It is important to be as relaxed a possible, in our mind, body and hands, to play musically. Hesitations, jumpy playing and irregular dynamics creep in if we are tense when we play. This video examines what we can do to reduce tension, particularly in our hands.
This simple technique will very quickly improve finger accuracy and ease of playing.
There are certain situations where we tend to tense up, a demanding performance for example, and hopefully, if we have practiced the piece without tension in our hands, this will be half way to playing without stress.
The music is an excerpt from 'Crossover Preludes' by Bertrand Groeger.
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