Many people think that you need to start at a young age to learn to play the piano. This is not true. Playing the piano is a skill. And like other skills, it can be learned regardless of your age. Recent studies have shown that adults have an advantage over children when it comes to learning to play the piano.

Below are some tips for learning to play the piano that you can start following today.

Forget everything you think you know

There is much wrong information out there about learning to play the piano. So it’s better to start with a clean slate.  Learning to improvise on the piano can be hard, but if you are diligent you will surely figure it out in time.  Whatever you think you know about learning the piano, everything you’ve heard, it would be best if you can all forget them for a while. As mentioned earlier, many people think that there’s a window for learning the piano, and if you’ve missed it, you won’t be able to learn how to play. This is one of the most prevalent myths about learning how to play the piano and the one that is most detrimental to adults who want to pick up piano playing. So you need to forget about this wrong information. The truth is, it’s never too late to learn anything, and that includes playing the piano.

Be passionate about learning

The reason why children seem to learn faster than adults is because they are generally more passionate about discovering and learning new things. Most adults, on the other hand, have become jaded about life and about learning something new. So to learn how to play the piano, you need to commit. You can see the learning process as some journey. It would be best if you made a promise to continue to move until you reach your destination. You should approach the process of learning how to play the piano with childlike enthusiasm. When you try to be excited about learning to play the piano, you’ll see that understanding the concepts becomes natural. And in no time, you’ll be playing like a pro.

Play with emotions

You need to know how to play with emotions. Your emotions can make a soulless and inspired performance into an emphatic one. And when you play with emotions, you tend to learn faster because you activate a different part of the brain. When you play to express emotions, then a musical instrument such as a piano becomes an extension of you. It becomes the channel through which your emotions are conveyed. You become one with the piano to borrow the zen adage. When you see the piano as merely an extension of yourself, then learning to play it becomes natural and almost second-nature.

Pick up a useful resource

No matter how good you are at learning new skills, it’s still useful to get external help. One of the most important tips for learning how to play the piano is to get external help either in the form of a good piano teacher, a book, or a course. An excellent course or teacher can help you learn to play the piano in a systematic way.

Music

We as humans often get stressed about things that make our thoughts cloudy and our motivational levels drop for some time. This is when most of us rely on some good music that can give us hope and a clear idea about reality so we can accept it. There is music that sounds good when it is loud and does not affect us emotionally. Such kind of music is only meant for entertainment and holds no value for your spirit. On the other side, there is also music that we cannot listen to a party but can be a great support to our emotions when we are alone. Such type of music is known as spiritual music or spirit music.

Spirit music does not have to be a soothing melody that makes us feel calm and relaxed. Even the most meditative music can disturb someone’s brain if it does not help in making the thoughts get any better. Everyone has a different taste for spiritual music as well. While some people may like to listen to more melodies, others like to connect with the artist through what they sing. Opera is one of the oldest traditional forms of music that connects with listeners on an emotional level. But not everyone can sit and listen to opera as they may not be interested in connecting with the genre at all. It is due to this reason that we suggest everyone finds their own spirit music. There are plenty of genres to choose from, and you can choose the one that brings you back from pain and stress to give you a feeling of clear mind and bliss.

Search for genres

To find your spirit music, start exploring the music genres that are available to you. From trash metal to punk rock, pop music to hip hop, find a genre that helps you give time to yourself when you listen to it. You do not have to stick to a single genre throughout. You can experiment with keeping a list of tracks from different genres and get used to listening to them as a part of your subconscious activity.

Search for genres

Connect with the artist

Try to connect with the artists to understand their emotions behind making the music. Develop a state of empathy towards music and try to measure the good weight that music puts into your thoughts. Soon you will start vibing with the music, and your stress levels will automatically reduce whenever you listen to your favourite artists. You will know that you can always rely on your playlist to escape from your stress and relax for some time.

Explore more

Finding your spirit music is a journey of exploring the music of others until you find your own. If you were to be an artist, you would make a melody that would resonate the best with your spirit. It is said that if you leave a man in a forest with a guitar, he will come back with a new melody. So until you find your own tunes, keep up your journey of experiencing different kinds of music.