Rotation, playing Scales with the Taubman Approach and the process of minimizing

Length: 14’24”

One of the first things a pianist learns when adopting the Taubman method is how to play scales naturally. Edna goes through the multiple aspects of playing the C Major scale using Mozart’s K.545.

  • 0:00 – 3:00 Rotating as a unit
  • 3:00 – 6:00 Mozart’s K.545
  • 6:00 – 9:00 Shaping
  • 9:00 – 12:00 Minimizing
  • 12:00 – 13:55 Rotation in slower passage
  • 13:55 – 14:24 Demonstration

Playing Alberti Basses

  • 00:00 – 3:07 Single Rotation and Shaping

Single rotations in Chopin Etudes: “Winter Wind” and the “Black Key” etudes.

Length: 5’18”

In these well-known etudes, the use of proper single rotations will allow one to play more efficiently than any isolated movements. Edna demonstrates this and applies the same concept to both etudes.

  • 00:00 – 3:19 Single Rotation, shaping and Torso adjustment in Chopin Etude Op. 25 No.11
  • 3:20 – 5:18 Single Rotation, In and Out and shaping in Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 5