Lessons tagged with 'Orchestration'

The arch is the source of all your tone colorations

Not only that but the very solid foundation on what you should base your piano technique

Alan Fraser
Jan 29, 2021 Beginner Lesson

Harmonic language has emotional logic

We are exploring big sound as well as orchestration in Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G minor Op 23 No 5

Alan Fraser
Dec 21, 2020 Intermediate Lesson

Orchestration is Done with Articulation

Orchestration is done with articulation instead of dynamics

Alan Fraser
Sep 5, 2019 Beginner Lecture

Orchestration in Bach

How do we orchestrate in Bach?

Alan Fraser
Aug 2, 2019 Beginner Lecture

The Organic Standing

The hand is related to the body, it's movable and breathing

Alan Fraser
Aug 1, 2019 Beginner Lecture

This is how You Orchestrate

Always be moving. Finger action evolves out of the phrase movement.

Alan Fraser
Jul 27, 2019 Beginner Lecture

Meaning can come through Orchestration

But it shouldn't be imposed or forced

Alan Fraser
Jul 22, 2019 Beginner Lecture

Piano Key is a Mechanical Mimic of Tensegrity Structure

A wonderful demonstration of orchestration at the piano

Alan Fraser
Jul 15, 2019 Intermediate Lecture

Amazingly Focused Lead Sound

Ever wondered if something was missing in your playing but you couldn't pin it down?

Alan Fraser
Jun 30, 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 4, 2018 Intermediate Lecture

The Difficult Art of Orchestration

How to really orchestrate at the piano

Alan Fraser
May 16, 2018 Beginner Lecture

Getting All the Colors We Need out of the Piano

No weight of the arm interfering with "dancing" with the notes

Alan Fraser
Aug 25, 2017 Intermediate Lecture

Throw Yourself into the Certain Frame of Mind

When you hyper orchestrate, the soul appears

Alan Fraser
Apr 12, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Chopin-Etude Opus 10 No 1

From a small workshop in Amherst, MA 2016.

Alan Fraser
Nov 22, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt-Liebestraum in A Flat Major - The Thumb Part 1

Another recent lesson with a focus on the thumb, orchestration and sound

Alan Fraser
Nov 14, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Chopin-Hand Structure in the Harp Etude Part 2

Alan is throwing a lot of super useful info at the student.

Alan Fraser
Nov 10, 2016 Advanced Lesson

Rachmaninov-Prelude in G minor

Valuable info on orchestration, sound, performance...

Alan Fraser
May 28, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

What Comes First

Asked by: jocahdj

Alan Fraser
Nov 20, 2015 Intermediate Lesson

Expressive Sonority

Alan talks about bold melodic siging or

Alan Fraser
Oct 14, 2015 Intermediate Lesson

Three Dimensional Piano Playing

Alan talks about the three dimensions while creating music

Alan Fraser
Oct 13, 2015 Intermediate Lesson

Lecture on Orchestration Part 2

Alan is talking about the role of the knee and there is an interesting Q&A session afterwards.

Alan Fraser
Sep 17, 2014 Intermediate Lesson

Lecture on Orchestration Part 1

Alan is talking about importance of orchestration and how to approach it best.

Alan Fraser
Sep 16, 2014 Intermediate Lesson