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#1645643 - 03/22/11 04:37 AM help!!
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hi guys, im quite a noob, jus finish grade 8. i noticed that when i strtch my right hand across say 6 keys, my thumb starts to curve backwards, instead of towards my index finger. however, my left hand is fine. can someone help me as i really cant play chromatic octaves as i will hit other keys. can someone help?

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#1645867 - 03/22/11 01:03 PM Re: help!! [Re: i luv hj lol]
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Happens to me sometimes too -- the thumb going outward/backward like that.

Two pieces of advice:

-- Just try not to. smile
Be aware of where it happens, and practice making your thumb be more how you feel it should be -- but without straining.

-- There are some places where you can't avoid having your thumb do something like that, and then you have to work on placing your hand "just so," so that you won't hit other keys. That's one of the problems of such a thumb position: you're liable to hit other keys.

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#1646988 - 03/24/11 06:03 AM Re: help!! [Re: i luv hj lol]
i luv hj lol Offline
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Hey thanks for the advice. cos i am play la cathdrale and it really needs big hands lol

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