Getting Your Pieces up to Speed
28 Mar 2021 @ 10:00 UTC
Many players can get their pieces up to a certain speed, but there appears to be a ceiling beyond which they cannot go. As the tempo increases, so the playing falls apart and loses all sense of flow - added to which the hands and arms seize up, buckling under the strain.
One of the most common questions our website readers ask is how to get a piece up to the full speed while retaining the feeling of coordination and control that is possible at slower tempos. In this workshop we explore the following topics:
- The technical considerations for fast playing
- Avoiding tension
- When slow practice no longer helps
- Practice method that delivers results
- How to maintain speed and accuracy in old repertoire
How it works
The workshop is divided up into a set of topics with an introductory presentation for each followed by a “breakout” session in which you will be able to test out the concepts presented and associated exercises in the privacy of your own home. A worksheet with short repertoire extracts at various levels will be provided, but you can use your own pieces if preferred. Graham will be on stand-by to give assistance during the breakout sessions which will then be followed by a group discussion and Q&A.
This event is part of our Piano Day 2021 Festival which features an exciting programme of online events and workshops. Click here to find out more and for details of other events.
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