Piano Tunes
Changing the world, with music

Piano Technique

Tip of the Week

Two Chord Groove. A nice groove with only two chords. Just swap two parallel triads, major and minor or visa versa. It gives a poppy/gospel sound.
Very usable to study triads and there inversions.

To the video

New video's about how to play, handle the piano, study, relax.
In short very informative video's explained by Hetty Sponselee.

ON THIS PAGE:
Hand Position,
everybody has his own hand, and thus his own hand position!
Fingers Independence and control of your touch.
Left and right piano forte, play left and right hand with difference in volume levels
Pedal Practise, how to use the pedal in a correct way.
Staccato, legato and lateral movement.Playing staccato and legato. Lateral movement while right hand plays the melody.
Broken Chords, how to practice a good coördination in playing broken chords.
Lateral movement in the left hand while playing a melody in the right. Example Mondschein Sonate from Beethoven.
Chromatic Scale, two practical tips for studying the chromatic scale and lateral movement.
Reading Rhythm the basic key to read a rhythm.
Chords Lookalikes, a new approach to learn, see and play chords.
Chords Voicing, how to connect chords the easy way, and it soon even better.
Für Elise tutorial, practical tips to play Beethovens Für Elise.
Hanon Tips for the first and daily exercise froms Hanon’s book ‘Klavier Virtuose’.
Release the Key, Exercise for training a quick release of the key when play the next one.
Most important action  when you play the piano.
Scales Handmovement, The position of the hand and thumb when playing scales.
The scales will sound more equal and your playing will be more relaxed.
Octaves Tutorial, playing octaves relaxed, precise and with brilliance

For specific questions about how to study/play send us an e-mail.
The correct position of your hand when you play the piano, it has only to be a relaxed position and everybody has his own hand, and thus his own hand position!

A simple but effective one-minute-a-day exercise for improvement of the independence of the fingers and control of your touch.


How to learn in an easy way to play left and right hand with difference in volume levels, like right hand stronger/softer then left hand when they play at the same time.

A short and simple exercise how to use the pedal in a correct way.




A basic exercise for playing staccato and legato with both hands together. It’s also a start-up exercise for playing left hand with lateral movement while right hand plays the melody.

How to practice a good coördination in playing broken chords.




First exercise of lateral movement in the left hand while playing a melody in the right hand.
Example used here are the first four bars of the Mondschein Sonate from Beethoven.
Two practical tips for studying the chromatic scale and lateral movement.





Practical tips to play Beethovens Für Elise.
Free sheetmusic available here.




Tips for the first and daily exercise froms Hanon’s book ‘Klavier Virtuose’.



Exercise for training a quick release of the key when play the next one.
Most important action  when you play the piano.

The position of the hand and thumb when playing scales.
The scales will sound more equal and your playing will be more relaxed.

Alberti Bass Essentials, develop your piano technique with easy exercises.



Octaves Tutorial, playing octaves relaxed, precise and with brilliance


Sight Reading

Read Rhythm Introduction. The Best Way to Count 16th Note Rhythms Introduction: Reading rhythm is like reading words, you have to hear and not count them. It's easy there are only 9 rhythmical words. Imagine that you can read all books knowing only nine words.
Reading Rhythm is like reading words, you have to hear them. It's easy there are only 9 rhythmical words. Imagine that you can read all books knowing only nine words.
After watching the video download the exercises.
Download
0
Chords Lookalikes. There are only 12 major chords and you can play milions of tunes with it. One way to learn them quick is to see the lookalikes.

Chords Inversions and Voicings. How to connect chords the easy way.
Download
0
Download
0
Two Chord Groove. A nice groove with only two chords. Just swap two parallel triads, major and minor or visa versa. It gives a poppy/gospel sound.
Very usable to study triads and there inversions.

For specific questions about how to study/play send us an e-mail.