Lessons tagged with 'Arm Weight'

Confidence - Your Hand Must Be Set up Well

Hand hip joint, curled thumb

Alan Fraser
Oct 31, 2019 Beginner lesson

Standing action is the base element

of the weight technique

Alan Fraser
Oct 31, 2019 Beginner lesson

If you know what your doing you can do it really well

Alan talks more about how to become confident at the piano

Alan Fraser
Oct 31, 2019 Beginner lesson

Keith Jarrett Sound

Alan is helping Marvin find that weighted touch that still allows him to move

Alan Fraser
Oct 23, 2019 Intermediate lesson

Continuous Weighted Touch

Eliminating negative stacking effect of weight on piano

Alan Fraser
Oct 20, 2019 Beginner lesson

The Real Arm Weight and Jazz Piano

Could arm weight be beneficial to jazz pianists if explained well?

Alan Fraser
Oct 18, 2019 Beginner lesson

Weighted Touch and the Nature of the Key

Alan covers a few important concepts in this short episode such as paying attention to everything in the score

Alan Fraser
Jul 5, 2019 Beginner lecture

Weight Technique as Biotensegrity Entity

Arm weight isn't bad really. What's important is the way it's explained

Alan Fraser
Mar 29, 2019 Beginner lecture

Is Weighted Touch Good for You

Weighted touch reduces melodic flexibility and orchestral sound

Alan Fraser
Sep 22, 2018 Intermediate lecture
Alan Fraser
Sep 15, 2018 Intermediate lecture

Weight Unsuited to Moving a Lever

Alan talking about his work with Phil his school of pianism.

Alan Fraser
Aug 12, 2018 Intermediate lecture

I Feel So Free

There is a need for establishing proper lingo

Alan Fraser
Jul 14, 2018 Intermediate lecture

Transfer of Weight Not Falling

Pelvis (arm hip-joint) is smoothing everything out

Alan Fraser
Jul 11, 2018 Intermediate lecture

How to Establish a State of Unstable Equilibrium

Ballancing up and down forces, but how would you do that?

Alan Fraser
Jul 10, 2018 Intermediate lecture

Loose Finger Joints and the Arm Weight Technique

We need to provide certain neurological sensory images for our brain

Alan Fraser
May 3, 2018 Intermediate lecture

Playing Chords in an Organized Way

As long as our hands are standing and not falling

Alan Fraser
Apr 27, 2018 Intermediate lecture

Eastern European Arm Weight Technique

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

Alan Fraser
Apr 27, 2018 Intermediate lecture

Rich and Powerful Sound With Arm Weight Technique

Alan explains the real mechanics behind the arm weight technique

Alan Fraser
Apr 24, 2018 Intermediate lecture

Feel The Weight of Your Arm

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

Alan Fraser
Apr 24, 2018 Intermediate lecture

Teach Your Hand to Walk

A paralel between human walking and piano walking

Alan Fraser
Apr 24, 2018 Beginner lecture

No Strain in Your Sound

White muscles at work and cultivating this kind of sound

Alan Fraser
Jan 28, 2018 Intermediate lesson

What is Unstable Equilibrium

We are also talking about rotation, arm weight, directions of movement and more

Alan Fraser
Jan 2, 2018 Advanced lecture

Galvanize Your Hand

Alan is showing a technique that might be useful to a few people

Alan Fraser
Dec 25, 2017 Advanced lecture

The Tragedy and the Cure of Arm Weight Technique

An amazing 47 minute long lesson on arm weight with subtitles (Brahms B flat intermezzo Op 117 No 2)

Alan Fraser
Dec 11, 2017 Intermediate lesson

Rotation While Maintaining Skeletal Balance

The paralel between hipjoints and the hand and the ease of lateral movement at the piano

Alan Fraser
Nov 16, 2017 Intermediate lecture

Arm Weight Technique and Antigravity

What allows us to produce tones that have musical value and no agression in them?

Alan Fraser
Aug 30, 2017 Intermediate lecture

Freely Floating Sound and Arm Weight

Alan shows how to get that rich full sound out of the piano

Alan Fraser
Jun 28, 2017 Intermediate lecture

Standing and Arm Weight How To

Remon is caught up in dichotomy. Standing is good but thinking about it all the time can be inhibiting.

