Effective Practice and 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 | Posture & Tension | Method | Memory | Pedal | Motivation


The use of consistent fingering is very important. Beginning piano students should always use the fingering their teachers have suggested. Fingering is an art in itself and students should eventually learn how to make good fingering selections on their own. It is extremely important that students at all levels decide on fingering as early on as possible and then make every effort to stick with it. Changing fingerings from one day to the next usually results in a very insecure and unpredicatble performance.
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