How to Play Piano – Part 3 – Arms Equal Power and Depth

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HOW TO UTILIZE PARTS OF THE BODY: Power Versus Speed

In playing the piano, different parts of the body are utilized according to the requirements of power and speed. The more power required, the more mass of the body is utilized. The more speed, the less mass is needed.

  • Finger technique: When the utmost in speed is required, only the fingers will do.
  • Arm technique: When massive strength is called for as in big chords, only the arms can provide enough power.
  • Wrist technique: While not as powerful as the arms, the wrists are faster than the arms and more powerful than the fingers.