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Sprained right hand wrist, what now?
« on: June 06, 2021, 11:15:25 PM »
 Hey guys,
I sprained my right hand wrist this morning after my hoverboard sabotaged me and I fell down on my wrist and now it hurts to play piano   :(. What do I do? I’m really panicking right now. I know there are pieces for only the left hand. Are there any around my level?
I really don’t want to not take advantage of no school and extra time on my hands.

I was working on Bach BWV 889, Chopin op 25 no 2, and I’ve learned Scriabin op 12 no 2, Rachmaninov op 32 no 12, Brahms op 79 no 2, and Chopin revolutionary etude.

Please help because I’m really panicking right now.

Alex

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Re: Sprained right hand wrist, what now?
«Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 11:36:47 PM »
So sorry to hear about your wrist!

LH music can be quite devilish:  a few years Ago, I decided My left hand  was quite lazy and tackled some of it. I would recommend that you try Godowski waltz poems  for the left hand; you can get the scores on imslp.org

There is no reason you can’t work on your own music—- but just the left hand.  Play some new scores but the LH alone

Here is one of the godowsky.  Imslp also has an entire section of ‘left hand music for the piano’.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2zbXAIa3aZY /

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Re: Sprained right hand wrist, what now?
«Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 11:37:19 PM »
Hey man, that sucks to hear. I understand your panic and I also think you will be fine.

I would first of all consult a doctor for the wisest course of action for healing your wrist safely.

Second of all, I studied piano in university, and I know some people who injured themselves in such horrible ways I don't even want to tell you what happened through insisting on practicing when they had some kind of injury/inflammation going. So please don't practice with an injured wrist. When your body tells you its in pain it's its way of telling you "hey, don't do that right now, it will be bad for us". It's important to listen to your body and let it rest and heal.

It's a good idea to play some left hand repertoire while your wrist heals. But do consult your doctor and avoid practicing with your right hand until you have gotten a professional opinion. There are real risks with practicing when it hurts that you should not f*ck around with.


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Re: Sprained right hand wrist, what now?
«Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 01:07:22 PM »
Maybe the Scriabin Prelude and Nocturne Op. 9 for the left hand?

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Re: Sprained right hand wrist, what now?
«Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 02:00:03 PM »
Maybe the Scriabin Prelude and Nocturne Op. 9 for the left hand?


They are, indeed, quite lovely

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R7A7lgKI3x8

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Re: Sprained right hand wrist, what now?
«Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 02:26:07 PM »
Thanks guys for all responding. I really appreciate it. Yeah, I sprained my wrist and got a splint on it.

I really really liked the Scriabin op 9 for the left hand. I think I will start that and a couple of the Godowsky waltz poems(I also really liked them). I was thinking, I would want to play some etudes. Should I just only play the left hand of the Godowsky studies on the chopin etudes? Or, from the LH only pieces I found Moszkowski has 12 etudes for the left hand only(op 92).

Thanks guys for the help, I really hope those pieces keep me busy for the next month(s) or so. Let me know what you guys think about the Moszkowski and Godowsky.

I really appreciate you guys chipping in,
Alex

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Re: Sprained right hand wrist, what now?
«Reply #6 on: June 07, 2021, 05:06:02 PM »
IMHO
I would either work on the repertoire or the Etudes written for the LH alone.  I found just doing a little of it to be very helpful as the music assumes a great deal
Of agility in the LH—- if yours it less agile than your right, you will see a big improvement.