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What Does a Pianist See?

In this video, eye-tracking glasses are used to show exactly where the gaze of a pianist is directed while playing. A professional concert pianist and his student take turns using the glasses, revealing interesting facts about how experience makes a great difference in terms of effective eye movement, both when playing from memory and from a piano score.


  1. Matthew Says:

    I’ve often wondered what I’m actually looking at when I play stuff like Chopin’s Waterfall etude. As far as I know it’s my second finger of the right hand everything else is peripheral... but who knows? Wish this stuff was cheaper…

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