1. Firstly, it’s all about the melody. Get to know the melody in your head first, and even sing it out loud. That’s before you touch the piano! By doing so, you will really understand the phrasing and the shape of the lines. When playing the melody, even if the dynamic might be pianissimo (pp), it always needs to be heard. So remember to dig the fingers deep into the keys for a beautifully rounded tone.