Wonderful forum! I believe that it's my second time posting here. I know a lot of you like to debate (I'm horrible at it), but I'll try to join in sometime.
Anyway, I've been playing for 5 years and currently finishing a short version of Don Juan Paraphrase. There's a problem though. When I practice performing the piece, I think that I may be hitting the keys too hard (although I keep my musicality by not 'banging', I just want to put my expression into the loud parts). My right thumb had bled in the past practicing Don Juan, and now, both of my pointer fingers are the same. It just occurred today while I was practicing.
Yeah, I eat my veggies too.
Thanks guys. Can I introduce myself here too?
*Random deep voice: "Yes"* (Don't read on if you don't want to know my experience on the piano. I'll keep it short and to the point though)
Hay guise. I'm a teenager pianist who have been playing for 4 2/3 years (going to be 5 in April) and started April 2003. I'm currently self-studying for the past 3 2/3 years and had lessons on the first year. I improvise and learn Classical pieces, though still working on that. The pianist I look up to is Lang Lang (it's kinda obvious when you watch my videos. Also: in b4 hate remarks). Inspires me to play the piano and I'm sure the young piano players in China too.
I have a Roland HP-207. Wonderful piano sound and feel, but I just wished that the key length were longer for a more smooth and precise control.
Here's some of my work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb7Lwn6vHEY
I moderate a piano forum, but I hope to post here once in a while. I have an idea for another thread too, so I'll post that as well later.
Thanks for reading guys. I hope you people are kind to newcomers because I'm... sensitive. *cries*
Lawl just kidding.