The Secret To Playing Piano

The Secret to Playing Piano

By CJ | Music Lessons

Want to know the secret to playing piano?  

It is imagination. 

If you’re not using imagination to play piano, how do you play the piano? Music theory, ear training and piano technique are only tools that allow us the freedom to be creative playing piano. 

This is a crucial piano lesson for an adult beginner trying to make sense of music theory and wondering what ear training is and why practice scales.

As an adult beginner, you have the advantage of experience. Imagination and creativity draw on your experience to add depth of emotion.

Here’s how it works.

Listening Is The First Step 

First Step in Playing Piano

Begin listening more closely to all the music around you. Listening to everything analytically helps to populate your library. 

You already have a huge collection of material, now you can hear it in a new way. Music contains information that can be decoded through ear training and music theory.

Using your imagination, you can recall these musical ideas and come up with your own ideas and mix them with emotion.

The Musicians Tools 

Ear training, music theory and piano technique are other tools you need along the path. 

Using ear training and music theory you translate your musical ideas you’ve come up with using your imagination into logical thoughts.

Finally, you will use piano technique to accurately play what you imagine. Why practice scales? Piano technique relies on muscle strength and endurance. Scales and other technical exercises will give you the strength, accuracy and endurance to play anything you can imagine.

And that’s how you pull it all together.

The Musicians Tools 

The Musicians Tool

Ear training, music theory and piano technique are other tools you need along the path. 

Using ear training and music theory you translate your musical ideas you’ve come up with using your imagination into logical thoughts.

Finally, you will use piano technique to accurately play what you imagine. Why practice scales? Piano technique relies on muscle strength and endurance. Scales and other technical exercises will give you the strength, accuracy and endurance to play anything you can imagine.

And that’s how you pull it all together.