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  • 1. Beginning Piano Posture Hand Position Finger Numbers
  • 2. How to Sit at the Piano
    • Sit tall!
    • Lean slightly forward.
    • Arms hang loosely from shoulders.
    • Elbows slightly higher than keys.
  • 3. How to Sit at the Piano
    • Sit facing piano squarely.
    • Knees slightly under keyboard.
    • Feet flat on floor.
    • Right foot may be slightly forward.
  • 4. Good Posture
  • 5. Think of three middles…
    • You are sitting in the middle of the bench.
    • Your bench is in the middle of the piano.
    • Your rear is in the middle of the bench.
  • 6.  
  • 7. Hand Position
    • Curve your fingers.
    • Pretend you have a bubble in you hand.
    • Hold the bubble gently, so it doesn’t break!
    • Play with the tips of your fingers.
  • 8. Like this…
  • 9. …or this…
  • 10. NOT THIS…
  • 11. …NOT THIS…
  • 12. …NOT THIS!
  • 13. Finger Numbers
    • Each finger has a number, starting with the thumb.
    • The thumb is the first finger of each hand.
    • Work from the middle out.
  • 14. Here is an example of piano finger numbers.
  • 15. Here is another example.
  • 16. A note about finger numbers…
    • Finger numbers help us know which finger to use.
    • Finger numbers help us find the correct hand position.
  • 17. More about finger numbers
    • Finger numbers should not be used as a playing method.
    • Finger numbers and notes will not always be the same.
  • 18. Finger numbers are tool. DO NOT USE FINGER NUMBERS TO LEARN THE MUSIC!
  • 19. Do not play piano like this cat…
  • 20.