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Re: my hand is small #424297
08/22/03 03:22 PM
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I also have small hands (golf glove is a men's cadet small, which means small hands and short fingers!). Firstly, people are getting bigger as compared to the past! I read a recent article about shoe sizes (hands and feet being comparable). At the turn of the century, the average men's shoe size was 6.5! I have small feet and wear an 8. So...it is indeed likely that most of our pianistic heros of the past did have small hands by todays standards. Obviously they managed. Break or roll large chords or intervals as previously stated. It may even sound better!. It helps to raise your wrist to "cartwheel". Leave out notes or re-voice. Unless you are planning on winning the Van Cliburn competition it would be unnoticed by your friends or aunt Martha and Uncle Henry. Finally there is so dam much literature out there, just skip those that ask the impossible of you and play to your strengths. Just like sports. Football linemen do not return kick offs and basketball point guards don't play the low post!


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Re: my hand is small #424298
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Chopin's octave etude (Op.25 No...7?).
It is the tenth of opus 25. wink


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Re: my hand is small #424299
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Originally posted by Goldberg:
[b] Well I think everything that can be said has been said (I was personally going to mention Ashkenazy, who recorded a whole ton of Rachmaninoff pieces, but that was done when I came back)so I can't really contribute anything...but, 88Key_PianoPlayer, I'm curious as to what kind of piano that is in your signature? I can't quite make out the brand name...
Looks like a Bosie.... eek [/b]
Right. It's a Bosendorfer Imperial. Unfortunately, though, it's not mine. frown


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Re: my hand is small #424300
08/25/03 08:11 PM
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Tori Amos's was playing at age 4 and i'm sure her hands weren't to big! :-)

Ben


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