C Major root position triad and first inversion

Piano chord inversions explained — A comprehensive guide

Welcome to our exploration of piano chords. Here, we’re going to dive into the world of chord inversions. Let me start by expressing my love for playing chords on the piano. Chords truly bring the piano to life and are incredibly enjoyable to play. One of the fascinating aspects of chords is their versatility in

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Hanon's “The Virtuoso Pianist” book cover

Mastering the keys: the legacy of Hanon’s piano exercises and why they matter

The Hanon exercises are one of the most timeless and influential methods to develop good piano technique. The renowned Hanon exercises are considered the foundation to reaching piano mastery by many. If you’re serious about learning piano, and really want to play more challenging pieces on the piano, familiarizing yourself and ultimately practicing Hanon will

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A C Major scale in the treble clef with the steps noted below the staff

How to play any major scale on the piano

Mastering major scales on the piano is essential to understanding the structure of music and improving your playing technique. Our previous post on scales introduced you to 10 crucial piano scales, including major, minor, and chromatic scales. This article will focus exclusively on mastering major scales on the piano. Major scales are foundational to Western

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Learning piano as an adult: Tips to begin your musical journey

Embarking on the piano journey often conjures images of children sitting earnestly at the keyboard. However, diving into the world of learning piano as an adult presents its own set of enriching experiences. If you’ve contemplated this musical undertaking, here’s a medley of tips to harmonize your journey. 1. Age doesn’t define ability Starting your

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Play countless piano songs with these easy piano chords

Playing songs on the piano is a fun and rewarding hobby, but going through the process of learning songs can seem overwhelming for beginners at first. Each song comes with a unique melody that’s set to various rhythms and supported by harmonies. So when you look at a song through that lens, it’s no wonder

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Two hands playing an acoustic piano with sheet music on the music rest

10 piano scales every beginner should learn

As a beginner learning how to play piano, developing a strong foundation in scales is highly beneficial. Practicing scales helps familiarize yourself with the keyboard, improve finger dexterity, and gain an understanding of music theory concepts. In addition, scales greatly enhance ear training and serve as effective warm-up exercises to prepare your fingers for playing!

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