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4 years ago by A Pianist in Student evaluation video discussion group

It has been quite some time since anyone posted anything here, and I am beginning to wonder if I am too honest. Is nobody sending a video of themselves because of fear that I will tear a strip off the...

4 years ago by A Pianist in Technique and methods

Hi, I have been reading this book "The Russian Piano School" ... Moscow consertavoire professors on the art of the piano - translated by C. Barnes. On one of the chapters Konstantin Ig...

4 years ago by A Pianist in Piano master video discussion group

Hi, It is interesting to watch this pianist lean his thumbs against the lower board in certain passages. I am not sure I am stating it right but you can see for yourselves. Great brilliant pianis...

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4 years ago by A Pianist in Technique and methods

I was just reviewing all the subjects under discussion here and noticed that there is no mention of legato! But that is the starting point! All the discussion about hand muscles, finger shape, articul...

4 years ago by A Pianist in Technique and methods

I received this letter a couple of days ago, from someone who has worked with me on occasion. I thought it would be good to post it along with my reply... "I feel a pain when playing between m...

4 years ago by A Pianist in Technique and methods

By the way...I have been playing piano for a while now and I wonder which is the autentic normal action? Does one regard direct attack as "standard"? I action the key down but just a bit t...

4 years ago by A Pianist in Technique and methods

I thought it might be good to post this clarification, prompted by a recent email from an American doctor who has my book and film. He asks, "By the way, I have a question with which I hope you c...

4 years ago by A Pianist in Technique and methods

I was just browsing through my old mail folder and found a message about the lobster claw and the seeming contradiction between relaxation and activation. A GREAT question that deserves a new answer,...