A Practical Guide to Forearm Rotation

Rotation Applied to Jumps

Rotary Release and Land

In places where we want to avoid a thumb-under connection, or when a connection is desirable but not actually possible, we can “escape” from one finger to another with a rotary release to a landing. Let’s look at an ordinary arpeggio: Rather than attempt to make a thumb-under motion from the A to the D (RH), we might shift the arm across, passing the thumb gradually under the hand (remember – no further than behind the 3rd finger), swinging the thumb into the key. The movement will be very close to the keyboard, and since it is...

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