How To Simplify Piano & Keyboard Music For Beginners

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How To Simplify Piano & Keyboard Music For Beginners Learning the keyboard doesn’t have to take forever or become tedious if you apply the right method of teaching that suits the individual. A common mistake for beginners is that they pick the wrong song choice, which then makes playing the keyboard become a bit of a chore. One problem that can occur is that the songs that you would like to play may be quite advanced, so you may be told by your teacher that they are not suitable for you to play which can then have a negative impact on your learning. If you get a good teacher then they should be able to adapt most pieces of music to suit your ability By picking a song that you are going to enjoy playing it will make you put the time and effort into mastering it and perfecting your technique. If you want to teach yourself a favourite piece of music and are worried that it is too difficult then there are easy ways to simplify a song. Try the following techniques: Firstly take a look and see how much is going on in the left hand. Simplifying the left hand is the easiest place to start when trying to make a song easier. If there is quick rhythm in the left hand then change this by playing just one note in the bar or section. For example, if the start of the song in the left hand is playing 8 quick notes per bar, then you can just simply play one note at the start of the beat when the left hand comes in and hold throughout. Continue with this pattern throughout the song. When you feel ready and confident with playing it like this you could increase the notes but just do this in the chorus so it builds up. Increase from playing one note held for 4 beats per bar to 4 notes per bar each lasting one beat each. After simplifying the left hand there are always things you can adapt with your melody in your right hand. Look for chord shaped notes i.e. 3 notes strummed down at the same time. Then look at what note is the highest note and use this. The other notes will be fillers to give a fuller sound but they may not be essential and the song will sound still sound fine without them, so make life easier by removing them. 5. Some pieces of music written on score will have a melody and piano line. The melody line will be easier to use for your right hand section as it won’t have any additional notes. So this is another option if playing from musical score. It can take many years of practice to reach the standard to be able play your own one hour song repertoire on piano or keyboard. But what if there was a simple method that could show any beginner how to do it in just 12 days? Find out how it’s done... Easy Keyboard Lessons

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