Hi! I'm new to this forums, found out about it just recently. Anyhoo, here's the thing. I've been playing the piano since I was... i forgot x.x around 6-7 or something. Now I'm 18, and i've neglected piano for around 3 years already. I became an addict of computer games in pc, and so this is my dilema.
In computer games right, my hand hardly moves at all, or my positioning of my hand (curled up to the shape of the mouse). Now, when i play the piano, i found out my fingers lost their... touch. they don't move uniformly anymore, I can't control them, they've become stiff in the joints.
I wanna ask, is there any hope for me? I recently became interested in piano again after seeing some FF pieces, and alot of them requires fast, strong, and most importantly, controlled and fluid fingers. I want to ask if there's any exercise, what route should i be doing, to make my fingers smooth and fluid again? (i think the problem is in my finger joints, somehow they've grown stiff and don't want to move as much anymore :c) oh and exercises for building up speed too?
Sorry if this is quite noobish, but i haven't had a piano teacher in... actually... 5 years or so o.o
Scales? finger exercises maybe? any tips? :s