Did you know that as a pianist you are also an athlete? Musicians are athletes of the small muscles. There are actually physical therapists specially trained to work with musicians and the physical issues they encounter throughout their years of playing that are unique to being this type of an athlete.
Warming up is something we normally think of doing before a physical work out, such as running. Stretching our muscles and all of those connective ligaments and tendons help us to prevent injury during our workout and serve to allow our bodies to wake up a bit before putting so many demands on it.
It’s the same with practicing the piano or any other instrument. Taking the time to warm up before you start practicing the piano will enable you to play better, not hurt from straining your hands or wrists, and give you a feeling of connectedness to the piano before you really start on the hard work of practicing.
Over the years I’ve developed a beneficial process of what I use to warm up with before I start practicing or playing. Following this routine will take you through a step by step plan and after you try doing this yourself for several weeks, you’ll know it for memory and can adapt it to what you are working on at any time.
Here is my preferred piano warm up routine!
I’ve included a few extra things in the following video that you can add into your own warm up routine once this one feels familiar that will change things up a bit and keep it fun!
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