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 […]