Piano Hand and Wrist Position
Lift the arms from the elbow up to the
Hello, I am Ingrid. I am a piano teacher and I am here for About.com at the Piano Workshop at Reigate. I am here to tell you about piano wrist and hand positions.Trying, if you can, to imagine your handshake as if you were holding something like a little mouse, a little hamster, anything that you would hold quite gently. Lift the arms basically from the elbow up to the keyboard -- very, very slightly curved fingers, relaxed, but not too much and avoiding all tension if you can.You have got the muscles basically running through the arm, up the upper arm to the shoulder, and then putting your finger on the top you can feel the muscles wriggling and you can see it as well. And you want to keep the wrists straight so the muscles can run freely through the, sort of the tunnel of the lower arm, rather than this way which would block the muscles or that way which isn’t good either, so keeping it completely straight.This is Ingrid for About.com at the Piano Workshop in Reigate.