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Simple exercises for improving finger agility

Here are some exercises for improving finger strength and agility:

  1. Work on finger isolation.  Set your hand up on the white keys with one finger per key.  Press all of the keys down and hold them down.  Play your thumb five times while still holding the rest of the keys down.  Repeat this for each of your fingers.
  2. Practice scales.  Playing scales improves speed and melodic playing.  Make sure that the notes sound smooth and connected, even when your thumb is going over or under.  You can find information about different scales in the Knowledge Path and all trainers can easily be found under the Workouts tab. 
  3. Play staccato notes.  Set your hand up with one finger per white key.  Use your thumb to play a short, detached note.  Do this for each of your fingers and repeat.
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