How to Sit At a Piano
Watch more Piano for Beginners videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/771-Piano-for-Beginners Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to have proper posture at the piano with this Howcast video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Sit in middle of bench Sit in the middle of the bench, so you can easily lean in either direction to play high and low notes. Step 2: Put arms straight out Put your arms straight out in front of you, closing your hands into loose fists. Your elbows should be turned inward toward your torso. Step 3: Put loose fists on keys Put your loose fists on the keys, allowing your elbows to hang close to your body, but keeping your hands level with your forearm. Tip Elbows should be roughly four inches closer to the keyboard than your shoulders. Step 4: Keep hands & fingers rounded Keep hands and fingers rounded, with only your fingertips on the keys. Keys should be pressed with the weight of the hand alone. Step 5: Place feet flat on floor Place your feet flat on the floor and keep them flat, unless you're pressing a pedal. Tip Don't forget to sit up straight! Step 6: Position chin & relax shoulders Keep your chin parallel to the ground and your shoulders relaxed. Step 7: Start practicing Channel your favorite pianist—or maybe just get out the sheet music and start practicing. Did You Know? A complete set of piano strings is subject to 20,000 to 40,000 pounds of tension.