Category: 鋼琴技巧

Piano Technique Transformation Course

This course is designed to drastically transform your piano technique forever for the better. With the aid of videos and exercise book, you will be able to not only learn at your pace but also practice efficiently to improve your piano playing in a short period of time

Course includes:

My technique exercise book (pdf copy): “Technique Transformation Piano Exercise Book” (USD$25 value)

Section 1: Demonstration videos on various techniques with reference to Gyorgy Sandor’s “On Piano Playing” (USD$150 value);

Section 2: Demonstration videos on ALL exercises from technique book (30 exercises) (USD$250 value).

毎月一題 (一): 坐姿 Sitting Posture

 

由四月起,我會每個月寫一個大家都需要留意的題目。

首要的是:坐姿

現在,你可能會想,「彈鋼琴和我們如何坐有什麼關係?」

我們怎樣坐會影響我們的彈奏。

如果我們沒有正確的坐姿,我們就不能好好發揮和彈奏。

記得從現在開始,我們不是只用我們的手指彈奏。

相反,請記住,我們是用我們整個身體去彈奏的。

把你的臀部堅定地牢固在鋼琴凳上,把你的身體重量均勻地分佈在臀部的左右兩部份。

把你的雙腳牢牢地注進(放在) 地面去。 雙腳之間的距離要比臀部的濶度再多一點。 從你的臀部和大腿形成的褶皺位看出去膝蓋的位置,你應該能夠找到兩者形成一個 V 形。

你的雙腳應該是如此堅實地沈到在地下去,令你可以從坐着的琴凳上直接的、不用雙手(把自己從琴凳上或鋼琴支撐)便可以站起來。

從你的下背部開始向上挺直。

想想你的背部像一塊堅實的木板一樣移動 ,所以你不能把背部向前面或兩側緊縮或捲曲。

當你把背部挺直,你可以感覺到自己的身體重量分佈平均多些到你的上半身,而不是所有重量到你的下半身去。

我的學生們,請坐直!
你的大腿應該更加平行於地面。Julian還不夠高,所以他的大腿是傾斜了。

現在回到你的臀部了。 確保你的身體不是向後傾斜。 檢查一下你把背部和體重也靠去後面。 你的體重應該是差不多位於上身的中間甚至在前方位置。

把你的骨盆傾斜到後面 ,這樣你可以感受到你的體重移動到前面,到腳下去。 如果你的身體是向後傾斜的話,那麼你的骨盆已經被推到前面。 把你的骨盆移到後面,讓你的上半身折向前方。 現在,你可以感覺到你的體重是很結實的沈到去你的腳下。

小孩學生由於還在成長期,所以他們的腳不能著地,因此可以放置一個小凳子,讓腳穩定的放在上面。

使用小凳子去保持穩定的坐姿
Lok-Yin的前臂在這裡實在是太傾斜(我相信他那時不是在彈奏)。 盡量保持你的前臂或多或少與地面平行。

如果凳子太高,使用堅固的箱或東西讓小孩的腳踩在上面。

Teresa Wong 黃穎妍

 

My Piano Method Book : Foreword

 

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FOREWORD

Piano Technique was a myth.

When I was younger I did not understand and believe much in technique. I thought, as probably influenced and taught by various teachers, that technique came naturally, that I just needed to practice more and did not have to work specifically to get it. Yet gradually I found even with hours of practice, my technique did not improve much. I then started to wonder if there was a problem with my practice. One should be able to play better when s/he practiced a lot, right? At first I did not know how to improve my technique. Naturally I asked my teachers. None of them gave me the answer I needed. Some of them just told me to practice more, while the others made it sound like some kind of fable or natural talent, that either you got it or not. Nonetheless, I did not believe so and desperately wanted to improve my technique so that I would not feel fatigue playing difficult repertoire for hours.

I set off my journey to find out the truth.

I was a bookworm, so I went to school libraries to find the books I needed. There were indeed countless books about this topic. I cannot say I had read most of them, but I did have a scan or quick read-through of a lot of them. I found most of them boring and empty.

With much persistence I found two books: Bernstein’s “With Your Own Two Hands” and Gyorgy Sandor’s “On Piano Playing”.

These are the two greatest books that have helped me the most in improving my technique, which has been completely transformed ever since.

I am not saying I have the best technique in the world, but I want to share with my students and readers what I have learnt and I hope this will help you too.

Having good technique gives you much ease in your piano playing and musical expression.

It grants you freedom.

And feeling free at the piano is one tremendous feeling.

Reading this book is important. But so is trying the techniques out.

Knock yourselves out with the methods here! You will find improving your technique is more than just drilling hanon and czerny mindlessly. Who says you cannot have fun while being serious at the same time?

Teresa Wong