Category Archives: Piano Technique

The Arm Weight Debate

The Complete Raymond Banning – Alan Fraser Arm Weight Debate


This page chronicles an exchange that took place in the U. K. Piano Teachers Newsletter, a weekly email letter where teachers worldwide can ask questions and trade views. It brings up many important questions concerning arm weight and how Alan Fraser’s method relates to it…

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Piano Technique: Other Approaches in the Light of Feldenkrais

Many “schools”  exist in the world of piano pedagogy. Alan Fraser has made a concerted effort to dovetail with other approaches to piano technique instead of taking a confrontational stance. This page catalogues just how Craft of Piano relates to certain aspects of other mainstream piano technique approaches.

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Pianistic Aphorisms – A Meditation on Piano Technique

I was sitting in a darkened auditorium, watching this film about piano technique. Suddenly I started writing notes. Everything that was going on up on the screen evoked a flood of responses in me. I could barely keep up. Below you’ll find a cleaned up version of that afternoon’s brainstorming…

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