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How to Play Crazy Fast Crossover Arpeggios

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This is probably the flashiest piano move I know. It looks sweet and sounds cool, and it’s actually a lot easier than it seems. And honestly you could probably learn it in a month with just 5 to 10 minutes a day of practice. So in this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to learn this step by step in four parts: Notes/Fingerings Technique Practice Strategies Complete Practice Routine… continue reading


The #1 Technique for Piano Beginners: The “Miyagi Technique”

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What’s up everyone! Today I’m going to tell you about of of the most important piano exercises for beginners. It’s that one fundamental exercise everyone should know. When I started using this drill, it fundamentally changed the way I played. It was the first and most important piano technique I learned in college. Let me quickly tell you my story about The Miyagi… continue reading


Do Kids REALLY Learn Piano Faster Than Adults?

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I hear this all the time. People say kids learn faster. They talk about how children’s brains are more “moldable” and that kids “absorb things faster” at a younger age. I think this is BS. I really do. And it makes me sad because I think it’s a perception that keeps a lot of adults from even trying piano. It just becomes an excuse of “well, I’d love to learn… continue reading


The ULTIMATE Guide to Playing Piano Expressively

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You know what’s truly amazing to me about music? You can feel an emotion, transfer that emotion to movement in your fingers, which transfers it to sound in the air. The sound moves through the air, hits someone’s eardrum, and is transferred to an emotion they feel. You can literally transfer an emotion you have to another person. That’s amazing to me. That’s why they say music is the language… continue reading


The Optimum Practice Mindset That Gets Results

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Today I want to talk a little about the mindset you have when you’re practicing and how to take it to the next level. I really think this is the key to going from slow improvement to making rapid, consistent gains in your piano ability. And to develop this mindset I think we can learn a lot from a group of people who are obsessed with making gains: Athletes. What… continue reading


The ULTIMATE Guide To Mastering Piano Technique: Part 1

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You need to develop awesome technique. Trust me, getting that next level technique will skyrocket your playing ability. All of a sudden your fingers will feel like the keyboard is their home, and everything you play will be easier and smoother. Oh, and you’ll be able to play the cool flashy stuff to impress your friends 😉 And here’s the best thing. Technique has been researched heavily. It’s easy to… continue reading


The ULTIMATE Guide to Mastering Piano Technique – Part 2

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Ok, so enough chit chat, time to get down to action. Like anything else in life, you don’t get better at it by reading about it, you get better by doing it. So here’s my step-by-step systematic action plan to get some rock-solid piano technique. It only takes about 5 to 10 minutes a day, and it’s the exact method I used to get fast scales, arpeggios, broken chords, and… continue reading


Beginners Piano Technique Explained – The 5 Finger Drill

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Technique is HUGE. I honestly think it is the most important thing to develop as a piano beginner. If you have good beginners piano technique, the rest (expressiveness, sight-reading, ext.) will follow. And it’ll lead to the more advanced techniques like playing crazy fast arpeggios ;). Before I go into detail about the 5 finger technique, I want to talk about a mental shift, a different way of thinking, that… continue reading