“CLUSTER” OF SMALL ENTRIES

November 18,2020

1. SPEAKING OR SINGING THROUGH ORNAMENTS

Singing, enthusiastically, any upcoming ornament, just before I play is frees my body to execute the ornament in a very clean and clear way. Whatever it was I captured (more easily) by singing it carried over into my physical piano playing moments later.  We know how to use our voice, singing or speaking, to express the shape of a phrase, the rhythm of a phrase, the emotion of a phrase.  This comes naturally to us, even if we have the worst singing voice in the world.

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SPEAKING OR SINGING THROUGH ORNAMENTS

November 14,2020

Singing, enthusiastically, any upcoming ornament, just before i play is frees my body to execute the ornament in a very clean and clear way. Whatever it was I captured (more easily) by singing it carried over into my physical piano playing moments later.  We know how to use our voice, singing or speaking, to express the shape of a phrase, the rhythm of a phrase, the emotion of a phrase.  This comes naturally to us, even if we have the worst singing voice in the world.

This sing-then-play procedure can be extrapolated beyond just ornaments, and any next note, or coming up notes, chords; to the feeling of any next emphasis of the beat.  IT is as if we are singing, identically, twice in a row.  Only in one case, we activate our vocal chords and in the second case, we activate the piano keys.

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THE FLAP IN THE PALM

November 09,2020

The longest and the strongest mechanism within the hand as a whole.

 

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