Alan Fraser
May 15, 2017 Advanced lesson

Pianistic Self Image

We should be working on empowering the pianistic self image

Alan Fraser
Apr 23, 2017 Intermediate lesson

How to Actually Teach Arm Weight

Risk of introducing arm weight Technique at the beginning

Alan Fraser
Apr 23, 2017 Intermediate lesson

Educate the Hand

When the hand is resolved the body start working really well

Alan Fraser
Apr 17, 2017 Intermediate lesson

Arm Weight - Who is it for

Arm Weight is very easy to misunderstand. Should we have it in our pianistic toolbox?

Alan Fraser
Apr 15, 2017 Intermediate lesson

Invoke that Degree of Elasticity

Allow yourself to fall and then elastically stand

Alan Fraser
Apr 8, 2017 Intermediate lesson

The Sound Can not Be Rigid but Elastic

Elasticity bring a specific vitality to our sound

Alan Fraser
Apr 8, 2017 Intermediate lesson

Intro - The Kind of Action We are Looking For

Connect but don't compress the key, that's the trick

Alan Fraser
Apr 3, 2017 Advanced lesson

Bringing Forearm Into the Picture

"Adding" the forearm to the hand

Alan Fraser
Mar 20, 2017 Beginner lesson

Activate the Thumb

Alan is helping Adrien activate his thumb and make it a bit more organic by allowing it to push the hand up.

Alan Fraser
Mar 17, 2017 Intermediate lesson

Elastic Standing

A fresh take on arm weight. Thumb through shoulder connection via elastic thumb

Alan Fraser
Mar 15, 2017 Advanced lesson

Ludwig Deppe

Alan talks about Deppe, the father of modern piano technique

Alan Fraser
Dec 20, 2016 Beginner lecture

Ludwig Deppe

Alan talks about Deppe, the father of modern piano technique

Alan Fraser
Dec 20, 2016 Beginner lecture

Arm Weight - The Right Way

Continuation of the second lesson in this series, and a few other concepts

Alan Fraser
Dec 13, 2016 Intermediate lecture

Bone Alignment and the Schools of Piano Technique

Have we all been taught arm weight wrong?

Alan Fraser
Dec 10, 2016 Intermediate lecture
Alan Fraser
Nov 26, 2016 Intermediate lesson

Arm Weight Discussion

A lesson with a young pianist from 2009. Alan talks about arm weight and skeletality

Alan Fraser
Nov 2, 2016 Intermediate lesson

Biotensegrity for a Better Hand

Biotensegrity makes every piano approach better and unifies them all

Alan Fraser
Dec 8, 2015 Intermediate lesson

Intro to Biotensegrity

A way to unify all the school of piano technique

Alan Fraser
Dec 3, 2015 Intermediate lesson

Skeletal Mechanics

How skeletal mechanics relate to piano playing

Alan Fraser
Dec 2, 2015 Intermediate lesson

Making Peace with Gravity

Alan explains how arm weight divorces hand from the gravity

Alan Fraser
Nov 30, 2015 Intermediate lesson

Differentiation of Fingers and the Arm

Alan explains what the arm weight is and how people fail to explain it well

Alan Fraser
Nov 28, 2015 Intermediate lesson

Lambasting Arm Weight Technique

Alan talks about how he has felt about arm weight most of his life

Alan Fraser
Nov 26, 2015 Intermediate lesson

Elastic Release and Extensors

Alan talks about elastic loading, stretch reflex, Kemal Gekic, Taubman

Alan Fraser
Nov 23, 2015 Intermediate lesson

Fixing the Arm Weight

Alan demonstrates how to fix the arm weight (if you wanted to) in a few simple steps

Alan Fraser
Sep 29, 2015 Intermediate lesson

Alive Sound

Alan talks about the arch, arm weight, how to make sound alive

Alan Fraser
Sep 7, 2015 Intermediate lesson

Lecture on Arm Weight and Harpsichord Technique Part 1

Alan is comparing harpsichord technique to the modern technique and talks about arm weight school as well.

Alan Fraser
Sep 4, 2014 Intermediate lesson