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Can your left hand reach to the far right of the piano and hit chords without pain? #578293
01/06/03 06:33 PM
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When I use my left hand and play keys to the right of Middle C (such as c triad 1 octave and 2 octaves above middle C) I have problems. It is really hard to hold my left hand in that position and it hurts my wrist. Is this normal?


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Re: Can your left hand reach to the far right of the piano and hit chords without pain? #578294
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Liberal,you need to rotate your torso to the right .It sounds like you are just moving your left arm to the right without turning your torso.That can produce pain after a while.You also might want to check your posture ,you might be sitting too high,your arms too high above the keyboard. smile


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Re: Can your left hand reach to the far right of the piano and hit chords without pain? #578295
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If it's extremely far to the right I just move over a little on the seat.

Re: Can your left hand reach to the far right of the piano and hit chords without pain? #578296
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I lean over to the far right. I agree with the torso suggestion, but try not to break your wrist horizontally (this will occur slightly, but avoid too much of it).

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Shifting on the seat or leaning both work. This is simple to do if you have a bench you can slide across. But if you are on an artist's seat or stool, without room to shift, then lean and turn your torso as suggested slightly,
and raise your elbow and forearm slightly so that your wrist doesn't flatten out. That's where you may get discomfort. As you only have to do this occasionally, I think you can look past the awkwardness and bad technique this may seem to encourage.

Jamie


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