Arm Weight Technique - Myth and Reality

MCMTA talk Alan gave in April 2018

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person Alan Fraser

video_library 17 Episodes

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Episode 1

Teach Your Hand to Walk

A paralel between human walking and piano walking

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Episode 2

Feel The Weight of Your Arm

But it's not only that, isn't it?

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Episode 3

Rich and Powerful Sound With Arm Weight Technique

Alan explains the real mechanics behind the arm weight technique

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Episode 4

Eastern European Arm Weight Technique

Seems to be very vertical in it's approach but the hand needs to be "lateralized" at some point

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Episode 5

Playing Chords in an Organized Way

As long as our hands are standing and not falling

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Episode 6

Curling of Nail Joints

Is curling the nail joints or fingers weakening arches of the hand?

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Episode 7

Loose Finger Joints and the Arm Weight Technique

We need to provide certain neurological sensory images for our brain

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Episode 8

Helping Double Jointed Students

What to do when your piano student is double jointed

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Episode 9

Teaching All These Piano Techniques to Young Pianists

Teaching piano is hard. How about the old "hold the apple" routine?

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Episode 10

Ulnar Deviation and Piano

Another way of using our skeletal mechanics at the piano

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Episode 11

Do Not Loose Your Hand Structure

It affects the sound as well as induces tension in the wrist and forearm

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Episode 12

If you See the Hand Swiveling Horizontally

Then the thumb and fingers aren't functional

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Episode 13

The Thumb Goes Under or Maybe Not

The oldest questions in the piano book

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Episode 14

The Kind of Tension You Really Want

Being elastic without being tense

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Episode 15

Two Note Slurs

What about slurs? Lots of elasticity!

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Episode 16

Elastic Chords

How does all this apply to chords?

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Episode 17

Fight the Stiffness with Posture

Everybody is different. Teachers should really adjust to their students

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