Lessons tagged with 'Rotation'

It looks like a circle but it doesn't feel like it

In order to go fast, we must conserve the movement of the hand

Alan Fraser
Feb 13, 2024

Rotation in scales and arpeggios

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

Alan Fraser
Mar 14, 2023

There is more about rotation then just simple hand rotation

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

Alan Fraser
Mar 13, 2023

Rotate internally and don't drop your wrist

Alan explores and explains some key concepts in the midst of going through dozen a day. Things like internal rotation and don't fall down concept

Alan Fraser
Nov 16, 2021

The thumb should not invert

Also on forearm rotation and octaves

Alan Fraser
Oct 2, 2020


Pianimals teachers exercise 24

Alan Fraser
Aug 15, 2020

How to Teach Rotation?

It is a fluid state of your hand. Link it to the thumb!

Alan Fraser
Mar 8, 2019

Taubman Rotation

Alan talks about the importance of explaining and showing these concepts well.

Alan Fraser
Mar 3, 2019

Chopin-Etude in f Minor Op 25 No 2

Quite a few concepts from rotation to elasticity

Alan Fraser
Oct 26, 2018

How to Practice Scales Slowly

By activating hand's hip joint all the way

Alan Fraser
Jul 5, 2018

The Hand Stays in Balance

The true point of unstable equilbrium and the mental image we need to cultivate

Alan Fraser
Apr 1, 2018

What is Unstable Equilibrium

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

Alan Fraser
Jan 2, 2018

The Relationship With Unstable Equilirbrium

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

Alan Fraser
Dec 10, 2017

Maria del Pico Taylor and Rotation

Swiveling is not rotation

Alan Fraser
Nov 25, 2017

Rotation - The Cardinal Direction

How Alan felt about Taubman rotation

Alan Fraser
Nov 25, 2017

Rotation While Maintaining Skeletal Balance

The paralel between hipjoints and the hand and the ease of lateral movement at the piano

Alan Fraser
Nov 16, 2017

Very Alive Fingers

Rotation is allowing fingers to stand up

Alan Fraser
Mar 22, 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

Functional Wrist and Thumb for Better Scales

Stable wrist, rotation and functional thumb are prerequisites for healthy scales

Alan Fraser
Feb 5, 2017

Rotation and the Thumb

Alan is bringing the thumb into the picture. Rotating the opposite way?

Alan Fraser
Jan 16, 2017

The Thumb and Rotation

Rotation in relation with the thumb

Alan Fraser
Jan 11, 2017

Unstable Equilibrium and Rotation

Part 2 out of 3 in from Alan's Q&A on rotation. We are talking about the true skeletal alignment and rotating on the note.

Alan Fraser
Jan 9, 2017

Amplification of How We Use Rotation

Question turned in a small series and this is part 1. Alan talks about what he has recently learned about rotation

Alan Fraser
Jan 6, 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

Dorothy Taubman and Rotation

A short video on Alan's latest discovery on rotation. We will cover this topic in more detail in a featured series very soon

Alan Fraser
Dec 31, 2016

MCP and Scales

Do you tuck the finger under, rotate or you do something completely different?

Alan Fraser
Dec 5, 2016

Chopin-Etude Opus 10 No 1

From a small workshop in Amherst, MA 2016.

Alan Fraser
Nov 22, 2016

Arch and Rotation

Asked during AFF Institute in Montreal, France - Asked by: Cosima

Alan Fraser
Oct 27, 2016

Micro Rotation

Alan talks about micro rotation adjustments that are essential to playing

Alan Fraser
Oct 22, 2016

Body and Rotation

We are talking the conversation to the body ans Alan demonstrates

Alan Fraser
Sep 22, 2016

Rotation and Walking

Alan and Mario discuss rotation and how it comes within the body - Bach - G minor Invention

Alan Fraser
Sep 15, 2016

Rotation in Scales and Leaps

Alan talks about scales and leaps and gives examples from the literature

Alan Fraser
Dec 23, 2015

Rotation and Counter Rotation for a Healthy Hand

Alan talks about remedial effects rotation has on piano technique as well as rotation in scales

Alan Fraser
Dec 21, 2015

Rotation vs Swiveling in Arpeggios

Alan taks about rotation and swiveling and touches on Taubman method too

Alan Fraser
Dec 9, 2015

Metacarpals and Rotation in Octaves

Last day of AFFI Smith 2015 lecture/Q&A

Alan Fraser
Nov 11, 2015

On Rotation

"I think the rotation happens without you thinking about it

Alan Fraser
Nov 2, 2015

Suppleness and Speed

How to gain even more speed when playing

Alan Fraser
Oct 6, 2015

Chopin - Op 10 No 1 - How to Play Faster - Rotation

Alan is helping a student play this etude faster by introducing rotation

Alan Fraser
Oct 5, 2015

Rotation and Stretchy Passages

Alan talks about rotation via Liszt's La campanella

Alan Fraser
Sep 11, 2015

Rachmaninov Prelude in G sharp minor Op.32 No.12 Part 2

Lesson on Rachmaninov prelude but Alan talks a great deal about rotation.

Alan Fraser
Aug 26, 2014