Hand hip joint, curled thumb
of the weight technique
Alan talks more about how to become confident at the piano
Alan is helping Marvin find that weighted touch that still allows him to move
Eliminating negative stacking effect of weight on piano
Could arm weight be beneficial to jazz pianists if explained well?
Alan covers a few important concepts in this short episode such as paying attention to everything in the score
Arm weight isn't bad really. What's important is the way it's explained
Weighted touch reduces melodic flexibility and orchestral sound
Asked by: Simon Chu
Alan talking about his work with Phil his school of pianism.
There is a need for establishing proper lingo
Pelvis (arm hip-joint) is smoothing everything out
Ballancing up and down forces, but how would you do that?
We need to provide certain neurological sensory images for our brain
As long as our hands are standing and not falling
Seems to be very vertical in it's approach but the hand needs to be "lateralized" at some point
Alan explains the real mechanics behind the arm weight technique
But it's not only that, isn't it?
A paralel between human walking and piano walking
White muscles at work and cultivating this kind of sound
We are also talking about rotation, arm weight, directions of movement and more
Alan is showing a technique that might be useful to a few people
An amazing 47 minute long lesson on arm weight with subtitles (Brahms B flat intermezzo Op 117 No 2)
The paralel between hipjoints and the hand and the ease of lateral movement at the piano
What allows us to produce tones that have musical value and no agression in them?
Alan shows how to get that rich full sound out of the piano
Remon is caught up in dichotomy. Standing is good but thinking about it all the time can be inhibiting.
We should be working on empowering the pianistic self image
Risk of introducing arm weight Technique at the beginning
When the hand is resolved the body start working really well
Arm Weight is very easy to misunderstand. Should we have it in our pianistic toolbox?
Allow yourself to fall and then elastically stand
Elasticity bring a specific vitality to our sound
Connect but don't compress the key, that's the trick
"Adding" the forearm to the hand
Alan is helping Adrien activate his thumb and make it a bit more organic by allowing it to push the hand up.
A fresh take on arm weight. Thumb through shoulder connection via elastic thumb
Alan talks about Deppe, the father of modern piano technique
Continuation of the second lesson in this series, and a few other concepts
Have we all been taught arm weight wrong?
Anti Arm Weight Lesson
A lesson with a young pianist from 2009. Alan talks about arm weight and skeletality
Biotensegrity makes every piano approach better and unifies them all
A way to unify all the school of piano technique
How skeletal mechanics relate to piano playing
Alan explains how arm weight divorces hand from the gravity
Alan explains what the arm weight is and how people fail to explain it well
Alan talks about how he has felt about arm weight most of his life
Alan talks about elastic loading, stretch reflex, Kemal Gekic, Taubman
Alan demonstrates how to fix the arm weight (if you wanted to) in a few simple steps
Alan talks about the arch, arm weight, how to make sound alive
Alan is comparing harpsichord technique to the modern technique and talks about arm weight school as well.