I've been away from the piano for about 4 years and am just now able to start playing again. Prior to the hiatus I was majoring in music with piano as my primary instrument.
One of the things I had dealt with was overcoming rough technique I had picked up while still new to music (engaged fingers when they weren't needed, slouching or stiff wrists during certain passages, overzealous hits with the thumbs)
I'm looking for something which will help do the following:
1) Identify generally accepted 'best practice' techniques (rolling gradually pushing your hand forward during passages to keep the hand/fingers engaged / don't pull back your wrist while engaged in passages) 2) Provide exercises to develop those habits
I know there are tons of etude books out there but I'm looking for something which offers explanations/descriptions of proper movement/options and then suggests or provides ways to work on it.
Any ideal solutions to this?