Lessons tagged with 'Structure'

Piano Somatics & Honing the Pianistic Self-Image

Alan describes his second book, that takes the hand from a solid structurality to a new state of freedom: unstable equilibrium

Alan Fraser
Apr 7, 2024

The sound can't be empty

Hand structure will give you the means - Part 4 - Rachmaninov Prelude Op.32 No.12 in G sharp minor

Alan Fraser
Nov 26, 2022

Why do I have sound?

Part 3 - Rachmaninov Prelude Op.32 No.12 in G sharp minor

Alan Fraser
Nov 10, 2022

You can lower the wrist but don't lower your knuckles

Also, playing with the thumb does not mean your hand has to drop

Alan Fraser
Jan 25, 2021

Jazz Piano - Improve Structure to Improve Sound

Alan is explaining how to create open, singing sound

Alan Fraser
May 31, 2019

Hand Arch is the Voice of the Piano

Empowered structure = the piano's voice

Alan Fraser
Apr 7, 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

Do Not Loose Your Hand Structure

It affects the sound as well as induces tension in the wrist and forearm

Alan Fraser
May 9, 2018

Keeping the Angle the Same

The structure needs to be elastified

Alan Fraser
Jul 31, 2017

Make the Length of the Fingers the Same

Changing the angle of the hand does not help muscles and they stop working.

Alan Fraser
Jun 11, 2017

Chopin - Etude Op 10 No 1 - Ascending Arpeggio

We are actually braking the hand structure and figuring out what is needed here

Alan Fraser
Jun 8, 2017

Asserting the Sound - Moving Before the Key Moves

The difference between solidifying the structure/internal movement and the sound we get by doing so

Alan Fraser
Mar 29, 2017

Working With Large Architectonic Structures in Music

via Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 3, Alan talks about long term structures in music and planning

Alan Fraser
Jan 30, 2017

Chopin-Hand Structure in the Harp Etude Part 1

Chopin's Etude Op.25 #1 - Ohio, November 2016

Alan Fraser
Nov 8, 2016

The Right Kind of Movement

Muscles, hand, arch, movement

Alan Fraser
Oct 31, 2016

Organic Hand Series Wrap Up

Alan wraps up the lecture and the series by talking about palm, harpsichord, walking..

Alan Fraser
Jun 14, 2016

The Wisdom of The Palm

How do we make up the lost time and get up to speed with the propper technique

Alan Fraser
May 8, 2016

Clamped Thumb and The Flat Structure

Alan talks about the flat but active structure and the thumb

Alan Fraser
Apr 20, 2016

Smooth Scales

Alan helps a student iron out his scales

Alan Fraser
Apr 14, 2016

The Functional Thumb

Thumb's role and function in a healthy structure

Alan Fraser
Apr 2, 2016

Movable Structure

The importance of movable structure when playing the piano

Alan Fraser
Mar 23, 2016

Basic Function of the Hand

Alex just had his first lesson with Alan. He learns how to use his hands efficiently

Alan Fraser
Mar 1, 2016

Equal and Opposite Reaction for Better Structure

Application of Newton's third law on hand's structure

Alan Fraser
Feb 22, 2016