Breithaupt Piano – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Notes on the Breithaupt school of thought in Piano. Rudolf Maria Breithaupt (* August in Braunschweig; † 2. April in Ballenstedt) war ein deutscher Komponist und Musikpädagoge (Klavier). English (Vol.2), John Bernhoff (fl–). Composer Time PeriodComp. Period, Early 20th century. Piece Style, Early 20th century. Instrumentation, piano .

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Unfortunately, before the end of 19 th century, very pisno of people really noticed this and most of them more focused on fingering exercises. April 13, at While I certainly think that the whole arm should be involved in playing the piano, I found that it was actually more difficult, and uncomfortable, to execute a scale or a tremolo using only the “rolling” arm motion he described.

To the point, did Matthay understand the involvement of the arm muscles when playing with ‘weight? By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This method is probably still useful I haven’t been able to figure out whether Levinskaya thought the movement was produced solely by weight, but she mentions pisno weight, so probably not.

His writing was so difficult that later Ambrose Coveillo wrote a book to clarify called What Matthay Meantwhich is not altogether clear in itself. The weight of the hand will keep the key down without more energy than is necessary being used.


Frankly, I really get tired to read too many fingering training methods in the previous chapters.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It not only helps us to create a good tone but also protects us from getting tired and hurt when we practice. It’s funny how things that seem so obvious to us can be completely underneath the surface. I tried and felt very strange when I play in this posture. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Breithaupt and Weight Technique Relaaaaaaaaxxxxxx Man.

Subscribe Piano World PianoSupplies. Lift your hand away from the keyboard to play softer, move it closer in the crescendo. You left out Deppe!

The English School Chapter Of course a lot of the time you can’t do that, but when the music allows, I find that it makes it easier, especially after a few hours of playing. Arm Weight and some short History [ Re: I think this is the first time, here or elsewhere, that I’ve seen the semantic issue noted so immediately.

He also had a very popular piano method which influenced the technique of his day, and which provoked a rather vitriolic response from our esteemed author, Reginald R. Chapter 16 Vive La France! Like other sport activities, relaxation plays an important role for athletes. Originally Posted by JohnSprung Oy,veh. Possibly she didn’t care about the actual mechanisms involved. Looking for beautiful books?


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Here’s some research I did about the idea of weight through history. Minimum effort happens when some of the weight is on the fingers, and some of it bretihaupt pulled up by the biceps. I try to keep my fingers on sustained chords if possible, and to shift the weight from finger to finger on the melody line. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances.

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If you stand with your arms relaxed and hanging at your sides, very little effort is required. Matthay was the most influential writer in English speaking countries.

The effort required to do that is not constant. Breithaupt and Weight Technique Relaaaaaaaaxxxxxx Man.

It has always seemed to me that most discussions of these subjects, and especially most arguments on these subjects, are all messed up by the semantics.

To me, I think how to have a controlled relaxation is very important to pianist. He described it as a problem of balance, balancing the arm berithaupt with muscular control.

Originally Posted by JohnSprung.