Lessons tagged with 'Feldenkrais'

Piano Somatics & Pianimals, the first piano method based on the Feldenkrais Method

Alan explains the contents of the five volume set of Pianimals books

Alan Fraser
May 26, 2024

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

Alan Fraser
Apr 7, 2023

You need a good relationship with the piano

The purpose of these ideas is to make us play the piano even better

Alan Fraser
Sep 23, 2022

This is how you play the piano musically

Save yourself from additional work and do things the right way right away

Alan Fraser
Sep 20, 2022

Go slow in order to go fast

Learn music slower but in the end you play musically much quicker

Alan Fraser
Sep 16, 2022

Dance with the piano

Alan is talking about and demonstrating the natural flow of the body that is required while playing

Alan Fraser
Sep 15, 2022

Educate the motor cortex

Our focused mind can only handle so much while we play. We need to educate the body how to play

Alan Fraser
Sep 13, 2022

Four sit bones

or ischial tuberosity

Alan Fraser
Sep 8, 2022

My head stays in the middle

A Feldenkrais exercise demonstrated by Alan

Alan Fraser
Sep 2, 2022

The piano hand arch

Through the lense of Feldenkrais

Alan Fraser
Aug 30, 2022

Move the body

You have to move the body and find that sweet spot, not too tense, not too relaxed

Alan Fraser
Aug 29, 2022

There is something in between tension and relaxation

If you are tense you can't play but you also can't when you are relaxed, so..?

Alan Fraser
Aug 28, 2022

Alan's attempt to explain the Feldenkrais method

Alan's new book and what is it about in his own words

Alan Fraser
May 10, 2022

Cantilever hand

An exercise for the bouncy feeling that works out the muscles

Alan Fraser
Dec 9, 2021


ATPM - Standing

Alan Fraser
Dec 2, 2021

Can Feldenkrais help injured hand pronation?

A student broke her hand many years ago and it hasn't healed properly. Now the shoulders and the whole body are tensed up and compensate for the broken arm.

Alan Fraser
Feb 2, 2020

Feldenkrais and Piano - But Why?

It's about the quality of movement and how do we translate it to the piano.

Alan Fraser
Nov 30, 2019

The Series of Losses of Balance and Regaining of Balance

What is walking Alex? How does this apply to the piano?

Alan Fraser
Sep 22, 2018

How to Establish a State of Unstable Equilibrium

Ballancing up and down forces, but how would you do that?

Alan Fraser
Jul 10, 2018

The Hand - Body Relationship

We not only need to radiate the stand up motion throughout the body but also look into hand body relationship

Alan Fraser
Mar 27, 2018

Adjustment of Posture in the Functional Sense

vs. mechanical sense and all that applied to piano

Alan Fraser
Mar 21, 2018

Retrain Sensory Motor System

The MRI shows 4 herniated discs in Alan's neck. His self-healing strategy: feed new info into the sensory-motor system

Alan Fraser
Mar 19, 2018

Alan Fraser Injured Holy Cow

Alan injured his hand. Here is what happened

Alan Fraser
Mar 13, 2018

What is Unstable Equilibrium

We are also talking about rotation, arm weight, directions of movement and more

Alan Fraser
Jan 2, 2018

What is Dynamic Sitting for Pianists

Why should our feet always touch the ground while playing

Alan Fraser
Dec 16, 2017

The Relationship With Unstable Equilirbrium

is the real value 3 cardinal directions of movement bring to the piano

Alan Fraser
Dec 10, 2017

The Difference Between Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais Method

Also, how to free up shoulders from tension

Alan Fraser
Dec 2, 2017

Sitting Dynamically and Listening Dynamically

What can we do to help our bodies while teaching/performing or practicing.

Alan Fraser
Nov 28, 2017

Maria del Pico Taylor and Rotation

Swiveling is not rotation

Alan Fraser
Nov 25, 2017

Flexion-Extension and Unstable Equilibrium

The first cardinal direction and a way to play by extending the fingers instead of curling them

Alan Fraser
Nov 23, 2017

Piano-Voice and Posture

Alan working with a vocalist on Burt Barcharch songs The look of love and promises, promises

Alan Fraser
Sep 21, 2017

Antigravity is Wired in to our Neuro Motor System

Alan talks about antigravity function, how to use it and get that springy, pure quality tone

Alan Fraser
Jul 6, 2017

Alan Fraser Working with the Harpist

Tournier-Harp Composition. Bach-Suite Transcription

Alan Fraser
Jul 1, 2017

Hand Arch-Thumb Activation Exercises

Arm should do most of the work, fingers are only keeping the keys down

Alan Fraser
Mar 24, 2017

Alan Working with the Clarinetist

Clarinet-Kreisler-Leibeslied (Vussem 2014)

Alan Fraser
Mar 24, 2017

Focal Dystonia

Alan talks about dystonia and how to avoid/fix it

Alan Fraser
Mar 23, 2017

We are All Victims of the Relaxation School

Alan's lecture/lesson from his recent presentation in England

Alan Fraser
Mar 22, 2017

The Musical Pelvic Clock

Stable or rigid bodies when playing the piano? Good idea or should the body be free and fluid?

Alan Fraser
Jan 2, 2017

The Three Cardinal Directions of Movement

We are talking about Feldenkrais exercises and how related they are to piano technique

Alan Fraser
Dec 31, 2016

Control and the Feldenkrais

Alan is talking about how Feldenkrais gives the real control to the pianist

Alan Fraser
Oct 17, 2016

ATM - Lie On Side Slide Arms

ATM, Victoria 2015

Alan Fraser
Jan 6, 2016

Trouble with the Arch and Arm Feldenkrais

Alan works on student's arch.

Alan Fraser
Sep 18, 2015
Alan Fraser
Sep 13, 2015

Airport ATM Pelvic Clock In Sitting Part 1

taken from Ottawa AFF Institute - July 2015

Alan Fraser
Aug 14, 2015

The Lady with Horowitz Hands Part 4

Alan and Elena discuss Feldenkrais and sound levels in this last part 4

Alan Fraser
Aug 6, 2015

Connect the Fingers to the Core

The first ATM session in Overveen 2015 Institute

Alan Fraser
Jun 9, 2015

On hand structure - function and injury Part 2

Alan is 'rebuilding' Will's hand using Feldenkrais techniques

Alan Fraser
Jun 7, 2015

Lie on Side - Slide Arm ATM Part 1

ATM, day 1 of Eitorf Workshop

Alan Fraser
Dec 8, 2014

ATM - The Pianistic Bell Hand

ATM - Day 6 - Smith College 2014 Institute

Alan Fraser
Nov 5, 2014

Awareness Through Movement - Sitting Part 2

Part 2 - Sitting ATM - Ottawa Institute 2014

Alan Fraser
Aug 8, 2014

Awareness Through Movement - Sitting Part 1

ATM lesson, sitting and how to apply it when playing the piano

Alan Fraser
Aug 6, 2014

ATM session with Alan Fraser

Awareness through movement lesson on arm frame

Alan Fraser
May 20, 2014

Sound Quality and Feldenkrais

Wiliam and Alan are exploring ways to create a healty sound and Alan is applying Feldenkrais methods.

Alan Fraser
Mar 4, 2014