Introduction lecture on the first day of Alan's institute in Concord, Jun 2014 (5 parts mini series)
Part 2 - how babies learn to move, what can we learn from it and apply it to piano playing
Stand up and walk on the day 1? Not possible, not even with the piano
Fighting the fundamental pianistic dilema. Stand and walk simultaneously!
"Suppleness is the elasticity of biotensegrity"
Day two of the Institute. Lecture on th Thumb! Can the thumb really help the hand while playing?
Full structural support and no interference of muscular holding
Alan is talking about stable and unstable equilibrium in piano playing as well as many other things
"The sense of emotional connection is in the intensity of the touch"
We explore the hand structure even further and working on the tone.
Wonderful performance but a lot of stage fright. Alan is addressing that issue in this part
Alan is comparing hands to the bellows and explaining its elastical relationship with the piano
Last part of this mini series. Alan is working on the tone, legato