Find out how to revolutionise your piano playing by incorporating forearm rotation to help you feel strong, coordinated and tension-free!
If you struggle to play with freedom, ease and comfort you may well be among the many pianists trying to find the solution by drilling those fingers with lots of Hanon and Czerny. Despite this, the playing feels tight, un-coordinated and unreliable.
Forearm rotation and
associated choreography is a way of coordinating the arm with the fingers in
very specific and controlled ways. Tiny, almost imperceptible and invisible
movements in the forearm share the job of putting down the keys with the
fingers. This yields significant benefits, resulting in improved coordination,
reduced tension and a feeling of greater strength and comfort in your playing.
Workshop format &
This workshop serves
as a practical introduction to the concepts and although it covers similar
subject matter to our highly popular workshops on this topic last year, it will
focus on being more hands-on and interactive. Graham will demonstrate the
principles, and participants will have the opportunity to try them out during
short breakout sessions interspersed throughout the workshop. There will be
plenty of opportunity for Q&A via the chat feature in Zoom during the
workshop and after each breakout session.
Basic principles and
sensing the forearm-wrist unit
including trills, Alberti patterns and how to apply them to a simple note
pattern, such as an adaption from Hanon
including repeated notes
Combining single and
Applying rotations to
Here is what some of the participants had
to say about our previous workshops on forearm rotation:
“It really is quite remarkable!”
“The concepts I learnt gives me the feeling
that anything is possible!”
“After applying what I learnt, I found that
my sound was significantly improved!”
“I struggle with tension and this workshop was
exactly what I needed!”
“I found the demonstrations with the
different camera angles to be both fascinating and incredibly useful!”
Included in the
workshop ticket is our guide
to forearm rotation on the Online Academy which features over 40 videos
demonstrating the underlying concepts and applying them numerous repertoire
examples. Participants will also receive a recording of the workshop and
worksheets with the exercises featured.
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