Practical applications of piano somatics

Derived from the lecture Alan gave in Hanns Eisler music school 2023 in Germany


person Alan Fraser

video_library 4 Episodes

schedule 15 minutes 29 seconds

Updated: 4 days ago


Episode 1

A singing line is achieved when the arm joints notes

While the fingers do their thing

access_time6 minutes 12 seconds


Episode 2

Bring your hand arch to life

By giving it a posture or "acture" as Alan says

access_time3 minutes 22 seconds


Episode 3

You don't play forte by slamming the piano

Soften the blow by standing up and get the purer vibration of the string

access_time1 minute 46 seconds


Episode 4

Understand the standing action and how it can be modified to create different kinds of sonority

This is how you produce multi layered beauty of sound

access_time4 minutes 9 seconds