It is often said and believed that practice makes a man perfect. And this is actually true when it comes to the process of learning to play a piano as an adult.And as a beginner having a proper positioning of a finger not just helps in preventing injury but will also help in improving the techniques as well.
Sitting down in front of the piano and playing a few notes is an easier task right. I mean to say that this is something that can be taken by anyone sitting on the bench, placing their fingers on the key and making some sort of sound coming out from it. However it is those techniques that we actually use in order to control our muscles when it comes to the hands, arms and shoulders to play the piano well. Through the blog we will be cover some of the basics of piano that will help all the beginners as well as the adults who are learning piano as an adult giving a head start in their development.
What does a good finger piano technique involve: A great piano technique is generally based on the idea of playing from the finger or using all the fingers as the main source of power. So if you are a beginner then I am sure that most of these ideas are very unfamiliar to you. And if you have been playing for a longer period of time, using different kind of techniques then trust me breaking all these bad habits will definitely take some time. There will be no stress and within a few months of being there it will improve your sustainability. Just remember that the fingers should not be flat or floppy, followed by the knuckles that should not be straight.
The 5 note pentacles using one finger at a time: In this piano exercise you will be playing down using one finger at a time and then listening to it as result. While learning piano we often come across students who try and make the dynamic ranges using their hand muscles rather than the entire hand or the shoulder. Though this is an easy exercise it is still difficult for the ones who don’t have stronger muscles.
Ascending and the Descending Pentascales: Once you are done with your first exercise then try and play the piano in both the ascending and the descending order, which means from the lowest to the highest finger in both the hands. Say for example the left hand individuals would play using their right hand thumb and the right hand individuals will play from the left hand thumb.