One of the biggest mistakes a student can make is to read, think, listen, and play one-note-at-a-time... One can never overstate the importance of thinking and playing in meaningful musical chunks... never as isolated, unrelated notes. Piano Technique: Chunking & Continuity Video https://youtube.com/watch?v=fczJQzTo3hY learn more... Piano Technique
Watch and learn how to change direction at the piano without stopping, thus eliminating muscle tension, enabling physical ease, and ensuring musical continuity... Piano Technique: Circular Playing Video https://youtu.be/uNR4Kz9N2_E?feature=shared learn more… Piano Technique
Enjoy this physics lesson that will take your playing to the next level! https://youtube.com/watch?v=flunqrZCVDI&w
The word attack is way too harsh and forceful, literally and figuratively, to describe what your body does to get a piano key to go down... But "attack" is so widely used in piano circles that using another word might cause confusion, so it will have to do for now. Two Kinds of Attacks A … Continue reading Piano Technique: Prepared or Unprepared Attack?
Welcome to a lesson that illustrates the critical importance of momentum, preparation, and continuity in fluid technique... A Thought Experiment Imagine that each dot below represents a note in a legato phrase of music in all of its dimensions: sight, sound, thought, emotion, location on the piano keyboard, and position of your body parts in … Continue reading Piano Technique: Connect the Dots