Tag: 鋼琴技巧

Piano Technique Transformation, 鋼琴技巧改造

[:en]PIANO TECHNIQUE TRANSFORMATION INTENSIVE COURSE[:zh]鋼琴技巧改造短期訓練課程[:]

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NEW COURSE 2017: PIANO TECHNIQUE TRANSFORMATION INTENSIVE COURSE

This is going to be the BEST course I am going to teach, and you are going to take, ever (well until the next best one for sure :D).

I will “warn” anyone before signing up for this course, that you will get amazing result after completing it. BUT, there is a catch: 

You must be COMMITTED to doing all the work and all the thinking while maintaining willpower during the whole course, RIGHT FROM THE START (Actually, BEFORE you start).

You must be DEDICATED TO YOURSELF when you take this course. You take it because you truly want to transform your piano playing (and subsequently your teaching too if you are a piano teacher) forever completely for the better. 

I can even promise you on that one.

But only if you really make it happen for yourself. I can’t do it for you. 

I will however do everything to help you achieve your goal. 

So think seriously about it before you sign up, because it is going to take hard work, I don’t mean all the heavy lifting and muscle strain (quite the opposite: you are going to feel LIGHT and EFFORTLESS and EASY), I mean tough mental work, and keep your cool and keep working through the whole process.

If you are that kind of student, then I am the kind of teacher you have been looking for. 

See you soon!

TW

Course duration: 10 weeks

Course module: group or individual program

Group class (3-5 student small group setting) starts in February 2017. Early bird special deadline: January 21, 2017.

This is a ten-week course: it is the same for individual course (schedule arranged accordingly to meet individual candidate’s need). It focuses primarily on transforming candidate’s existing piano technique, therefore it is NOT a diploma exam preparation program. If you are interested in diploma exam prep course, please contact us for further information.

Technique Transformation
“Technique Transformation Exercise Book” is now available on Amazon.com

Amazon paperback:

http://www.amazon.com/Technique-Transformation-Exercise-Book-Teresa/dp/9887708313

Kindle ebook:

http://www.amazon.com/Technique-Transformation-Exercise-Book-Teresa-ebook/dp/B01EWKUI14

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課程大綱:

改變學生舊有鋼琴技巧的壞習慣,學習一套全新的方法,了解全身與手部各部份,利用身體力量(body weight)去彈奏,將新的鋼琴技巧活用在個人的彈奏當中。

課程內容包括:

彈琴坐姿和人體構造,和與鋼琴彈奏的關係

身體力量與其在鋼琴彈奏中的運用

各種鋼琴技巧

怎樣輕鬆去彈奏音階和琶音,和弦和八度等

呼吸和句法

踏板的技巧和運用

怎樣把新的鋼琴技巧運用於已開始練習的樂曲中

課程資料: 

全個課程為10星期,每星期一節45分鐘

課程模式:

分小組形式或個人形式上課

小組課程:2017年二月開始

早鳥優惠: 1月21日截止報名

個人課程:與導師安排時間

導師:黃穎妍老師

請直接聯絡我們了解更多關於課程資料費用,上課時間和地點。(電郵:twsomusic@gmail.com)

Piano Technique Transformation, 鋼琴技巧改造
我的 “Technique Transformation Exercise Book” (鋼琴技巧改造練習書) 現已在Amazon.com有售。
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[:en]What is Piano Technique?[:zh]鋼琴技巧的重要性 (一)[:]

[:zh]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C4tODKuUYo[:]

[:zh]貪心是可以的!如果你肯付出的話。[:]

[:zh]你想五年考八級? 兩年考文憑級? 考試有140 分? 比賽蠃第一?
得!

貪心是可以的!如果你肯付出的話。

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[:en]How to Use the Piano Pedal (I)[:zh]鋼琴踏板的使用 (一)[:]

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Often students ask me how to use pedal(s) in a piece they are working on. To that I am quite surprised at first, but I understand where they are coming from. They were never taught about the real application of pedaling – just as they were never taught anything about piano technique.

Let’s focus on the right pedal, the so-called “loud” pedal. It’s the sustaining pedal which maintains the resonance of fuller sound produced by keeping the whole set of dampers lifted off the strings when being kept down.

First of all, we rarely step to the very bottom of the sustaining pedal. More often than not, we step half way or at most 3/4 way down of the depth of the pedal. What does that mean? 

Watch the video here (it’s in Cantonese for now, will make one in English soonest!)

Imagine you are driving. Once you start the car, you step on the gas pedal, you never really step all the way down because that would be you are going on a fast-and-furious speed you cannot control! It’s just the same as using a pedal at the piano. 

In the same theory, you never release the pedal all the way up too, just as you never fully release the gas pedal in order to keep the car going. At the piano, when you have to change the pedaling, you always release until just a bit of leeway before you feel you fully release the whole pedal all the way up. That means you still feel some pressure holding just a little bit of the pedal down.  You would of course however release the whole pedal all the way up when you have finished the whole pedaling process, or you are playing the next passage or chord that does not require pedaling, or the chords (e.g. Staccato  notes or short block chords) that require very clean separate sound instead of very legato and lyrical one. 

Other than pressing the sustaining pedal most of the way down, you can also press half way down, a third or a fourth of the way down, or something we called flutter pedal, which means you only press very little of the pedal and change it very quickly to keep very very clean yet connected sound with more resonance than otherwise. 

In the next post, I shall talk about when (the timing) to apply the sustaining pedal. 

[:zh]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKvsKYvm4mM[:]

[:en]About my second book, “Piano Technique Transformation Exercise Book”[:zh]關於我的新書 , “Piano Technique Transformation Exercise Book”[:]

[:en]I am thrilled to announce that my second book,  “Piano Technique Transformation Exercise Book” is also published and available for sale now! You can find them on the following platforms:

Amazon paperback

Kindle ebook

Createspace

You can also purchase it on my website here.

With this book and my other book “Piano Freedom” – on top of my YouTube channel and of course my teaching! – I can assure you that your piano technique and playing will be better forever. Most importantly, you will enjoy your playing and music in a new way you would never imagined you could ever achieve. I can promise you just that.

Any question about the book and its application please do not hesitate to write me!

Cheers,

Teresa

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我的新鋼琴技巧改造練習書冊  “Piano Technique Transformation Exercise Book“現以出版了!

你可以透過以下各亞馬遜平台購買到這本書:

Amazon paperback

Kindle ebook

Createspace

我的另一本出版書藉:  “Piano Freedom

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