In the last lesson I discussed the correct posture for sitting on the piano. In this lesson I am going to go over the appropriate hand posture for playing the piano. If you play for just about any extended timeframe, having the appropriate hand posture not merely insures that you’re playing the instrument properly, but removes fatigue.
The very first thing to make sure of is your wrists are level with all the piano. If your wrists will be to low, you will get more difficulty punching the keys properly. If your wrists will high then you definately won’t have quite the control which you are required, and will find yourself accidentally bumping the black keys. Make sure whenever you strike the keys you push your fingers down straight along with even strength; don’t flick in the keys.
Now is another good time for it to tell you how pianists number their fingers. You may hear an instructor show you to hit an important with your first finger or maybe your fifth finger and want to know which fingers those numbers reference. The first finger will be your thumb, so that as you may be competent to guess, the index finger is two, the center finger is three, the ring finger is four, along with the little finger is five.
That’s it just for this lesson. Now which you know the appropriate way to stay at a piano and the correct way to use your hands, we can easily get back to actually playing music. When you have the posture down you’ll want to come back to put the next lesson!
Next, we could discuss Proper Posture while sitting on the piano.