Something so simple but not taught well
One of the biggest problems in modern piano pedagogy, often not taught the right way
And that goes for everything you play
Is curling the nail joints or fingers weakening arches of the hand?
Functional MCP that is
Freeing ourselves from too much muscular input
Where is the keystone of the arch? Second MCP or the wrist?
The first cardinal direction and a way to play by extending the fingers instead of curling them
When the thunb stands well, the fingers can move freely
Perceiving more "up" than "down"
By going up instead of down
The structure needs to be elastified
Extreme Voicing opens up he sound of the piano, and the arch should be elastic
Use the arch and nullify the uglu down forces and get the healty tone
Slipping and sliding exercise, fourth arch of the hand, metacarpals
Preassure technique and elastic raction
Alan talks about different types of arches of the hand and grasping
We have talked about biotensegrity before and now it's time we put it to work
Developing a functional hand arch early on is a must
Alan dealing with a student who overused the arm and could not play legato
Another element of effective piano technique - walking
We are talking about palms and metacarpals (MCP)
Alan is building student's arch from the ground up in a few steps
Muscles, hand, arch, movement
Deeging deeper in the hand function and movement, interossei, MCP
Asked during AFF Institute in Montreal, France - Asked by: Cosima
An amazing lesson on thumb, must see!
We are talking about the importance of maintaining a good arch structure via Rachmaninoff E minor Musical Moment.
Alan talks about the dome of the hand, harpsichord technique and touch
In part 2 we continue working on the opening and that great roaring sound
Alan talks about the flat but active structure and the thumb
Alan helps a student iron out his scales
The importance of movable structure when playing the piano
Alan talks about Suzuki method, cat scratch motion, curly fingers and repeated notes
Functional standing that gives us the quality tone
Alan stresses the importance of standing hand from a young age
Alex just had his first lesson with Alan. He learns how to use his hands efficiently
Application of Newton's third law on hand's structure
Alan talks about the importance of good connection and how to make it happen
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Alan talks about scales and leaps and gives examples from the literature
Alan talks about remedial effects rotation has on piano technique as well as rotation in scales
Alan gives useful pointers ofor left hand in Chopin's black keys etude
Alan taks about rotation and swiveling and touches on Taubman method too
On thumb and the arch via Chopin
Asked by: Mel02
We talk about the arch, the thumb, standing up and proactive hand
Intro lecture of the Smith 2015 Institute
The effects strengthening of the hand has on speed and movement
Alan works on student's arch.
Alan talks about the arch, arm weight, how to make sound alive
Lots of things going on in this lesson. Alan mainly talks about hand structure and function
Alan talks about arch, fatigue..
Elena and Alan are working on her connection with the piano
Has anybody ever told you your hands looks like??
A follow up lesson where Alan and Will practice core principles like the arch on slow excercises
Alan and Lars are talking about the arch and hand structure
Alan is demonstrating the importance of a good arch
Alan is trying to figure out where and how exactly is students hand falling down
On collapaed arch and stage fright via Mozart sonata
When thumb is trying to oppose itself to the hand, it drwas itself into right relationship with the hand
Arch of the hand, bench height, a short history lesson on piano technique. Great lesson!
Arm movements in the service of music
From a masterclass in 2012