The Physics of Orchestration

In Alan's words: "Probably the best lecture I have ever given".

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By Alan Fraser

10 Lessons

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SERIES LESSONS

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1

Amazingly Focused Lead Sound

Ever wondered if something was missing in your playing but you couldn't pin it down?

2

Weighted Touch and the Nature of the Key

Alan covers a few important concepts in this short episode such as paying attention to everything in the score

3

Piano Key is a Mechanical Mimic of Tensegrity Structure

A wonderful demonstration of orchestration at the piano

4

Meaning can come through Orchestration

But it shouldn't be imposed or forced

5

This is how You Orchestrate

Always be moving. Finger action evolves out of the phrase movement.

6

The Organic Standing

The hand is related to the body, it's movable and breathing

7

Orchestration in Bach

How do we orchestrate in Bach?

8

Ways of Coloring Renaissance and Baroque Music

It's all done with the wrist

9

Controlling the keyboard and sound production

We are talking about the controlling the keyboard and sound production and Alan claims it all happens before we even play

10

Orchestration is Done with Articulation

Orchestration is done with articulation instead of dynamics