Wednesday January 30th, 2013

面對自己情感脆弱的一面 Be Vulnerable

Original English Version: Be Vulnerable 「面對自己情感脆弱的一面」(Be vulnerable: 只是意釋) 是一個很難解釋的概念。 從前我在好幾本鋼琴演奏的書中閱讀過有關這個 “Be vulnerable” 的概念(我不記得是那幾本些書,因為實在我看了太多書了)。當我們演奏時,我們需要面對自己情感中的脆弱,需要在音樂中表達情感來演奏。而在我們演奏的音樂中,有一些情感是我們寧願不要去觸碰或感受的(特別是浪漫時期的音樂)。它們可以是悲傷,苦難,痛苦,熱情,憂鬱,心痛,心碎,思念(某事或某人),孤獨,疾病,死亡,被遺棄的感覺,生不如死,找尋愛及失去愛等等,我們不想赤裸自己於這些情感當中,或去面對它們,甚至面對自己脆弱的一面。 當我年輕的時候,我不知道如何在自己的演奏中表達這一切一切的感受。現在我明白了。因為我也經歷過,愛和生活。 當我年輕的時候,我不知道怎樣去表達悲傷。所以每次當我需要在演奏時表達這種情感時,我便會以一個故事,一個現實生活中的經驗來表達。每次我在演奏傷心的曲目時我都會想起我的祖母 – 祖母在我九歲的時候去世了。有時候在想念後,感受後或演奏後我也會哭。雖然心會很痛很痛,但我仍然一直用這個方法來表達傷感。漸漸地,我不再需要它,我可以直接進入那種極其悲傷的情感狀態,同時恰當地在演奏中將它表現出來。 在你的演奏前,思考和感受那一首曲目。無論是一種愉抑或是傷感的情感,嘗試用一個故事或經驗來進入那種心情。就像一些演員在拍攝前因為需要演哭而所作的準備一樣。他們有時候需要進入那種情感來準備眼淚,否則,他們可能只是使用眼藥水來解決。但那些都是假的,而不是真正有感受過的眼淚。那就需要情感。 勇敢面對自己情感脆弱的一面,你便會變得更堅強。而你的音樂也會充滿了生命的色彩。 黃穎妍
Wednesday January 30th, 2013

Perfection and Intelligence

Students, I appreciate and admire your endeavors to perfect your playing and the pieces you are working on. But I would like to remind you […]
Monday January 28th, 2013

Videos on Recent Progress: 1. Fingertip Focus & First Knuckle Support

Video 1. Fingertip Focus & First Knuckle Support We use a pencil to practice the feeling of that one focus ballpoint under each fingertip. At […]
Thursday January 24th, 2013

Students’ Reminder of Recent Progress

Students, These couple weeks we are having great progress on improving our techniques, in fact, quite a milestone on building a solid foundation in all […]
Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Joy Chan and Teresa Wong: “Prelude-Ave Maria”

January 22, 2013 Joy Chan and Teresa Wong play an arranged duet of the famous Bach-Gounod’s “Prelude-Ave Maria” (Note: there is slight change of some […]
Monday January 21st, 2013

Regina Uy-Tioco: Summer

January 21, 2013 Regina plays a little song “Summer”. [qt:http://teresawong.dyndns.org:9001/video/reginasummer.m4v 640 360] Note: For better viewing experience, please click on the post’s title and have […]
Tuesday January 15th, 2013

My Practice Audio

Students, I am with you too. Now I am starting to practice again. This is the ending of Prokofiev’s Sonata No.1. My first time to […]
Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Face it. Walk through it.

Feelings are scary. Aren’t they, my Students? When I was younger, I loved to release my emotion through my playing. When I felt angry, I […]
Monday January 14th, 2013

On Preparation of the dipABRSM Viva Voce Section

More DipABRSM Viva Voce Questions More on dipABRSM Viva Voce For the preparation of the dipABRSM exam’s viva voce section, I usually start the more […]
Sunday January 13th, 2013

Yanie W.: Nielsen’s “Mignon”

January 13, 2013 Yanie W. plays Carl Nielsen’s “Mignon”, Op.3 No.4. [qt:http://teresawong.dyndns.org:9001/video/yaniemignon.m4v 640 360] Note: For better viewing experience, please click on the post’s title […]
Thursday January 3rd, 2013

Face Your Fear

New year needs new way to see things. To act. For me, what I have been telling you in piano playing, I am starting to […]