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Offline mobydick

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How do I get 'pianist' hands?
« on: May 28, 2012, 09:15:15 AM »
I recorded myself playing and my hands just look normal, like a beginner, I want to have pianist's hands, you know? like those people with skinny electrifying fingers? How do I get one of those?

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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 12:54:45 AM »
Have a look at Barenboim's hands. Nothing like your description. I'd worry less about developing the look, and more about developing the skills.

Failing that, they do wonders with transplants these days.  ;D

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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 03:49:14 AM »
Shouldn't it matter more to you how it sounds rather than how it looks?
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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 04:08:42 AM »
Shouldn't it matter more to you how it sounds rather than how it looks?

You have no future in pop!  ;D
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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 04:27:23 AM »
Shouldn't it matter more to you how it sounds rather than how it looks?

Don't say that in front of Lang Lang.
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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 04:50:05 AM »
Don't say that in front of Lang Lang.
If you're going to perform in front of a live audience and be well received by people outside the classical niche then it matters.

..like was said - for the bulk of us our attitude leaves us has without a future in pop, except costicina, she is very good looking.

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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 09:57:48 PM »
Don't say that in front of Lang Lang.

I actually saw Lang Lang perform like two weeks ago, and he didn't really do anything out of the ordinary.  Not the Lang Lang I see on YouTube!
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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 10:00:22 PM »
If you're going to perform in front of a live audience and be well received by people outside the classical niche then it matters.

I guess you're right, but it's sad and stupid.
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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 12:28:49 AM »
I guess you're right, but it's sad and stupid.

Maybe, but as a performer, you are also a kind of ambassador for the music you love. Whatever it takes (within reason) to get others to listen and, hopefully, come to love it too would seem a small price to pay.

Just dye your hair purple and paint your nails.  ;D

Also, the flashier performers get the best groupies. Just ask Liszt.  :o
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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012, 04:34:59 AM »


Also, the flashier performers get the best groupies. Just ask Liszt.  :o

I heard that Liszt was like the Lang Lang of is time, and despite the fact that he had horrible acne, he still attracted women through his piano.
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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012, 05:33:03 AM »
Liszt was like the Lang Lang of his time

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012, 07:58:46 AM »
Liszt vs Lang lang...

Performer vs prolific composer that changed the face of piano forever

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Re: How do I get 'pianist' hands?
«Reply #12 on: July 26, 2012, 10:10:50 AM »
Liszt vs Lang lang...

Performer vs prolific composer that changed the face of piano forever

For the better? With Liszt performance(and for the most part composition) became more about finger acrobatics than about musicality and taste, I think that was what Chopin meant with vulgar showmanship. Something that's nice to watch, but horrible to listen to and I thought that was the point