Any person who\'s played piano for more than thirty minutes will know how important it is to build strength
and stamina in your hands.
Just like with any other part of your body, if you want to build up strength and stamina, you\'re going to need to exercise it regularly - no-one got buff by sitting around.
To get you motivated, here\'s a couple of simple exercises to help get started.
This is a simple exercise to start with and can be done in front of your piano.
Move your hands over the keys of the piano. Then curl your fingers up as if you were holding a tennis ball. Next
move your first finger up and down as if you were essentially playing the same note a few times in fast
succession about five times.
Then take a short break for 1 or 2 seconds and move on to your middle finger. Repeat this with each finger and then
move on to your other hand.
This exercise will help build both finger strength and autonomy for less complicated playing and reaching those
far spaced piano notes.
This exercise routine will require your to have a tennis ball or a ball of similar size available. The concept of this
exercising is to loosen the strain in your forearms while keeping your hands flexible.
Put the ball on a firm, flat surface. Then put your right forearm on top of the ball and begin rolling the ball
forward and backward slowly in order that it travels up and back down the length of your forearm. Be sure to
keep your shoulders relaxed while you do this.
Roll the ball backwards and forwards for one minute then take five for thirty seconds. Once done, switch to your left
forearm and repeat.
By following these 2 simple exercises, you\'ll build up strength in your fingers while at the same time keeping
your arms and shoulders relaxed and agony free. This may help you build up endurance and keep you playing longer
without any troubles.