Which is better to learn popular piano or classical piano?

As far as the course is concerned, there are two ways to learn piano for adults. One is to learn classical piano step by step, and the other is to learn to play popular and light music-based adult popular piano.
The pros and cons of classical pianos and adult popular pianos are the differences in level brought about by time investment and the differences in interest in different repertoires.
From the beginning
Compared with classical music, popular music is more familiar to you. Even if you can't play many songs, you will be more familiar with the melody and rhythm, so it will be easier to learn. For beginners, popular piano will be a good choice for learning piano.
If the target is the works of Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, etc., you can only learn classical piano, you need to be able to guarantee 1 hour of practice time per day (the average is preferably 2 hours), and you need to play a lot of classical piano teaching materials.

In terms of playing skills

Classical music often involves more difficult fingering and basic skills, including finger exercises, various stages of etudes, and various music collections.

Pop music is much simpler, if your goal is to play, including but not limited to "Croatian Rhapsody", "Canon", " SUMMER ", "Sky City", "Song of the Secret Garden", " river flows in you (你地小河)" "such as. Of course, having a solid foundation in classical music will enable you to go faster and farther in the future.

In terms of rhythm and musicality

Pop music will be more complicated and richer in the processing of accents because of the existence of tie lines. Compared with the more regular stress processing of classical music, you will find that even simple popular music will have complex stress, which is very helpful to cultivate the sense of rhythm and musicality of piano learners.

In terms of keeping interest

Those who really learn piano will understand the feeling of having practiced in front of the piano for a long time, but still can't hear a smooth tune.

The most afraid of learning piano is to give up. It is not a boring and difficult process that shouldn't be caused by improper selection of music. Pop music and classical music are interspersed to learn, in fact, it is a good fusion.

Pop music is relatively easy to play a complete rhythm and tune, to increase self-confidence in learning and increase interest. At the same time, I don't forget to exercise basic finger skills through classical music and improve music literacy.

In general, beginners can start with simpler pop music, combine classical music or fingering exercises to continuously improve their piano playing skills and learn music theory at the same time.

Once you have mastered the popular and classical playing skills and knowledge of music theory, then you can further study classical music, jazz, and impromptu accompaniment.

But the more core issue is what route you want to take.

If you want to learn classical piano, the premise is that you have to like classical piano pieces and appreciate the common popular songs (the big popular songs here are not derogatory, they are just used to describe the kind of classical songs that are widely spread and have a pleasant melody).


For example, Chopin’s Nocturne in E flat minor, the first movement of Piano Concerto No. 1, Liszt’s Bell, Hungarian Rhapsody (2), Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 3, Beethoven’s Sadness, Storm, enthusiasm, moonlight, Schubert's serenade, etc.


If these big popular songs can attract your interest in playing, as an adult rather than a child forced by parents, you can stick to the classical route, stick to the "boring" finger basic skills practice, and the "unpleasant" variety of Cherny. Etude, Bach of "Fine Separate + Don't Hand", etc.


If you listen to the classics, it is a "Not My Type" impression, then it is better to learn popular piano.

Of course, popular piano learning will also generate classical interest, and the two are also mutually complementary.
 



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