There are so many beginners who have the problem that they are not getting better at the piano. It’s easy for anyone to imagine that if you don’t practice enough time, you won’t improve, but in fact, long hours of practice can also hinder your progress. So how much time is appropriate for piano practice? And how long does it take to learn to play the piano well?
It is said that you should practice the piano for at least 40 minutes at a time. Gamma waves in the frontal lobe, which are involved in concentration, are said to decrease sharply 40 minutes after the start of learning. If you practice for a long time, you will not be able to concentrate and you will end up practicing inefficiently. For example, even if a worker works for 7 hours or 8 hours, it is the same as not being able to concentrate all the time. Especially beginners are not used to spending time practicing the piano. If you suddenly practice for a long time, you may have an allergic reaction to the piano. It is preferable to start by getting used to it in a short time. If you get used to it, you can increase the amount of time you practice, but you’ll be able to improve faster if you practice while taking breaks.
How long does it take a beginner to feel that he or she has mastered the piano? Although it is only a guideline, if you are aiming for a level where you can play “Edelweiss”, which is an introductory to beginner piano piece, you should consider that it takes 3 to 6 months. There are individual differences depending on the amount of practice, so there are cases where you can not improve as expected even if it takes more than half a year. It takes at least a year of practice to reach a certain level. The speed of improvement varies depending on the age, but if most beginners practice well during this period, they will be able to master beginner-level songs.
Will I improve if I start playing the piano as an adult?
When you grow up, there are many people who give up thinking that the time they can practice is limited even if they start playing the piano because they have a job. However, if you take the time to practice properly, you will be able to play beginner-level songs in front of people in about six months. And if you keep practicing for more than a year, you’ll be able to play it reasonably well, and you’ll be able to perform at a concert. Even adults can play the piano. In the end, it all boils down to whether or not you want to do it.
Playing the piano can also help prevent dementia. Since it is an instrument that constantly moves both fingers of both hands, the brain is constantly stimulated and blurring can be prevented. There is no doubt that the piano is a highly recommended instrument for seniors in their 60s and 70s. When it comes to the elderly, there are so many people who spend meaningless time every day. Doing something will make your life more meaningful than doing nothing. People who have hobbies tend to have a longer healthy life expectancy.
Prevention of sound leakage with an electronic piano
Many people think that the piano should only be played during the day because of the noise it causes to the neighbors. But modern society is advancing science. With an electronic piano, if you wear headphones, the sound will not leak outside, so you can play it even at night. Even if you are out during the day, you can practice at night.