The modern piano has been in use for over 200 years, and its notation system much longer. Pianists can express themselves in a manner no other instrument permits. They can sing with their fingers, play the most beautiful melodies and harmonies, and accompany singers or an orchestra.

Learning Student

Learning to play the piano requires formal lessons (usually). A teacher usually guides students through exercises and pieces that focus on particular techniques for pressing the keys and moving the hands and arms quickly enough to produce clear notes. Pianists learn how to read sheet music , which tells them when to place their fingers on the correct keys at the correct time. Much like memorizing math equations or lines from a novel, pianists memorize many passages of music so they can perform them later with no sheet music in front of them.

Teacher Instructions

A teacher instructs students in the proper ways to sit at a piano, correctly position their arms and hands while playing, use pedals, hold the printed sheets of music, turn the pages without obscuring the notes, tune their pianos (or have it professionally done), etc. Students usually learn how to play scales , chords  and arpeggios . Scales are exercises that help develop speed and dexterity in each hand separately before playing songs or pieces together. Arpeggios involve holding down keys with one or more fingers on an individual chord and rapidly moving up and down over them so that all of the notes sound together.

Basic Skills

Early teachers often start students off on very easy songs that use only very basic chords or even one chord. The goal is to build the student's confidence; many people start playing but give up quickly if it doesn't come easily. Some teachers emphasize learning songs by ear  while others teach students to read sheet music right away with formal lessons. For basic learning of free piano music sheet you can visit pianogg.