Lessons tagged with 'Jazz'

When playing the piano, weight is a burden, mass is a tool!

The skeleton manages the weight completely

Alan Fraser
Jun 27, 2022

Nikolai Kapustin - Etude Op. 40 No.1 Part 3

Mini series wrap up. Practice and plan your 'dance' choreography well.

Jovan Haji-Djurich
Dec 2, 2020

Nikolai Kapustin - Etude Op. 40 No.1 Part 1

My biggest takeaway is efficient management of time and resources really. You really have to plan things well.

Jovan Haji-Djurich
Mar 8, 2020

Let the Melody Play You

Two way exchange between the player and piano is what we are after

Alan Fraser
Nov 10, 2019

Move the Sound

Send the energy in the right way

Alan Fraser
Nov 6, 2019

The change in perception invokes the change in our practice

Also, never stop moving the sound (Alan)

Alan Fraser
Nov 6, 2019

Confidence - Your Hand Must Be Set up Well

Hand hip joint, curled thumb

Alan Fraser
Oct 31, 2019

Standing action is the base element

of the weight technique

Alan Fraser
Oct 31, 2019

If you know what your doing you can do it really well

Alan talks more about how to become confident at the piano

Alan Fraser
Oct 31, 2019

Keith Jarrett Sound

Alan is helping Marvin find that weighted touch that still allows him to move

Alan Fraser
Oct 23, 2019

Continuous Weighted Touch

Eliminating negative stacking effect of weight on piano

Alan Fraser
Oct 20, 2019

The Real Arm Weight and Jazz Piano

Could arm weight be beneficial to jazz pianists if explained well?

Alan Fraser
Oct 18, 2019

Jazz Piano - Improve Structure to Improve Sound

Alan is explaining how to create open, singing sound

Alan Fraser
May 31, 2019

Technique and Sound in Improvisation

Great lesson on inner workings of the hand given to a jazz pianist. From Alan's institute in Novi Sad, 2018.

Alan Fraser
Jan 27, 2019

The Hand Structure Needs to Float

Maybe your hand structure is really good but if it doesn't move, your fingers are blocked

Alan Fraser
Jun 15, 2018

Hand of a Jazz Player Needs to be Active Too

And that goes for everything you play

Alan Fraser
May 31, 2018

Separate the Thumb from the Hand in Jazz

helps a great deal when playing chords

Alan Fraser
Feb 13, 2018

Improve Hand Organization for More Beautiful Sound in Fats Waller

Inner hand action and the thumb differentiation

Alan Fraser
Jan 8, 2018

Collapsed Punch Technique in Jazz

Is it a good or bad thing? Video quality is a bit low (technical difficulties while recording)

Alan Fraser
Nov 22, 2017

Is Over Relaxtion Limiting Your Sound

Structured vs relaxed hand and the sound we get (bone connections

Alan Fraser
Nov 7, 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

Disconnect Between Head and the Fingers

Alan describes the idea of music skeleton

Alan Fraser
Sep 3, 2015

Modes in Jazz Piano Part 4

Last part in this mini series

Luis Urbina
Aug 9, 2015

Modes in Jazz Piano Part 3

Luis talks and improvises in dorian mode

Luis Urbina
Jul 21, 2015

Modes in Jazz Piano Part 2

In this part, Luis talks about improvising and melody making, sharp 11 lydian

Luis Urbina
Jul 1, 2015

Modes in Jazz Piano Part 1

Intro video to Luis's mini series on modes in jazz piano playing

Luis Urbina
Jun 19, 2015

Working with a Jazz Pianist Part 1

Alan is working and exchanging ideas with a jazz pianist

Alan Fraser
Apr 11, 2014