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Piano, here is the essential exercise to start playing hands-together

pianoforte4The first exercise to start playing hands-together

Thanks to today’s lesson and the next piano lessons, you will finally be able to start playing by using both hands from the beginning.

In fact, in this lesson I will show you in a very clear way the exercise that forms the basic of all piano technique: this exercise will let you learn, through practice, the shift of weight between one finger and the other, using both hands at the same time.

Thanks to today’s video lessons and the exercise shown within you’ll be able to;

  1. Put into practice what you’ve learned up to today, finally playing the piano or keyboard.
  2. Get the hands used to the weight shifts between one finger and the other (a technique essential to the playing of a succession of notes)
  3. Develop a perfect coordination between the two hands from the start, since the exercise is done “hands-together”. (This is expecially important if up to now you have been playing with the right hand more than with the left hand, and you feel the latter to be weaker, this exercise will help you equalize the two hands’ technique)
  4. Learn how to keep a steady tempo from the start, without picking up the pace or slowing down (tank to the way the exercise is carried out)

My advice is to do this exercise as often as possible, even for a few minutes every day.

Consistency and regular practice are fundamentals to developing any kind of musical technique: you’ll see that if you follow my advice, in a short time your hands will be set in the right position and ready to play the first songs at the piano.

And this will be an enormous satisfaction!

Learning material of this lesson

3 videos 31 mins
1. Two preparatory exercises 10m 24s
2. …the real exercise, finally! 12m 43s
3. Let’s make the exercise wholesome by adding all combinations 8m 00s
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Piano, how to play a succession of notes using all the fingers

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How to play a melody

Imagine sitting at your piano and wanting to play a melody using all of your five fingers.

Can you do that?

Do you know the correct technique that allows you to play, for example, a succession of notes with multiple fingers?

Today we will be approaching this issue, but we will take it through some steps; in fact, before reaching the succession of multiple notes, you’ll learn how to correctly lower a key of the piano with a single finger, which will have to be able to sustain the weight of your arm.

And before that, we will discuss how the various fingers are shown in the musical sheets.

At the end of this lesson you will have learned three very important things;

  • what is the “fingering” for piano
  • How to play a single note using the weight of your limbs
  • how to play a succession of notes using the whole array of five fingers

If you haven’t seen them yet, for a better comprehension of the current lesson I suggest watching the following lessons before undertaking this one:

Piano, give me half an hour and I’ll explain the correct position of the hands
Piano, paying attention at how you sit down to play

Learning material of this lesson

6 videos 22 mins
1. The fingering 3m 47s
2. Playing single notes pt.1 3m 41s
3. Playing single notes pt.2 3m 20s
4. Playing a succession of notes pt.1 5m 50s
5. Playing a succession of notes pt.2 1m 12s
6. Playing a succession of notes pt.3 4m 04s
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Piano, I will explain the correct hand position: only in half an hour

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The correct piano technique

Do you want to learn the correct position and setting of the hands to play the piano?
Today we are beginning a series of videolessons during which I will try to help you learn the correct piano technique which will allow you to play songs of various degrees of difficulty.

Let’s develop the correct position of the hands from the beginning

Thanks to the routines and exercises I will show you during the course, you’ll be able to learn to keep your hands on the keyboard but most importantly you will not risk learning and developing an incorrect position which would be difficult to correct later on in your studies.
First off you will see and realize that playing the piano does not mean “pushing” the keys, by exerting a muscular force.
That’s because to lower the keys you will only be using the weight of your arms.
You will see how in the correct piano technique the muscles at work are a very small number.

For the time being, I don’t want to give too many spoilers … you’ll find everything in the videos on this page!

Learning material of this lesson

8 videos 33 mins
Intro 4m 31s
1. Why learn the correct technique on a table 1m 51s
2. The correct hand position pt. 1 5m 46s
3. The correct hand position pt. 2 4m 53s
4. Which part of the fingers must be used 2m 51s
5. The position of the hands from different video shots 3m 44s
6. The 1st preparatory exercise 4m 29s
7. The 2nd preparatory exercise 5m 41s
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