Every note that a piano produces is a piece of art. That is why playing the keyboard should be a matter of dedication and passion.
If you are also interested to learn to play the keyboard, of course, the first thing you should learn is the basics.
- Finger Practice. The most difficult part for beginners in learning the piano is how the fingers should move. Just keep in mind that each of your fingers has to play only some of the keyboard keys. You can find a picture showing you where each of your fingers should be placed when preparing to play the keyboard. You will know which finger to put on which key by the number assigned to each finger: 1 is for the thumb, 2 for the index finger, 3 for the middle finger, 4 for the ring finger, and 5 for the pinky finger. Memorize the assigned number and make sure to learn by heart which keys each of your fingers should work.
- Learning to Read the Sheet Music. There are two ways you can play the piano. You can either play by your ear or play by following sheet music. Usually, playing by ear is for those in-born with natural piano-playing talent. Most beginners still have to follow sheet music before they can learn to play by ear. While learning how to read the sheet music, practicing will lead to your advancement. You can start playing the Do Re Mis for your first practice.
- Learn What to Expect in a Keyboard Lesson. It will take a lot of practice before you can fluently play one song without flaw. But aside from practicing, you should also learn some important piano values like patience and being a multi-tasker. You see, playing the keyboard involves your eyes reading the sheet music, your hands and fingers playing the right notes that the sheet is saying, and blending your music with different keyboard sound effects.
Learning the keyboard is actually your first step closer to learning other instruments. Most of the great musicians first learned to play instruments through the piano or keyboard. After you have almost mastered the keyboard, you can shift to other musical instruments like guitar, bass, cello, violin, and a lot more.
Now that you know the basics of playing a keyboard, you can now step up to the next level. Who knows, you might just be the next Mozart or Beethoven. Perhaps, you might be able to play Fur Elise. If you do that, you’ll surely be hailed as a keyboard genius.