The Ergonomics Of Piano Playing

The Ergonomics Of Piano Playing

When most people think of the term ergonomics, they think of their computer placement on their desks.

In reality, ergonomics refers to the efficiency of a work environment, which is why many people automatically assume the working position of hands on a keyboard, typing away long hours every day. But compare your hands on a keyboard to hands on a piano.The Ergonomics Of Piano Playing

Not much different, right?

Ergonomics brings good posture while maintaining a well balanced spine.

Ergonomics refers to the normal position of joints being maintained throughout the movement process.

Ergonomics means the elimination of cramped or twisted positions, which can damage nerves and muscles.

Ergonomics means avoiding staying in one position for too long.

All of that comes into play when you’re sitting in front of a computer. All of that comes into play when you’re sitting at a keyboard.

To effectively play the piano, a pianist must operate as a machine, connecting with the keyboard in such a way that it bring no tension to the body. The fingers. The arms. The shoulders. The body.

Proper training isn’t just about creating music, it also comes from how you play. A good teacher understands it’s not just the music that is generated, it’s the process along the way.