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#932331 - 03/31/05 03:05 PM "Acoustical" Issues in piano playing
miniee Offline
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Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 8
Loc: New York
As piano teachers, how important is it for our students to understand the "mechanics" of how the piano works. For example, for string players, it's very important for students to understand how sound is produced (the "pulling" and "pushing" of the bow over the string) I've found that many pianists don't really know how the piano works. They may have a general idea of the damper, hammers, string, etc, but not much more. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to introduce students into gaining a better understanding of how the piano works? Also, just out of curiosity, what kind if "performance" issues do you and your students face? Thanks everyone!

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#932332 - 03/31/05 03:45 PM Re: "Acoustical" Issues in piano playing
princessclara2005 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 429
Loc: Dallas, Texas
well, understand how mechanically piano works will be good, but I don't know if it's really an important aspect to help improve piano playing. I think in order to have control over dynamics, articulations, and tempo,you need to have the right weight and speed, which is more like a muscle control issue rather than a mechanical issue. If you can't have full control over your fingers/muscle, you just won't produce the right contrast you are looking for.

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