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Fingers/Wrist Exercises.

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Post by zeroflash Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:05 am

As well as any good pianist, our fingers and wrists need to be flexible and strong. Very Happy I'd like to share some exercises I do as warm up before and after playing. For me it releases tension. Very Happy (much like warming up for a workout)

A. Put both arms straight forward with both hands hanging down.
B. Close both fists and rotate them 8 times (either direction)
C. Open both hands and pull 'em up (the gesture would look like "STOP", fingers pointing up) Stretch for 5 seconds!!!
D. Finally, Put your arms down and wiggle/shake it! Very Happy
E. Repeat A-D for about 3-4 times. You're done!

Hope this helps those aching wrists/fingers. ^_~

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Post by maggiekedves Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:57 am

zeroflash wrote:As well as any good pianist, our fingers and wrists need to be flexible and strong. Very Happy I'd like to share some exercises I do as warm up before and after playing. For me it releases tension. Very Happy (much like warming up for a workout)

A. Put both arms straight forward with both hands hanging down.
B. Close both fists and rotate them 8 times (either direction)
C. Open both hands and pull 'em up (the gesture would look like "STOP", fingers pointing up) Stretch for 5 seconds!!!
D. Finally, Put your arms down and wiggle/shake it! Very Happy
E. Repeat A-D for about 3-4 times. You're done!

Hope this helps those aching wrists/fingers. ^_~

Thanks for the advice Smile
Piano can be quite a workout so warming up is important all times.
Actually my wrist hurts because of arthritis, that is something you need to live with, I know the drill no complaint from me.

Oh and I really like your quote Smile
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Post by Admin Andrew Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:35 am

I agree, the stretching helps ^_^ I actually should maybe do a demonstration video on this! Thanks for the idea! ^_^

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Post by zeroflash Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:57 am

No problem at all!! Very Happy Kind hurt myself waaay to many times playing and I needed the stretch before playing. Smile Yeah, it's a given that it really hurts most of the time right at the moment when you're already enjoying the momentum. Very Happy

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Post by Jordan Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:21 pm

Great exercise tutorial, it's very important.
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Post by VictorCS Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:03 pm

Never start without a little stretch and warm-up Smile
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Post by Thomandy Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:47 pm

Yup, I havnt streched before I play yet, but allways start with scales and hanon 1 or 2... I strech during practice
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Post by KlutzSY Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:21 pm

I got a friend who actually crack her finger bones' joint as stretching.It looks painful, I wonder whether it also actually help u stretch ur fingers further or make it more flexible. Like yoga, juz that it's on fingers.
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Post by Thomandy Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:28 pm

KlutzSY wrote:I got a friend who actually crack her finger bones' joint as stretching.It looks painful, I wonder whether it also actually help u stretch ur fingers further or make it more flexible. Like yoga, juz that it's on fingers.
Aaauch! affraid
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