First of all, music comes from the mind and it gets perfection through your hands. Yes, you’ve got it right. Your hands can express the music you’ve got in you. But for that, you need millions of hours of practice, time and passion. With proper practice, you can achieve your desired expertise in any field. However, the practice should be in an organized form and you should maintain a proper routine as well. When it comes to learning the piano, it is always a hard thing for the beginners. So, we’ve come today with some working tips that can boost piano exercises for beginners.
Make Your Routine First
Piano practice is all about setting your goals and attaining your routine. So, at first, you have to make an easy-peasy routine for you as you are a beginner. No worries, we are gonna help you with that in below. You can either make a 30-minutes practice routine or 1-hour practice routine. But once you set your routine, commit to yourself that you will never break this until you will have become a master pianist. However, let’s talk about 30-minutes 4-days a week practice routine.
Divide your routine into several parts. This will help you to keep your attention and mood for a longer time. Make the first 5 minutes for warm-ups. In this practice section, study for a while and then start with scales.
The second part should be about 10 minutes and in this part, you learn and study more. Like look at the notes, what kind of notes are they, do you see any patterns in those or not, try to make your own notes.
After that play the notes you have made for about 10-15 minutes. Try to get perfection on that and practice more. If you do any wrongs, try to recover and practice hard. In this part, you can have help from your expert friend or any nearby piano teacher.
5 Piano Exercises for Beginners
Before beginning your practice, it is important to learn the appropriate piano techniques. Without the proper or the right techniques, all of your piano practice routines may become all in vain. Piano exercises begin with finger and hand techniques. However, it is best if you can have an online piano teacher with you to check whether your techniques and practices are going well or not.
In this part below, we have covered both the finger and hand piano exercises for beginners and have tried to make the exercises as simple as we can. You can start your piano warm-ups today with these simple exercises.
1. Pentascales with One Hand
Penta means five. Pentascale exercise indicates playing the piano using one finger per note. It is an easy exercise for a beginner. It warms up the fingers and makes you familiar with the instrument.
In this exercise, you have to play each of the five notes with one finger. At first, your fingers may get tired but keep practicing. It will help you understand music a little better.
After being master of it, keep challenging yourself with the volume of scale and the transition of the high and low volume.
2. Pentascale with Two Hand
We all know that piano is one of the most multitasking instruments. So what you have to learn gradually is playing with both of your hands. It is a hard task. But to start, try the same exercise you tried before with your both hands.
Keep your both left pinky and right thumb on the lowest note. Go up and down with your pentascale to cope up both of your hand to play the piano at the same time.
3. Finger Relaxation
While playing with your two or three fingers let the other fingers relax. For example, suppose you are playing two notes with your left thumb and middle finger. Let the other fingers relax completely. They will try to cooperate with the playing fingers but do not let them do that.
Especially your pinky finger wants to be the part of what other fingers are doing though it’s not necessary. Try and learn to control your finger completely. It is one of the most important parts while playing the piano.
4. Strengthening Your Fingers
You need to strengthen your finger in order to get more comfortable while playing. You can do several exercises for that. One of the exercises you can do is that place your finger into playing position near the keyboard and curves it exactly like when you play the piano. Then lower your finger toward the keys. Your finger will tend to collapse when you touch the key. Keep practicing it and for some extra challenge, drop your finger from a little high to the keyboard.
5. Starting the Cords
Gradually when you will master the notes and learn to play multiple notes at the same time. When you play three or more cords at the same time it called cord.
Practice with playing cords by playing two notes at the same time with one hand, and then increase it up to three. As playing instruments is creative work, keep experimenting with your own music and create new melody and sounds.
How to Integrate the Practices into Your Practicing
Here are something to keep in your mind to boost your piano practice piece and learning.
First of all, do not practice this routine for 2-3 times a day with over excitement. You have to be slow as you are a beginner learner. Your hands and fingers need to relax and more importantly, do not make pressure on your head. 24-hours practice cannot make you a pianist rather a peaceful mind and a good understanding of music can.
When you are not in a good mood, never start practicing with your piano. Always keep in mind that, you are a beginner. Make your piano practices like one of your daily habits, be passionate, and always keen to learn.
For the first few weeks, practice all the steps. After that, move on to the harder steps and techniques like scales, hanon, etudes, etc. Try to listen and practice with some popular piano music from the 5th week. Remember, to be a good pianist first, you have to build music sense in your mind, and then build your hands and fingers to play it well.