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#2053225 - 03/23/13 11:58 PM Bruised LH pinky
TrueMusic Offline
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So today, I've spent a good chunk of time practicing Chopin 10 no. 4, as my goal is to be playing it fluidly by next Saturday so I can have a month to get it ready to perform in May. I was practicing the coda and was at the part with all those darn LH G#'s....well I was getting it real close to speed finally and was feeling pretty good, and then all of a sudden I came crashing down on a G# with the WRONG part of my pinky, right on the top joint/knuckle part while my finger was a little too flat....and now my pinky hurts a lot whenever I get a little too agressive playing.

I thought it was a little funny for my first piano related injury [well, I've ripped off a couple nails before...]
I guess this was just God's little reminder for me to slow down and practice right, not at tempo all the time, :P.

As a side note, I only have about 4-6 measures of the piece I can't play at speed now....so that's nice! Whoo!
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#2053245 - 03/24/13 12:56 AM Re: Bruised LH pinky [Re: TrueMusic]
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Piano-related injuries are one of those things we all want at some point but don't talk about. I'm just dying to casually mention in front of a bunch of cute girls at a party, "Yeah, I injured myself while PLAYING THE PIANO, because that's kind of my thing." I'm sure that makes me the very picture of a mature, level-headed, competent pianist and some kind of human being.

Congratulations on the rite of passage. Maybe you can pull a Scriabin in reverse and only play pieces for the right hand. Also, make sure you upload that Chopin etude when it's up! I love that one. AND, if you haven't already, definitely also upload the Rachmaninoff prelude op. 32 no. 10 (I'm working on that too! I just posted about it!).
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#2053263 - 03/24/13 02:01 AM Re: Bruised LH pinky [Re: Dwscamel]
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Originally Posted By: Dwscamel
Piano-related injuries are one of those things we all want at some point
Oh, yeah, we sure do! Just can't wait for that to happen!

Originally Posted By: Dwscamel
[...]I'm just dying to casually mention in front of a bunch of cute girls at a party, "Yeah, I injured myself while PLAYING THE PIANO, because that's kind of my thing." [...]


If that's your thing, what can anyone with any common sense say?
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#2053306 - 03/24/13 07:29 AM Re: Bruised LH pinky [Re: TrueMusic]
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Ouch.

Well, at least you hurt your finger while playing the piano. Last year I hurt my LH pinky in a bike accident. Now using sloppy technique with flat fingers hurts more than before. wink
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