AFF Institute - Ottawa 2015

Ottawa 2015

By Alan Fraser

15 Lessons

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SERIES LESSONS

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1

Elastic Hand for A Chopin Etude

Alan talks about the sound and scouping, fulcrum like movement that induces elasticity in the hand. Via Chopin's Black Key etude

2

Left Hand - Chopin Black Keys Etude

Alan gives useful pointers ofor left hand in Chopin's black keys etude

3

Rotation and Counter Rotation for a Healthy Hand

Alan talks about remedial effects rotation has on piano technique as well as rotation in scales

4

Rotation in Scales and Leaps

Alan talks about scales and leaps and gives examples from the literature

5

Elasticising Sound Aesthetic for the Ocean Etude

The sound picture for the entire etude

6

Fixing up the Passagework Technique

We go back to basics and brake down the technique that allows us to play runs and passages

7

Use Your Hand Muscles and Stand

How to stand and why is it important?

8

Second Ballade Opening

Standing, double escapement..

9

Lay Down Your Flat Hand

Alan talks about flat fingers, unified flection and agogics

10

Elastic Hand - Playing From Within The Key

Melt your hand into the piano and get alive sound

11

Elastic Release for Brilliance and Ease

Structured hand is not a stiff hand if it's elastically created

12

Re-establish the Hands Biological Relationship to the Keyboard

You don't learn to walk by walking

13

Liszt-La Leggierezza

Alan and Marc work on the concert etude [entire lesson]

14

Action Which Generates the Physical Connection

Alan talks about the importance of good connection and how to make it happen

15

Structural Stability for Better Alberti Bass

Alan is talking about Alberti bass and hand structure