Playing the piano expressively is a very important skill you need to learn if you want to be a great pianist or even just pass your Singapore ABRSM piano examinations.
The following video is by https://www.facebook.com/sglearnpiano, a local private home piano teacher match up agency in Singapore.
As you can see from the video below, one of the key takeaways from the piano lesson is that you should accustom your fingers to the strength required to play certain notes really loudly, while other notes really softly.
This is achieved by practising loud keys on the silent mode of a piano. You basically put the silent pedal on for your piano, and then play that part of a song as loudly as you can. Ideally, you want the keys to sound nearly as loud as a regular key would on normal mode.
Then, you can practise the soft notes by putting the piano back into normal mode, and then playing it as softly as you possibly can while maintaining harmony and melody for the piano piece.
After many rounds of practising this way, you then combine both and play it on a normal mode for your piano (remove the silent pedal). This way, your playing will sound melodic but expressive at the same time.
This is a very important lesson, because most people who can play keys really loud or soft tend to lose the melodic portion of the song, and that is not ideal as well.
Hopefully the video below will be able to teach you how to play piano songs more expressively while maintaining good rhythm and melody so you can score better in your Singapore ABRSM graded piano exams!