A Practical Guide to Forearm Rotation
Repertoire Examples - Rotation Applied to Jumps
Hingeing over the 5th Finger or Thumb – Untwist and Land
Almost any jump can feel easier, looser and more reliable with a rotary release from the note or chord before the jump. Rather than coming up into the air, we can rotate and keep close. The movement feels like an untwisting in the arm, and is very liberating once we have experienced it. Beethoven - Pathétique Sonata Here is an example from the second subject of Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata (first movement): As the 4th finger releases the Gb, flash your palm to the left, allowing the thumb side of the hand to come up. You can move...
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