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Now that you know names of keys, you are now ready for proper position of our fingers over keyboard. You should know that your fingers have assigned numbers. They also have their proper positions. The thumbs of both hands have number 1, forefingers have number 2, middle fingers – number three, ring fingers take number 4 and pinkie fingers are number five. You are now ready to do exercises.
Starting with your right hand put your thumb on middle “C”. Then place other fingers to following keys, forefinger on D key, middle finger on E key, ring finger on F key and pinkie finger on G key. Practice pressing keys one after other starting with thumb then ending with pinkie finger. Repeat exercise ten times. And then try reversing direction. This time, start with your pinkie finger and end up with your thumb. Do this again for ten times or until you get hang of it. And then try playing continually from thumb to pinkie finger then back to thumb and so on.
Do same with your left hand but this time position your left pinkie finger on “C” lower than middle “C” then ring finger on lower “D”, middle finger on lower “E”, then forefinger on lower “F” and thumb on lower “G”. Try playing keys starting from your thumb to your pinkie finger for five times. Then start from your pinkie finger to your thumb and then continuously just like what you did with your right hand. And when you get hang of it, try practicing both hands, then alternating right and left hands.
The saying that goes practice makes perfect is irrefutably true. In whatever you desire to achieve, you must remember that it takes not only desire but also drive for desire to materialize. Have fun paving your way towards perfection!
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