Consider These Useful Warm Up Piano Exercises
Every pianist has a set of exercises that he or she often practices before getting to work on the repertoire du jour. This activity typically includes scales, chords, and arpeggios in a variety of formats. Today, I want to share with you a personal exercise of mine that I do to reinforce the fundamentals: supple use of the wrist and arms at the piano. Warm Up Exercise: Play a single note ten times slowly with a wide range in tone, dynamics, and use of wrist/arm weight. Do thi
What Fingerings Should I Use?
These are the inevitable questions that come up during practice and in lessons: what fingering should I use? The fingerings in the book do not fit my hands comfortably--what should I do? There are no fingerings in the book...help! In this post, I will provide some quick things to consider. Do Not Always Take Fingerings at Face Value Claude Debussy famously stated in the preface of his Etudes that he did not believe in providing fingerings in the music because he felt that all