A quick review of the weighted piano technique from Alan
Introduction to Pianimals
And we don't really think about it in our day to day activities
Applies to adults too. Avoid mechanical repetition at all cost and a few other things.
Etude in g flat major
From Leusden, NL 2017
Violin lesson from Hamm 2014
Each pianist has a way of inflecting musical line
Inner hand action and the thumb differentiation
with comments (Alan)
Liszt-WIlde Jagt-Transcendental Etude
An amazing 47 minute long lesson on arm weight with subtitles (Brahms B flat intermezzo Op 117 No 2)
The first cardinal direction and a way to play by extending the fingers instead of curling them
How to search the site and its libraries
Jovan explains how to set privacy level/s on private workshop lessons
Alan introducing the concept of rhythmic differentation
We are talking about Jan and Liszt competition in Utrecht, Chris Maene straight strung pianos and more
Some of you might already be familiar with the fuction of the thumb but it's good to recap.
Alan working with a vocalist on Burt Barcharch songs The look of love and promises, promises
Alan and Jovan catch up on skype. Summer and Fall 2017 news
Working with the keys, not against them and making the strings vibrate the right way
Alan talks about antigravity function, how to use it and get that springy, pure quality tone
Tournier-Harp Composition. Bach-Suite Transcription
Alan talks about his latest institutes and summer plans (apologies for poor video quality, we had some technical issues.)
Alan talks about his past two institutes and latest developments
Slipping and sliding exercise, fourth arch of the hand, metacarpals
The main protagonist, Handy Harry
Alan talking about his latest project, a book for piano teachers and adult beginners
Connect but don't compress the key, that's the trick
This is part of recorded conversation between Alan and Jovan. Available in the Podcast-Episode 7
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
via Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 3, Alan talks about long term structures in music and planning
Part 2 out of 3 in from Alan's Q&A on rotation. We are talking about the true skeletal alignment and rotating on the note.
Question turned in a small series and this is part 1. Alan talks about what he has recently learned about rotation
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
Have we all been taught arm weight wrong?
We are kicking off this series with harpsichord technique, piano escapement..
The lesson is in French
Anti Arm Weight Lesson
From a small workshop in Amherst, MA 2016.
Alan is throwing a lot of super useful info at the student.
We learn about the lessons page, video player and video rating
Jovan explains what Points of Interest are and how important they are for our community
Introducing filters feature and how to use it
We are talking about different libraries here at PianoTechnique.org
From an Institute in Concord, NH 2015
A new series on thumb in the light of the organic hand approach
We are talking about the thumb and octaves in this lesson
Flute-Bach Sonata (Vussem 2014)
Alan talks about the right way to get started with the piano and how the teacher should approach the beginners
2 part ATM from Ottawa 2015
A way to unify all the school of piano technique
Intro lecture of the Smith 2015 Institute
Charles Aschbrenner, creator of Pulse Patterning discusses use of pelvis with Alan
Lecture No.2 from AFF Institute Hope, MI 2015
taken from Ottawa AFF Institute - July 2015
In this part, Luis talks about improvising and melody making, sharp 11 lydian
Minnesota Music Teachers Association Conference - Jun 2015
Intro video to Luis's mini series on modes in jazz piano playing
The first ATM session in Overveen 2015 Institute
We kick off this series with the question on bench height from an Institute participant
Lesson from a workshop in Geneva 2013
Alan is demonstrating the importance of a good arch
Intro lecture from Eitorf, Germany 2014 Institute
ATM, day 1 of Eitorf Workshop
ATM - Day 6 - Smith College 2014 Institute
What do we get when we are extremely well organized physically?
A lecture Alan gave in Salt Lake City where he talks about a proper way to approach a new piece.
Part 2 - Sitting ATM - Ottawa Institute 2014
ATM lesson, sitting and how to apply it when playing the piano
Learn more about Biotensegrity, Anatomy and how all these things influence our playing. Remarks on Arm Weight school too.
Introduction lecture on the first day of Alan's institute in Concord, Jun 2014 (5 parts mini series)
Lecture Alan Fraser gave at the MTNA Annual Conference on March 22 2014 - Chicago, IL
Awareness through movement lesson on arm frame
How Alan came to develop his ideas? Find out in this lecture!
C minor nocturne and the first Frederyk's lesson with Alan. We are just getting started!
We conclude this lesson in part 3
Interesting insight into the life and works of Rachmaninoff
Alan and Frances discuss a lot of things about the hand structure and the thumb
Alan's lesson with Frances - Part 1