Elements of Effective Piano Technique

Lecture/Series on Technique in general. We will be talking about arm weight, rotation, arches of the hand..all the things combined and condensed for your better understanding of piano technique.

By Alan Fraser

15 Lessons

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SERIES LESSONS

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1

Let's Talk About the Technique

We are kicking off this series with harpsichord technique, piano escapement..

2

Bone Alignment and the Schools of Piano Technique

Have we all been taught arm weight wrong?

3

Human and Piano Walking

Another element of effective piano technique - walking

4

Arm Weight - The Right Way

Continuation of the second lesson in this series, and a few other concepts

5

Practical Examples of Piano Pedagogy Part 1

Alan dealing with a student who overused the arm and could not play legato

6

Practical Examples of Piano Pedagogy Part 2

Developing a functional hand arch early on is a must

7

Biotensegrity in service of Arch and Elasticity

We have talked about biotensegrity before and now it's time we put it to work

8

Ludwig Deppe

Alan talks about Deppe, the father of modern piano technique

9

Feeling Out the Piano

Paint a new neuro-motor picture to your brain. Get a new perception of your hands and bones inside

10

Dorothy Taubman and Rotation

A short video on Alan's latest discovery on rotation. We will cover this topic in more detail in a featured series very soon

11

The Three Cardinal Directions of Movement

We are talking about Feldenkrais exercises and how related they are to piano technique

12

Four Types of Arches

Alan talks about different types of arches of the hand and grasping

13

The Thumb and Rotation

Rotation in relation with the thumb

14

Russian Piano Pressure School

Preassure technique and elastic raction

15

The Piano Key Does Not Go Down

Be free from falling and utilize the structure. Also, the series wrapup.