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The Craft of Piano Playing

A New Approach to Piano Technique

The Craft of Piano Playing by Alan Fraser
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This study is the result of years of searching and thinking about piano performance and pedagogy; Fraser brings to it his astoundingly profound knowledge of body movement and structure, acquired through his training as a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method, and his study of Eastern martial arts such as T'ai chi, in addition to extensive experience as a concert performer and pedagogue...Fraser challenges many common pedagogical beliefs and ideas of movement, with detailed discussions of such areas as arm weight and the role of the arm, legato playing and natural finger shape among others. Although this study is devoted primarily to the physical aspect of playing the piano...fascinating insights and ideas are also provided into the middleground and background, namely rhythm and phrasing, and the emotional content of music.
Scarecrow Press; March 2003
448 pages; ISBN 9781461664116
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Title: The Craft of Piano Playing
Author: Alan Fraser; Sonya Ardan
 
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