Piano Technique

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how the piano works.
  • Understand how your body moves.
  • Understand how to interface your body with the piano in order to play with ease and artistry.

Links to Lessons

The Proper Mindset

How Your Body Works

How the Piano Works

How Your Body & the Piano Work Together

Fingering

Special Topics

Muscle Memory || Choreography || Proprioception & Visualization ||
Middle What? || Connect the Dots || Repeated Notes |
Prepared & Unprepared Attack || Left-Right Integration |
| Independence & Coordination || The Black Keys || Tactile Feedback ||
Momentum || Throwing || Finger Crossovers || Circular Playing |
| Think Thumbs || Sticky Fingers || Scoping the Range of a Piano |
| Up & Down, a Lesson in Legato ||
Visio-Spatial Keyboard Awareness: Major Triads || Octaves Made Easy ||
How to Play Scales in High & Low Registers || Lazy Thumbs || Micro-Lessons ||

Principles of Velocity

The Speed Myth -> The Problem Defined ->
“Fast” Versus “Slow” Playing -> A Computer Analogy -> A Language Analogy -> Intentions -> A Point to Ponder -> The Magic Compass -> No Pain, No Gain! ->
Brawn, No! Finesse, Yes! -> Finger Training -> Novices & Experts ->
Expectations -> The Source -> How to Make Your Fingers Stronger ->
Choreography -> Mental Ease -> Physical Ease -> The Invitation ||