Alan Fraser's Institute - Concord 2014

Lectures and lessons Alan gave in Jun 2014

By Alan Fraser

14 Lessons

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1

A Developmental Approach to Piano Technique Part 1

Introduction lecture on the first day of Alan's institute in Concord, Jun 2014 (5 parts mini series)

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A Developmental Approach to Piano Technique Part 2

Part 2 - how babies learn to move, what can we learn from it and apply it to piano playing

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A Developmental Approach to Piano Technique Part 3

Stand up and walk on the day 1? Not possible, not even with the piano

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A Developmental Approach to Piano Technique Part 4

Fighting the fundamental pianistic dilema. Stand and walk simultaneously!

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A Developmental Approach to Piano Technique Part 5

"Suppleness is the elasticity of biotensegrity"

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Concord-NH 2014 Lecture on the Thumb Part 1

Day two of the Institute. Lecture on th Thumb! Can the thumb really help the hand while playing?

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Concord-NH 2014 Lecture on the Thumb Part 2

Full structural support and no interference of muscular holding

8

Beethoven Sonata Op.110 Part 1

Alan is talking about stable and unstable equilibrium in piano playing as well as many other things

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Beethoven Sonata Op.110 Part 2

"The sense of emotional connection is in the intensity of the touch"

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Beethoven Sonata Op.110 Part 3

We explore the hand structure even further and working on the tone.

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Bach - WTK I Prelude F minor Part 1

Wonderful performance but a lot of stage fright. Alan is addressing that issue in this part

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Bach - WTK I Prelude F minor Part 2

Alan is comparing hands to the bellows and explaining its elastical relationship with the piano

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Bach - WTK I Prelude F minor Part 3

Last part of this mini series. Alan is working on the tone, legato

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Mozart Fantasie in c Minor K.396 Part 1

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