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Where Should You Place Your Piano Within Your House?

Did you know that if you buy a piano, you should not place it randomly within your house? There are some places which are more recommended. There are places which you definitely should not put your piano at. Let us take a look at some recommendations.

First and foremost, you need to place the piano at a place within your house where temperature is relatively constant. You definitely do not want to place the piano in your balcony or in the kitchen! Those are places where the temperature will vary greatly throughout the day. These are bad places to put your piano. The condition of your instrument will deteriorate quickly if you do that.

Second of all, do not put your piano under direct sunlight. In fact, even if you put it within the house, and not near the balcony, you still want to make sure it is not placed at a spot where direct sunlight can come in. For example, if sunlight comes in daily through the windows, then you do not want to place your musical instrument there. It will raise and lower the temperature of the piano throughout the day and spoil the instrument.

Third of all, although you want your piano to be kept safely indoors, you still do not want to place it near the air conditioning unit in your house. When such cold air (or potential leaking form the air conditioning unit) touches your instrument, your keys may start sticking and the dampers within the piano may start to malfunction. These are not good things for the piano.

With all that said, you want to ideally find the spot within your house which will prevent your musical instrument from encountering any of the above issues. Every house’s size and layout is different. Therefore, I have given you the general guidelines for where to ideally place your piano. You need to also use your own discretion to make the final decision. Additionally, when you purchase the piano, the company you buy from should also be able to help you figure out where exactly you should place it.

Below is a video by a registered piano technician giving you tips on top of whatever I had provided you above! Make sure to watch it before placing yours in your house!

Is There A Need For Students To Learn Piano Theory?

A lot of people think about learning practical piano lessons only if they wish to learn how to play the piano. With lots of tools to self learn the piano online which does not include music theory, many students skip the theory portion. However, if you want to be a serious learner and completely master the piano, then you need to also take piano theory lessons.

First of all, when you take piano theory, you will be able to connect with other fellow pianists in Singapore. Being able to understand sheet music and theory also allows you to easily exchange tips with other pianists in Singapore. When you understand the theory portion as well, you will be able to take your piano skills up a notch compared to the layman. No serious pianist will skip the theory portion.

Second of all, if you understand the theory behind all the piano songs, you will be able to¬† better understand why certain chords are used at specific places. You will also understand why the composer changes that or the rhythm sometimes. With this theory knowledge, you will be able to have an additional advantage as you will be better able to develop a ‘feel’ for the song correctly. Being a pianist is being a performer. It is not just about hitting the right keys at the right time. It is about bringing out emotions through a song.

Third of all, if you know theory, you can eventually be able to compose your own piano song! This is one of the coolest things that you can ever do with the help of piano theory. You can now be a composer on top of being a pianist. Mozart, Beethoven and all the other greats are capable of doing this as well. Only when you understand and can apply both piano practical and theory, can you potentially become a world class pianist.

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