Alan Fraser

Novi Sad, Serbia

# of Lessons

814

Biography

Born in Montreal in 1955 Alan Fraser studied piano but also delved into composition, cello, classical singing and had several stints as a pop musician. Alan’s main pianistic influence was the pioneering research of Phil Cohen who studied alongside Ronald Turini, Andre Laplante and Janina Fialkowska with Yvonne Hubert, who had been Cortot‘s assistant in Paris. Alan spent several years with Cohen after an apprenticeship with two former Cohen students, Alan Belkin and Lauretta Milkman.

March 2019 Update

assignmentJoin Alan and Jovan in the latest podcast/update episode....

scheduleMar 31, 2019

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Biotensegrity in Piano Technique

assignmentThe hand as a mini body concept...

scheduleMar 30, 2019

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Piano Action is Imitation of Tensegrity

assignmentHammer and a key are elements in a kinematic chain...

scheduleMar 29, 2019

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Elastic Energy is Free Energy

assignmentAlan shows videos of people walking from the beginning of the last century and draws parallels on how we move today...

scheduleMar 29, 2019

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Weight Technique as Biotensegrity Entity

assignmentArm weight isn't bad really. What's important is the way it's explained...

scheduleMar 29, 2019

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Compression and Tension Elements

assignmentSo what we are looking for is good kind of muscular tonus not plain old bad kind of tension...

scheduleMar 29, 2019

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The Model for the Human Body

assignmentSpine isn't just a stack of bricks. Alan also explains how tensegrity ideas relate to our bodies...

scheduleMar 29, 2019

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Retrain Your Brain

assignmentThe idea is for our skeleton to take over the work of the muscles. Also, a bit of background on Alan and his journey. ...

scheduleMar 22, 2019

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Chopin-Etude in g flat major Op 25 No 9

assignmentGet the touch for Chopin's sound. The action on modern pianos is more heavy than on pianos in Chopin's time. ...

scheduleMar 22, 2019

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Chopin-Etude in d flat major Op 25 No 8

assignmentKeep the hand in this state where you don't think of the 6th in the right hand and maintain the elastic structure...

scheduleMar 12, 2019

video_libraryChopin Etudes Op. 25