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How to Play Classical Piano Songs

classical songsYou will need some useful tips on how to play classical piano songs prior to settling yourself in front of the piano.

Classical music is one of the oldest genres of piano music, dating back over 700 years. Many young pianists would love to become a grand pianist one day, writing and playing large pieces of classical piano like Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven.

In order to achieve this level of greatest, you must begin with a short introduction to classical music.

Understanding the genre is vital in order to play classical pieces on the piano as it will create the foundation and building blocks for every piece. Don’t shy away from a little bit of studying in order to fully understand classical music, it will allow you to better appreciate and enjoy its musical construction.

It is difficult to define classical music. The terminology of classical music stems from the Latin word classicus, meaning the highest tax paying citizen. The term was coined in the 19th century to create a genre of music encompassing masters such as Beethoven and Bach.

Throughout history, the meaning of classical music has taken a massive step and now includes several subgroups. These subgroups include the piano concerto, piano sonata, piano trio, piano quintet and solo.


chamber musicToday, the term classical music is often defined as music relating to sophisticated European piano pieces including chamber music, symphonies, opera and art songs. The history of classical music is so vast, music historians have divided the last 700 years into 6 categories: medieval (anything before the 1400’s), renaissance (1400-1600), baroque (1600-1750), classical (1750-1820), romantic (1820-1900) and 20th century (anything after the 1900’s). It is important to educate yourself in the history of classical music due to its influence on piano music.

Now that you are well versed in the basics of classical piano music, it’s important to gain a few tips when seating yourself in front of the piano. It’s very important to become familiar with classical music. Listen to it when you’re alone or with friends, your ears and mind will become adjusted to its usual construction and sounds.

Trying to recognize classical music in shopping centres and restaurants will also help in training yourself. You can use the internet to find interesting classical piano songs by doing a simple search on Google or YouTube.

Surround yourself with master composers such as Brahms, Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Bach. They will teach you the fundamentals of classical music and hopefully inspire you to play as well.

To feel comfortable and confident playing classical piano songs it is important to study and experience it firsthand. If you have enjoyed listening to classical music, you will undoubtedly find the process of learning much easier. It’s most important to not hesitant when it comes to classical music.

It may seem daunting at first; however the benefits of learning how to play classical piano music highly outweigh the difficulties. Overlook your mistakes at first and promise yourself to practice difficult techniques. Listen, practice, and soon you’ll be on your way to the closest piano hall.

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