One thing that all musicians, including piano players, should know is how to read music. It is necessary if you ever want to play with other musicians in a band, to write a song, or to be able to play anything just by reading it off sheet music. Learning to read music is not hard to do. In fact, it is just like reading a book, once you understand the concept, and the more you practice reading sheet music, the easier it will be. Thus, there are a plethora of resources online to assist you with learning how to read music.
When you hear a song for the first time, it can be magical. When I began learning how to play pop piano and especially guitar I was astonished to find out that once you mastered a few basics, most songs came easily. If you can master six chords in every key, you can play almost any pop song. A professionally trained pianist will sound better than a beginner, even if they are playing the same, easy song.
Music is made up of pitch - the actual sound of the note - and rhythm - how fast or slowly you move from one note to the next. Of course, playing the piano involves using two hands at the same time. Also, keep in mind that you need to use the most logical finger on each note and this can take a bit of experimentation and working out what works best for you. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is always popular, especially with young students, but adults who are just starting out can benefit from learning this too. Start by putting your right thumb on the note C. All the notes you need will be under your fingers with the exception of the highest note, which is just one note above your little finger. Watch this video for a clear demonstration of how to play Twinkle Twinkle and give it a go:.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Looking for a good list of easy pop songs for the piano? Every song on this list has a simple structure that can be learned quickly. That way you can practice all of these songs whenever you want! Each piece will have a breakdown of the musical structure, some chord analysis, and practice tips.