AFF Institute - Smith College 2015

Selected lessons from 2015 Smith Institute

By Alan Fraser

15 Lessons

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1

Feeling Confident at the Piano

Alan helps a student feel confident using propper technique

2

Proactive Hand

We talk about the arch, the thumb, standing up and proactive hand

3

Musical Aesthetics and Technique Part 1

Smith, 2015

4

On Rotation

"I think the rotation happens without you thinking about it

5

Skeletal Touch

On touch and joining via Chopin

6

Musical Aesthetics and Technique Part 2

Part 2 and a small q&a session

7

Chopin - Nocturne Op 48 No 1

Entire, unedited lesson on Chopin's Nocturne

8

Metacarpals and Rotation in Octaves

Last day of AFFI Smith 2015 lecture/Q&A

9

Elasticity and Stretching

Alan's take on stretching and elasticity

10

Different Strokes for Different Folks

A question on elasticity from an audience member in Smith AFFI

11

Liszt - Un Sospiro

Smith 2015, unedited lesson

12

Elastic Release and Extensors

Alan talks about elastic loading, stretch reflex, Kemal Gekic, Taubman

13

How to Play Glissandos

Alan explains how to approach glissandos

14

Business About the Straight Thumb

On thumb and the arch via Chopin

15

Rotation vs Swiveling in Arpeggios

Alan taks about rotation and swiveling and touches on Taubman method too