9 good reasons to choose the piano to start learning music!
How to choose the right instrument for your child or for yourself? Whether the piano is the best instrument for apprentice musicians is often debated. In this article, you will find some points that will highlight the benefits of learning the piano but that will also prove that there is no better for those who want to start music.
Why opt for piano learning?
A rich repertoire even in solo
The piano is the instrument that has the widest repertoire for playing solo. While most musical instruments require accompaniment, the piano can do without it. On the contrary, it can very well also accompany other instruments. Therefore, you will have at your disposal a large number of solo pieces , and this whatever the musical genre.
A versatile instrument
It adapts to a wide variety of musical genres : any apprentice pianist can find pieces at his convenience. In addition there are very varied models (upright piano, grand piano, numerical keyboard, master keyboard, etc.) among which you will be sure to find the one that suits you.
What to work on your ranges and your agreements
You will have at your disposal an important range of notes. This is a little known fact, but the 88 keys on the piano start with the lowest possible note for any instrument and extend on a note much more acute than what you will be able to find in an orchestra.
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A weak tuning
The tuning will be minimal. Most stringed instruments need to be constantly re-tuned. With the piano, there is finally little maintenance , let alone with digital keyboards! Do you want to play something? You just have to sit down and start!
Start with the piano simply
It is an instrument that does not require any particular capacity. Unlike a wind instrument for which finding the right breath and knowing how to place your mouth are essential before you can produce a note, you just need to press the keys to play notes. Of course it goes without saying that the position of the hand and the fingers will be working throughout your learning, but will be acquired gradually.
A comfortable and relaxed position
You will not have to adopt a complicated or uncomfortable gesture. The ideal posture for playing the piano is totally natural. Many novice violinists complain of neck pain as they try to learn to hold their instrument properly. Regarding the piano, you will simply need to sit down and make sure your fingers stay slightly arched.
Build a good foundation in music theory
You will be able to easily read a score. In general, learning music theory goes hand in hand with the piano . It is the instrument that best translates scores and notions of music theory. Working both at the same time will make you progress faster in both disciplines!
The learning of the key of Sol and the key of Fa
To learn the piano, it is necessary to master these two keys, which is not necessarily the case with other instruments. Any pianist will have to not only learn the notes, but also read them on two lines at the same time. Thus, if he wants to try other instruments, learning will be easier.
Work your ear
Recognize and play chords. A habit that aspiring pianists quickly assimilate since they must know both the key of Sol and the key of Fa. This allows them to acquire a good musical ear and to diversify their “palette” of sound
The final word
As you have understood, the piano is an instrument available to all. Chords, scales, deciphering notes, all these bases will be easier to understand because you will have the keyboard to identify you, show you how to place your hands and especially to experience the different sounds. Instead of trying to figure out mentally what a C might look like, you can hear it directly on your instrument. This will bring you valuable help because you will need to use your sight, your hearing and your touch!