Cold Fingers + Piano = ??

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I don't know what the weather's been like for everybody else, but we've had an awfully cold two days here in Vancouver. Woke up to a -8 degrees Celsius this morning, and it was around -3 degrees when school ended. It was around -10 last night. FREEZING!! And this is November too! The heater's been on for the most of the day.

I've been playing piano for quite a while now, around nine years, and all I can say is that the worst thing that can happen to you when you're playing is when your fingers are so f***ing cold! You mess up on your scales and arpeggios, you can't hit the 32nd note runs anymore, and every piece goes spiraling out of control.
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It's worse when you're playing a piece like Sergei Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor, Opus 23, No. 5:


I gave up practicing the 3rd movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata because there was just no way I'd be able to play it.

I wonder if other people get pissed off by cold fingers, 'cause I seriously do.

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I agree, playing the piano with cold fingers is hard.
I've been playing piano for 10 years and I play fast classical songs.
When it's cold my fingers feel stiff and I can't move them as fast.
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I really hate it so before I play I usually run my fingers under warm water for a little bit so they're not as stiff.
 

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Man, I cannot even get 32nds on the piano without it being cold! Yeah, I've been playing for around 8 years, but I'm still not really that good.
 
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