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Hand-over-hand technique

Discussion in 'Technique' started by juufa72, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. nathanscoleman

    nathanscoleman New Member Piano Society Artist

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    this question is a bit off-topic but in same genre.

    Do any of you guys slide around laterally on the piano bench during a piece? I've been finding recently some pieces are much easier if I sit more to one side or the other. And during some pieces I have to slide to one side for some passages. Is that kosher? or is my bellybutton supposed to always point at middle C?
     
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    That's exactly what I have to do for that Beethoven piece. I scoot to the right and then come back center after the cross over part.
     
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    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    i have seen lots of pros slide on the bench when doing scales / chords / hand over hand. sometimes it looks like would almost fall off the bench especially towards the finale of a piece.
     
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    I would die laughing if I saw someone do that. (except if it was me, or course)
     
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    Do you always scoot to the same spot or just in the most comfortable way, or both?

     
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    I use an 'artists' bench, so I can only scoot over about 5 inches without falling off. But I still need to lean to the right as well. That's only for about one measure, though. So, this scooting and leaning does help me. (probably looks weird)
     

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