Learn Piano Hand Positioning

The best thing to do to learn piano hand positioning is to see. I've made a short video of how to position your hands to play the piano.

Basic Points:

  • Pretend that you are holding a bubble in your hand that you don't want to break.
  • Your fingers should be loose - not tense. 
  • Playing on the tips of your fingers.
  • Your thumbs should be touching the keys.
  • Your wrists should not be touching the ledge of the piano.
  • Keep your arms and shoulders relaxed.
  • Sit on the edge of the piano bench or chair

It's important to learn hand positioning properly from the beginning. Habits can be hard to break so start with a good foundation and good habits. It will make life easier in the end.

From here, you can begin learning notes or check out the piano playing guide. 

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