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Schubert Impromptu no.2 in A flat (Read 1020 times)

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Schubert Impromptu no.2 in A flat
« on: July 15, 2020, 10:59:27 PM »
How do you stretch fingers to play the large chords ?

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Re: Schubert Impromptu no.2 in A flat
«Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 10:26:22 PM »
How do you stretch fingers to play the large chords ?

Good point.

I had my mom hire a teacher me to show me how for a while, and then she got bored and the teacher left me with her stretching machine.

It was a very confusing time for me when I was a child.

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Re: Schubert Impromptu no.2 in A flat
«Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 11:23:29 PM »
What does the stretching machine consist of ?

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Re: Schubert Impromptu no.2 in A flat
«Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 02:23:01 AM »
What does the stretching machine consist of ?

It consists of ending up like Schumann. Don't do it. Please.

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Re: Schubert Impromptu no.2 in A flat
«Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 10:33:52 AM »
Away from piano I am doing finger stretching exercises ( eg pressing thumb and pinky against table top with fully outstretched fingers

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Re: Schubert Impromptu no.2 in A flat
«Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 11:31:51 PM »
Seek the assistance of a teacher.  Don't do stuff that could cause damage.

https://www.mclerranjournal.com/technology-1/2019/6/26/schumanns-hand-ruining-device

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Re: Schubert Impromptu no.2 in A flat
«Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 01:11:50 AM »
Seek the assistance of a teacher.  Don't do stuff that could cause damage.

https://www.mclerranjournal.com/technology-1/2019/6/26/schumanns-hand-ruining-device

Yes.  I somewhat think my initial joke of almost a year ago was misguided.

I have found value in stretching the "web" between the thumb and first finger, but not in any methodical way, and not since I was a pre-teen.  Certainly no machines involved.

Just through playing repertoire or different styles is the right way to develop reach. 

There is somebody here who has a reach between fingers 4 and 5 of about a major sixth in RH, but one wouldn't try to do that without an unusual physiological shape, would one?
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Re: Schubert Impromptu no.2 in A flat
«Reply #7 on: February 25, 2021, 06:21:20 PM »
I don't know that there are any unusually large chords in this piece. But even if there were, in my own case thinking that I must "stretch" makes it difficult for me and causes me to automatically add a lot of tension. But I find that even big chords at the edge of my span can be played without feeling tense. But I must think of it as something that is natural and easy to do and learn to release tension from my fingers and hands to be able to do so.