Advanced Piano Lessons
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You’ve studied and practiced your piano lessons, you’ve gone through beginner and intermediate
classes, and now you are ready to venture forth in the exciting world of advanced piano lessons.
Once you are ready to begin your new lessons, you will have to find resources in order to successfully learn new
skills and techniques. The first step will be to look for piano booklets for advanced piano playing at your local
library or store.
You will also find many resources online that are specifically designed to help you reach your fullest potential
or even sign up for professional piano classes in a music studio near your location.
Advanced lessons cover a lot of ground and you will learn many concepts and theories in order to master piano
playing. Below you will find two quick recaps of two lessons you are sure to find in advanced lessons.
One of the hardest skills you will learn is identifying intervals within your music. The spaces existing between
each note played are called intervals. For example, in the C Major scale, the distance between C and E is a third.
E is the third note in the scale, therefore in becomes the third note from C.
These are called major intervals of the C Major scale and the same principle can be applied to any scale. Sharps
and flats are even more complicated and will require deeper research prior in understanding their intervals.
Intervals are difficult to understand for most pianists and will require research and time in
order to fully understand and recognize them. Training your ears will prove beneficial in recognizing
intervals. Intervals are key building blocks for chords, your ability to create melodies and play by ear.
Practice will make you perfect, so never give up.
Another vital element of advanced piano lessons is understanding the importance of note value. While the
exercise might be boring due to the repetition of a single note over and over again, it will create a foundation
for rhythms. Set you metronome at 60 beats per minute. Play one note twice for one whole note.
Four clicks of the metronome equals 1 beats. Press one note for 4 clicks, release and press the same note once
again for 4 clicks. Do the same exercise for half notes, meaning 2 click of the metronome.
Repeat these steps over and over again with different notes. This practice will train your ears to the duration
of each note, teaching you its value. Search online for various different exercises similar to this one as they
will further your understanding of note value.
Continuing to advanced piano lessons should be a step taken lightly. Only move forward once you have completed
and mastered both the beginners and intermediate courses. Learning advanced lessons may be exciting, but they
require different sets of skills and knowledge in order to succeed.
If you do not wish to discourage yourself, it is highly recommended to not skip ahead to the advance lessons in
order maintain a positive attitude. Don’t be frightened in returning to past lessons in order to retrieve a lost
piece of information. Most of all, enjoy your new classes and good luck.
Piano Lessons For Advanced Players:
- Five Steps To Embellishing A Song At The Piano
Learning how to embellish a song is a great skill to learn for piano improvisation. Depending on your level of musicianship, you could create added flavors and spice up a song.
- Piano Modes - Adding Flavor to Your Scales
The piano modes are great tools to help you in improvisation. On this page, we go through a quick introduction to them and how you can use them in a smart way.
- Circle of Fifths on Piano
The circle of fifths is a diagram that shows the relationship between related keys. By the name itself, it might sound like a complicated topic. However, this useful visual aid can enable you to easily understand the major and minor keys.
- Advanced Piano Scales for Intermediate Pianists
Next, we take things a little further with the introduction of some advanced piano scales and concepts for slightly more advanced players.
- Complex Rhythm in Piano Playing
Have you ever come across a very complex piece of rhythm on sheet music and felt intimidated? Well, complex rhythms aren't that difficult actually if you have a solid foundation in piano basics.
- Piano Improvisation Skills And Techniques
Learning to master piano improvisation skills is exactly what an experienced player will need to apply his skills in any impromptu situations that he may find himself in.
- Expressing Emotion Into Your Piano Playing
The goals of most musicians ultimately points to one thing in common: a self expression of their creative inner desires and thoughts. While music is a good avenue to express your creative talent, most people struggle to let that creative juice through them.
- Melody Harmonizing on Piano
Music by itself is usually composed of 2 portions: the melody and harmony. So, how do you combine the both of them together to create a full sounding song?
- How to Compose a Piano Solo that Sounds Great
On the request on many students and feedback left by our visitors, we have created this lesson to show you the ropes to composing your own piano solo that will sound great.
- How to Become a Better Piano Player
Seeking to improve your skills or bring your musicianship to a higher level? Besides discipline and dedication to the craft, here are some other essential tips that will help you climb towards your goal.
- How to Play a Piano Solo
Learning how to play a piano solo isn't as straightforward as stringing together a series of notes. Besides a good understanding of music harmony and theory, you will need lots of practice to pull it off.
- What Makes Up a Good Piano Solo
Music by itself is a subjective form of music that different people will have different views on. So, what really makes up a good piano solo that would appeal to people listening to your music?