Q&A with PianoTV – January 2017: Hand Exercises and more

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Hi friends!

In today’s Q&A segments, we discuss the following four topics:

  • finger patterns for playing octaves
  • finger exercises to strengthen fingers 4 & 5, the weak links (see this video for the pentascales mentioned)
  • hand/wrist/arm stretches – are they necessary?
  • some other canons to check out when you’re done with Kunz’s canons

I hope you enjoy this Q&A! Here are some of the others we’ve done, in case you missed them:

Q&A: piano posture and more

Q&A: proper hand position and more

xo,

Allysia

Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.