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#2360937 - 12/12/14 12:52 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Purkoy]
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Registered: 09/11/14
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Hi Purkoy,

Thanks for the reply, I think my teacher is doing the same as yours. She asked me to drop my wrists and play closer to the keys. I'm just really struggling with keeping my 2 and 3 fingers down. Perhaps adding some arm will help. I'm sure she will comment on my finger placement when I see her in the next lesson.

Hi Mek42,

Thanks for the suggestion. I think I'm using only the fingers but I will confirm it when I practice tonight and I might try your suggestion of trying to add some arm to see if that helps rather than just the finger tips.
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Adult Beginner - Started learning September 2014
Midway through Alfred's Adult All in One - Level 1

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#2361077 - 12/12/14 08:16 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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finger independence as one PW member once wrote is a life long pursuit. In the first year one would expect to have problems but do not worry your teachers will guide you through. My best improvement has come (as many have recommended) simply by playing repertoire. In particular the few Bach minuets, polonaises and preludes I have learned have been very good at improving my finger dexterity. Time and maturity of playing is also of utmost importance so patience is also a major factor.
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#2361102 - 12/12/14 09:28 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Did the left hand of page 37 tonight. Learning to stretch for B when in C position.

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