9 Top Tips For Learning to Play Piano

Learning to play the piano can be a daunting experience for most of us. Everybody adores the music coming from a piano. It can set the mood for relaxation and calmness. A lot of people sacrifice a lot in order to learn playing the piano but it can seem like this instrument is too hard to handle. If you want to learn more about playing the piano, you can do it through these 9 simple steps.

Playing the piano can be difficult especially for those who are not well accustomed to music and handling of instruments. The piano will bring out a lot of emotion and feelings. Learning the piano is not as hard as some make out, just stick to these tips:

1. Always secure access to a synthesizer or piano. Obviously, you can never learn how to play the piano without the actual instrument. Learning it hands on can help your hands and fingers to get used to the keys of the piano. This may sound obvious but you’d be surprised how many try to learn to play the piano without actually having access to any sort of keyboard!

2. Piano lessons are useful. You can opt for piano lessons that would be available in a lot of forms and approaches. You can combine various forms of learning the piano so you can learn it in a short amount of time. You can also use online lessons and even hire your own personal instructor.

3. Never ever hesitate to seek professional advice when learning the piano. These people can help you most in focusing and concentrating when learning the piano. You can ask for techniques these experts can provide and get inspiration on how they excel with their music.

4. A regular period of practicing the piano is a must. You need to prioritize and set aside a specific time to play the instrument. Spend around 15 to 30 minutes to practice every day. In this way you can improve and enhance your skills. Soon you will find out that you can play your favorite songs with much ease!

5. Start by playing songs which are meant for beginners. You do not want to be overwhelmed when learning the piano. You must use simple piano songs so that you can sustain your momentum throughout the course of your learning. Patience is really important because it can be a challenging instrument to deal with. One you have mastered playing a specific piece on your piano, you will be ready for another song or piano piece.

6. Cite and state the goals you have in learning the piano. You must keep in mind that your goals should be realistic enough so you can have a slow but steady pace when learning the piano. Plan out your routines for the day so you can have ample time for practicing your piano skills.

7. Improving your rhythm when you are learning piano. It is very important if you want to enjoy your favorite songs on your piano. You must learn how to sustain a rhythm otherwise you cannot even finish a song.

8. Always keep in mind the flow while learning to play the piano. You need to be persistent enough and never pay attention to your mistakes while you are playing on your piano. Never allow the obstacles to stop you from improving your piano skills.

9. If you are learning the piano, start by playing simple chords. Avoid using classical pieces in the beginning of learning the piano. Basic chords are the perfect foundation for a more advanced piano songs in the future.

Make the PMP Exam a Happy and Stress-Free Exam

It has been common to us to be really nervous during the PMP Exam. It even turns out to be the most stressful day of our entire lives. You might feel wanting to stop but you must not! You have given a whole lot of your time for that and it would be a waste of everything if you give up now. Think positive and move on, be confident that with all the sacrifices you did, you will pass. Trust in yourself and you will do great. You have the right to pass. But, if you really want to delay for awhile your exam, you could tell the Prometric testing 2 days before the exam or 35 days if paper-based exam.

During the examination day, you should bring important things with you. And your Identification is one of it. It should have your signature and photo in it. If you have a driver’s license, you could use it. But if you’re identification card does not have a signature, you could your other cards like ATM and bank cards. However, Prometric centers doesn’t allow Social Security Cards and Library Cards to be your identification card.

Also, never go to take the exam without preparing yourself.

– You should sleep early the night before the exam to gain more strength,
– eat healthy and nutritious foods like fruits and oats, if time allows you could at least have a short exercise, jog for a few rounds, to freshen up your body, mind and spirit,
– wear something comfortable. It’ll help you feel better and confident, and
– review your notes.

And be early half before the exact time for your exam. You could still relax a little bit, feel the fresh air and feel prepared, unlike being on time – you’ll be taking the exam while catching your breath!

As you start the test, they will be giving you a paper, pencil and a calculator. Before the test is given, write down first everything that you have remembered. You could look at your paper during the exam and it won’t that hard for you to answer. You may get too nervous to remember everything that you have studied. It is better to write it down while you are still relaxed as soon as the paper was given to you.

After that long and nervous test, stay calm! Relax! And you should feel great for you have done your best to take and pass the test. You don’t have to worry much because you will be receiving the results of the exam after 10 days. But, if you didn’t pass the test, don’t feel dismayed. Failure is part of our lives. Besides, it’s never been the end of the world. You can retake the exam again. And if ever you didn’t pass, all you need to pay is for the re-examination fees. So cheer up!

So, be ready for the exam. I’m sure you’ll do great; especially, you have done your best part for it. You deserve to pass. Be prepared and take the PMP exam with full confidence. Good luck!

Copyright (c) 2010 John Reiling