The Thumb: Moving It, Playing It, and Avoiding Potential Problems
Efficient use of the thumb is essential for playing the piano well. John Bloomfield discusses how the thumb functions when playing scales, arpeggios, octaves, chords, trills, tremolos and leaps. In addition, he will give practical advice for students, teachers and performers alike about common thumb issues and how to manage them successfully.
Lecture: The Thumb: Moving It, Playing It, and Avoiding Potential Problems
2022 Golandsky Institute Virtual Summer Symposium
1 video, 1 PDF handout
Approx. 47 min.
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