There are several ways to know how to become a skilled piano player, but the first thing you need to possess is a gift for music and be able to comprehend written music and have passion in your soul that will transfer through the keys. To be skilled at piano, you will need to invest time and money into professional lesions. Set aside time each day to practice and be consistent.
Playing the piano well has a technical side to the art as in any other skill. It is just not a matter of reading the music and playing on the ivories, but actually applying expertise consisting of basic elements. For example, learn the names and location of the pedals. The damper pedal is the one located on the far right, played with the right and makes a full, fluid sound. The soft pedal on the far left is played with the left foot. The tone gives a musical effect that is fantasy like. Finally, the sustention pedal in the middle of the three and is played with the left foot and it sustains sound after the fingers leave the keys.
Form and content of the music makes your practice dynamic. You must understand it. Jump into the music and let it evolve out of your brain and onto the keys. Keep in mind that there is music theory composed of melody, dynamics, rhythm, chords and other elements that all contribute to the synergy of playing the piano well.
There are 33 distinct skills that must be mastered that will contribute to playing well with depth and feeling. Learn how to master chord inversions as they will give your playing balanced and the rich. Learning the intrinsic logic to fingering the keys, moving up or moving down is a great technical skill to learn, especially fingering for the scales on the white keys and for those on the black keys. The logical sequence will hit you between the eyes and it will all make sense. Adding color tones to every chord, giving emotion, passion, ecstatic joy, whatever you are feeling to illustrate the song will be of huge benefit to you.
Eye flips are very productive and a technical position of your body and head direct at your music will enable you to look down quickly and then back up. Practice with a metronome during certain times to teach you to keep a steady beat. Your time of practice must include spaced repetition, four segments of fifteen minutes each. Spread out the practice. Understand this won’t be possible all the time but if you can, do it.
When you sit down to learn a new piece, learn a phrase at a time, and don’t shoot for the entire song. It will be challenge enough so do not attack the entire piece at once. Technique must be included in your practice. The Virtuoso Pianist written by Charles Hanon will direct you to sixty exercises that will add to your skills of speed, strength, agility and precision. Written in the early nineteenth century, the exercises are timeless. All of these technical aspects will add to the development of your skills as a pianist.
As you practice, work on a variety of skills as sight-reading, music theory, chord playing and improvisation. Develop your repertoire. Learn one new piece a month and keep adding to your play list.
Finally, how to be a skilled piano player takes so many technical aspects at once that you must keep fresh and not state so reviewing the concepts, review, review, will prevent all of your hard work from going backwards.