Effective Practive & Motivation

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Below are some of the many different aspects involved in learning how to practice the piano effectively.

Environment | Goals | Musical Form | Rhythm | Fingering | Pedal | Posture & Tension | Method | Motivation | Memory


Set realistic goals. Preparation of a new piece is most effective when it occurs over a regular period of time. Cramming is rarely effective and usually creates tension in the body. It is good to take breaks to stretch; this helps eliminate the accumulation of tension in the body.

It is extremely important to take the time to establish realistic goals: short term as well as long term. Realistic goals should be set for each practice session. Although the inability to attain a specific goal can be related to poor practice habits, it can also be because the goal is unrealistic.

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