Piano Finger Exercises

4 Steps to Learning How to Play Any Song on the Piano

1. Determining the melody - Melodies determine what chords will be played. If you can use your ear to figure out what notes are being played in the melody, you are 1/4 on your way to learning a song! More resources on learning how to determine melodies

2.Harmonizing the melody - Once you have figured out the melody (using some of my techniques on the resource page), it is time to harmonize it. This is simply choosing various chords to accompany the melody. There are several techniques and tricks to doing this. More resources on learning how to harmonize melodies

3. Altering Chords - This is the best part! Now that you have strategically figured out the melody to a song and have harmonized it, altering your chords to produce certain sounds is the next step. If you were playing gospel music, you would alter your chords differently than if you were playing classical or country music. More resources on altering chords

4. Listening - After you have determined the melody, harmonized the melody, and altered some of your chords, there are various techniques you can use to make sure that your song sounds right. More resources on listening techniques

I personally recommend "The Secrets to Playing Piano By Ear" 300-pg Course and through my relationship with Jermaine (the author of this course), I've been able to get him to throw in a few bonus items (3 additional piano software programs). He has taught literally thousands of musicians how to play the piano by ear. If you understood just half of what he discussed above, you'll definitely benefit from his 300-pg course. Click here to learn the secrets to playing absolutely any song on the piano in virtually minutes! I highly recommend it.

If you are interested in taking your playing to the next level and increasing your finger speed, dexterity and accuracy then I recommend you take the time to digest all the information in this lesson on piano finger exercises.

I get called on quite often to play with area bands and in church in part because I have developed the ability to quickly learn and play most songs knowing only the key of the song.

All the lessons on this website are designed to help you develop the skill of playing by ear.

Many of my students want to know how to get their fingers to move quickly and fluidly and to play various scales, runs , licks and solos over various chord changes.

Gaining this skill is not magic and is available to anyone who has the desire.

An important part of this is learning time tested piano finger exercises that will instantly improve your muscle memory and dexterity

So if you are serious, you will do well to watch the video I have provided below.

In this short video I will demonstrate a couple of easy piano finger exercises that pianists have been using for years to get their fingers to glide easily over the keyboard and play melodic phrases.

After you watch this video I urge you to click the link below the video to learn some more great tips and discover the absolute best way available to devlope lightning speed at the keyboard

Watch this video presentation for more tips and exercises!!

piano finger exercises

The written exercises below will give you the fingering to start with each of the first two exercises.

Dear Musician,

If you want to learn the secrets to fast, precise playing, I've found exactly what you're looking for.

Hear and Play's "Perfect Practice" dvd shows you how to use Hanon finger execises to increase your hand and finger speed, dexterity, coordination, independence, agility, accuracy, and more.

Many students report phenomenal results after applying just the FIRST exercise to their practice routine.

Be warned: There's nothing "new" about hanon exercises. In fact, they were devised over 100 years ago by Charles-Louis Hanon.

But up until now, they've only been usedby classical players who can read sheetmusic and are extemely intimid

Click here for an awesome video presentation!!

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