Getting to the piano, balance and rotation in ascending and descending 5 fingers

Length: 9’45”

How much do the fingers move when we rotate?

Length: 6’44”

What causes fingers to feel weak?

Length: 10’33”

Rotation in playing scales and the process of minimizing

Length: 14’24”

One of the first things a pianist learns when adopting the Taubman Approach is how to play scales naturally. I examine the multiple aspects of playing the C Major scale using Mozart’s sonata 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 Combining single rotation with shaping

Evenness and avoiding thumb accent in Schumann Symphonic Etudes No.3

  • Length: 8’05”

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

In these well-known etudes, the use of proper single rotation allows one to play efficiently. I demonstrate and apply this concept in both etudes.

Length: 5’18”

  • 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