
- How to Practice Piano – Session Length on October 13th, 2011
Often pianists practice session starts with full concentration and intelligent approach. From one moment on the temptation to play fast and just enjoy playing can win the patience and the benefit from practicing diminishes tremendously. It could be a sign of getting tired and reason to end the practice session and continue after a break.
- Memorizing Music – Method Described by Walter Gieseking on October 12th, 2011
Our brain instantly memorizes most things. The bigger question is how to access the information that is in our brain. The method here gives a good opportunity to make very direct connections with memory and form a clearer and more thorough vision of every piece.
- How to Improve Sight Reading Skills on October 9th, 2011
Often people do not know what is their weakest link in the chain of sight reading process. Do you know which step in your sight reading habits needs your attention and support the most? So if sight reading is devided into steps then each step can be trained with concentration and you will get a good overview of your sight reading situation.
- How to Improve Relaxing and Flexibility While Playing the Piano on October 1st, 2011
The relaxing is essential to have an ability to play technically difficult places and pieces. There is a certain method to improve natural relaxing skill and automatism in piano playing.
Have you ever used this method or what are your experiences with relaxing in piano playing?
- How to Play the Piano With Both Hands Together on July 5th, 2011
You can only think one thought at the same time. It means that you have to link and synchronize your hands into one movement and one thought.