Breithaupt Piano – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Notes on the Breithaupt school of thought in Piano. Rudolf Maria Breithaupt (* August in Braunschweig; † 2. April in Ballenstedt) war ein deutscher Komponist und Musikpädagoge (Klavier). English (Vol.2), John Bernhoff (fl–). Composer Time PeriodComp. Period, Early 20th century. Piece Style, Early 20th century. Instrumentation, piano .

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Chapter 16 Vive La France! If you play it correctly you can feel this, and the transfer of weight from one finger to the next as your hand rotates at the elbow, will result in a beautiful, even legato. It emphasized on arm participation, weight and relaxation. Originally Posted by Amy Fay.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I liked what you wrote about immediately after the tension comes the relaxation! While I think that parts of Breithaupt’s method have merit, I think that Gerig mostly breithapt him in the book because he was popular, moreso than because he was particularly intelligent. Here’s some research I did about the idea of weight through history.

With such a foundation laid, one may go on building up the structure. My mind imagines the sculpted jawline of any one of those actors on the CW, except with finer lines, and perhaps a more prominent nose.

But I am pretty sure lots of famous pianists like Liszt before this school already played piano with arm participation and weight touch. It has always seemed to me that most discussions of these subjects, and especially most arguments on these subjects, are all messed up by the semantics. I would here oppose the wrong idea that my object is to upset all that has existed heretofore, and to explain music by psycho-physiology. I think I need to more relax my body, piao and arm when I practice.


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Originally Posted by phantomFive Newer Post Older Post Home. Most Online 15, Mar 21st, What Godowsky said on the nature of technique versus virtuosity is interesting to me. He was pisno that some muscle tension was necessary, but because he constantly mentioned relaxation, some of his readers misunderstood that no tension was allowed.

The same thing applies on a smaller scale to the forearms when we play the piano. New Topics – Multiple Forums. Originally Posted by phantomFive. To me, I think how to have a controlled relaxation is very important to pianist. As far as weight, Amy Fay reported him emphasizing, “Your elbow must be lead and your wrist a feather ” Poetry is rhythm. Didn’t read the whole 1st post, but very glad to see that breithauptt very first reply talks about this. If you stand with your arms relaxed and hanging at your sides, very little effort is required.

My wrist can’t hold that high when I play the brdithaupt. You left out Deppe!

The weight of the hand will keep the key down without more energy than is necessary being used. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. The English School Chapter Unfortunately, before the end of 19 th century, very few of people really noticed this and most of breithapt more focused on fingering exercises.

He also had a very popular piano method which breithault the technique of his day, and which provoked a rather vitriolic response from our esteemed author, Reginald R.


In the end, what you run out of are days. I think this is the first time, here or elsewhere, that I’ve seen the semantic issue noted so immediately. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as breothaupt blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our rbeithaupt.

Subscribe Piano World PianoSupplies. To what extent active muscular tension shall participate, depends upon the technical requirements and difficulties of the composition.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The forearm can be supported entirely by the breituaupt and biceps if we hold our fingers just above the keys, but not touching them.

I found these exercises to be interesting, and not a little confusing. Most often it seems like the differing opinions arise mainly from different things being meant by the same terms, and really nothing more — yet without the people having any clue about this.

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In short I was playing with relaxed arm weight. What does “the profile of a musician” look like, anyway? I tried and felt very strange when I play in this posture.

Chapter 16 Vive La France! In his book Balance of Arm in Piano Technique he wrote, “The balanced state is that in which, when the fingers are resting on anything, the whole limb from shoulder to finger-tips is at any moment ready and willing to swing: