14 piano lessons on technique for beginners


By Ellie Palmer

17 March 2020

Learn everything there is to know about warming up, hand positioning, fingering, sight-reading and so much more in Tim Stein's lesson series – available for free on Pianist TV

The currently global situation may be bleak and worrying, but that makes it all the more important for each one of us to make sure we are exercising our minds in the right way. 

Many of us will be spending a lot more time indoors over the next few weeks, either working at home or trying to pass the time.

Some of us may be completely unaffected by the situation.

Regardless of how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected you, we want to make sure we are giving you all the resources you need, and want, in order to keep yourselves busy and entertained. 

So, for all you beginner pianists out there, this one is for you!

Here are 14 in-depth video lessons full of practical advice on warming up, hand positioning, fingering, sight-reading and so much more.

 

Basics of Playing Piano

 

Seating and Posture

Learn about the most comfortable ways to sit at the piano whilst avoiding injury.

 

Hand shape and hand position

Tim Stein talks through hand positioning for the piano, and advises you on the bad habits to avoid.

 

Piano fingering for beginners

Knowing where to put which finger can really slow down our learning process. This video talks you through the best practices for fingering.

 

Geography of the keyboard

Peripheral vision is so important when you are in the midst of learning a piece. Tim Stein explains.

 

Simple warm-up exercises

"Why do we do warm-up exercises? It's a little bit like going to the gym; you shouldn't start training until you've done your basic warm-ups."

 

Hand and finger independence

At times, your fingers will have to play different melodies and harmonies at the same time, which can be very challenging. Learn how to seamlessly and effectively combine the two.

 

Fingering for scales and arpeggios

Already watched the lesson on piano fingering? This video is the perfect follow-up.

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Piano tone and sound

What is the secret of a beautiful tone? Find out below...

 

How to start practising a piece

Where do we start when learning a piece? The beginning? The middle? The end? Tim Stein clears things up.

 

Sight-reading

Sight-reading is an enviable skill. Now, you can learn how to master it.

 

Aural training

What is aural training? How can it help me become a better pianist?

 

Leaps and large intervals

Learn how to smoothly master those tricky jumps in your piece.

 

Chord voicing

Tim Stein talks through the balance of notes in chord.

 

 

Strengthening the left hand

Our left hand is often our weaker hand. Wouldn't we all be better pianists if both of our hands were as strong as each other? Tim Stein shows you to achieve this.

 

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