Taking piano lessons can either be self-motivated or by enrolling in a formal school. Usually, those who enroll in formal piano lessons are those who have limited or no knowledge at all in playing the piano, especially limited or no knowledge in reading notes and chords. And so, this also distinguishes the two kinds of beginners in piano lessons. For beginners who don’t know how to read notes in a piano piece may learn effectively if they are guided by professional pianists. It is like learning how to read and write a foreign language. This technique is best recommended for children because their development skills are more active than in later years.
There are two ways on how piano lessons are being taught. The most common and traditional is teaching how to read notes while for some is teaching how to read chords. Piano pieces are normally prepared for classical songs that is why music notes are important to learn than the chords. Almost all piano sheets have music notes in them. Meanwhile, piano chords are already considered modern.
Music notes are drawing symbols of the do re mi. It takes a lot of practice to be familiar with the notes values. Each lesson has to be taken seriously if you really want to learn how to play the piano. But, the most challenging part is, and the reason why most want to enroll in a professional center is, the actual piano playing while reading the notes. Professional piano lessons for beginners have the advantage of taking the piano playing experience to the next level because professional pianists know techniques that benefits our fingers as well. There is also such thing as warming up the fingers before the formal lesson begins. Also, if you know how to play a classical song in the piano, it gives you a sense of pride and joy because the experience broadens your horizon and takes you back in time, when classical songs are vey popular. They say, if you know how to read notes and play classical songs, you can already play any kind of song of any genre. Eventually, chord reading is also being taught. One has to learn how to read chords as well, especially now, because the music of today’s generation are commonly written in piano chords already.
But, for those who already have knowledge on music notes and chords but lack practice in reading and playing in actual, there are available piano lessons which they can watch and download online for free.