So right now were talking about the C major scale. What Ive been doing all week is practicing playing the scale with the proper piano fingering on both hands, separately and then together.
So first Ill start playing the c major scales (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C) with my right hand (Im right handed so its easier). I consciously use the proper piano fingering so I get used to that and so I will naturally do it later when I sit down to play.
Thats actually part of what I’m practicing. Not only memorizing the notes and the sequence of the scale, but also the proper finger position. It also helps your fingers become more used to moving across the piano.
So when you’re practicing the C major scale do this. Play it with your right hand. Start slow if you need to, but then gradually speed it up until you can do it pretty quickly.
If you’re just starting out it may take you a while to build up speed, but just keep at it. Remember, you’re supposed to be practicing at least 20 minutes every day, so you’ll get good at it in no time.
Once you’re good with your right hand (it might take you a day or two of practice) start practicing playing the C major scale with your left hand. Remember to use the proper piano fingering if you need, you can view my piano finger chart.
Once you’ve built up some speed with your left hand and have the fingering down, its time to put both together.
This is where I was at today. Even though Ive been playing music in the C major scale for years, it has always been with incorrect fingering. So even though I now know the proper finger movement for the scale for each hand, its difficult for me to play with both hands together. But with practice, itll get easier.
Practice playing the C major scale with both hands once youre comfortable with the right and left individually. It will help if you start out by playing with both hands extremely slowly Im talkin turtle slow and gradually build up speed.
It will seem really awkward at first moving your fingers a certain way and youll probably want to use different fingers than the ones in the fingering chart. But trust me, it is easiest to do the finger movements like it shows in the chart. I hope you’ll keep checking my site for best online piano lessons