A common refrain amongst pianists is that they lack the technique required to tackle many of the pieces they yearn to play. In this blog post we provide some simple, often overlooked ways to build good foundations and make better progress with your playing.
Herman Berens’s Training of the Left Hand (Op.89) is an excellent collection of exercises and studies and our recently completed video series shows how to use a selection of them to improve left-hand technique.
Many pianists use exercises & studies to improve their technique. However, practising them can often become mindless, unproductive, and potentially put the pianist at risk of injury. This week’s blog post provides tips and suggestions for using exercises & studies effectively while avoiding tension and boredom!