Piano Technique: How Your Body Works: Introduction

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Don’t you find it odd that most of us have never had body awareness training?

Without understanding how our body moves, how do we ever expect to be able to translate our musical ideas into physical execution at the piano?

In the series of lessons that follows, we going to do three things:

  1. We will explore how each body part works in isolation. We will study the types of motions, ranges of motions, the speed, strength, dexterity, what motions are comfortable, and which motions are not.
  2. We will combine what we learn from part 1 to explore how your piano-playing body works as an integrated whole.

In the course of the process you are going to learn what both desirable and undesirable motions look like… but, more important, you are going to experience first-hand what both desirable and undesirable motions feel like. Along the way, you are going to become aware of previously unconscious sources of unnecessary tension and wasted motion. And that simple awareness will enable you to gently eliminate those tensions and wasted motions from your playing.

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learn more… How Your Body Works: Your Head