WHY PIANO

 The perfect instrument for teaching and learning music!

The piano, a digital piano, or either a keyboarded instrument with 88 weighted keys

is commonly accepted as the ideal starting instrument.

It is the best alternative over other instruments

for the following reasons:

  • The piano is a user-friendly instrument that offers immediate gratification.
  • The piano is the best “starting” instrument
  • The piano is already tuned, there is no need to tune or warm-up the instrument before playing.
  • The piano keyboard is the best tool to teach music notation.
  • The piano keyboard is the best tool to teach melody.
  • The piano keyboard is the best tool to teach harmony.
  • The piano is the best instrument to teach rhythm.
  • Piano is the best rhythmic-harmonic complement.
  • The piano is the best instrument to teach the improvisation.
  • The piano is the most complete and independent solo instrument.
  • The piano has a wide range of pitches.
  • Piano requires constant attention to correct posture.
  • The piano may help the prevention of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).
  • The piano is the best instrument to develop finger-hand-body coordination.
  • The piano is the most versatile instrument.
  • Piano and keyboards offers more freedom
  • The piano has a huge amount of repertoire.
  • The piano facilitates self-expression.
  • Playing the piano can lead to unknown indirect knowledge.
  • A piano or keyboard can be connected to a computer.
  • Piano playing may offers more jobs.
  • Piano and keyboards offers a potential future career in music production, recording and performance.
  • Piano can be played by two, four, six, and even eight hands on one instrument.
  • The piano is commonly the main family and social instrument.
  • Piano develops tactile awareness and memorization.
  • Piano study and practice can elicit positive changes in the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Children who learn piano do better in school.
  • Piano study and playing requires the player’s total self-involvement.
  • Piano playing requires the full body participation in a coordinated way.

To examine the arguments supporting each one of this claims please read the post:

Piano: the best instrument for teaching and learning music

VIVA EL PIANO!

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