I'm an adult beginner with current limited reach. I can reach a root octave with no problem, but I have to move my wrist slightly from left to right to stretch a root 3rd 5th octave arpeggio. I don't think my wrist should move at all. I realize my hands have not yet conformed to playing the piano, just like a new guitar student cannot barre a chord right away. Should I expect my hands to go through a metamorphasis of stretching as I practice? I posted this question here because I thought perhaps teachers see this problem all the time.
BTW... as soon as I am able to hire a real teacher, its gonna happen...Thank you...Patrick
..I think I might have figured it out. In Patrick's quote above there is one actual question
Should I expect my hands to go through a metamorphasis of stretching as I practice?
but most posts responded to related issues, probably because the sentence that follows indicates a problem, whereas the small increase in flexibility and reach of the hand is not a problem but a good thing!
Many posters responded to "..I dont think my wrist should move at all" because they wanted to save a beginner from the unnecessary pain of a held wrist.
My advice to the OP (from someone who remembers being new) is to not be surprised if a thread takes off in random and bizarre directions, to nudge or redirect discussion if you want (and if you can!), to ignore any rudeness or abruptness whether real or percieved
, and to spend lots of time posting in the ABF especially on other ppl's threads. And even more advice: use those posts that you believe will help and ignore the others. With opposing viewpoints you can't do much else.
And it was great that OP thanked david a for understanding the question and giving good answers. So take that answer and use it and hope you enjoy learning piano
PS ignore my post if it's no use to you, or you think I am a moron, or even a half-moron, I really don't mind... much..