[Menvi-discuss] My difficulties playing the piano

kathleen at spellboundbraille.com kathleen at spellboundbraille.com
Wed Apr 17 14:23:18 EDT 2019


I honestly can't imagine a situation in which a professional instructor would not be a good path to take!
Studying with a professional will of course improve your technique and skills!
Kathleen

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His is my 2 cents...


My Piano instructor is a professional Piano instructor. She is very conscious of making sure her students do not over-stretch their fingers or hands. The hands should already be in a slightly curled position and relaxed; as if someone is handing you coins. The beginner Piano lesson books usually offer guidance on which fingers to use for a given note.

I've only been playing for a few years, so perhaps a more experienced player would have better advice.



Jeffrey Wilson


"During these days, let us make space for attitudes and gestures that favor peace." -Pope Francis

> On Apr 17, 2019, at 9:38 AM, Chris Smart via Menvi-discuss <menvi-discuss at menvi.org> wrote:
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> Double-jointed? There is no such thing, at least medically. You might have hypermobility syndrome though. Have you talked to a doctor about this?
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> I would imagine the musculature in your hands would get stronger with practice, but I play guitar, not piano, so I don't want to make any asertions.
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> At 10:00 PM 4/16/2019, you wrote:
>> Hello all, I am writing to ask for advice. I am currently a music student getting my AA in vocal performance eventually going to transfer to get my BA in music education with a choir focus to direct a choir of my very own someday. Now I know eventually I will have to learn piano at some point but I have an issue. I am double jointed so my fingers cannot stay straight when hitting the keys because whenever I do my finger bends towards my palm making playing somewhat difficult. I am not quite sure what I should do my family wants me to get private lessons but I am not quite sure if that will be the proper course of action for me. I just wanted to get  a second opinion. Let me know if you have any questions. Brandon --------- Thank you for subscribing to MENVI.  Should you wish to unsubscribe, change your delivery, or set any other options available to you, please view the list information page below.  Should you have any questions, please contact the owner of the list. _______________________________________________ Menvi-discuss mailing list Menvi-discuss at menvi.org http://mail.menvi.org/mailman/listinfo/menvi-discuss_menvi.org </x-flowed>
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