"Horizontalizing" the piece

Alan is working with a student on Prokofiev Vision Fugitives, Op. 22 and they are attempting to "horizontalize" the piece, that is, change the approach from vertical to horizontal


person Alan Fraser

video_library 6 Episodes

schedule 48 minutes 24 seconds


Episode 1

Arms' function is lateral not vertical

Sculpt the phrase with an arm and be aware of the line (Prokofiev Vision Fugitives, Op. 22)

access_time7 minutes 48 seconds


Episode 2

Make it a horizontal experience

The student is "horizontalizing" the piece

access_time7 minutes 2 seconds


Episode 3

Play like a salsa dancer

Fingers/legs moving while torso is still

access_time4 minutes 2 seconds


Episode 4

You be the conductor

Guild your forearm as if you were conducting an orchestra

access_time5 minutes 58 seconds


Episode 5

Use the new sense of moving horizontally to improve fast notes

We apply the learned in faster tempo now

access_time9 minutes 31 seconds


Episode 6

When I feel my weight, I feel I am in the relationship with gravity

Why should weight be heavy?

access_time14 minutes 3 seconds