This is a short video where I talk about my favourite piano exercises. If you want to maintain and improve your finger strength, it is important to practise every day, or at least 5 days per week. Just like when you stop going to the gym, if you stop doing exercises and scales, you will lose your muscle strength. Personally, when I lose my muscle strength, it takes me 1 – 2 weeks of practising every day to get back to being strong and agile. I also am sure to do stretches in between every few exercises, just as I feel I need.
If you have any queries or anything to add, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment. And please keep your nasty comments to yourself. There is not only one way to play the piano. Just because I move my wrists differently to you, and no one ever told you to move your wrists, or you reckon you never see professionals moving that way, doesn’t give you any right to be rude. There is no need for that here in this dialogue. All my teachers and the majority of my colleagues teach these wrist movements, so that’s where I’m coming from.
My background: I studied at Victorian College of the Arts, classical piano 2002-04, achieved A.Mus.A with distinction in 2000 and L.Mus.A in 2003. Currently I am a Suzuki teacher in Melbourne, Australia and was a Suzuki kid myself. I also am a performer, as can be seen in my other videos.
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