Sonnys Piano Tips

Awaken Your Left Hand

Next time you sit down at your piano, try playing the melody line with your left hand. This will improve your eye-hand coordination and help you to play in a more fluid, relaxed and creative fashion. Whether you’re playing classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues or improvising …… spend a few minutes every time you sit down to play letting the left hand break out of the usual chord patterns routine and jump into the spotlight by playing melody. You will see an immediate increase in your left hand awareness, mobility and creativity.

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Breathing…..

When playing the piano, try taking some slow, steady, deep breaths. You will find your ability to concentrate and flow will instantly increase and you will also find immediate improvement in your velocity and eye-hand coordination. Try taking several slow, deep breaths when you first sit down at your piano before you play a note. This will help you to relax and reduce performance anxiety. Breathing is one of the most overlooked aspects of playing the piano. As with many other activities which require concentration and physical movement, there is a tendency for people to try too hard and tense up which restricts full respiration which reduces full range of motion in your hands and causes an uncomfortable, anxious feeling due to reduced circulation and CO2 build up. When Playing the Piano remember to Breathe… Relax… Flow… and Enjoy Yourself……

Piano For Sale – Art Case Baby Grand Piano Burled Walnut Kranich & Bach – $5500

Kranich & Bach Baby Grand

Kranich & Bach Baby Grand

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Mason Hamlin Model B
Mason Hamlin Model B

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Use What You Know

It’s not how much you know but how you use what you know…. … is an idea that very much applies to piano playing. You don’t need a PhD in music theory to successfully play piano. If you learn some of the basic concepts of piano playing (especially the chord method and some improvisation techniques) and get in touch with your own inner musical flow you will be playing wonderful music in no time. Also, the expression less is more applies to piano playing as well…it’s not how complex or advanced the music you play is that reflects your success but rather the feelings of enjoyment and satisfaction you get from what and how you play that counts.

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Finding Your Groove

When you start finding the groove…. or how to flow on the piano you will find it will spill over into other aspects of your life….Actually when you find the groove, flow, zone in any arena of life it spills over into all aspects of your life… learn to flow while dancing, running, playing sports, doing yoga, martial arts or creating art …. learn to master one thing and you’ll begin to understand the principle behind the art of flowing or mastering things in general… and you will find it easier to be successful at anything you apply yourself to.

Piano For Sale – Knabe Baby Grand 1956 Ebony, Totally Rebuilt/Refinished – $7500

Knabe Baby Grand Ebony

Knabe Baby Grand Ebony

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Piano For Sale – Winter Mahogany Baby Grand $1900 – Video Coming Soon!

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Piano For Sale – Sohmer Baby Grand Piano Art Case, Queen Anne Legs $5500

Sohmer Grand Piano Queen Anne Legs

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Piano For Sale – Sohmer Baby Grand Cupid Model White Gloss $4950

Sohmer Baby Grand White Piano

Sohmer Baby Grand White Piano

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