Developing Natural Keyboard Technique

Wilma Jensen
Crown Center Sheraton Hotel - GILLHAM

In this session, Dr. Jensen will present principles of good keyboard technique:
Concepts of Tobias Matthay
Learning from Pianists and Harpsichordists
Swing of Fingers from Knuckles
Lateral Movement of Thumb
All First Finger Joints Firm, Equal Weight Possible Behind Each Finger
Control of Different Speeds of Attack and Release from Slow to Fast
Visible Rotation and Invisible Rotation
Effect of Voicing in the Hand on Technical Control
Development of Different Touches and Controls with Resulting Musical Effects
Total Weight on the Bench, Posture and Natural Movement of Torso

Thursday, July 5
9:00 – 9:45am