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Last Updated: October 2023

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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.

Deviant Noise has one mission – we want to help you make the best music possible.

So this is the page you’ll find links to all our guides, articles and resources about piano playing.

We’ll keep this page updated with all the latest stuff we put out related to piano.

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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.

Piano Finger Dexterity

Learn how to get your fingers to move more fluidly as you play piano

Product Reviews

Check out some of our latest piano product reviews

FlowKey | Rocket Piano | Piano For All | Piano Marvel | Melodics | Playground Sessions

Other Resources for Piano Players

Here are some of our favorite resources for anyone who plays or is learning the piano (affiliate links)

Hands on a Piano

Lessons and Learning Aides

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Flowkey is our preferred learning platform to learn your favorite songs on the piano in a traditional way. Learn More
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If you want to learn how to play piano by ear, then HearAndPlay’s programs are your best bet! Learn More
Melodics is a great tool to help you practice your playing and perfect your timing! Learn More

Our Favorite Pieces of Sheet Music to Learn on Piano

John Legend Piano Sheet Music
One of the most fun and challenging songs to play on the piano. Learn More
Game of Thrones Piano Sheet Music
Sheet music for one of the most iconic pieces of television music ever made. Learn More
Adele Piano Sheet Music Collection
This complete collection of Adele’s music is perfect for singing along with a piano. Learn More
RnB Hits Piano Sheet Music
Get this collection of some of the biggest contemporary R&B hits of the last few years. Learn More

Our Favorite Piano Accessories

SoundBrenner Pulse
The SoundBrenner Pulse is a new way to keep time when playing/practicing – a vibrating metronome you can wear on your wrist/body. No more annoying “clicks.” Learn More
Tablet Stand for Musicians
This is a good stand you can use to secure your iPad or other tablet when you use it to display practice material or sheet music or even video lessons/training! A great companion to any musician. Learn More
Piano Note Stickers for Beginners
These piano/keyboard “note stickers” make it dead-easy for complete beginners to learn and remember the notes on a piano and how to read sheet music. Learn More

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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

    Are Piano and Keyboard the Same?

    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.

    Are Piano Players Ambidextrious?

    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.

    Can Piano Cause Carpal Tunnel?

    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.

    When and Where Was Piano Invented?

    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.

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