You might be wondering why there is an article about piano practice on an esports-focused educational platform. If this article were just about practicing piano, it would have no place whatsoever here. However, Fundamentals of Piano Practice is not a typical “piano” book.
It does not provide a list of exercises, ranging from the beginner level to the expert. It does not provide a lesson plan, nor does it offer much advice as to which songs to play. Going through the pages, you won’t find a song among them. For that matter, you’ll be hard pressed to find a single note!
Instead, author Chuan C. Chang’s masterpiece focuses on something far less banal: comprehensive guidelines to effective practice and performance.
Fundamentals of Piano Practice touches on an incredibly wide and versatile array of topics, ranging from injury prevention, to the importance of mental play and memorization, to even optimizing practice routines!
The original book spans hundreds of pages and topics, so we can’t hope to cover every single chapter within the book. However, we’ll be looking at some of its key lessons, while providing some critical insight for how they apply to disparate aspects of esports. To begin, a brief introduction to the ultimate book on piano practice.