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How to Improve Your Piano Playing Speed

playing speed testIt is very important to retain a quick and even speed when playing piano. It will be stressed to take your time and make no mistakes in key selection from your very first piano lesson.

This is to make sure you understand concepts and techniques perfectly. Once you have grasped a new concept, you will have to practice over and over again until you comprehend its structure.

Increasing your speed afterwards will create an interesting melody and song. It is difficult for some pianists to play notes perfectly while conducting a fast and even pace. If you are wondering how to improve you piano playing speed, here are a few tips to help you out.

The first step will be to practice and perfect all 48 scales. This includes all 12 minor scales, 12 major scales, 12 melodic scales, and 12 harmonic scales. Using a metronome will prove very beneficial in creating an even beat. Start the metronome at a comfortable pace and begin practicing various scales.

Always practice with both hands, separating them an octave apart, a third apart and a sixth apart. Once you have successfully played scales on various locations on the keyboard, raise the metronome count. Repeat this process until you can’t keep up with the metronome.

Ensure that you are playing every scale evenly as the goal of this exercise is to remain on beat with no mistakes in key selection. Another important element to practice will be arpeggios. This technique forces us to play every note from a chord separately instead of pressing them all at the same time.

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choose a chordChoose a chord and play its notes as you work your way up the keyboard, changing to different octaves of the chord. Starting off slow and gradually increasing your speed will greatly benefit you in the long run.

If you are committed to improving your speed, you will have to dedicate a certain amount of time every day practicing scales. Spend 10 minutes practicing a specific scale, followed by 5 minutes of practicing chromatic scales, ending with 10 minutes of practicing arpeggios.

By focusing on these elements, your speed accuracy will greatly improve. The ability to increase your speed is dependent on focus and dedication while practicing. Focusing your energy on these exercises will also help in ear and sight training, making practice an important element for any inspiring piano player.

The more you practice, the better you will become. Your ability to improve your piano playing speed is dependent on your commitment to practice. Playing the piano evenly without mistakes is a difficult task that will not be mastered in an afternoon.

You will have to work vigilantly in order to practice on a regular basis. If you do not understand how to use a metronome properly, read the instructions carefully to ensure you are setting the times correctly.

If you are having difficulties accomplishing a certain scale, do not become overwhelmed. Walk away and take a short break. Creating a schedule demonstrating your goals in piano playing is always a great technique to keep your motivated.

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