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Alan's take on fast octaves, submitted by Mark Riches
Jul 24, 2020
Q&A with Alan Fraser [Season 2]
Episode 1 - Elastic Quality
Episode 2 - Playing Pianissimo
Episode 3 - Putting the Hands Inside the Piano
Episode 4 - Walking Forwards vs Walking on the Spot
Episode 5 - Playing Fast Passages and Skeletal Alignment
Episode 6 - Forte Octaves
Episode 7 - Leaps and Accuracy in Piano Technique
Episode 8 - Maintaining the Hand Structure and Finger Independence
Episode 9 - Muscles and Skeleton Carrying the Arm
Episode 10 - Weak Fifth Finger
Episode 11 - Adjusting Students Playing Apparatus During the Lesson
Episode 12 - Alan - The Background
Episode 13 - What is the Arm-Thumb?
Episode 14 - The Basis of Elasticity
Episode 15 - Strong Fifth Finger
Episode 16 - Arrau and Rubinstein Piano Technique
Episode 17 - How Do You Memorize a Piece of Music
Episode 18 - Feel the Melody Pulsing
Episode 19 - Keep the Same Fingering
Episode 20 - The Difficult Art of Orchestration
Episode 21 - Is the Word Differentiation a Feldenkrais Term
Episode 22 - When I play right hand forte my left hand plays loudly too
Episode 23 - Distribute the Weight Between Upper Arm and Fingers
Episode 24 - Structure Solidification is to be Avoided
Episode 25 - Elastically Loading the Thumb and Uncurling the Claw
Episode 26 - How do I play Double Notes and Chords More Evenly
Episode 27 - Applying the Principle of Reversibility
Episode 28 - What do You Think of Lucas Debargue
Episode 29 - Playing on Unfamiliar Pianos
Episode 30 - One Boned or Segmented Multi Joint Thumb
Episode 31 - What is the Role of the MCP Joints in Bone Rope Technique
Episode 32 - What do you think about Kissin
Episode 33 - Feldenkrais and Piano - But Why?
Episode 34 - Status of Pianimals
Episode 35 - Useful Bird Beak Exercise
Episode 36 - Silent Piano Practicing
Episode 37 - Let's Talk About the Wrist
Episode 38 - How do we actually walk?
Episode 39 - Better physical organisation for better musical expression
Episode 40 - The most difficult piano piece you have ever played
Episode 41 - What do you think of Emma Leiuman?
Episode 42 - How long until the pianistic breakthrough?
Episode 43 - Fast octaves