Correct fit at the piano
As you know, a good foundation is the basis that the whole structure will be stable. In the case of the piano, this foundation will be the correct landing at the piano, because even knowing the whole theory well, you will not be able to unleash the full potential due to physical difficulties.
Initially, it may seem to you that playing with the proposed method is inconvenient, but, believe me, they didn’t come up with all this for the sake of someone’s stupid whim - over time, you will realize that playing correctly is much easier than what you might think. It's all about self-control and nothing more.
Before you begin to study musical terms and definitions when passing the lessons of our Self-Tutorial, remember these rather simple rules - most importantly, do not be embarrassed that there are a lot of them:
1) Proper landing at the piano:
- A) support on the legs;
- B) straight back;
- C) lowered shoulders.
2) Support your elbows: they should not interfere with your game, all the weight of the hand should go to your fingertips. Imagine that you have a balloon under your arms.
3) Hand movements should be free, smooth, no sharp jerks should be allowed. Try to imagine that you seem to be swimming under water.
There is another very effective way for people with strong nerves: put a coin of any value on the hands: when you play, they should lie on them evenly, if the coin fell - you pulled your hand too sharply or the position of the brush is incorrect.
4) Fingers should be closer to the black keys .
5) Press the keys with your fingertips.
6) The fingers should not bend.
7) Keep your fingers together, they need to be assembled.
After each sound, hang your hand in the air, relieving tension in the hand.
9) Round off all fingers during the game (as they explain to the children - put your fingers "house").
10) Use the whole arm, from the shoulder itself. See how professional pianists play - they raise their hands so impressively when they play music, not for the sake of shocking.
11) Lean on your fingertips - you need to feel all the weight of your own hand on them.
12) Play smoothly : the brush should not “push out” sounds, they should smoothly pass from one to another (the so-called “legato”).
Playing the piano correctly, you yourself will notice that the hand feels less tired, and the lessons have become much more effective.
When playing scales, sometimes distract your attention from the notes and follow your own movements: if you notice a mistake in the setting of your hands, or that you are sitting, bent over in three dooms, then immediately correct.
In this case, I recommend still asking knowledgeable people to accompany you at the first stage, and it’s better to help put your hand in it - if you immediately start playing incorrectly and continue to do this for a long time, it will be much more difficult to relearn than if all the foundations were laid in due time.
And do not forget about the control!