Music Theory

Piano exercises: scales gymnastic and technique for fingers

General norms about body and hand positions. A correct position of the hands, fingers, body is fundamental to play the piano well. A healthy feeding, a corrected style of life, faraway from smoke, alcohol, and drugs allows you to express your best. Relax, concentrate, always hear the sound of your instrument, and feel your own emotions. You have to make the listeners feel your emotions by the music you play with the piano.

piano exercises

Piano articulation | hand position | fingering exercises

Here are some articles about how to position the wrist, inch, and the right way to push the keys; examples with images of wrong positions and how to articulate the fingers. A pianist has to work for years to get a correct position of the hands and fingers. I suggest not to exaggerate in technical exercises for the children that begin to play. I suggest making them begin to play on keyboard as naturally as possible, correcting only the serious wrong positions. You could cause a hardening in playing, difficulty, and possible refusal to continue the study if you force him too much to assume some positions with the fingers. Obviously, this is my point of view.

Exercises and tips for piano beginners

Some pages for suggesting how to start playing with left hand, both hands and moving your hands on piano.

Piano exercises holding pressed keys

These series of exercises are to articulate the fingers and they are much difficult; however, they give the student a great technical skill. Above all they are to reinforce the articulation of each finger and to create independence between the different fingers of the hand. When I began to study them at the Conservatory, I hated them; but I must say the benefits are remarkable.

Exercises, techniques, and scales for jazz piano

The mechanical technique to improvise jazz or blues is similar to the classic one. However, there are particular technical passages used only by jazz artists in their improvisations. For example, the glissando, often used at the end of a solo or a drop of a finger from the black key, often used to play blues notes.

Scales and arpeggios : piano exercises