Translucent sound for improved expression

How does physical approach translate to the sound we're getting?


person Alan Fraser

video_library 14 Episodes

schedule 53 minutes 47 seconds


Episode 1

Why is the hand arch so important?

Kind of a rudimentary question but often neglected.

access_time4 minutes 44 seconds


Episode 2

Arm weight technique can actually sound very well

It also depends on what kind of sound you are going for

access_time3 minutes 5 seconds


Episode 3

It's not an octave, it's two orchestral voices

The way you stand up in your hand could and should allow for this

access_time3 minutes


Episode 4

There is more about rotation then just simple hand rotation

What if we applied the science of human walking to the hand rotation

access_time4 minutes 12 seconds


Episode 5

Rotation in scales and arpeggios

It's not only the hands are involved in rotation process but the whole body

access_time3 minutes 22 seconds


Episode 6

We pay attention to the physical so we can forget about the physical

And use our ears and play the music

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Episode 7

Weighted touch is not good for phrasing

You can't think horizontally if you play the piano vertically

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Episode 8

Musical mind and physical mechanism should work together

This is how you phrase at the piano

access_time5 minutes 29 seconds


Episode 9

Develop sensitivity to the piano key

Develop capcacity to deal with the key

access_time4 minutes 12 seconds


Episode 10

Two hour piano lesson on one note

Piano is a percussion instrument. What kind of sound we get back depents of a kind of touch we provide

access_time2 minutes 31 seconds


Episode 11

Nobody learned to walk by walking

Alan talks about the one year pre-standing apprenticeship which we have all gone through and how it applies to piano

access_time3 minutes 25 seconds


Episode 12

The wisdom of the skeleton is what allows you to move well

The more security you can feel in your hand, it reflects on the whole playing apparatus

access_time6 minutes 33 seconds


Episode 13

This is pure sound

Arm weight with arm skeleton

access_time5 minutes 3 seconds


Episode 14

Access the voice of the piano

One of the goals in this floating melodic singing, not chipped up sound

access_time4 minutes 15 seconds