Keeping The Correct Posture While Playing
The previous exercise was very easy, right? Now, the problem in the beginning is how to keep your hand posture as you are playing.
Well, just be patient with that. It will take a little time before you can naturally keep this position when you play, and it is important not to force anything!
Keep in mind that your hands want this position; they "like it" since it is both the most relaxed and give you the most strength and control.
Here is how to gradually build your awareness of a proper hand position:
- Start by always checking your hand position right
before you begin playing and when you finish the piece. Make this a
- Then check your position whenever you have a
longer note or rest. Soon after you have made this a habit, you will
hardly need to think about your hand position at all.
Oh, and yes- Remember to keep your fingernails short! Paint
them any color you like, but to learn proper piano technique you need
short nails, no exceptions! :)