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Complete List of Beginner Piano Mistakes

A list of common mistakes for left hand, right hand, finger positions, technique, and many other areas.


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Holding down the sustain pedal throughout the entire song
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Not practicing slowly
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Rehearsing and calling it practising.
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Postpone practice for tomorrow, you're busy today
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Brute forcing a song that's too difficult
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Not working with a teacher.
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Flat. No dynamics.
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Ignoring aural training and sight reading.
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Playing the sections you know too fast until you're tripping over every note, and playing the ones you don't know super slow
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While practicing, rushing through the whole piece rather than stopping in each section, polishing it, and then continuing to the next section.
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Wrong and inconsistent fingering.
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Unnecessary tension throughout fingers, wrists and arms.
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Weak 4th and 5th fingers, thumbs too loud.
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Getting too technical and not musical enough.
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Not using the metronome.
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Not playing separate hands first.
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Getting a habit of using the wrong fingering
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Studying for a lot of hours while making zero progress. Sometimes 30mins of good practice are better than 3 non-productive hours.
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Practising with poorly used pedal
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Doing one huge practice just before your piano lesson instead of a shorter practice every day
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Practice at a long continuous length.
TIP: Try to divide it in smart sections with little breaks for yourself
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Not listening to advices...
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Underutilization of fingers 1 and 5
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Correct hand position; Wrists up, fingers down. Not flat like a pancake. Helps improve finger mobility.
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Be patient!
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Forgetting to upgrade the sustain pedal into a level 45 pianoslayer when talking to the first arch-mage
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The piano is really gay anyway.
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Niggerfucking the black keys too swiftly
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Getting your dickhole greased
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don't suck cock at playing the piano
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