A Practical Guide to Forearm Rotation
Basic Principles of Forearm Rotation
What is Forearm Rotation?
It is safe to assume many pianists can experience the more visible forearm rotations in obvious things like Alberti bass patterns and trills (especially when played from the thumb to the 3rd finger). The tiny rotations involved in passagework, jumps, etc. are far less obvious and building these in generally takes concentrated practice over time. There is a lot of theory, some of which is counterintuitive at the start. Sensing the Forearm-Wrist-Hand Unit The first stages involve experiencing the hand, wrist and forearm as one unit. Begin by dropping this unit into...
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