This is how you produce multi layered beauty of sound
"If you transform the left had, you are gonna transform the piece"
Kemal's rendition of Chopin's mazurka Op. 30 No. 4 (Montreal, Canada, 1988)
Kemal's rendition of Chopin's b minor sonata (Montreal, Canada, 1988)
Chopin, ballade in g minor
Fingers alone can't do much, use your arms
Don't swivel, stand and move laterally
Moving the same way the note is moving, musically
A student has an unusual take on this Nocturne's tempo. But is that the only issue here?
Young pianist and Alan working on the famous nocturne
Etude in c minor
Etude in a minor
Etude in b minor
Etude in g flat major
Etude in d flat major
Etude in c sharp minor
Etude in g sharp minor
Etude in e minor
Etude in F major
Etude in f minor
Etude in A flat major
Oh that left hand..
Stand up and become snaky!
We are looking for a specific degree of flattens in the fingers that gives us "snappy" and sharp sound we want
Quite a few concepts from rotation to elasticity
Not too difficult if you apply a few simple tips
It's really an etude for the thumb - Alan (45 min long)
A quick video with some tips and tricks on a minor etude op 10
The famous Heroic Polonaise
The famous Revolutionary etude
Kemal plays the Harp etude
Kemal plays Chopin Nocturne
Op.48 No.1 played by Kemal Gekiic
Kemal plays Chopin G minor ballade
Kemal plays Chopin B minor Scherzo Op. 20
Snake like rope hand structure because the intervals are too wide
We are exploring that touch and that feeling of 'tunneling the keys' in order to get the sound we want
Alan is building up Mario's collapsed hand. The hand is joined by elastic strings of bones and has hyper-snake like movement similar to Chopin's hand.
Part two of two. Whole lesson from September 2014 with Phil
Phil and Alan working on the heroic polonaise - September 2014, Canada
Polonaise in g minor, 1817, published by Chopin's father on behalf of his son
We are talking about their personal relationship in this short video
We are talking about Chopin's life in Paris from 1831 to 1837 in this video.
We are covering Chopin's early life up until 1831, when he moved to Paris.
From a small workshop in Amherst, MA 2016.
Chopin's Etude Op.25 #1 - Ohio, November 2016
Alan and Frits continue their work from the last year and talk about the importance of standing
Alex just had his first lesson with Alan. He learns how to use his hands efficiently
On thumb and the arch via Chopin
Entire, unedited lesson on Chopin's Nocturne
3 part mini series with Kemal Gekic
Alan discusses voicing, figuration, melodic lines and shaping in e minor Chopin's Nocturne
Alan talks about arch, fatigue..
Alan is working on freeing up the student's skeleton in order to free up her hands
Marc has retrained his hands and changed the way of thinking/playing. Alan is helping him improve even more
Part 2 - Chopin Berceuse
Lesson from a workshop in Geneva 2013
Alan and Adrien talk about elasticity
Alan is helping Adrien with the Waltz
Alan is into the nitty gritty of the polonaise. Great stuff if you are just learning this piece
Alan is coaching Matias in his early stage of learning the piece. They are going through the score, talk about rhythm..
Alan is helping Michael use his body in piano playing, not just his hands.
Kemal starts working with a student with a simple question. What do you think this composition is all about?
Alan is getting down to the nitty gritty of this mazurka. Rhythm, character..
Alan is helping Billy with performance fluidity
Alan demonstrates how to make the real music right away in the process of learning the piece
On pedaling, tone, old pianos
Alan talks about rhythm, pulse and gives great performance advice.
Arch of the hand, bench height, a short history lesson on piano technique. Great lesson!
Alan Frasers first video on pianotechnique.org. We wish him all the success and lots of views on our site