Sing And Play Piano at the Same Time
Singing and playing the piano will not be as difficult as you’ve imagined. The
most important skill when learning to sing and play piano at the same time is patience and practice.
Practice is often stressed when learning new piano skills as it trains
your brain to create connections in order to facilitate piano playing. When you don’t succeed right away, do not be
Learning to both sing and play the piano is a major accomplishment which cannot be accomplished on the first
There are two popular techniques in order to add singing to piano playing. It is important to understand key
theories and skills prior adding your voice. Once you feel comfortable and ready, there are two common ways to
teach yourself how to sing and play piano at the same time. Read through the procedures and find out which practice
is best suited for you.
The first technique requires you to play a piece of music flawlessly. You must be able to play the entire song
without any help from sheet music. Once you have memorized the song make sure
you are playing the song perfectly on beat.
With the lyrics and notes in front of you, begin playing and singing very slowly by placing emphasis on each
note. This will allow your brain to create connections between your voice and notes that are played. Once you feel
comfortable, begin to increase your speed. The more gradual the increase, the more you can focus on proper
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You will quickly notice that increasing your speed will make note
memorization harder and singing easier. Simply practice over and over again until you are successfully
combining both singing and piano playing.
The second method is used when you are not yet comfortable with the piece of music. This technique is ideal if
you have not yet begun to learn the song on the piano. Once again, have the sheet of piano music with lyrics in
front of you and begin by singing each word as you play the note on the piano.
This will seem tedious and slow; however with steady increases in speed, you will begin to play flawlessly. It
is important to take your time while learning, unlike the first method, your brain must memorize larger amounts of
There is a downside to learning both skills at the same time; you will find yourself required to play the song
without lyrical help as you may not remember the notes as easily. This is caused from the pattern created when
learning the song. It is therefore highly recommended to begin by memorizing the music, followed by the
accompaniment of lyrics.
In order to successfully play piano and sing at the same time, you
will have to craft a clear image within your mind. Create a balance between playing and singing by slowing down and
taking your time. Do not allow yourself to continuously make mistakes, correcting them immediately will allow you
to quickly learn appropriate techniques.
Another great piece of advice is to begin with the talent you are most comfortable using. If you are a better
singer, begin by singing the song followed by playing it on the piano, or vice versa.