Lessons tagged with 'Structure'

You can lower the wrist but don't lower your knuckles

Also, playing with the thumb does not mean your hand has to drop

Alan Fraser
Jan 25, 2021 Beginner Lesson

Jazz Piano - Improve Structure to Improve Sound

Alan is explaining how to create open, singing sound

Alan Fraser
May 31, 2019 Intermediate Lesson

Hand Arch is the Voice of the Piano

Empowered structure = the piano's voice

Alan Fraser
Apr 7, 2019 Beginner Lecture
Alan Fraser
Oct 25, 2018 Beginner Tutorial

The Hand Structure Needs to Float

Maybe your hand structure is really good but if it doesn't move, your fingers are blocked

Alan Fraser
Jun 15, 2018 Intermediate Lesson

Hand of a Jazz Player Needs to be Active Too

And that goes for everything you play

Alan Fraser
May 31, 2018 Intermediate Lesson

Do Not Loose Your Hand Structure

It affects the sound as well as induces tension in the wrist and forearm

Alan Fraser
May 9, 2018 Beginner Lecture

The Functional Solution for the Thumb Problem

Thinking of the shape of the structure instead of the movement of the structure

Alan Fraser
Feb 5, 2018 Intermediate Lesson
Alan Fraser
Sep 13, 2017 Intermediate Lecture

Keeping the Angle the Same

The structure needs to be elastified

Alan Fraser
Jul 31, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Make the Length of the Fingers the Same

Changing the angle of the hand does not help muscles and they stop working.

Alan Fraser
Jun 11, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Chopin - Etude Op 10 No 1 - Ascending Arpeggio

We are actually braking the hand structure and figuring out what is needed here

Alan Fraser
Jun 8, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Asserting the Sound - Moving Before the Key Moves

The difference between solidifying the structure/internal movement and the sound we get by doing so

Alan Fraser
Mar 29, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Working With Large Architectonic Structures in Music

via Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 3, Alan talks about long term structures in music and planning

Alan Fraser
Jan 30, 2017 Advanced Lesson

Chopin-Hand Structure in the Harp Etude Part 1

Chopin's Etude Op.25 #1 - Ohio, November 2016

Alan Fraser
Nov 8, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

The Right Kind of Movement

Muscles, hand, arch, movement

Alan Fraser
Oct 31, 2016 Advanced Lecture
Alan Fraser
Sep 19, 2016 Advanced Lesson

Organic Hand Series Wrap Up

Alan wraps up the lecture and the series by talking about palm, harpsichord, walking..

Alan Fraser
Jun 14, 2016 Intermediate Lecture

The Wisdom of The Palm

How do we make up the lost time and get up to speed with the propper technique

Alan Fraser
May 8, 2016 Beginner Lecture

Clamped Thumb and The Flat Structure

Alan talks about the flat but active structure and the thumb

Alan Fraser
Apr 20, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Smooth Scales

Alan helps a student iron out his scales

Alan Fraser
Apr 14, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

The Functional Thumb

Thumb's role and function in a healthy structure

Alan Fraser
Apr 2, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Movable Structure

The importance of movable structure when playing the piano

Alan Fraser
Mar 23, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Basic Function of the Hand

Alex just had his first lesson with Alan. He learns how to use his hands efficiently

Alan Fraser
Mar 1, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Equal and Opposite Reaction for Better Structure

Application of Newton's third law on hand's structure

Alan Fraser
Feb 22, 2016 Intermediate Lesson