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Offline Bob

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"tough" hands
on: June 23, 2005, 02:00:51 AM
Hmmm.... my hands have lost their springiness.  They feel tough, if that makes sense.

I played a moderate amount on them.  That would have some affect.


Anyone know what I'm talking about here, and how to get a nice strong, springy feel back?  Or is this just something you work with and occasionally things feel really nice?
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

Offline minimozart007

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Re: "tough" hands
Reply #1 on: June 23, 2005, 02:57:50 AM
latter. ;D
You need more than a piano, two hands and a brain to play music.  You also need hot sauce.

Offline dinosaurtales

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Re: "tough" hands
Reply #2 on: June 23, 2005, 06:09:06 AM
Not to get off topic, but Bob, where are the snails?
So much music, so little time........

Offline thalberg

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Re: "tough" hands
Reply #3 on: June 23, 2005, 01:43:54 PM
For regaining strength and flexibility, I've found ART works quite well.  It stands for Active Release Technique.  When my ART guy works on my hands, they feel much stronger, more flexible and springier.  Plus, he can give you some nice stretches to do at home between appointments.  Now that I've discovered ART, I'll likely use it once or twice a month just for maintenance.  To find an ART person near you, go to www.activerelease.com.  It will also explain what they do.  (I sound like a commercial.)  ART people are like any other people--there's ones that are effective and ones that haven't caught on yet.  If one doesn't work, don't give up on them all.  (As for me, I've seen two and they were both great).
 

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