Beginner Finger Exercises

Celine Enke
A free video tutorial from Celine Enke
Award-winning Pianist and Teacher at Udemy
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  • How to play the piano and establish your own style
  • Play over a dozen songs by practice and memory
  • Understand and apply music theory
  • Learn names of all piano notes and keys and find them instantly on the piano
  • Master correct piano posture and finger position
  • Understand the musical alphabet and apply it to their piano playing
  • Use proper form and technique while playing
  • Master over a dozen finger exercises to improve finger dexterity
  • Apply professional tips and tricks to their own playing
  • Memorize basic songs
  • Identify basic chords, octaves, and duets
  • Identify sharps and flats using the black keys
  • Create and maintain a daily schedule for practicing and instant piano progression
  • Know how to stay focused and motivated, even when piano gets boring or difficult
  • Love piano and have fun, and want to learn more!
English So you've learned the basics of the piano and keyboard. Now I'm going to show you a simple finger exercise that can help you practice what you've learned so far. Sometimes your fingers can get stiff while you're playing the piano, especially as a beginner. It's important that you keep your fingers relaxed and sometimes just stretching them like this will help. This finger exercise I'm going to show you how to play is super easy and it will help you stay relaxed and smooth while you're playing. Start with your right hand first. Find a pair of two black keys like this and then place your thumb to the note on the left of the two black keys. Don't worry about the name of the note for now, just play it. After you have your thumb on that note, match up the rest of your fingers with the next white notes like this so that each finger is on a white key. Slowly play each note going up, and then back down. Be sure to play the last note three times, just like this. By the way, feel free to pause the video if you ever need to 'cause these videos are designed so that you can pause and take time to play. Once you've got that part down, then move on to your left hand. Find a pair of two black keys, then play the note to the left of them with your pinky. Move up the notes, one by one, and then go back down just like you did with your right hand. One thing to keep in mind while you're playing. This exercise is to keep both of your hands on the keyboard at all times, even if you're not using them. For example, it would be too confusing if you keep switching hands and taking them off the keys. Instead, it's best if you keep your hands in a nice, relaxed position when you're not using them, like this. Also, it doesn't really matter if you're left or right handed because it's really important that you learn how to play equally well with each hand. You can run this exercise two or three times, as a warm up before you play. If you're in for a real challenge, you can even try it hands together and play with both hands at the same time. Once you put everything together, this is what it should sound like.