A list of common mistakes for left hand, right hand, finger positions, technique, and many other areas.
Holding down the sustain pedal throughout the entire song
Rehearsing and calling it practising.
Postpone practice for tomorrow, you're busy today
Brute forcing a song that's too difficult
Not working with a teacher.
Ignoring aural training and sight reading.
Playing the sections you know too fast until you're tripping over every note, and playing the ones you don't know super slow
While practicing, rushing through the whole piece rather than stopping in each section, polishing it, and then continuing to the next section.
Wrong and inconsistent fingering.
Unnecessary tension throughout fingers, wrists and arms.
Weak 4th and 5th fingers, thumbs too loud.
Getting too technical and not musical enough.
Not playing separate hands first.
Getting a habit of using the wrong fingering
Studying for a lot of hours while making zero progress. Sometimes 30mins of good practice are better than 3 non-productive hours.
Practising with poorly used pedal
Doing one huge practice just before your piano lesson instead of a shorter practice every day
Practice at a long continuous length.
TIP: Try to divide it in smart sections with little breaks for yourself
Not listening to advices...
Underutilization of fingers 1 and 5
Correct hand position; Wrists up, fingers down. Not flat like a pancake. Helps improve finger mobility.
Forgetting to upgrade the sustain pedal into a level 45 pianoslayer when talking to the first arch-mage
The piano is really gay anyway.
Niggerfucking the black keys too swiftly
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Getting your dickhole greased
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