30 May Finger exercise for pianists
These are the steps you can practice for finger and hand independence:
1. The first movement is done on the fallboard.
-This movement helps with keeping the proper hand shape to play the piano and keeping the hand in one position without moving around excessively.
-All you do is raising one or two fingers at a time with the rest of the fingers on the board.
2. In the second movement, open the fallboard and do the same thing on the piano.
-Using the sound as your feedback, you can hear if each of your fingers is hitting the piano keys with the same force.
3. In the last movement, you will play a simple C 5-finger pattern with two hands playing different expression—legato or staccato.
-The movement trains hand independence, which is also seen in actual pieces, where one hand plays legato melodies and the other plays staccato backing.
-Do this slowly and familiarize yourself with the hand motions.
-Remember to switch hands so both of them get to play staccato and legato.