Correct Thumb Position

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Primer Level Technique Secrets

The fifth secret is CORRECT THUMB POSITION

Thumb Perch

The thumb should play on the side tip of the fingernail.

Do a “thumb perch” by silently placing your right hand on the white keys with the thumb “perching” on the side tip. Your other fingers should rest gently on the keys.

Then do a “thumb perch” with your left hand.


Note to Teacher: Finding the correct thumb position also eliminates a sagging wrist.