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How can I develop my Ear Training Skills?

Here are 5 exercises for ear training that I did for 10 years of classical piano training: Identifying Intervals Being able to identify the distances between notes. If you have perfect pitch, this will be easier. If you don’t, this is still doable. I’ve coached people without perfect pitch and you can definitely develop relative …

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Should I look at my hands or at the music sheet while playing piano? Is it a bad thing to play piano by memory?

Should I look at my hands or at the music sheet while playing piano? Is it a bad thing to play piano by memory? vn.angelica A pianist will look at all 3. You will look at your hands, the sheet music, and from memory. You will always look at your hands when you’re playing, unless …

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How can I become better at Sight Reading? Any recommendations for books, exercises, videos?

How can i become better at Sight Reading? Any recommendations for books/exercises/videos? @haroons_piano To get better at sight reading you must: Read new music every day. The new music you read every day should be slightly lower than your level, so you can train your reaction and reading skills. Learn to read the musical notation …

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How to increase the span of your hands? Use this drill.

Hanon No. 31. Play at least 1x every day. Answered in today’s flash briefing episode: Source: Instagram DM Here’s the question of the day submitted by @sebasfigue1256: “Hi, my hand is having trouble reaching all the notes, anything I can do to increase the spread?” So I think the question to the best of my ability here …

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Why is my piano progress so slow? What is wrong with me?

 “Why is my progress so slow? What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I master the scales? Why can’t I remember anything?”“Why is it so easy for others, but so hard for me?” This is perhaps the most frequently asked question among adult students. In short the answer is there’s nothing wrong with you. It’s your expectations. Your …

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