Improving your piano fingering and finding note patterns: piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

Yesterday I wrote a post all about fingering, looking at the best ways to use your fingers when learning piano pieces. My vlog today (vlog 18) is a continuation on this theme. It examines fingering and note patterns, and I hope it’s useful to those of you who are just starting to learn the piano.


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For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


 

4 thoughts on “Improving your piano fingering and finding note patterns: piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

  1. SYWTPTP is still at the top of my literary shopping list for 2013 despite not having touched my piano for nearly all the latter half of 2012 and having lost faith in piano teachers so much I wouldn’t be able to trust one again (unless they are called Dame Fanny or Melanie Spanswick!). I really hope you haven’t given away too much as to the contents of the book on here/Twitter etc.

  2. Actually Mel, what are your thoughts on people (adults in particular) using teach yourself methods to learn the piano?? And which particular method do you favour as there are so many of them available??? (given the previous comment I made about not trusting piano teachers, and comments you’ve made on here about the glut of ‘bad’ teachers around in Britain today)

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