When we have successfully achieved the position explained before, in our piano lessons, –holding the weight of the arms on the fingertips- then we will try and work on Scaramuzza’s “Tabla Tematica”; this is a very pragmatic piano exercise, in the shape of a numeric chart, meant to help piano students to explore the “finger […]
Playing with the side of the thumb’s tip allows us to take advantage of the most tactile section of the finger. In this was we can easily perceive how the finger adheres to the keys, in a very similar way we do with the other ones too, allowing us to produce a properly robust, resonant and […]
With the fingers ready to play, the hand remains “well armed”, but never stiff. We are going to call this state of the hand the “ready to play position”. When holding this position the hand will be (“breathing out”), that’s why we will take any available chance to relax (“breathe in”) when we find the first long duration note […]
he so called modern pianistic school considers that there are two the energies that are united to enhance the correct piano execution: the active one, which is derived from the muscular movement, and the passive, excerpted by the weight of arm.
The ancient Italian piano masters summarized this art in few words: “Dita d’acciaio, braccia di cotone” (iron fingers and cotton arms […]