All About Piano
Tips, tricks and tools for aspiring piano players.
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Learning to play the piano can do some amazing things to your music – especially as a singer or music producer.
It’ll take your performing, songwriting and production to a whole other level.
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Our Piano Guides
Step your piano playing skills up with our free guides below
Learn How to Play Piano
Learn everything you need to know to start playing the piano today
The Best Online Piano Lessons
Find out which piano training program is best for you
Piano Scales, Modes and Intervals
Quickly and Easily learn intervals, scales and modes on the piano.
Basic and Advanced Piano Chords
A Quick and Easy Guide to Playing Every Chord You’ll Ever Need (With Diagrams!)
All About Piano Chord Progressions
Learn about the most popular chord progressions on the piano and even how to write your own!
A Complete Piano Practice Guide
Learn how to structure an effective piano practice session and get more tips!
Beginner Piano Rhythm Patterns
Improve your playing by ear with the most essential rhythmic patterns you need to know
Piano Chord Inversions
A comprehensive guide on how, when and why to use piano chord inversions.
Check out some of our latest piano product reviews
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Other Resources for Piano Players
Here are some of our favorite resources for anyone who plays or is learning the piano (affiliate links)
Lessons and Learning Aides
Our Favorite Pieces of Sheet Music to Learn on Piano
Our Favorite Piano Accessories
Latest Piano Articles
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Why Learn Piano?
Whether you want to become a pro piano player or you produce music or write songs, learning to play piano can help you in so many different ways..
Knowing how to play an instrument allows you to approach music in a different way than others.
There are a lot of thing you can learn about how to maximize the potential of your music by learning to play a musical instrument – and you’ll increase your chances of success in a music career.
Frequently Asked Questions About Playing Piano
In a sense, yes. Often people will use the terms “piano” and “keyboard” interchangeably. The distinction comes into play when you’re talking about the instrument you’re using itself. A piano is technically the entire instrument, whether it’s acoustic or electric/electronic – it’s the keys, the strings, the body, the components inside, etc. A keyboard actually refers to the actual bed of keys on the piano. Also, people often refer to digital pianos and MIDI pianos as keyboards, since they work differently than acoustic and electric pianos.
Not always. In fact, probably not most people who play piano. Indeed, piano players will have more control than the average person over their non-dominant hand, but usually it’s mostly in the context of piano. They likely still have trouble doing other tasks with their non-dominant hand.
Any sort of repetitive movement with improper technique can lead to injury. It’s important to stretch your hands, fingers and wrists while also letting them rest enough to protect the health of your limbs. If you ever start to feel pain while playing, check your technique and take a break. Maybe do some stretching as well.
Although the concepts used in modern pianos have been around since the antiquity (with pipe organs and such), the invention of the piano is credited to Bartolomeo Christofori in 17th century Italy. We know for sure that a modern style piano was definitely around by the year 1700.