Last reply 9 years ago
playing instruments

I play the piano but I’m now finding it really difficult to get my fingers to move and press down the keys 🙁 I used to play the clarinet too, but I had to stop for of dropping it.

Can anyone else relate to this? I want my music back!!

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9 years ago

Hey Tara,
I had the same problem when I first had symptoms – I play the flute and had to give up for about 3 or 4 months when I could barely move my right hand. At the time I didn’t know if I was ever going to be able to play again but thankfully the strength in my hand returned. I can sympathise with how frustrating it is when you can’t play. How long have you been having trouble playing?
Rachel x

9 years ago

I’ve been noticing difficulties with playing note on the piano for about 2 months. I just play scales now and hoping that if I keep trying, things will get better…

9 years ago

I loved the fact that I could still play a boogie-woogie bassline on the piano with my left hand, whilst my right hand lost control. Now I can’t play this smoothly either.

I also can’t place vinyl records on the record deck whilst DJing anymore. Am lucky in that I can still DJ with MP3s.

Don’t miss playing the violin that much, and was never that good at the guitar either! Saxophone was cool though, and I have a youtube vid of me playing on stage in Spain at a fiesta!

9 years ago

I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has this problem. I have alot of trouble with my legs so used to love playing piano when I couldn’t go out but I also find pressing keys and moving smoothly is really difficult at the moment. I also find just keepy my wrists up really difficult too, anyone find this?
Claire x

9 years ago

me too! I try to still play the piano, but I can’t play the same pieces that I used to and that is depressing. I am lucky that I can still play the saxophone and I play in a local community band which is fun. I notice that, in addition to numb and sloppy fingers, I also have slowed reactions. when I see the note, it takes me a split second longer to transfer it to the instrument. very frustrating, but I need to have music in my life!

9 years ago

I surprised myself last week with how well I played my scales! I’m not going to learn any new pieces because I have a really hard time seeing the music now (gr), but I like how my hand/fingers are still automatically moving to the right notes, even if I’m not actually pressing the keys down, hehe.

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