Secret Octave Technique

Here at Myriad, piano ergonomics and the way you use your arm, wrist, hand and fingers is a big deal for how we teach healthy piano habits.

For our students who have hands approaching almost adult size, here is a “how to play octave tip” that reiterates our belief in the perimeter fingers stabilizing the rest of the hand. If you get your thumb and pinky aligned and playing forward into the piano, the arc of the rest of the hand stays strong and relaxed. Watch this video if you are playing octaves.