Hand Techniques

Keep your fingers slightly curved but firm so that when you press a key your finger does not bend backward at all. Your thumb and pinky fingers especially will want to lie flat, but keep these raised as well.

  • Try to keep your arms and shoulders relaxed as you play. This will enable you to use more of your entire body while playing and will help you achieve a better sound from the keyboard.
  • As you press a key, you should feel the weight from your arm transferring down into the key through your fingers.
  • Although you might think that the position of your fingers doesn’t affect your playing much, the proper form will allow more freedom and nuance in your playing.