music tip

Take The Score Away From The Piano And Study It

This is especially helpful when you’re first starting a piece, but it’s also a worthwhile thing to do throughout the learning process. Before you begin a new piece, take the time to make every possible observation you can about the music. What do you expect it to sound like? What is the music trying to communicate or portray? Think through all of the logistical aspects of the music like the time signature, key signature, roadmap, fingering, etc. Make a solid plan about what you’ll do when you take the music back to the piano. This will ensure that you start learning the music quickly and effectively.