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How You Can Learn Piano Today

For beginners, the piano is an instrument that looks quite challenging to play. Watching people that have been playing for years and years, or even professional musicians, doesn’t make it look much easier.

The fact is that the piano is actually one of the easier instruments to learn to play since all of the keys are right there in front of you. Of course, becoming a pro is a different story, but mastering the basics isn’t so hard.

How you can learn piano today

Keep reading to learn more about how you can begin to learn the piano today and know your favorite songs in no time at all.

Learn Music

Before you can really begin to play the piano at any level, it really does help to learn to read music. You don’t have to be a sight-reading pro, but knowing how to slowly go through the music you want to play and identify what needs to be played will be of tremendous help to you down the road.

To learn to read music, one of the best things you can do is pick up a book for beginners. If you’re an adult, skip the books designed for kids and go for something advanced. Just make sure you choose level 1 books if you’re just starting out and don’t have a solid foundation for reading music or playing an instrument.

Know Your Scales

Scales are pretty boring when it comes to playing the piano, but having a solid understanding of them will help you greatly as a player. Without scales, you’ll also be playing via rote memorization, which isn’t a good way to progress once you reach the beginner or intermediate stage.

Start by playing the scales you find in a beginner’s book. Once you know them, you’ll still want to go back to your scales every time you practice to keep them fresh in your mind. Remember that even professional players work on scales from time to time to keep them in their heads.

Practice Daily

When you’re trying to teach yourself piano, the process can be pretty frustrating. While it’s okay to take a day off from time to time, it isn’t a habit you want to get into if you want to become a better player.

Ideally, you should be practicing about an hour each day. If you do that, you’ll progress before you know it.

Toddler Play Time : Five Little Ducks and Water Play

‘Five little ducks went swimming one day’ is a beautiful classic song which kids love. Instead of just singing it, we had funful toddler play time at our home.

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Toddler Play Time : Five Little Ducks and Water Play

My son loves this song and recently we bought small rubber ducklings to make his play time more active. This is one of the ways we used this classic song as a wonderful toddler play activity.

Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away!

I used a basket with water creating a small pond for my toddler and he played the game while singing .I combined this activity with storytelling together with counting and singing.

Toddler Play Time : Five Little Ducks and Water Play

We used numbers while counting the ducks, so he practiced counting.

Toddler Play Time : Five Little Ducks and Water Play

In to the water basket, I used bubble bath which gave him fun time and also feeling of sensory.
We also had mommy duck and daddy duck.

Finally,

Mummy duck said quack quack quack
None of the five little ducks came back!
Daddy duck said quack quack quack!
All the five little ducks came back!

He loved playing the game while singing and he loved the idea of hiding one duck each time.

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This is a great way to teach and practice counting, singing, math skills, sensory and imaginary skills for toddlers.

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Above all it is fun and keeps my child active and busy!

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