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Do you ever feel your fingers are holding you back?

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Postby Jeliness2 on Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:42 pm

lol, my new teacher dislikes my technique. I have to play scales a lot now. lol
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Re: Do you ever feel your fingers are holding you back?

Postby TheRach on Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:00 am

i m robot wrote:
tony wrote:No matter how much I practice my stupid fingers are holding me back from something great! It's either your hand or fingers are to slow, or your fingers are to stubby or short, or fat! What can we people who want to succeed and play piano to the fullest do about our currsed fingers holding us back!!? :cry:

its not your hands that are too slow

they can move at hundreds of miles and hour

whats slow is your desire

your acceptance of the idea to move a certain way and the resolve do it just as you see it

playing at full fury unfortunately requires a bit of a ego,

playing with confidence and yet not loosing who you are when the piece is done

play the notes, become one with the sound, then master of the entire piece

you control your hands, you control the sound, you control the music

not the other way around

self just played the 10-1 at full speed with 99% accuracy today


because instead of hiding in selfs shell and trying not to let the sound escape the practice room and creep down the hall the ever so subjective ears

self hit the keys with all self had and said to every one in the building with blazing speed and fortissimo sound, "yeah, you know your impressed"

and it felt damn good

self then quickly retreated back into self when it was done

Robot is right. It's not your fingers that hold you back. In playing piano, your mentality is also incredibly important.
Also, its not your fingerz themselves, but rather, your brain controlling your fingers.
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Postby LaPianistaLoca on Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:15 am

Agreed. Physical shapes and abilities have little to do with it. It's what we do about them that makes us who we are.
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Postby PianistSk8er on Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:59 am

Jeliness2 wrote:lol, my new teacher dislikes my technique. I have to play scales a lot now. lol

Lol, story of my month. :P
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Postby Apeiron on Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:00 am

Totally late in responce to anything....

I always hate and despise my hands they hinder any piece I try to play no matter what it is. I have difficulty with easy stuff and the harder stuff I don't even try. Wow... I really am a bad pianist. :.(
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Postby Nocturneguy on Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:35 am

i love practicing scales, lol
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