A short segment on scales and the whole hand drop issue
The one and only way to approach scales and arpeggios
If you are not swiveling your hand
Inspired from Louise Robyn, Chicago pianist and teacher
By activating hand's hip joint all the way
The oldest questions in the piano book
Then the thumb and fingers aren't functional
The functional hand can not collapse in fast tempo
Alan is working with a young pianist and explaining the importance of standing
The true point of unstable equilbrium and the mental image we need to cultivate
The thumb should not be dysfunctional
The thumb needs to do this amazing carrying job
pronation and supination w/ small hands
When you swivel you, rob the thumb of it's power
The sliding is designed to get rid of the remaining crampedness
is the functional hand!
Open the hand and get "springy"
The springiness of the thumb is what gets us through
The springy thumb is powering the whole motion
The structure needs to be elastified
The thumb carries the hand. Springiness!
Changing the angle of the hand does not help muscles and they stop working.
Alan is busting the myth: opposition, not flexion
Alan and a young pianist working on b flat minor scale
Alan is showing Jean a few exercises for the left hand scales.
Stable wrist, rotation and functional thumb are prerequisites for healthy scales
Do you tuck the finger under, rotate or you do something completely different?
Intro lesson to the Scales and Injury series
Hot seat workshop in Vussem, Germany 2016
Asked by: Johannes
An ongoing conversation on the rotation and thumb opposition
Alan is explaining how to 'stand up' the hand while playing scales
We are finishing up this series with various exercises designed to separate sensory infomration and musculary effort
Alan helps a student iron out his scales
Alan is talking about the thumb, scales..
Overholding, springy wrist and elasticity
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
Asked by: Plaine
Asked by: Christine
A very informative lessons on scales with Alan
Alan is talking about best practices when playing scales. Color, touch, palm