Lessons tagged with 'Elasticity'

Alan Fraser
Dec 17, 2022

Elastic Energy is Free Energy

Alan shows videos of people walking from the beginning of the last century and draws parallels on how we move today

Alan Fraser
Mar 29, 2019

Chopin-Etude in d flat major Op 25 No 8

Keep the hand in this state where you don't think of the 6th in the right hand and maintain the elastic structure

Alan Fraser
Mar 12, 2019

Elasticity for the Left Hand and the Thumb

Alan is playing through this etude and giving us insight in how his mind works

Alan Fraser
Oct 17, 2018

Elasticity Explained

This concept once properly understood will make a huge difference in your playing

Alan Fraser
Oct 7, 2018

Elasticity and Unstable Equilibrium

Walking = unstable quilibrium, running = elasticity + ballance

Alan Fraser
Jul 12, 2018

Transfer of Weight Not Falling

Pelvis (arm hip-joint) is smoothing everything out

Alan Fraser
Jul 11, 2018

Chopin - Op 25 No 12

Standing up without rigidifying your structure

Alan Fraser
Jun 2, 2018

Elastic Chords

How does all this apply to chords?

Alan Fraser
May 25, 2018

Two Note Slurs

What about slurs? Lots of elasticity!

Alan Fraser
May 24, 2018

The Kind of Tension You Really Want

Being elastic without being tense

Alan Fraser
May 23, 2018

C Minor Two Part Invention

We need to cultivate concepts like elasticity from the very beginning

Jovan Haji-Djurich
Apr 23, 2018

The Basis of Elasticity

Asked by: plaine

Alan Fraser
Mar 28, 2018

Slide for the Better Elasticity

The sliding is designed to get rid of the remaining crampedness

Alan Fraser
Oct 23, 2017

Constantly Cultivating Sense of Opposition and Classification of the Hand

How to develop an elastic component of the hand?

Alan Fraser
Sep 25, 2017

Elasticity is not Quite Like Tension

Much of our movement is elastically generated, not just muscle contraction

Alan Fraser
Sep 25, 2017

Elasticity is not Quite Like Tension

Much of our movement is elastically generated, not just muscle contraction

Alan Fraser
Sep 25, 2017

Arm Weight Technique and Antigravity

What allows us to produce tones that have musical value and no agression in them?

Alan Fraser
Aug 30, 2017

The Arch of the Hand is Always Elastically Loaded

Extreme Voicing opens up he sound of the piano, and the arch should be elastic

Alan Fraser
Jul 21, 2017

Elastic Quality

Asked by: adrienschmitt

Alan Fraser
Apr 28, 2017

Elastic Standing

A fresh take on arm weight. Thumb through shoulder connection via elastic thumb

Alan Fraser
Mar 15, 2017

Rotation and Elastical Connection

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.

Alan Fraser
Mar 13, 2017

Elastic Loading of the Thumb

Asked by: markeog

Alan Fraser
Mar 12, 2017

The Best Mephisto Waltz

Alan and Jan dig deeper into the waltz and talk about elasticity, structure, Mephisto's character.

Alan Fraser
Feb 2, 2017

Russian Piano Pressure School

Preassure technique and elastic raction

Alan Fraser
Jan 14, 2017

Biotensegrity in service of Arch and Elasticity

We have talked about biotensegrity before and now it's time we put it to work

Alan Fraser
Dec 19, 2016

Muscular Engagement

Elasticity, tonus, muscles, bones, skeleton

Alan Fraser
Oct 15, 2016

Elasticity and Flat Fingers

Asked by: Johannes

Alan Fraser
Aug 20, 2016

Why is Elasticity Important

Alan talks about elasticity and why we should embrace it.

Alan Fraser
Mar 25, 2016

Elastic Bowing Movement in the Finger

Alan talks about curved finger curles, Glenn Gould and Horowitz and other various techniques

Alan Fraser
Mar 4, 2016

Making the Piano Sound Exceptional

Hand's structure and function and how does that relate to the sound

Alan Fraser
Feb 19, 2016

Elastic Placement for Better Scales

Overholding, springy wrist and elasticity

Alan Fraser
Feb 8, 2016
Alan Fraser
Jan 20, 2016

Elastic Release for Brilliance and Ease

Structured hand is not a stiff hand if it's elastically created

Alan Fraser
Jan 18, 2016

Elastic Hand - Playing From Within The Key

Melt your hand into the piano and get alive sound

Alan Fraser
Jan 15, 2016

Lay Down Your Flat Hand

Alan talks about flat fingers, unified flection and agogics

Alan Fraser
Jan 13, 2016

Elasticising Sound Aesthetic for the Ocean Etude

The sound picture for the entire etude

Alan Fraser
Dec 29, 2015

Elastic Hand for A Chopin Etude

Alan talks about the sound and scouping, fulcrum like movement that induces elasticity in the hand. Via Chopin's Black Key etude

Alan Fraser
Dec 15, 2015

Octaves and Biotensegrity

Elasticity and biotensegrity applied to octaves

Alan Fraser
Dec 8, 2015

Elastic Release and Extensors

Alan talks about elastic loading, stretch reflex, Kemal Gekic, Taubman

Alan Fraser
Nov 23, 2015

Different Strokes for Different Folks

A question on elasticity from an audience member in Smith AFFI

Alan Fraser
Nov 17, 2015

Elasticity and Stretching

Alan's take on stretching and elasticity

Alan Fraser
Nov 16, 2015