Piano Technique: Do You Change Fingers on Repeated Notes?

Unless you have a compelling reason to change fingers, it’s perfectly rational and musical to simply re-use the same finger. In other words, changing fingers is not a rule. There are, however, at least two compelling reasons to consider changing fingers: Changing fingers may be required to get your arm, hand, and fingers into an … Continue reading Piano Technique: Do You Change Fingers on Repeated Notes?

Piano Technique: Muscle Memory

Muscle Memory is developed every time we repeat a motor activity (also known as practicing) until it becomes automatic... Muscle Memory Defined When a particular movement is repeated again and again, a long-term, sub-conscious memory is created for that movement, eventually allowing it to be performed without conscious effort. This process, called automatization, makes complex … Continue reading Piano Technique: Muscle Memory

Piano Technique: Fingering Revisited

Good fingering and good technique are inseparable, but "good fingering" is so much more than just knowing which finger goes on which key... If you want to take your playing to the next level, you must appreciate two other important factors: where and how your fingers make contact with the keys. https://youtube.com/watch?v=v9-a8ElhVB0 learn more... Piano … Continue reading Piano Technique: Fingering Revisited