Alan Fraser’s The Craft of Piano Playing has been sumptuously illustrated by Sonya Ardan. Her drawings of his hands evoke not just the position, but gesture, the hand’s vital expression of a new approach to piano technique.

A Sonya Ardan Illustration from Canadian pianist Alan Fraser's The Craft of Piano Playing

A Tight Curl to Activate Finger Flexion

Putting the 5th finger at a 90 degree angle to the hand does interesting things for it structurally.

The 5th Finger "Hook"Sink You Skeletal Structure Into the Key