Hand Positions: piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

Hand positions is the subject discussed today in my 10th vlog which forms part of the Piano Education Project. It’s such an important element in piano playing alongside posture, so it’s a good idea to bear this in mind from the very beginning.

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For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. A.Layman says:

    Could have done with the camera positioned above your hands for this one in particular, Mel.

    1. Yes you are probably right! Difficult to do alone though. Also I don’t want to get into the same rut as many of those teachers online – most of them have a camera perpetually above their heads so all you can see is their hands. I’m not giving lessons just a few tips so I want to speak to the camera directly.

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