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New sheet music: Chopin – Four Concert Pieces

Four concert pieces by Chopin, including Variations on Mozart’s ‘La ci darem la mano’ and Andante spianato, in editions by Mikuli (solo piano part with orchestral cues) have been added to our sheet music library. Read more >>

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Cecin_Koot
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« on: November 19, 2004, 08:41:22 PM »

i find it that it is alot easier to play quick pieces in summer becuase my hands are warm, but in winter it is very hard to play quick pieces becase my fingers are abit numb/solid.  it is harder to move my fingers up and down in winter. 

Does this ever happen to anyone else?
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2004, 12:45:26 AM »

i find it that it is alot easier to play quick pieces in summer becuase my hands are warm, but in winter it is very hard to play quick pieces becase my fingers are abit numb/solid.  it is harder to move my fingers up and down in winter. 

Does this ever happen to anyone else?

Don't practice in a cold climate.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2004, 02:29:26 AM »


Don't practice in a cold climate.

Nick
[sarcasm] Oh, that is excellent advice! [/sarcasm]


Cecin_Koot, Im up here in Canada and I still practice in all seasons.  If you practice slowly but continuously over a period of 20 minutes or so, your hands will eventually warm up because of increased blood flow from the exercise.  Be patient!  Dont feel special because you have cold hands in winter- It happens to everyone!  Although I dont know why an austrailian would complain...
(other than tash, of course  Tongue Wink
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The New Concept: Scores for All Stages of Learning

On the recent Music Education Expo in London, Piano Street presented a new concept for sheet music publication. Depending on your own level of experience and where you are in the learning process of a particular piece, you may need fingering, pedal markings, practice and performance tips, or perhaps the right opposite - a clean Urtext score. Read more >>

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2004, 05:18:46 AM »

You might try running hot water over your hands for 10-20 seconds to get the blood flowing. Just make sure to start playing before you cool down Wink
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2004, 06:50:30 AM »

I am a terrible player the first few minutes of playing the piano.  My fingers are not only stiff, they slip all over the keys, regardless of the weather.  After my warm up, my fingers don't slip and feel much stronger and accurate, and is good for the rest of my piano practicing time.  The hands just need to warm up in general I think.  Playing the piano is tremendous excercize for the fingers, and the fingers generally don't move that much during an average day, so that's why they need to warm up.  Normally as donjuan said, 20 minutes of warming up, you should be fine.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2004, 11:17:39 AM »


Don't practice in a cold climate.

Nick
[sarcasm] Oh, that is excellent advice! [/sarcasm]


 
donjuan

Sounds obvious enough to me. Use a space heater to avoid practicing in cold climate. Didn't mean Northern  location.

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