Contemporary Piano Technique. (Coordinating Breath, Movement, and Sound). For Piano/Keyboard. Berklee Guide. Softcover with DVD. 140 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449545).
ISBN 0876390777. 9x12 inches.
This book/DVD pack teaches expressive, virtuosic, and healthy piano technique for contemporary and classical styles. Through integrated written directions and video examples, you will see exactly how to move your fingers, wrists, arms, feet, body and breath to achieve maximum expressive effect and technical facility. Developed by Berklee Piano Dept. Chair Stephany Tiernan as a continuation of the groundbreaking work of Mme. Margaret Chaloff, this approach to piano technique has been used by thousands of pianists worldwide. The DVD demonstrates each technique in isolation, and in the context of playing repertoire in jazz, rock, new age, Latin and classical styles.
Location: from Round Rock, Texas, USA
September 13, 2011
The technique is well presented in the CD, but this lacks a practical daily practice routine follow up. The workbook of Technique Piano Adventures is much more effective, because it follows up with daily exercises.
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