That however is not the whole story. In fact, it barely covers half of the story. The neglected side of research and thought in piano technique is the half of our playing which doesn't involve direct sound production at all. While we are depressing the keys 50% of the time, we are releasing the keys the other 50% of the time. It is my firm belief that we need to spend at least as much time with that half of our playing. Therefore this is the first in a series of blog entries dealing with this subject. I will explore topics such as
- Piano playing, the Olympics of the small muscles
- Preparation-Attack-Follow through
- Weight transfer
- Tension and relaxation
- Practicing these concept
So, stay tuned!