- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Become a Pianist
People who play the piano - whether they are beginners or advanced - always aspire to be better when they play. Everyone tends to be ambitious, but many become disappointed when they find their progress is only moving at a snail's pace.
For becoming a good piano player you must also have a good musical ear because each note sounds differently and you must get all of them in a right way.
Here are some advices that can help you to become a pianist if you have already done your first steps.
Try practicing about an hour a day, or half an hour if you have a busy schedule or can't find time. Do extra practice whenever you have more time. For example, on weekends you could do more than an hour, like two or three, or even more. This is very helpful because it pulls you out of the routine of piano playing, and lets you practice more and perfect the pieces you play.
Listen to the song or piano piece you are playing. For example, if you are taking piano lessons and are about to play a new piece, you could try searching on the internet for videos or songs and hear how it sounds. This can be very helpful because it teaches you how a song is played and lets you recognize the 'emotion,' the piece is giving off.
Try not to look at the dynamics in a piece, as rules you cannot break. For example, if the piece starts with an 'mp' (mezzo-piano) it only means 'moderately soft' these dynamics don't have specific volume levels. If you are practicing, you don't need to play accordingly and then have a difficulty hearing yourself, you should only play as it tells you when you are actually trying to play it properly.
Pay close attention to your mistakes. Don't look at them as a burden, but instead as a pat on the arm informing you of avoiding that the next time.
Concentrate on playing the piece properly. Many people feel that they are excellent when they're playing the piano alone but not nearly as good when playing in front of others. Try not to play too fast or too slow to impress people, even if no one's there. Maintaining a more comfortable tempo helps you concentrate on not making mistakes. When you have become comfortable with the piece at that tempo, you can speed up or slow down depending on the piece.