AFF Institute - SLC 2015

Salt Lake City 2015

By Alan Fraser

14 Lessons

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SERIES LESSONS

Watch, Learn and Practice!

1

Organic Use of the Hand at the Piano

Alan sharing new discoveries

2

Elastic Placement for Better Scales

Overholding, springy wrist and elasticity

3

Making the Piano Sound Exceptional

Hand's structure and function and how does that relate to the sound

4

Equal and Opposite Reaction for Better Structure

Application of Newton's third law on hand's structure

5

Basic Function of the Hand

Alex just had his first lesson with Alan. He learns how to use his hands efficiently

6

Elastic Bowing Movement in the Finger

Alan talks about curved finger curles, Glenn Gould and Horowitz and other various techniques

7

Scarlatti K 141

Alan talks about Suzuki method, cat scratch motion, curly fingers and repeated notes

8

Movable Structure

The importance of movable structure when playing the piano

9

Unstable Equilibrium

Completely unstable but balanced hand

10

The Organic Hand

Translate vertical movement to horizontal phrase shaping

11

The Functional Thumb

Thumb's role and function in a healthy structure

12

Functional Look of The Hand

Alan talks about how student's hands transform and look better when being functional

13

Shake Hands with The Piano

In a moving way..the propper way to touch the piano

14

Smooth Scales

Alan helps a student iron out his scales