Piano Technique Lecture Series

Forearm rotation (1)

Forearm rotation is a component of piano technique that got left out of many pianists’ training, a legacy of the Finger School. If we want to install it, we will need to know how to stabilise the elbow and how to use in-out movements to accommodate the black-white terrain of the keyboard. In this video, I offer some suggestions for preliminary rotation exercises, including jail breaking Hanon No. 6 (which we play in the given key of C, and then transpose). Resources & links ...

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