hand positions on the keyboard vary.
Updated: Feb 27, 2019
Notice how the player's hands are placed above the keyboard, and he strikes the keys with the fingertips. The fingertips are where our nerves end and where we gain the most sensitivity and control over our instrument. Certainly when we stretch the hands to reach octaves and beyond, the hand flattens, but for agility, keeping the five finger position is your go-to position. It is the most relaxed position and what we naturally keep our hands in at rest. Imagine a tennis ball in the palms of your hands.
Remember that there is a depth of 8" (20cm) on the piano/keyboard and we use it all.
The shoulders are relaxed and the elbows are away from our sides.
Remember you lean forward from the six points on your seat, not by hunching over.