Craft of Piano Playing by Alan Fraser

The DVD "Piano Technique:The Craft of Piano Playing" from Alan Fraser shows a comprehensive knowledge of and practical ability with a wide spectrum of approaches to piano technique. You will notice a lot of common ground with my approaches to the guitar.

This DVD from Alan Fraser shows a comprehensive knowledge of and practical ability with a wide spectrum of approaches to piano technique.

Canadian pianist Alan Fraser
Canadian pianist Alan Fraser

Rotation of the forearm
Rotation of the forearm

Natural hand positions (importance of the arch)
Natural hand positions (importance of the arch)

Demo Video

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Guitarists - take note of:

  • The natural (arched) hand position at 00:49
  • Finger action and arm weight - 01:27
  • The thumb - 01:50, Importance of mobility - 04:04
  • Topic list: 02:37
  • Exploring the range of movements in the hand - 05:50, 07:32
  • Integrating movement - 06:18
  • Rotation - 06:38
  • Musical expression - 07:65