The purpose of these ideas is to make us play the piano even better
Save yourself from additional work and do things the right way right away
Learn music slower but in the end you play musically much quicker
Alan is talking about and demonstrating the natural flow of the body that is required while playing
Our focused mind can only handle so much while we play. We need to educate the body how to play
or ischial tuberosity
A Feldenkrais exercise demonstrated by Alan
Through the lense of Feldenkrais
You have to move the body and find that sweet spot, not too tense, not too relaxed
If you are tense you can't play but you also can't when you are relaxed, so..?
Alan's new book and what is it about in his own words
An exercise for the bouncy feeling that works out the muscles
ATPM - Standing
A student broke her hand many years ago and it hasn't healed properly. Now the shoulders and the whole body are tensed up and compensate for the broken arm.
It's about the quality of movement and how do we translate it to the piano.
What is walking Alex? How does this apply to the piano?
Asked by: markeog
Ballancing up and down forces, but how would you do that?
We not only need to radiate the stand up motion throughout the body but also look into hand body relationship
vs. mechanical sense and all that applied to piano
The MRI shows 4 herniated discs in Alan's neck. His self-healing strategy: feed new info into the sensory-motor system
Alan injured his hand. Here is what happened
From Leusden, NL 2017
We are also talking about rotation, arm weight, directions of movement and more
Why should our feet always touch the ground while playing
is the real value 3 cardinal directions of movement bring to the piano
Also, how to free up shoulders from tension
What can we do to help our bodies while teaching/performing or practicing.
Swiveling is not rotation
The first cardinal direction and a way to play by extending the fingers instead of curling them
Alan working with a vocalist on Burt Barcharch songs The look of love and promises, promises
Alan talks about antigravity function, how to use it and get that springy, pure quality tone
Tournier-Harp Composition. Bach-Suite Transcription
Arm should do most of the work, fingers are only keeping the keys down
Clarinet-Kreisler-Leibeslied (Vussem 2014)
Alan talks about dystonia and how to avoid/fix it
Alan's lecture/lesson from his recent presentation in England
Stable or rigid bodies when playing the piano? Good idea or should the body be free and fluid?
We are talking about Feldenkrais exercises and how related they are to piano technique
Alan is talking about how Feldenkrais gives the real control to the pianist
2 part ATM from Ottawa 2015
ATM, Victoria 2015
Alan works on student's arch.
AFFI Victoria 2015
taken from Ottawa AFF Institute - July 2015
Alan and Elena discuss Feldenkrais and sound levels in this last part 4
The first ATM session in Overveen 2015 Institute
Alan is 'rebuilding' Will's hand using Feldenkrais techniques
ATM, day 1 of Eitorf Workshop
ATM - Day 6 - Smith College 2014 Institute
Part 2 - Sitting ATM - Ottawa Institute 2014
ATM lesson, sitting and how to apply it when playing the piano
Awareness through movement lesson on arm frame
Wiliam and Alan are exploring ways to create a healty sound and Alan is applying Feldenkrais methods.