How you can sound better on the piano
The piano has been a legacy instrument used over the centuries by some of the most recognized composers and musicians in the world. From Beethoven all the way up to Vanessa Carlton, they have used it to compose amazing songs. Local Masters currently works with students who are wanting to dare and venture forth to learn their ways on the piano. Make sure to find out more with us and how you can take the leap in learning the piano.
Some of the questions we get asked often is how they can improve their sound on the piano. Many believe the instrument to be at fault but that’s not always the case. Rather, it’s dependent on your skill, drive, and song choice that you make.
We want to provide you with some helpful tips on how you can sound better on the piano.
1. Practice is key
While many pianist can complain on the poor quality of the piano, that can never justify your skill on the instrument. If you were to be on a grand Yamaha piano, you’re not going to sound better just because of the quality of the instrument. Rather, your driving force will be your talent that you’ve developed over the years. It takes years upon years to practice and master any instrument. The same idea is applied on the piano. If you want to play a particular song, you must practice, practice, practice.
2. Take lessons
There’s no way around that. You must take lessons with professionals and experienced instructors who can guide you along the way. These people can pinpoint where you are lacking and provide professional advice on how you can greatly improve on the piano as a pianist.
4. Listen to composition
You should listen to a wide range of music that primarily focuses on the piano as the main rhythmic beat. These songs will help you hear and understand the composition, chord progression, and the dynamic of sound range. When you are listening to music, you should pay attention to the parts you enjoy and parts that you don’t particularly like. This will help you if you are trying to compose your own songs and can help better sound better to you.
5. Invest in a keyboard or piano
If you happen to have years of training under your belt and feel that your piano might be the culprit to your lack of “sound,” then go ahead and purchase a piano or keyboard of your choice. Pianos are one of the more expensive instruments and can vary in range with pricing. Make sure to read through all the reviews and pick one that fits your needs.
What people are saying about taking piano lessons with Local Masters
“It’s been a blessing to be able to take piano lessons with Local Masters. I’ve been wanting to learn how to play the piano since I was young, writing a bio on young Beethoven. I want to create my own music some day and I believe learning how to play the piano serves as that foundation and first step.”
“Sometimes it can be frustrating when you are learning how to play the piano but Rawnda has been a great teacher to me. She has helped me hone in and take every practice seriously. I’ve seen great improvements over the past few weeks and look forward to continue in taking these lessons.”
“I really want to thank Rawnda for a terrific job in teaching me how to play the piano. I know it can be frustrating at times to teach me but I appreciate her sticking around and guiding me.”