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#1973589 - 10/15/12 01:05 PM Finger Pain?
MaggieGirl Offline
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My daughter's pinky has started bothering her when she practices. I told her to touch the key but not to push the key. She is going to let her teacher know this week, but until then she has her practices. The only change has been I have had her practice 30 minutes a day vs 15-20.

Any thoughts? Would you still have her use her pinky or to just work on something with piano that doesn't involve playing until it no longer bothers her?

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#1973773 - 10/15/12 08:20 PM Re: Finger Pain? [Re: MaggieGirl]
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See what her teacher says and take her to a physical therapist (preferably one who knows about playing the piano)!
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#1973813 - 10/15/12 09:46 PM Re: Finger Pain? [Re: MaggieGirl]
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Can you be more specific? What bothers her? Is it a joint and if so, which one? Does she have a hang nail? Or did she clip her nails too closely? Which hand? What handedness is she?
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#1973815 - 10/15/12 09:50 PM Re: Finger Pain? [Re: MaggieGirl]
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It is the left pinky, the first joint after her knuckle. She said when she is reaching for an octave it aches.

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#1973826 - 10/15/12 10:10 PM Re: Finger Pain? [Re: MaggieGirl]
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Try having her flatten the hand in the middle to increase the reach. If her hand is small, she can't play an octave with any kind of arch. I have a rather average size hand and the arch collapses considerably when I open up to the octave.
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