Hello out there. I've been trying to teach myself how to play the keys for almost 2years now and really having serious problems on improving. I think I might be doing something wrong. I know the importance of theory and really do try to read anything about music theory that I get in my hands. I practice a lot, at least 1-2hrs a day but I guess my practice routine, if I have one;-) is totally wrong because I end up nearly with "nothing" because I wander around and do lot's of things at the same time, like doing some scale exercises then jump to some songs and then start with some chord exercises then watch some YouTube videos which are at times too advanced for my playing and try to play like them and then something else, anything that comes in mind actually. All totally wrong! I don't have any mentor or anyone to teach me. Need a practice routine plan and any advice which could help me. How should I start my daily practice, what should I really learn step by step and what should be the goal of the day or should I set goals for the week or just work on one skill until I totally master it? BTW I'm from Germany and manage to play at my Presbyterian Ghanaian church but with lots of mistakes I'm aware of but I want to get rid of these in the service of the Lord. Please help. God bless you all
Hello Musician ,
I've played organ/piano in over 300 church services and experienced thousands of situations. Now, let's get to your problem. As a musician you need to think about mastering your color chords. (Major 7 /Minor 7/Dominate 7/Half-Diminish 7/Diminish 7/and Minor 6 chords) Both hand 3 inversion up and down the Piano. Now, I'm talking from my perspective but when you master these chords you can play pretty much anything you hear. That's my idea of why anyone would want to play, it really create magic in your worship. You sound like me when you said "in your practice time you go through an emotional roller-coaster because your being creative''. I was you 6 years ago and just decided to make changes in my playing. Here are two courses that will taking all the guest work out.
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