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This work presents a comprehensive approach to piano technique with a series of exercises designed to help the reader put this approach into practice. Alan Fraser has combined his extensive concert pedagogical experience, his long-standing collaboration with the virtuoso Kemal Gekich and his professional training in Feldenkrais Method to create this innovative technique. UThis work presents a comprehensive approach to piano technique with a series of exercises designed to help the reader put this approach into practice. Alan Fraser has combined his extensive concert pedagogical experience, his long-standing collaboration with the virtuoso Kemal Gekich and his professional training in Feldenkrais Method to create this innovative technique. Using numerous musical examples and sketches he shows how many common movement habits at the keyboard are counterproductive and provides a new way of manipulating the skeletal frame of the hand to produce sonic results from the instrument. movement, a further development of piano technique is now possible and that improved physical ability can free musical individuality to express itself more fully. The author presents a series of movement exercises that activate the physical functions necessary to the pianist. The exercises help both students who need remedial work in basic strength at the keyboard and those who seek a new dimension of musical understanding and a new path for the development of pianist skills - synthesizing musical and physical issues. This approach can also serve as an effective antidote to debilitating performance anxiety, increasing one's emotional security by improving the physical and musical basis for it. By filling in a missing link between intention and physical execution, this book aims to advance the craft of piano playing....

Title : The Craft of Piano Playing: A New Approach to Piano Technique
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ISBN : 9780810845916
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 430 Pages
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