Lessons tagged with 'Tension'

Instantaneous muscular explosion and good arm flow

We keep exploring the sound we want to make

Alan Fraser
Apr 19, 2024

Active fingers = good kind of tension

Play with an active finger and then release the tension in your hand

Alan Fraser
Jan 26, 2024

Tension doesn't have to be bad

Respect the skeletal structure and function

Alan Fraser
Jan 29, 2023

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

The cure for tension is action

"If you use relaxation to cure tension you replace one problem with another"

Alan Fraser
Jul 12, 2022

Profound functional adjustment

Standing up frees up your forearm and therefore there is less tension

Alan Fraser
Dec 24, 2020

If you are feeling tension

you better find another way of playing it

Alan Fraser
Dec 8, 2020

Compression and Tension Elements

So what we are looking for is good kind of muscular tonus not plain old bad kind of tension

Alan Fraser
Mar 29, 2019

What is Muscle Tonus

Many muscles in the hand need to be developed to make the hand functional

Alan Fraser
Aug 7, 2018

The Kind of Tension You Really Want

Being elastic without being tense

Alan Fraser
May 23, 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

The Difference Between Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais Method

Also, how to free up shoulders from tension

Alan Fraser
Dec 2, 2017

Tension in the Thumb

Alan is explaining how to get rid of unnecessary tension in the thumb

Alan Fraser
May 12, 2016

Various Technical Concepts

Alan talks about several different technical concepts, joined thumbs, tension vs tonus..see Points of Interest for more details

Alan Fraser
Sep 5, 2015