Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Spectral Analysis of Musical Sounds
Spectral Analysis of Musical Sounds with Emphasis on the Piano
Learn More

or
Buy This Book on Amazon.com
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Pianoteq
Who's Online
159 registered (alfredo capurso, A Guy, accordeur, Almaviva, 42 invisible), 1869 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#385528 - 01/18/02 07:00 PM How do you practice?
Praetorian_AD Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/24/01
Posts: 717
Loc: England
One thing I would really like to know is this: everyone has a daily practice session, and I would really like to know how you lay it out, and more importantly HOW exactly you go about practicing your pieces.

I'll walk you through mine: I start with about 20-30 mins of either Czerny or Hanon warm-up exercises and then some scales and arpeggios. Then I have about fifteen minutes' sightreading, somerthing I pick at random. I then put out my pieces (usually 3 or 4 of them) and choose the one that needs the most work. I try not to spend more than 15-20 mins on each one, though I usually don't get through them all. I basically practice them by playing them:
slowly and hands seperately,
legato and stacatto,
and/or with the metronome, increasing its speed each time from about 60 - full speed.

I would love to know how other people (especially accomplished musicians) practice on a daily basis. I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I'm dying for some tips here! Happy practicing!

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#385529 - 01/18/02 09:05 PM Re: How do you practice?
Kurwenal Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 14
Loc: New York
I first play all twenty-four major and minor scales, then all twenty-four root position major and minor arpeggios (this is part of my requirement for piano.) Then I go into pieces that I'm just beginning to learn. And this is how I learn a new piece: I break it into sections, and then I learn only the first section for a bit. I start by practicing slow (hands separately if I need to), and then, after I get the first section to my satisfaction, I move on.

After that, I play through pieces that I already have learned a few times to keep them fresh, and then, if I have time, I work on my "forbidden" pieces (pieces that I really want to learn which my teacher thinks is too long, too difficult, reserved for grad students only, and since I'm just a tiny little sophomore I'm not allowed to even touch them, etc.)

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
NAMM Show 2015 Follow Up!
Pictures, Videos, Comments from the 2015 NAMM Show

-------------------

Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Steingraeber 138 or 130
by mycnyc
35 minutes 25 seconds ago
Seeking a good piano technician in Melbourne, FL area
by mycnyc
40 minutes 41 seconds ago
Reading music versus chord based approach for the adult pian
by EdwardianPiano
Today at 04:50 PM
Age of tech vs. quality level for a DP?
by JeepnHeel
Today at 02:09 PM
Where is Mark C?
by ando
Today at 01:47 PM
Forum Stats
77944 Members
42 Forums
161096 Topics
2366501 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission